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Old 07-06-2007, 03:56 AM   #1
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Throughout July, "SportsCenter" will air "Who's Now," a daily series in which viewers will help ESPN determine the ultimate sports star by considering both on-field success and off-field buzz. Based on fan nominations, ESPN Research selected 32 finalists to square off in a single-elimination bracket. The winner of each matchup will advance based upon fan voting (70 percent) and ESPN's three-person panel (30 percent). In the first round, the panel consists of Michael Wilbon, Kirk Herbstreit and Keyshawn Johnson.


The Complete Bracket


MICHAEL JORDAN BRACKET
July 1: (1) Tiger Woods def. [8] Matt Leinart
July 2: (4) Dwyane Wade def. (5) Shaun White
July 3: (2) LaDainian Tomlinson def. (7) David Beckham
July 4: (3) Steve Nash def. (6) Serena Williams



MUHAMMED ALI BRACKET
July 5: (1) Peyton Manning vs [8] Amanda Beard
July 6: (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr vs (5) Chuck Liddell
July 7: (2) Alex Rodriguez vs (7) Terrell Owens
July 8: (3) Kobe Bryant vs (6) Ronaldinho



BILLIE JEAN KING BRACKET
July 9: (1) LeBron James vs [8] Kelly Slater
July 10: (4) Jeff Gordon vs (5) Barry Bonds
July 11: (2) Derek Jeter vs (7) Sidney Crosby
July 12: (3) Reggie Bush vs (6) Danica Patrick



BABE RUTH BRACKET
July 13: (1) Tom Brady vs [8] David Ortiz
July 14: (4) Maria Sharapova vs (5) Vince Young
July 15: (2) Roger Federer vs (7) Tony Parker
July 16: (3) Shaquille O'Neal vs (6) Michael Phelps

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Old 07-07-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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cmon everybody when its time, lets get in there and vote for reggie.
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lookin ahead reggie prolly wont get past lebron. i see lebron and tiger in the finals.
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I was thinking Brady and Tiger.
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UPDATE:

MICHAEL JORDAN REGION
July 1: (1) Tiger Woods def. [8] Matt Leinart (90% - 10%)
July 2: (4) Dwyane Wade def. (5) Shaun White (73% - 27%)
July 3: (2) LaDainian Tomlinson def. (7) David Beckham (50.8% - 49.2)
July 4: (3) Steve Nash def. (6) Serena Williams (57% - 43%)



MUHAMMAD ALI REGION
July 5: (1) Peyton Manning def. [8] Amanda Beard (80.5% - 19.5%)
July 6: (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr. def. (5) Chuck Liddell (61.7% - 38.3%)
July 7: (2) Alex Rodriguez def. (7) Terrell Owens (67.5% - 32.5%)
July 8: (3) Kobe Bryant vs (6) Ronaldinho

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:46 AM   #6
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I was thinking Brady and Tiger.
Brady isn't as 'popular' outside of football, so that might hurt him. Knockin up one girl while dating another might hurt too

Reggie should do well- popular with younger fans (my students love him, even in ATL) and he is showing up on more commercials
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