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US mag Business Week: The 100 most influential people in the world of sports

nobama
09-27-2007, 12:16 PM
Per US magazine Business Week (http://www.businessweek.com/table/07/0926_power100.htm). Mr Disney doesn't make the list. :sad:


Roger Goodell Commissioner, NFL
Tiger Woods Golfer
David Stern Commissioner, NBA
George Bodenheimer President, ESPN, ABC Sports; co-chairman, Disney Media Networks
Bud Selig Commissioner, MLB
Brian France Chairman, CEO NASCAR
Dick Ebersol Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics
Phil Knight Chairman, Nike
Sean McManus President, CBS News and Sports
Rupert Murdoch Chairman, CEO, News Corp.
Michael Jordan Managing Member of Basketball Operations, Charlotte Bobcats
Scott Boras President, Boras Corp.
Peyton Manning Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts
David Hill Chairman, CEO, Fox Sports
Donald Fehr Union boss, MLB
Myles Brand President, CEO, NCAA
David Beckham Soccer star
Jacques Rogge President, IOC
LeBron James Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tony Ponturo VP, Global Media and Sports Marketing, Anheuser-Busch
Phil Anschutz Founder, Anschutz Entertainment Group
Herbert Hainer Chairman, CEO, Adidas
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. NASCAR driver
Brian Roberts Chairman, CEO, Comcast
George Steinbrenner Principal Owner, New York Yankees
Theodore Forstmann Chairman, CEO, IMG
Gary Bettman Commissioner, NHL
Alex Rodriguez Third baseman, New York Yankees
Joseph S. Blatter President, FIFA
Roger Federer Tennis player
Jim Delany Commissioner, Big Ten Conference
Dick Pound Chairman, World Anti-Doping Agency
Gene Upshaw Chairman, NFLPA
Tim Finchem Commissioner, PGA
Lance Armstrong Cyclist
John Skipper EVP, content, ESPN
Mark Parker CEO, President, Nike
David Levy President, Turner Sports, Inc.
Barry Bonds Outfielder, San Francisco Giants
Daniel Snyder Owner, Washington Redskins
Derek Jeter Shortstop, New York Yankees
Tim Leiweke President, CEO, Anschutz Entertainment Group
Paul Allen Owner, Seattle Seahawks, Portland TrailBlazers
Robert DuPuy President, COO, MLB
LaDainian Tomlinson Running back, San Diego Chargers
Tim Brosnan EVP for business, MLB
Jerry Reinsdorf Owner, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox
Larry Lucchino President, CEO, Boston Red Sox
Ed Goren President, FOX Sports
Mark Cuban Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Mark Ford President, Sports Illustrated Group
Bob Bowman President, CEO, MLB Advanced Media
Jerry Jones Owner, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Desperados
Roger Penske Owner, Penske Racing
Chase Carey CEO, president, DirecTV
Jeff Gordon NASCAR driver
Bernie Ecclestone Head of Formula 1
Jeff Urban SVP, sports marketing, Gatorade/PepsiCo.
George Pyne President, IMG Sports and Entertainment
Omar Minaya EVP of Baseball Operations, General Manager, NY Mets
Sidney Crosby Center, Pittsburgh Penguins
Jack Roush Founder, CEO, Roush Fenway Racing
Ross Greenburg CEO, HBO Sports
Robert Kraft Owner, Chairman, CEO New England Patriots
John Henry Principal Owner, Boston Red Sox; Roush Fenway Racing
John Walsh SVP, executive editor, ESPN Internet Group
Katie Bayne Chief Marketing Officer, Coca-Cola North America
Eric Grubman EVP, finance and strategic acquisitions, NFL
John Galloway VP, sports and media, Pepsi North America
Tom Brady Quarterback, New England Patriots
Tony Hawk Skateboarding tycoon
Mark Steinberg SVP and global managing director of golf, IMG
Maria Sharapova Tennis player
Tony Stewart NASCAR driver
The Maloof Family Owners, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento Monarchs
Arnold Palmer PGA legend
Randy Levine President, New York Yankees
Shaquille O'Neal Center, Miami Heat
Casey Wasserman Chairman, CEO, Wasserman Media Group
James Dolan Chairman, MSG; President, CEO Cablevision Systems
John Madden NFL commentator
John Kosner SVP, General Manager, ESPN New Media
Arn Tellem President, WMG Management
Bruton Smith Chairman, CEO, Speedway Motorsports
Adam Silver Deputy commissioner, COO, NBA
Charlie Denson President, Nike Brand
Tony Petitti EVP, executive producer, CBS Sports
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Los Angeles Lakers
Yao Ming Center, Houston Rockets
Tom Condon NFL Agent, CAA
Arte Moreno Owner, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Brian Cashman General manager, New York Yankees
Joe Gibbs Head Coach, Washington Redskins; NASCAR team owner
Heidi Ueberroth President, Global Marketing Partnerships and International Business Operations, NBA
Earvin "Magic" Johnson NBA legend
Billy Beane Vice-president, general manager, Oakland Athletics
Micky Arison Owner, Miami Heat; chairman of NBA board of governors
Lesa France-Kennedy President International Speedway
David Berson EVP, program planning and strategy, ESPN
Donna Orender President, WNBA

