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    ESPN's "Who's Now?"

    ESPN is currently running a showdown to determine who the hottest athlete, or the "now" athlete, is. While it's basically a huge joke designed to further kiss the behind and get ESPN on the good side of one of the "usual suspects" (i.e. Shaq, Peyton, Tiger), I thought I'd post the brackets here and see who real people think the winner(s) should be, not people paid to pick the person who'll like your network for it. The brackets are (in bold):

    The Complete Bracket

    MICHAEL JORDAN BRACKET
    July 1: (1) Tiger Woods def. (8) Matt Leinart
    July 2: (4) Dwyane Wade def. (5) Shaun White
    July 3: (2) LaDainian Tomlinson def. (7) David Beckham
    July 4: (3) Steve Nash def. (6) Serena Williams


    The voting for this bracket is done, and with the exception of LT beating Becks, I agree with it. I see Tiger winning this bracket.

    MUHAMMAD ALI BRACKET
    July 5: (1) Peyton Manning vs (8) Amanda Beard
    July 6: (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr vs (5) Chuck Liddell
    July 7: (2) Alex Rodriguez vs (7) Terrell Owens
    July 8: (3) Kobe Bryant vs (6) Ronaldinho


    This is the current bracket, with voting on the Manning/Beard match-up taking place today. My picks are:
    *Manning: Beard's proved she's got a nice rack, but that doesn't make you the "now" athlete.
    *Jr.: He's got a huge following and made a bold move and left his father's company. Also, I think a lot of people aren't familiar enough with UFC to even recognize Liddell.
    *A-Rod: I wouldn't be surprised if I was wrong, but I think most people are kinda over of TO and his schtick.
    *Kobe: I hate the guy and he's not very "now" to me, but, like Liddell, the average non-sports fan has probably never heard of Ronaldinho.
    *WINNER: A-Rod. He's "now" right now. Manning is huge, but I think that with it being baseball season Alex's "nowness" will prevail.


    BILLIE JEAN KING BRACKET
    July 9: (1) LeBron James vs (8) Kelly Slater
    July 10: (4) Jeff Gordon vs (5) Barry Bonds
    July 11: (2) Derek Jeter vs (7) Sidney Crosby
    July 12: (3) Reggie Bush vs (6) Danica Patrick


    *LeBron: Again, the average person has no clue who Kelly Slater is.
    *Bonds: Why he's not a top 4 seed is beyond me. I'm not sure there is an athlete at the moment who's looked at as much as him.
    *Sid the Kid: My personal pick. While my love of hockey makes this a biased pick, I think Sid should get it for basically rebounding a failing franchise and putting a face on a very anonymous NHL.
    *Danica: She's more recognizable as a figure than Bush is.
    *WINNER: Sidney Crosby. No single athlete has done more for their sport in the recent past than he has.

    BABE RUTH BRACKET
    July 13: (1) Tom Brady vs (8) David Ortiz
    July 14: (4) Maria Sharapova vs (5) Vince Young
    July 15: (2) Roger Federer vs (7) Tony Parker
    July 16: (3) Shaquille O'Neal vs (6) Michael Phelps


    *Brady: RedSox Nation is gonna make this the closest battle, IMO, but Brady is a huge athlete and he's in the news for spreading his Dreamboat seed.
    *Sharapova: See Danica Patrick vs. Reggie Bush
    *Tony Parker: He just won a title and is nailing that chick from that show.
    *Shaq: This is a real throwaway for me. Shaq is past his prime, IMO, and Phelps isn't that recognizable of a person.
    *WINNER: Tom Brady. He's sexy.

    OVERALL WINNER: Tiger Woods. I would love to see Crosby win, but there's not a more recognized athlete in the world than Tiger Woods (except for David Beckham, but he's been done away with already).
    It's a blacked-out blur but I'm pretty sure it ruled.

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    I don't have time to pick my winners just yet but everyone who posts in our football threads knows that Danica Patrick over $aint Reggie is a lock for me

    David Ortiz over Brady is a lock for KH.

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    Nice to see someone from the UFC making an appearance on this list. I mean, it's only the fastest growing sport in America according to 60 Minutes and Sports Illustrated.

    However, I would think that Matt Hughes or Randy Couture would make better spokesmen for the sport.

