Originally Posted by Joe Dwarf
Doesn't it have to be a 'murrican?
[googles]It doesn't but as a US-based poll award it's pretty much USA all the way. If there's a non-US winner its someone you can't ignore in a sport Americans follow, eg Steffi Graf and Dirk Nowitzki.
Mia Hamm is the only soccer player. No hockey players of course. Probably Gretzky at his peak wouldn't gave cracked this list.