September 13, 2007
1 Kevin Everett

Never before has news of a pro football player voluntarily moving his arms and legs meant more. After being told he may never walk again after suffering a life-threatening spinal-cord injury, Everett proved that miracles still do happen in sports. Doctors have said he could potentially make a full recovery.

2 Bill Belichick

No football fan outside of the New England area liked Belichick before last week but they all respected him. After "Spygate," the last thing the petty Pats coach has is respect as he joins the dubious ranks of other overly paranoid leaders such as Richard Nixon.


If there was any doubt which sport has a stranglehold on the ever-important 18-34 demographic that Madison Avenue craves, look no further than Spike TV's rating for UFC 75 last Saturday. The tape-delayed show had the highest rating of any show on cable that day, including several college football games

4 Britney Spears

The most talked about performance since Janet Jackson's Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. Britney's lip-syncing career might be over but no one can say she isn't relevant when her stripper routine is the lead story on the nightly news. War? What war?
5 Deion Sanders

Taking a page out of the Doug and Jackie Christie marriage playbook (and really what happy couple shouldn't?), Deion and Pilar Sanders are taping a reality show on the Oxygen network title Prime Time Love. Get it? Prime Time...Oh forget it.

6 Pete Carroll

If Belichick is the most paranoid coach in football than Carroll is the most open. Reporters have known this for years, but now he's taken it to a whole new level with a Web site ( that takes fans into their practices, meetings and travels.

7 Kanye West/50 Cent

The hottest hip-hop feud may end being just talk after all. Even though 50 said he'd retire if West's album out-sold his this week, it looks like he's backtracking now that it looks like he'll not only finish behind Mr. West but also Kenny Chesney. Yikes, maybe it is time to hang'em up.

8 Isiah Thomas

Awkward doesn't even begin to describe the scene in the courtroom this week as Thomas, who is on trial for sexual harassment charges, had to sit and listen to his star player, Stephon Marbury, admit to luring a college-aged team intern into his car last season.

9 Led Zeppelin

We're trying to compose ourselves after getting an invite to one of the most anticipated concerts in history -- the reunion of the greatest rock band ever. For one night only Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be joined by Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, on stage.

10 Vince McMahon

Odds were good that the wrestlers in the WWE might shrink after they were forced to crack down due to the recent recent steroids scandal but no one expected that McMahon's newest superstar, Hornswaggle, would be a midget who plays McMahon's illegitimate son.

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