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My Sportsman Picks Archive

Posted: Tuesday November 2, 2004 1:35PM; Updated: Monday November 29, 2004 1:08PM

Sports Illustrated asked its writers to weigh in with their picks for Sportsman of the Year. Read through their picks and then tell us yours.

Monday, Nov. 29
Tom Verducci: The Sportskids of the Year 

Friday, Nov. 26
Chris Stone: Red Sox Nation, this one is for you
Brian Cazenueve:
Easy to see who the real Michael Phelps is
Austin Murphy: Ghana's Yeboah a portrait of courage, heroism

Thursday, Nov. 25
Tim Layden: Why Pat Tillman is the ultimate Sportsman 
Mark Mravic: In the world's spotlight, Greeks were brilliant  

Wednesday, Nov. 24
Ian Thomsen: NHL's leaders deserve praise for stopping league
Richard O'Brien: One race meant everything to El Guerrouj

Tuesday, Nov. 23
Gabe Miller: Foulke found redemption after failing A's
Josh Elliott: De Lima's grace helped save Olympics

Monday, Nov. 22
E.M. Swift: Phelps' gesture allowed a teammate to redeem himself
Paul Zimmerman: Epstein engineered a World Series for Red Sox
Mark Bechtel: Gee took a stand against big-time college sports

Friday, Nov. 19
Mark Beech: Smarty Jones was rare breed everyone rooted for
Seth Davis: UConn's Okafor was a winner on and off the court
B.J. Schecter: Red Sox proved that talent, teamwork trump curses

Thursday, Nov. 18
Richard Deitsch: The Babe hovered over the World Series like no other
Farrell Evans: Detroit Pistons championed team ball on way to NBA title
Kostya Kennedy: Kerry knew when it was time to throw in the towel
Pete McEntegart
: Cardinals' Walker brought sportsmanship to forefront

Wednesday, Nov. 17
Lisa Altobelli: Ramirez understood that sports are games for adults
Rick Lipsey: Pemba's Mt. Everest feat was downright mind-jarring
Michael Silver: Coughlin finally lived up to her potential in Athens

Tuesday, Nov. 16
Stephen Cannella: Iginla's class, skill take nation by storm
Melissa Segura: For working so hard for little glory, my brother

Monday, Nov. 15
Rick Reilly: Ortiz did it all for world champion Red Sox
Albert Chen: Yao serves as hoops bridge for two worlds

Friday, Nov. 12
Andrew Lawrence: Time to recognize child camel jockeys
Jack McCallum: Miranda is the epitome of a scholar-athlete

Thursday, Nov. 11
Chris Ballard: Ginobili put basketball on the map in Argentina
Jeffri Chadiha: Reward the Red Sox for finally reversing The Curse
Jon Wertheim: Federer's stellar resume is second to none

Wednesday, Nov. 10
Kelley King: Fernandez leads U.S. softball to another gold medal
David Sabino: Davidson's hands-off approach win championships

Tuesday, Nov. 9
Gene Menez: Clemens electrifies Houston with Cy Young season
S.L. Price: Vanderlei de Lima didn't let attack ruin his Olympics

Monday, Nov. 8
Richard Hoffer: Aging Hopkins never fails to surprise
George Dohrmann: Graham blew the lid off BALCO

Friday, Nov. 5
Michael Farber: Petitclerc took home five Paralympics golds
Phil Taylor: These Pistons won the best way -- as a team

Thursday, Nov. 4
Franz Lidz: Kobe's infamy deserves recognition
Kelli Anderson: Taurasi starred on three different levels

Wednesday, Nov. 3
Bill Scheft: Chatham stopped the Super Bowl streaker
Alex Wolff: Okafor was outstanding on and off the court

Tuesday, Nov. 2
Grant Wahl: Story of Iraqi soccer team transcends sports
Andrea Woo: Jarome Iginla nearly carried Flames to Stanley Cup

Monday, Nov. 1
Frank Deford: Olympian Michael Phelps is most logical choice
Gary Van Sickle: Vijah Singh makes you forget about Tiger Woods
Bill Syken: I'm betting on poker champ Greg Raymer
Lars Anderson:
Michael Schumacher should own the Sportsman pole
Michael Bamberger: The ALCS umps saved the day

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