Sports Illustrated’s 2008 Sportsman of the Year is a Most Deserving Michael Phelps.
The Swimming Superstar Phelps set a New World Standard destroying the competition at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games becoming the only man in History to Win 8 Gold Medals in a single Olympics.
In August Phelps Rallied Americans Together – the TV acting as a Portal to both a Faraway Asian Land and more importantly to witnessing the Outer Limits of Athletic Achievement and Human Potential.
2008 was a year of Powerful Moments in Sports – the New York Giants Dramatic Super Bowl Win , Tiger Woods US Open playoff victory on One Leg , the epic Nadal / Federer Wimbledon final and a last second shot in the NCAA mens basketball championship. But for Sportsman of the Year it was Phelps’ unprecedented 9 day 8 Gold Medal 7 World Record Performance in Beijing that Rises Above All.
Congratulations Champion – You Deserve It Man.