Yes, that's right. I am going to make a top ten list of athletes from the last DECADE. An impossible feat you say? Why of course it is, which is what will make it that much fun.
First of all, I must state my opening criteria for making this list. When I say athletes of the decade I think to myself, who were top game in 2000 and are STILL top game in 2009.
So those athletes that burst onto the scene early and faded late (Lance Armstrong, Ronaldo) or those athletes that just started touting their stuff (Lionel Messi, Michael Phelps), these athletes are not eligible.
I'm looking for the athletes that dominated for 10 whole years. Let it begin.