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2008 was a lousy.
-- year for the economy but a great year for Michael Phelps the Olympic medalists made a global splash and is now of course reaping the benefit earning millions in endorsements.
So is 2009 nears we ask ourselves who stands boys.
To be the superstar of 2009.
And -- clean up as a result Pablo Torre Sports Illustrated is here tonight to power rank his -- great to see again follow.
David -- tell us who -- number five.
That's right we saw last year in the American needed changing the balance of power from the Yankees and the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays unbelievable.
David Price pitch in the World Series and ALCS got key outs as a rookie is his first year in pro ball.
And he might be the best player on that -- team he's only played a fraction of a season like he did great art not afford Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls that's right you have.
Obama had Blagojevich and I had the next big name in Chicago yet Derrick Rose the guy who might here there accidentally by the way -- our -- go to -- fortunes of Chicago and the emotional fortunes -- got to rest on his kid was homegrown talent.
From Chicago who's really leading the team as a rookie as a rookie point guard and he's the next best guy since Michael Jordan fantastic number 31 of scoreboards favorite we'd love Justin Tuck these -- -- is a couple -- He really might pull out a win here oh yes the giants -- the favorites with a Super Bowl to do with other two best offensive players Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora.
-- public on that team that won the Super Bowl last year but now he has the prime -- on the defensive team.
A great character a great interview and a great guy number two Manny Pacquiao that I perhaps -- -- yeah yeah yeah I would say there's no athletes more popular in his home country than Manny Pacquiao is in the Philippines.
He's a boxer and exit the best all boxers in 2008.
Fox is sort of a financial -- compared to the major leagues in football and baseball -- the guy delay a year he'll be fantastic you know and could bring boxing back not only himself number one.
Ryan and the -- that's right quarterback is really the marquee position in sports and sports business and Matt Ryan had the unenviable job of lifting the cloud of Michael Vick from Atlanta and it's not easy -- -- -- obviously.
With the dog fighting ring and all those crimes and everything but Matt Ryan has looked into a nine by record.
Which is a rookie quarterback is really unheard of Pablo Torre is from Sports Illustrated what a pleasure great to see again by.
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