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The Scoopies ’08 (Part 1)

Now that the year 2008 is coming to an end, I decided to end the year with the first annual Scoopies. The awards that honor both the best athletes in categories that encompass a wide variety of sports. So, here is Day 1 of the week long Scoopies Awards. Enjoy!

NFL MVP: Eli Manning- I will be one of the first people to say that Eli Manning is overrated; but, his performance in the Super Bowl was flawless and it certainly put him into the elite ranks of active quarterbacks. During the regular season, the Giants players didn’t even seem like they could get along; but  somehow, Manning was able to get them to work together and win the Super Bowl.

Photo of Michael Phelps by Marco Pakoeningrat.

Photo of Michael Phelps by Marco Pakoeningrat.

MLB MVP: Dustin Pedroia- He is the heart of the Red Sox lineup and basically reminds me of the Little Engine that Could. Pedroia is known as one of the hardest workers in the league and his hard work paid off this year with a .326 batting average, 213 hits, 118 runs, 54 doubles, 17 home runs, and 20 stolen bases. He also was awarded a Gold Glove, showing that he is a true all-around player, as he was near the top of the ranks both offensively and defensively.

NBA MVP: Kevin Garnett- Last season was all about the Boston Celtics return to grace and it was KG that was an integral part of that event. Not only did Garnett lead the Celtics to their 17th NBA Championship; but, he was also the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Garnett was clearly the most all-around player in the league and I don’t think anyone could ask for a better leader and team player than him.

Most Commercial Athlete: Michael Phelps- After his flawless meet in Beijing, Phelps instantly became the Golden Boy of the Olympic games. Everytime I turned on the television, I was greeted by an interview by Phelps or even by his mom! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Phelps and was pulling for him in every one of his races; but, I don’t really understand his commercial potential. There are plenty of guys who are hotter than him and he doesn’t seem to even have a captivating personality and yet, for some reason, people are just drawn to him.

Hottest Athlete (Male): Rafael Nadal- There is no denying that this muscular Spaniard is hot and if you are unsure about this statement, just look up his cover for New York Magazine.

Ana Ivanovic FHM Shoot 2008.

Ana Ivanovic FHM Shoot 2008.

Hottest Athlete (Female): Ana Ivanovic- Strangely, both of the hottest athlete awards have gone to tennis players; but, few can argue that this Serb is beautiful. Her smile is infectious and her body is definitely that of an athlete, without crossing that fine line of looking manly. A line that too many female tennis players have crossed in the past.

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