PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The sportsperson of the year, according to PIE Magazine, is defined as the most prominent sports figure. The person of the year is a noteworthy figure, in a positive or negative fashion.
Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show have come up with their 12 most prominent Philadelphia sports people on Wednesday. Remember, all of these names aren’t on the list for positive reasons.
12. Dominic Brown
11. Joel Embiid
Embiid was the No. 3 overall pick by the Sixers this Spring. However, he has yet to play a game as he recovers from an injury, but is an excellent dancer.
10. John Middleton
John Middleton is reportedly trying to become the majority owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, a baseball team in decline.
9. Sam Hinkie
Hinkie has orchestrated the polarizing “tanking” strategy of the Sixers. Either you love him, or hate him.
8. Jamie Moyer
Moyer made his debut as Phillies broadcaster this year and then decided to step down after the season.
7. Bradley Cooper
6. Ruben Amaro Jr.
The Phillies general manager is the Philadelphia sports personality fans love to hate the most.
5. Jeremy Maclin
Maclin missed the entire 2013 season after tearing his ACL. He then took a one-year deal over the summer with the Eagles to prove himself, and boy is he doing that.
Maclin has 74 catches, 1,109 yards, and 10 touchdowns with three games left to play.
4. Ken Giles
Giles is the Phillies’ new fan favorite, the 100 MPH man! At 24 years old, he was the lone bright spot from the 2014 season.
3. Jonathan Papelbon
On the other side of the coin, is Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, one of the least liked athletes in Philly.
2. Chip Kelly
Kelly reversed the 4-12 2012 Eagles into 10-6 NFC East Champs in his first year, and now has the Eagles 9-4 looking for their second straight division title. In 29 regular season games as head coach, Kelly is 19-10. Philadelphia is quickly becoming Chipadelphia.
1. Mo’ne Davis
Some thought the media attention was over-the-top, but either way, everyone was talking about the 13-year-old female Little League World Series star, Mo’ne Davis.
Honorable mention: Michael Carter-Williams, Jakub Voracek, Joshua Harris, Ed Snider, DeSean Jackson, Nick Foles, Dave Fipp, Cole Hamels, LeSean McCoy
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