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Dina
09-27-2007, 01:07 PM
but federer does, no doubt the reason you posted it

scarecrows
09-27-2007, 01:10 PM
why Genaro Gattuso isnt there? :(

Jaap
09-27-2007, 01:11 PM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.

HarryMan
09-27-2007, 01:23 PM
Typical American biased Bullshit ,I mean why not just say 100 most influential people in the world of sports in America!!

Seriously most of these so called 'Influential' people, especially those in NBA ,NFL,Nascar(lol) are hardly even heard in other countries ,unless ofcourse the American media actually believes that the US comprises of the entire world :retard:

nobama
09-27-2007, 01:38 PM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.Yep. I wonder who this 'expert' panel was that came up with this list.

AnnaK_4ever
09-27-2007, 01:42 PM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.

Agreed completely.

nobama
09-27-2007, 01:42 PM
Typical American biased Bullshit ,I mean why not just say 100 most influential people in the world of sports in America!!

Seriously most of these so called 'Influential' people, especially those in NBA ,NFL,Nascar(lol) are hardly even heard in other countries ,unless ofcourse the American media actually believes that the US comprises of the entire world :retard:Unfortunately most of the time they do.

bokehlicious
09-27-2007, 01:45 PM
Typical American biased Bullshit ,I mean why not just say 100 most influential people in the world of sports in America!!

Seriously most of these so called 'Influential' people, especially those in NBA ,NFL,Nascar(lol) are hardly even heard in other countries ,unless ofcourse the American media actually believes that the US comprises of the entire world :retard:

So true, all those NFL/MLB/NBA/Nascar "superstars" are simply not known at all outside the US... Talk about "the world of sports" :rolleyes: another bullshitty American biased article... :zzz:

bad gambler
09-27-2007, 01:51 PM
At least Business Week pulled off the novelty effect of throwing in Yao Ming into the list.

Monteque
09-27-2007, 02:20 PM
why Genaro Gattuso isnt there? :(
Maybe he just a player in Future level.
Or other sport...>>:angel:

keqtqiadv
09-27-2007, 02:29 PM
http://yelims5.free.fr/Violence/Violence06.gif

Rogiman
09-27-2007, 02:33 PM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.:yeah:

Rogiman
09-27-2007, 02:36 PM
NFL :retard:
NHL :retard: :retard:
Baseball :retard: :retard: :retard:
Nascar :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard:

When will the americans finally understand "the world" doesn't give a fart about their idiotic national sports.

TheBoiledEgg
09-27-2007, 02:41 PM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.

spot on :worship:

Whistleway
09-27-2007, 03:10 PM
What a BS list.

For e.g., Bernie Ecclestone basically runs a one-man show worth billions and billions of dollar.

No way, Federer or Manning or Armstrong or all those management type people from NFL,NBA, PGA etc.. are anywhere close to the amount of influence one has on its sport. Heck, Federer can't even save a Masters tournament that he won four times :) and he's ranked at #30 where as Ernie is at #57. Haha..

Bernie is easily in the top 5. Typical US unawareness of what's happening in the "world" :(

Burrow
09-27-2007, 03:17 PM
Federer no.30 :haha:

Yes, clearly biased.

Kolya
09-27-2007, 03:55 PM
What a joke.

jasmin
09-27-2007, 03:56 PM
I'm American and it's just too bias.

