(Discussion of this article is welcome in the comments section because if your like me there are a lot more than eight athletes that we stop and watch so feel free to tell us yours. I just wanted to get the discussion going.)
We all have them. Athletes that fascinate and mesmerize sports fans and non-sports fans alike.
Not all of these athletes were the greatest in the sport they played. Some of them weren't even close.
But what they did do was stop our channel surfing in it's tracks.
People who are not even sports fans recognize their names and whether by their stellar play, on court antics, or just their physical beauty, they stop to see what all the hype is about.
I know I have more, but these are just eight of the athletes that you would see on my TV.
I also know your picks will be different from mine, so feel free to comment and share your favorites.