    Matt has 9 championship victories, the most dominant fighter in the sport and Randy is the only fighter to win simultaneous championships to two different weight classes. Plus he recently scored a HUGE victory by coming out of retirement and defeating heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia. So, Randy is kind of the UFC's new poster boy right now.

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    Vince Young scoring 7 on the wonderlic test Bracket:

    Herman Edwards vs Maurice Clarett


    oh who are we kidding there's nobody else out there that dumb!!
    Herm in a landslide


    Al Capone Bracket:

    Tank Johnson vs. Pacman Jones


    Lets make Pacman the winner...because although Tank had guns too at least Pacman was at a strip club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsAndHeels View Post

    Al Capone Bracket:

    Tank Johnson vs. Pacman Jones


    Lets make Pacman the winner...because although Tank had guns too at least Pacman was at a strip club.
    Nobody had the phenomenal year that Pacman Jones did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSolo1138 View Post
    The Complete Bracket

    MICHAEL JORDAN BRACKET
    July 1: (1) Tiger Woods def. (8) Matt Leinart
    July 2: (4) Dwyane Wade def. (5) Shaun White
    July 3: (2) LaDainian Tomlinson def. (7) David Beckham
    July 4: (3) Steve Nash def. (6) Serena Williams
    Tiger easily out of here

    MUHAMMAD ALI BRACKET
    July 5: (1) Peyton Manning vs (8) Amanda Beard
    July 6: (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr vs (5) Chuck Liddell
    July 7: (2) Alex Rodriguez vs (7) Terrell Owens
    July 8: (3) Kobe Bryant vs (6) Ronaldinho
    Manning, DEJ, A-Rod and Kobe with A-Rod taking it overall



    BILLIE JEAN KING BRACKET
    July 9: (1) LeBron James vs (8) Kelly Slater
    July 10: (4) Jeff Gordon vs (5) Barry Bonds
    July 11: (2) Derek Jeter vs (7) Sidney Crosby
    July 12: (3) Reggie Bush vs (6) Danica Patrick
    LeBron, Bonds, Derek Jeter,(sorry Cappy, hockey lost a step the last few years) and Reggie(For Figrin).

    LeBron over DJ for the finals

    BABE RUTH BRACKET
    July 13: (1) Tom Brady vs (8) David Ortiz
    July 14: (4) Maria Sharapova vs (5) Vince Young
    July 15: (2) Roger Federer vs (7) Tony Parker
    July 16: (3) Shaquille O'Neal vs (6) Michael Phelps
    The most interesting bracket of all is this one.....

    Massachutesttestestesaer-ians must be pulling their hair out over Brady and Ortiz. I give it to Brady, because a DH should never win anything IMO, he only plays 1/2 a game.

    Sharapova will get votes because of her looks and VY is just VY. If it was a looks contest, Sharapova hands down, but VY gets it here.

    Federer and Parker is interesting. No sign of Timmy on the list who is light years ahead of Parker. Roger is king of the court(unless its clay and then its Nadal), but Parker has the exposure right now with Eva in his pocket(she is small enough to fit in there too). Parker in a slight edge.

    Shaq and Phelps: Shaq easily. overall winner Brady


    Brady, A-Rod, Tiger and LeBron.

    All pretty much the best in the game they play. I would love to see it go to A-Rod and I believe it would if he was still on the Mariners or Rangers, but since he is a Yankee, it will cost him some votes. Leron and Tiger will Duke it out and Eldrick will win it all.
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    Out of all the stupid carp the four letter network has done this might be the dumbest of them all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidhuman View Post
    (sorry Cappy, hockey lost a step the last few years)
    I'd never deny that it hasn't. I just think that Crosby is one of the few things that's right about the NHL right now. I'm fairly sure Jeter will win that match, but I'd love to see Crosby as the "dark horse".
    Quote Originally Posted by JJB
    Out of all the stupid carp the four letter network has done this might be the dumbest of them all!
    But its fun to argue about it! Where's YOUR picks?!
    It's a blacked-out blur but I'm pretty sure it ruled.

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    Rae Carruth, OJ Simpson, Chris Benoit, and AC Green are my picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me
    Out of all the stupid carp the four letter network has done this might be the dumbest of them all!
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSolo1138 View Post
    But its fun to argue about it! Where's YOUR picks?!
    My pick is they do something stupid like this every year.

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