January 28 Philadelphia Daily News:
“Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has the power now, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Halladay jumped into the annual “Power 100” in sports at No. 30, after being unranked previously, thanks to a perfect game, a no-hitter in the playoffs and the National League Cy Young.
Halladay’s ranking likely would have been higher if he had significant endorsement deals.
Fifty percent of the rating is derived from on-the-field factors, including statistics and status compared with other players, with the remainder from off-the-field factors, including endorsement earnings and potential.
Only professional athletes in the United States were considered. Coaches, executives, owners, agents and retired athletes were excluded.
Peyton Manning took over the top spot, long held by Tiger Woods. Olympic snowboarder Shaun White was second, followed by Woods.
Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, Shaquille O’Neal, Drew Brees, Lance Armstrong, Albert Pujols and Apolo Anton Ohno rounded out the Top 10. LeBron James was 11th, slipping down from No. 2, thanks largely to the backlash from “The Decision.””
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