Ceri
09-27-2007, 03:58 PM
but federer does, no doubt the reason you posted it
well duh ;)

MarieS
09-27-2007, 04:00 PM
When will the americans finally understand "the world" doesn't give a fart about their idiotic national sports.
Probably around the same time MTF posters understand that American magazines, designed and published for American audiences, don't give a sh*t about sports outside of America :shrug:. It's a downright miracle that Federer was included at all :).

mangoes
09-27-2007, 04:02 PM
This list was meant for an AMERICAN AUDIENCE.........So it is safe to assume this is the American Sports' world list......'world' not meant literally. If so, one would have to include Soccer, cricket, etc. No need to bash Americans.

Mirkaland, next time, maybe you can be more clear in pointing out the audience this is meant for..........so as not to have such threads turn into an American bashing thread. Or maybe you can add "in America" to your title.

l_mac
09-27-2007, 04:12 PM
I love that David Beckham is more influential than FIFA president Blatter and that he is only marginally more influential (by one place) than Federer :lol:

MarieS
09-27-2007, 04:13 PM
This list was meant for an AMERICAN AUDIENCE.........So it is safe to assume this is the American Sports' world list......'world' not meant literally. If so, one would have to include Soccer, cricket, etc. No need to bash Americans.


Exactly :shrug:. I mean, imagine a list published in say, France, for a largely French audience, inexplicably included NFL and NBA players near the top of it. It would make no sense because most of the audience would be unfamiliar with them. Similarly, if American magazines included football or cricket players, most readers would have no idea who they are...

HarryMan
09-27-2007, 04:16 PM
I still dont get how most of these "influential" people have made any sort of impact on the world sporting scene as a whole and not just an individual country ...

I mean as someone already said Bernie has almost single handedly made F1 popular in most of the countries and he seems to be waaaaaaay down in that list only because F1 isn't popular in "the actual world" US !!

And then you have sportsmen from different sports who seem to be creating history of a larger magnitude(since their records are appreciated all across the globe),but they seem to be completely neglected or pushed down that 'elite' list for those domestic "world champions"...

Pathetic :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard:

World Beater
09-27-2007, 04:19 PM
NFL :retard:
NHL :retard: :retard:
Baseball :retard: :retard: :retard:
Nascar :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard:

When will the americans finally understand "the world" doesn't give a fart about their idiotic national sports.

:yeah:

totally agree...looks at flag :tape:

i dont think federer should even be #30. I thought he would be lower :lol:

Henry Chinaski
09-27-2007, 04:21 PM
even excusing american bias it's a piss-poor list.

mangoes
09-27-2007, 04:24 PM
:yeah:

totally agree...looks at flag :tape:

World Beater.........consider that ad/intro that runs........."Welcome to the wonderful world of sports"........World isn't meant literally in that ad/intro. World wasn't meant literally in this list so I think it's being misunderstood.

tangerine_dream
09-27-2007, 04:28 PM
but federer does, no doubt the reason you posted it
:lol: Of course.

When will the americans finally understand "the world" doesn't give a fart about their idiotic national sports.
When will non-Americans stop taking America's pop culture list headlines so literally. :retard:

groundstroke
09-27-2007, 04:41 PM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.

So correct ^^^, Jaap.

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 05:11 PM
What does that even mean, Influential? Influential for what? Attract fans, sponsors?

Federer present, and no Roddick? On an AMERICAN list? Weirdness.

Bobby
09-27-2007, 05:15 PM
What a stupid list. De Villiers for example has a lot more power than Federer or Sharapova.

RogiFan88
09-27-2007, 05:18 PM
At least Business Week pulled off the novelty effect of throwing in Yao Ming into the list.

that is because he is very very tall...

Denaon
09-27-2007, 05:21 PM
The 100 most influential people in the world of sports in the MicroCosm

:yeah:

nobama
09-27-2007, 07:59 PM
This list was meant for an AMERICAN AUDIENCE.........So it is safe to assume this is the American Sports' world list......'world' not meant literally. If so, one would have to include Soccer, cricket, etc. No need to bash Americans.

Mirkaland, next time, maybe you can be more clear in pointing out the audience this is meant for..........so as not to have such threads turn into an American bashing thread. Or maybe you can add "in America" to your title.Sorry, I did put in the initial post that this was from the US magazine Business Week.

