Most Influential Athletes of America - 1
Most Influential Athletes of America
Most Influential Athletes of America
1. Most Influential Athletes of America
Today, we come up with a list of American Athletes who carry the most influence among the fans. This list is according to the latest surveys from Nielsen and E Poll Market Research. The surveys shows these ten pro athletes carry the most influence among U.S. fans. Tim Tebow Tops the list. And, four most influential athletes in America really don t play. At least not lately.
2. Tim Tebow
Like Tebow or not, you never stop hearing about him. A Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow s pro life Super Bowl ad in 2010 earned him favor among Christian religious organizations, but also spurred controversy. In 2011, he inspired the Tebowing meme. In 2012, he was disappointing as the New York Jets backup quarterback. In 2013, he signed with the New England Patriots and was thereafter released from the team. On December 30, 2013 he was hired by ESPN as a college football analyst.
3. Michael Phelps
Most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps has secured a prominent place in sports history. Phelps is the long course world recordholder in the 100 meter butterfly, 200 meter butterfly and 400 meter individual medley as well as the former long course world recordholder in the 200 meter freestyle and 200 meter individual medley. With 39 world records (29 individual, 10 relay), Phelps set more records than any other swimmer.
4. Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn The Most Desirable Woman in Sports. 2013 was a big year for the alpine skier, but not necessarily for her ski skills. Vonn crashed during training in February, began dating Tiger Woods and experienced a partial ACL tear in another crash in November, which jeopardizes her participation in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Vonn is one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined and has won 59 World Cup races in her career through February 2014. With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 and 2011), and four overall World Cup titles, Vonn has become the most successful American ski racer in history.
5. Derek Jeter
Jeter is considered to be one of the most consistent baseball players of all time. Highly competitive, an aggressive hitter, Jeter once said, If you re going to play at all, you re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy!, I hate to lose. Known for his professionalism, he has been one of the most heavily marketed athletes of his generation and is involved in several product endorsements. His personal life and relationships with celebrities have drawn the attention of the media throughout his career. Teammates and opponents alike regard Jeter as a consummate professional and one of the best players of his generation.

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