Special Sub-Topic: SI's Sportsmen of the Year
|Which Miami Heat guard was SI's choice for 2006 Sportsman of the Year?|
Dwyane Wade. Wade led his Heat team to the 2006 NBA title, as they defeated the Mavericks in the finals in 6 games.
|Which Super Bowl MVP was 2005 Sportsman of the Year?|
Tom Brady. On February 6, 2005, he led the Patriots to a 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.
|2004s award went to an entire team. Which championship team collected the award?|
Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series. Manny Ramirez took MVP honors.
|2003 featured two Sportsmen of the Year. Can you name one?|
Tim Duncan & Duncan & David Robinson & Robinson. They shared the award as their Spurs defeated the New Jersey Nets 4-2 in the 2003 NBA Finals. Duncan took MVP honors.
|Which famous athlete won the award in 2002?|
Lance Armstrong. Armstrong won the award for winning his fourth consecutive Tour de France after overcoming cancer.
|2001 featured Co-Sportsmen of the Year. Name one.|
Curt Schilling & Schilling & Johnson & Randy Johnson. The two led the Diamondbacks to their first World Series title in a thrilling 4-3 series victory over the Yankees. The also two shared World Series MVP honors.
|Which golfer won the award for the second time in 2000?|
Tiger Woods. Woods won 3 majors in 2000; the US Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
|In 1999, a team won the honors. Which team was it?|
US Women's Soccer Team. The women's soccer team won the World Cup in a penalty shootout with China, following a 0-0 draw in regular and extra time. Brandi Chastain scored the winning penalty and famously removed her jersey.
|The 1998 SI award went to two people. Name one of the two.|
Sosa & Sammy Sosa & McGwire & Mark McGwire. The two had a great home run chase during the summer of 1998, and re-ignited interest in MLB following the strike of 1994. McGwire finished with a then-record 70 home runs, Sosa was four behind with 66.
|Which famous coach won the 1997 Sportsman of the Year award?|
Dean Smith. Smith was number 1 all-time in NCAA Division I men's basketball coaching victories, with 879, until Texas Tech's Bobby Knight passed him on January 1, 2007.
|Which athlete won the SI award in 1996?|
Tiger Woods & Woods. Woods, who won the NCAA title in golf in 1996 with Stanford, would go on to be one of the greatest golfers of all-time and win many majors.
|Which baseball "Ironman" won the 1995 award?|
Cal Ripken Jr.. Ripken won the award for passing Lou Gehrig for most consecutive games played in baseball.
|Two Winter Olympic athletes shared the award in 1994. Which winner is listed below?|
Bonnie Blair. Blair had great success at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Johann Olav Koss was the other winner.
|Which Hall of Fame coach was SI's 1993 Sportsman of the Year?|
Don Shula. Shula led all NFL coaches in victories when he retired, with 347.
|Who was 1992s Sportsman of the Year?|
Arthur Ashe. Ashe was recognized for his humanitarian work outside of the tennis courts.
|This basketball star won 1991s award. What is his name?|
Michael Jordan & Jordan. Jordan won after leading his Bulls to their first NBA Championship. They defeated the Lakers in the Finals.
|Which Super Bowl MVP won the award in 1990?|
Joe Montana. Montana won the final of his three MVP award in Super Bowl XXIV. He was also the MVP of Super Bowls XVI and XIX.
|Which cycling great was SI's 1989 Sportsman of the Year?|
Greg LeMond. LeMond won after recovering from illness to win his second Tour de France.
|Which pitcher won the 1988 award?|
Orel Hershiser. Hershiser was a force in 1988, winning the NL Cy Young award, the World Series MVP, while leading his Dodgers to the World Series title.
|Which of the following athletes was not one of SI's 1987 Sportsperson of the Year?|
Joe Dumars. The 1987 award was given to 8 "Athletes who care". The other winners were Bob Bourne, Judi Brown King, Chip Rives, Rory Sparrow, and Reggie Williams.
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