America’s most popular athletes
According to a new poll from Harris Interactive, Kobe Bryant has been dethroned as the most popular athlete in America. LeBron James didn’t even make the top ten. Ditto for Brett Favre, Drew Brees and Dale Earnhardt Jr. So who topped the list for 2011 you ask? The answer is Yankees Mr. 3,000 himself, Derek Jeter. Bryant dropped to No.3, tied with Michael Jordan and behind Peyton Manning. Surprisingly, Tiger Woods came in at No. 5 despite going winless in the last year and a half. The rest of the top ten consisted by Tom Brady (No.6), Albert Pujols and Hines Ward (tied No.7), Derrick Rose (No.9) and Aaron Rodgers (No.10).Click the image to enlarge.
For the third year in a row, Serena Williams is the most popular female athlete, followed by her sister Venus (No.2), Danica Patrick (No.3), Maria Sharapova(No.4), Mia Hamm (No.5) and Anna Kournikova (No.6), Martina Navratilova and Sue Bird (tied No.7) and Kerry Walsh and Michele Wie (tied No.9).[SOURCE]