We must say we saw this coming.
Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual Power 100 rankings of athletes named Colts quarterback Peyton Manning the most powerful athlete, knocking Tiger Woods off of his throne.
Snowboarder Shaun White was awarded second place, while Tiger placed third.
Bloomberg says that "sex scandals tend to hurt earnings and unquestionably damaged Woods' performance. Unless he can regain his game — and the trust of fans and advertisers — his earnings are likely to keep plummeting."
LeBron James was another big loser this year, dropping from second place to 11th — mostly because of his move from Cleveland to Miami.
The lesson here: Don’t have sex with women who aren’t your wife and don’t betray your home town!
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