SBJ/Dec. 14, 2009/Special Report

How they stack up:?

Getting The Call
First-time honorees on this years Most Influential list
Steve Burke*
#5
DeMaurice Smith
#11
Mark Parker*
#15
Bob Batterman*
#17
Howard Ganz*
#17
Sepp Blatter
#20
Mark Wright*
#34
Maarten Albarda*
#34
Howard Nuchow*
#37
Tom Long*
#39
Andy England*
#39
Jeff Pash
#40
Michael Adams
#43
Ben Dogra*
#44
Katie Bayne
#46
Michael Weiner
#49
Tracy Dolgin
#50
* Honored as part of this years new executive combinations.
League Bosses
1
Roger Goodell
2
David Stern
3
Bud Selig
4
Gary Bettman
5
Brian France
6
Tim Finchem
7
Don Garber
Baseball
1
Bud Selig
2
Bob DuPuy
3
Hal Steinbrenner
4
Tim Brosnan
5
Bob Bowman
6
John Henry
7
Scott Boras
8
Michael Weiner
Advertising & Marketing
1
Charlie Denson / Mark Parker*
2
Herbert Hainer
3
Maarten Albarda / Mark Wright*
4
Tom Long / Andy England*
5
Kevin Plank
6
Katie Bayne
* Honored as part of this years new executive combinations.
Basketball
1
David Stern
2
Adam Silver
3
Billy Hunter
Agency Types
1
George Pyne
2
Casey Wasserman
3
Michael Levine / Howard Nuchow*
4
Scott Boras
5
Tom Condon / Ben Dogra*
6
Rick Dudley / Phil de Picciotto*
* Honored as part of this years new executive combinations.
Top Dogs
SBJs selections as the most influential person in sports business
2004
Paul Tagliabue
2005
George Bodenheimer
2006
George Bodenheimer
2007
Brian Roberts
2008
George Bodenheimer*
2009
Jacques Rogge
* President-elect Barack Obama was named as #1(a).
Bouncing Back
Past honorees who returned to this years Most Influential list after not being ranked in 2008
Steve Bornstein
#31
Rick Hendrick
#36
Jim France
#45
Phil de Picciotto*
#47
* Honored as part of this years new executive combinations.
League Lieutenants
1
Bob DuPuy
2
Tim Brosnan
3
Adam Silver
4
Bob Bowman
5
Steve Bornstein
6
Jeff Pash
Team Owners
1
Jerry Jones
2
Robert Kraft
3
Hal Steinbrenner
4
John Henry
5
Pat Bowlen
6
Rick Hendrick
7
Jeremy Jacobs Sr.
Football
1
Roger Goodell
2
Jerry Jones
3
DeMaurice Smith
4
Robert Kraft
5
Steve Bornstein
6
Pat Bowlen
7
Jeff Pash
8
Tom Condon / Ben Dogra*
* Honored as part of this years new executive combinations.
Sports Media
1
George Bodenheimer
2
Brian Roberts / Steve Burke*
3
Dick Ebersol
4
Chase Carey / David Hill*
5
Sean McManus
6
John Skipper / Sean Bratches*
7
David Levy
8
Bob Bowman
9
Jeff Shell
10
Steve Bornstein
11
Tracy Dolgin
* Honored as part of this years new executive combinations.
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