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 08:42 PM
Who are .... 93 of these people? :confused: :lol:

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 08:46 PM
:yeah:

totally agree...looks at flag :tape:

i dont think federer should even be #30. I thought he would be lower :lol:

World Beater.........consider that ad/intro that runs........."Welcome to the wonderful world of sports"........World isn't meant literally in that ad/intro. World wasn't meant literally in this list so I think it's being misunderstood.

The Americans even have a "World Series" -- I'm not sure which sport, I think either basketball or baseball, maybe neither :lol: -- where the only country that participates is .... the US.

It may not be meant in any bad way, but these type of things do convey the impression that the US thinks of itself as the world.

Johnny Groove
09-27-2007, 08:54 PM
As soon as I saw the thread title in the MTF home page, I knew a few things:

1. mirkaland started the thread
2. One or more posters would comment on the typical: "Its the Americans, they are biased, they dont know the rest of the world blah blah blah" bullshit.


While I agree with #2, its getting old. We all know the US mags are biased towards american players. Who gives a shit? This list is trash anyway

Anytime something like this comes up, mirkaland always bitches about Federer not winning, or being high enough up on the list, and/or the Eurotards come in to give their 2 cents about American biases in these things.

WE ALL KNOW. ITS NOT CHANGING SOON. STOP BITCHING OVER IT AND GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF. THESE THINGS ARENT WORTH STARTING THREADS AND GETTING UPSET ABOUT. MADRID ISNT THAT FAR AWAY :lol:

Lee
09-27-2007, 09:07 PM
This list was meant for an AMERICAN AUDIENCE.........So it is safe to assume this is the American Sports' world list......'world' not meant literally. If so, one would have to include Soccer, cricket, etc. No need to bash Americans.

Mirkaland, next time, maybe you can be more clear in pointing out the audience this is meant for..........so as not to have such threads turn into an American bashing thread. Or maybe you can add "in America" to your title.

Exactly :shrug:. I mean, imagine a list published in say, France, for a largely French audience, inexplicably included NFL and NBA players near the top of it. It would make no sense because most of the audience would be unfamiliar with them. Similarly, if American magazines included football or cricket players, most readers would have no idea who they are...


2 posts that make sense in this thread. :hatoff:

On top of it, this is a business magazine, so a total different viewpoint from sports magazines.

Denaon
09-27-2007, 09:34 PM
There's one fact here....if any article that is meant to the American audience, they title them as "The most blah blah in the World" and they only acknowledge things, people, facts that are directly related to the USamerican culture, there's a simple and obvious disregard to the rest of the globe...:shrug:

Journalists in USA, stop using the word WORLD in your titles!!! :rocker:

mangoes
09-27-2007, 09:48 PM
The Americans even have a "World Series" -- I'm not sure which sport, I think either basketball or baseball, maybe neither :lol: -- where the only country that participates is .... the US.

It may not be meant in any bad way, but these type of things do convey the impression that the US thinks of itself as the world.

:lol: :lol: :lol: Baseball. I'm at a loss for words to defend that assumption that could be gained from the name:lol: :lol: :lol: Of course, it could be that it's called the world series final because the final is broadcast around the world for many to watch:shrug: :haha: :haha: Obviously, I'm reaching here.............


The US is made up of people who know we are not the world, and some idiots who think we are the world. But, since it will be impossible for you to name a country free of idiots:p .............the entire US shouldn't be thought of as people of one mind.

*Viva Chile*
09-27-2007, 09:50 PM
Who cares about NFL outside USA? :yawn:

star
09-27-2007, 09:57 PM
The Americans even have a "World Series" -- I'm not sure which sport, I think either basketball or baseball, maybe neither :lol: -- where the only country that participates is .... the US.

It may not be meant in any bad way, but these type of things do convey the impression that the US thinks of itself as the world.

