During these daunting economic days, the sports fan, more than ever, deserves real bang for the buck. In that context, the SI.com Thrill Lists were born. These enumerate the athletes, past and present, who most infallibly have kept us on the edge of our seats; the men and women (and horses) whom we would pay to see.
Scanning the 15 Thrill Lists compiled by SI experts, the most striking thing isn't always who is on them but who isn't. In the
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But that's the point. These lists are not mere compilations of all-time bests in their respective sports but all-time bests at quickening the pulse and evoking a visceral response from those fortunate enough to have witnessed their artistry.
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