'...on the list not solely because of his prowess with a racket, but because of an increasing global signature for being one of the more generous celebrities in all of sports.'
'He’s donated $1 million to Duke, given $50,000 to Child Abuse Protection, created scholarships for underprivileged kids in Orlando and Detroit, and done about every other charitable thing you’d want from a pro athlete.'
'After [name] won his 10th title, Quiksilver donated $10,000 to 10 different charities of [name]’s choice.'
'Perhaps the greatest tight end in the history of the NFL once saved a man’s life'
'The [name] Rule, named after Dan, requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for any open head coach or general manager position.'
'When he’s done playing, there’s a good chance we’ll consider him the greatest American soccer player of all time.'
'[Name] graduated from Yale in 2002 with degrees in biochemistry and molecular physics. He’s a left-handed relief specialist with Oakland. He’s been called the smartest athlete alive.'
'He also won the Vezina trophy, given to the NHL’s best goalie. But the NHL Foundation Player Award, awarded to the player who “applies the core values of (ice) hockey—commitment, perseverance and teamwork—to enrich the lives of people in his community,” might be [name]’s most important accolade yet.'
'In December, [name] raffled off his one and only NBA championship ring, raising over $500,000 for Xcel University, his own charity that helps high-risk youths with mental issues.'
'As an African-American, he’s trying to make the water safe for other minorities by touring the country with Make a Splash, a foundation hoping to encourage safety and minority participation in swimming.'
'I know [name] will somehow **** up Blake Griffin. It's as plain as day. But that won't make it any better when it eventually happens.'
'Our quarterback reaches into his mouth and, right there in front of God and John Lynch, presses something into the guard's offered palm. The guard looks down. It's a moist little wad of chewing gum.'
'At the last minute, the African federations switched their votes to [name], allegedly for money. The shadowy figure who distributed those bribes: a FIFA official from Qatar.'
'There are few things in baseball worse than the cult of the manager, and there no manager cults more head-slappingly pretentious than the one that has sprung up around [name].'
'In a perfect world, [name] would never have to leave Augusta. He'd never have to encounter anyone but HIS people — wonderful, rich, bland white people, who play golf and drink Chablis and never breathe a hint of suspicion about each other because they're all so **** perfect.'
'Retired junior-high math teacher who went to Burbank for Super Bowl I to impress a chick who, of course, didn't bite. From there, he got hand-me-downs from an NFL game official friend and then, the league.'
'He has developed a practiced rhetoric about creating scholar-athletes at his private university, which, he seems to believe, is the sacred ground for all that is holy in college athletics, and the result is the worst possible kind of elitism.'
'...on the eve of the 2009 NLCS, [name] filed for divorce from his wife Jamie, who he had made CEO of the team for some reason that must seem inconceivable to him now.'
'This fall, [name] went on ESPN Radio and called John Wall a ****. A few days later, amid great hue and cry, he went on the air and called him a **** again.'
'[Name] is a tool who has turned the site into TMZ Sports.'