Bud Selig is a powerful guy. So is David Stern. And Roger Goodell. They are some of the most powerful people in sports.
But that's obvious. They're the commissioners. They're in charge of the leagues we love to watch. The scary thing is that there are people who are far more removed from sports—or at least, they should be—and wield almost as much power as the guys holding the reins.
Scarily enough, some journalists have a lot of clout—especially the ones who have been around for several decades. The same goes for a select few owners, an agent here and there and even a couple of talking heads.
They may not be on the field, or even close to the sidelines, but they're just as powerful as those who are.