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    Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    I was on Sports Illustrated's website today and they have all of their writers nominate someone for "Sportsman of the Year", the one for today was by Wertheim and he nominated Nadal. I'm curious to know what you guys think. Personally I think Phelps will, and should, win. Any opinions?

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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    He won't win. But I'm chuckling over the imagined noises coming from the House of Federer if he did.
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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    No way any tennis player wins this year.

    Actually, no way anyone but Michael Phelps wins.
    It's hard out here for a Zuz.

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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    He won't win. But I'm chuckling over the imagined noises coming from the House of Federer if he did.
    At first I thought you were talking about player of the year and wondered why the House of Federer would have issue. Now I see where you are coming from, and probably still would not have an issue if he won.

    Quote Originally Posted by oohsalmon View Post
    No way any tennis player wins this year.

    Actually, no way anyone but Michael Phelps wins.
    Agreed.

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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    But Rafa should get the nom from tennis. Not that he'll win this year but he should get it.
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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by amenssen View Post
    I was on Sports Illustrated's website today and they have all of their writers nominate someone for "Sportsman of the Year", the one for today was by Wertheim and he nominated Nadal.
    Just an aside...Wertheim is writing a book on the Wimbledon final. Personally, I can't wait.
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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by oohsalmon View Post
    No way any tennis player wins this year.

    Actually, no way anyone but Michael Phelps wins.
    Wetheim agrees at least based on this quote from an article of his before the U.S. Open when somebody asked. i just remembered it and looked it up.

    I'll take the bait. Nadal could win the U.S. Open in twenty-one golden sets while performing life-saving CPR during the changeovers and solving the global energy crisis on his off days. And still Phelps gets Sportsman of the Year. That's just reality.

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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Do they have to nominate someone from tennis? Compared to Roger's best season, Rafa's was nothing special...

    Of course Phelps will win...
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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    Do they have to nominate someone from tennis? Compared to Roger's best season, Rafa's was nothing special...
    Nothing special at all about the Roland Garros/Wimbledon double.


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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by craighickman View Post
    Nothing special at all about the Roland Garros/Wimbledon double.
    That was impressive, but still 3>2.

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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    Do they have to nominate someone from tennis? Compared to Roger's best season, Rafa's was nothing special...

    Of course Phelps will win...
    No but the writers tend to stick with their sport. Werthheim has nominated Fed for like the last 4 years or so

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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by craighickman View Post
    Nothing special at all about the Roland Garros/Wimbledon double.
    He only reached 2 GS finals and didn't win MC either. Roger has had at least 2 superior seasons...
    Roger forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    He only reached 2 GS finals and didn't win MC either. Roger has had at least 2 superior seasons...
    2004, 2006, 2007.

    I could even make a case for 2005 even though he won "only" 2 slams that year.

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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by craighickman View Post
    Nothing special at all about the Roland Garros/Wimbledon double.
    and at Wimbledon Rafa won what many are calling the greatest match in the history of the sport.
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    Re: Rafa for Sportsman of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    and at Wimbledon Rafa won what many are calling the greatest match in the history of the sport.
    And it makes him better than Phelps, how?
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