TBOR Athlete of the Month, July 2011+2008 Athlete of the Year

Monday, July 25, 2011

Novak Djokovic.  Runners-up: Marta, Abby Wambach, Homare Sawa

7 months down, you can get to the previous winners here.

Back in 2008, the Athlete of the Year was Usain Bolt

January - Tom Brady (Ray Rice, Plaxico Burress, Maria Sharapova)
February - Justin Tuck (LeBron James, Ryan Newman, Vladimir Klitschko)
March - Chris Paul (LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, Stephen Curry)
April - Chase Utley (Mario Chalmers, Trevor Immelman, Tim Duncan)
May - Lance Berkman (Chris Paul, Cliff Lee, Jon Lester)
June - Tiger Woods (Rafael Nadal, Paul Pierce, Steve Detweiler)
July - Rafael Nadal (Venus Williams, Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Margarito)
August - Usain Bolt (Brad Ziegler, Michael Phelps, Albert Pujols)
September - CC Sabathia (Michael Turner, Brandon Marshall, Ronnie Brown)
October - Cole Hamels (Chase Daniel, Colt McCoy, Manny Ramirez)
November - Brock Lesnar (Graham Harrell, Sam Bradford, Blake Griffin)
December - Michael Turner (Manny Pacquiao, Joe Thornton, Peyton Manning)


Blog said...

Have you ever had to redo the awards after awarding them too soon? What would you do if Linecum went out and threw back to back perfect games to end the month?

Jim said...

I haven't, no. At least not the monthly award, maybe a weekly award.

Generally, when I award before the end of the month, it's in a circumstance where there isn't a significant event likely to happen; one perfect game or a ballplayer hitting 4 homers would be enough to crack the weekly honors, and I'd make that switch, but not enough to win the month. In a circumstance like this week, with just a few days left, and the weekend being August - it would take a historic midweek run, like a ballplayer hitting 8 homers in a couple of days, to get close to the monthly honor.

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