- Andrew Marchand, ESPN Senior Writer
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There are two New York athletes that are among Forbes' Top 10 most influential people in sports.
Derek Jeter? No. Alex Rodriguez? No. CC Sabathia? No.
No. No. No. No Yankees.
While the Yankees were shutout, of Forbes' list of the most influential athletes, the two New Yorkers in the top 10 were Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin.
It really is a popularity contest. For staying power, Tebow and Lin probably won't ever come close to Jeter. But they are the flavor of the months right now.