It's not like the "World Series" title was made up when the U.S. was a major world leader. The term had it's origins somewhere around 1890. It was hype then, and it's hype now. But you know, if you try hard enough you can probably find a way to analogize the love of peanut butter to a desire for global hegemony if you try hard enough. :) :)

p.s. btw and fyi, it's baseball. :wavey:

star
09-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Who cares about NFL outside USA? :yawn:


uh... some of us inside the U.S. don't care about the NFL. ;) :)

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 10:22 PM
It's not like the "World Series" title was made up when the U.S. was a major world leader. The term had it's origins somewhere around 1890. It was hype then, and it's hype now. But you know, if you try hard enough you can probably find a way to analogize the love of peanut butter to a desire for global hegemony if you try hard enough. :) :)

p.s. btw and fyi, it's baseball. :wavey:

I don't have to try -- the US does a good job on its own to provide enough examples! :lol:

No one has to take it personally. As Mangoes wrote, it is very very difficult to find a sane reasoning for something not involving the World (er, actually, any other country) a World Series. You should be objective enough to understand that instead of trying to portray the statement as a desire to find links between peanut butter and dominance. That's silly.

star
09-27-2007, 10:25 PM
I don't have to try -- the US does a good job on its own to provide enough examples! :lol:

No one has to take it personally. As Mangoes wrote, it is very very difficult to find a sane reasoning for something not involving the World (er, actually, any other country) a World Series. You should be objective enough to understand that instead of trying to portray the statement as a desire to find links between peanut butter and dominance. That's silly.

You are right. It IS silly. Just as silly to think that the "world" series has some sort of deeper meaning about America -- except that american sports promoters have a long history of love for hyperbole.

Whistleway
09-27-2007, 10:26 PM
a desire to find links between peanut butter and dominance.

Haha.. a good one :p

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 10:27 PM
Haha.. a good one :p

What flag do you show? Is that India or Ireland? -- I know the colours are similar.

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 10:32 PM
:lol: That's a bit insular isn't it?

What? That I don't have knowledge of all the flags in the world? Yeah, cause you do, sure you do.... :lol:

I only know the Swiss Flag and the US (I mean, World) flag :haha:

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 10:33 PM
Why did you delete your post?

To go find out whose flag that was? :awww: Don't worry.... won't accuse you of being insular for not knowing :lol:

star
09-27-2007, 10:34 PM
What? That I don't have knowledge of all the flags in the world? Yeah, cause you do, sure you do.... :lol:

I only know the Swiss Flag and the US (I mean, World) flag :haha:

Now I'm thinking you are the just in love with your "cleverness." :lol: :lol:

You don't really want to educate yourself about the U.S. You'd rather just be bigoted and ignorant.

But, don't take that personally. :)

R.Federer
09-27-2007, 10:36 PM
Now I'm thinking you are the just in love with your "cleverness." :lol: :lol:

You don't really want to educate yourself about the U.S. You'd rather just be bigoted and ignorant.

But, don't take that personally. :)

Yes, I did learn bigotry and ignorance well from the Americans ;)
Ah yes I am so falling in love with my "cleverness". You need to learn how to get some, it feels good!
Just kidding (maybe). :lol:

trixtah
09-27-2007, 10:41 PM
holy quadruple post, batman...

MarieS
09-28-2007, 12:46 AM
It's funny, in the intro to the list, the magazine acknowledges its bias.

To help us figure out which sports figures ranked where, BusinessWeek asked 20 distinguished people from the sports and media world. Of course, the world of sports is charged with hometown biases and strong opinions. In that vein, we fully expect readers to debate the final The Power 100.
:shrug:
Even in the US, no one takes these lists seriously...Somehow, everyone here can see them for what they are: space fillers for a slow news week/cycle. I don't know why MTF takes them so personally :lol:.

El Legenda
09-28-2007, 12:49 AM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.

you're some kind of idiot...read that title again "world of sports" not sports in the world...and Newsweek is a US paper...

Stensland
09-28-2007, 12:56 AM
interesting. i don't know a lot of the guys so that must mean, since this is the "world list", that i'm currently living on the moon. and sport's different over here, i tell ya. ;)

lunahielo
09-28-2007, 01:10 AM
Who are .... 93 of these people? :confused: :lol:

Wish I knew! :wavey:
Does everybody hate Americans? We're not all alike, you know.
(Hey, I know *most of you know*~~) :)

Surprised Roddick wasn't there...:eek: :rolleyes:

luna

Jimnik
09-28-2007, 01:35 AM
Everyone criticizes Americans for their sports which no-one cares about but what about the European sports? Do people really think Rugby, Cricket and Skiing are that big? American football, baseball and ice hockey are much bigger than the European equivalents. Soccer is the only European sport that's bigger than any of the American's but then it isn't that unpopular in America. It's probably more comparable to basketball which is big in Eastern Europe and Asia.

