My favorite athletes of all time, for the record

In my long tradition of making unrequested, unimportant lists, here are my top five favorite athletes—and then the honorable mentions, in no particular order.

My hall of fame:

  1. Landon Donovan
  2. Dirk Nowitzki
  3. Demarcus Beasley
  4. Magic Johnson
  5. Andre Dawson

A few honorable mentions, but really… this list could go on and on:

  • Cobi Jones
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Tim Howard
  • Steve Cherundolo
  • Frankie Hedjuk
  • Tim Cahill
  • David Beckham
  • Ronaldinho
  • Tony Romo
  • Michael Irvin
  • Joe Montana
  • Dat Nguyen
  • Andre Agassi
  • Pete Sampras
  • Boris Becker
  • Serena Williams
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Tiger Woods
  • Nick Van Exel
  • Steve Nash