Men’s golf and tennis are out as options since Federer’s and Woods’ dominance has faded. Usain Bolt just lost to Tyson Gay in track. Serena Williams, while amazingly talented, remains, at times, indifferent to her sport. Lorena Ochoa, the top women’s golfer, just retired at 28.
Plainly none of these sports or athletes in individual sports will suffice. Scan the team sports landscape and there are relatively few arguments to be made as well. In fact, when all the arguments for and against athletes are tallied, the most dominant athlete in sports today may shock you: Peyton Manning, the two-time defending league MVP, is the newest inheritor of the sporting crown.