Tennis, golf, athletics and maybe boxing are the only sports that most countries around the world care about.

connectolove
09-28-2007, 03:24 AM
This shouldn't be the 100 most influential people in the world of sports, but the most influential people in sports, in America.

Typical US biased shit.


I agree with you.

Corey Feldman
09-28-2007, 03:39 AM
why Genaro Gattuso isnt there? :(He needs to come back to Rangers ;)

TheBoiledEgg
09-28-2007, 03:47 AM
Everyone criticizes Americans for their sports which no-one cares about but what about the European sports? Do people really think Rugby, Cricket and Skiing are that big? American football, baseball and ice hockey are much bigger than the European equivalents. Soccer is the only European sport that's bigger than any of the American's but then it isn't that unpopular in America. It's probably more comparable to basketball which is big in Eastern Europe and Asia.

Tennis, golf, athletics and maybe boxing are the only sports that most countries around the world care about.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
the Euro equivalent of US sports would be something like Handball :o

Rugby, cricket and Skiiing are much bigger than some nancy boy sports in US.

El Legenda
09-28-2007, 04:06 AM
Rugby, cricket and Skiiing are much bigger than some nancy boy sports in US.

that is incorrect.

nobama
09-28-2007, 04:32 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
the Euro equivalent of US sports would be something like Handball :o

Rugby, cricket and Skiiing are much bigger than some nancy boy sports in US.:haha:

abhinav_shaan
09-28-2007, 11:28 AM
What flag do you show? Is that India or Ireland? -- I know the colours are similar.
Just in case.. if it was left unanswered.. it is India's flag...

SwiSha
09-28-2007, 12:09 PM
Americans claim to be World Champs in every sport they re good at

Funny how ESPN prounounces itself as the world leader in sports, but not even Canada or not to mention Europe can get legal access to that channel

alelysafina
09-28-2007, 12:30 PM
US mag Business Week

What did you expect?

TennisGrandSlam
09-28-2007, 12:54 PM
Typical American biased Bullshit ,I mean why not just say 100 most influential people in the world of sports in America!!

Seriously most of these so called 'Influential' people, especially those in NBA ,NFL,Nascar(lol) are hardly even heard in other countries ,unless ofcourse the American media actually believes that the US comprises of the entire world :retard:

American arrogant viewpoint means USA = World :devil:

*M*
09-28-2007, 02:33 PM
Cliff Drysdale used to say that Mirka was the most powerful person in Men's Tennis. :)

R.Federer
09-28-2007, 04:23 PM
Just in case.. if it was left unanswered.. it is India's flag...

Thanks Abhniav_Shaan :)
I looked it up later. I learned something about the wheel in the middle-- due to Gandhi.

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-28-2007, 04:25 PM
but federer does, no doubt the reason you posted it

MTF knows Mirka the Hutt posts as Mirka(as big as a)Land

tangerine_dream
09-28-2007, 07:33 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
the Euro equivalent of US sports would be something like Handball :o

Rugby, cricket and Skiiing are much bigger than some nancy boy sports in US.

:spit: Scrambled Egg thinks baseball, NFL, and basketball are "nancy boy sports". :haha:

It's kind of funny hearing tennis fans talk about how wimpy some sports are.

R.Federer
09-28-2007, 07:36 PM
It's kind of funny hearing tennis fans talk about how wimpy some sports are.

:lol:
True .... :o

Corey Feldman
09-29-2007, 03:55 AM
MTF knows Mirka the Hutt posts as Mirka(as big as a)Land :lol:

Tourmalante :o

tennis is a wimpy sport ?

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-07-2007, 05:24 PM
:lol:

tennis is a wimpy sport ?

Tennis isnt a wimpy sport.

The way Federer and Gasquet play the sport makes it look wimpy.

Shabazza
10-07-2007, 08:46 PM
I've learned long ago, that every "Top 100" list coming from an american based sport magazine is solely for american audience and thus not taken seriously. Why there's always so much fuss about it, is beyond me.