As everyone could have seen coming, Brett Favre was the winner of the 2010 Sports Human Of The Year award. Karen F. Owen made it close, but Favre had 53.41 percent of the vote.
We have come to the last round of the 2010 Sportshuman Of The Year tournament, and we probably should have all seen this matchup coming. No two stories captivated the world of Deadspin this year, for better or worse.
Bodog.com summoned one of its bookmakers to analyze the favorites for this year's ridiculous little Sports Human of the Year competition. They are listed after the jump. This for entertainment purposes only. I think.
Oh, if only the dog of Joel Monaghan's Canberra Raiders teammate had somehow made it into Duke. In the interests of research, anyway ...
It's kind of amazing that these two have never been captured in the same photo together. I totally looked. Nothing. Give it time.
It's the media subregional! It is worth noting that the only two media folk to make the SHOTY final eight are both former ESPN employees. Well, then, the decks must be swabbed shiny clean over there then.
There's no real tale of the tape to run through in this first SHOTY quarterfinal matchup, but if there were, you couldn't help but note that The Machine (probably) has one more title than LeBron does.
A cavalcade of athletes gone astray from their moral core, rambunctiously violent media personalities, accidental female empowerers, and a mysterious man in a mask. See them all below.
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of telestrator dong. It's amazing that it's already time for Sportshuman Of The Year nominations, yet, here we are.
As you would could have guessed, Tiger Woods was the runaway winner of the 2009 Sports Human Of The Year award. Even though his breakthrough came late, it's difficult to argue he didn't earn it.
OK, you've seen all the nominees. It's now time to vote. Polls will be open until Thursday at 12:01 a.m. Vote like the wind. Vote like your soul depends on it.
A fortnight ago, no one would have ever expected Tiger Woods — Tiger freaking Woods! — to ever be a SHOTY nominee. Now, the poor guy might win.
Why did we include him?
In March, A-Rod seemed like a sure bet to be a SHOTY nominee. Yes, here he is ... but the journey to this point was a circuitous one.
It is this reporter's opinion that if you say "Roger Ebert can kiss my ass," you are a bad person. It's just my philosophy.
Sometimes, SHOTY nominees are so honored because of sustained excellence. Other times, like in this example, it's just one amazing, transcendent moment. That moment can be enough.
I was in Las Vegas celebrating my father's 60th birthday when Daulerio called to tell me he had drunk pictures of Josh Hamilton. It made me angry. No one wanted to believe that.