Monday, November 29, 2010

Time Person of the Year fantasy draft

By Rick Morris

We at FDH are holding our second annual Time Person of the Year fantasy draft. It was certainly very fun for us to stage last year. We’ll be doing so on our 125th Episode of THE FDH LOUNGE (Tuesdays, 7-10 PM EST on

The scoring is simple: pick the winner. Ideally, such a contest is conducted with four owners making six picks or five owners making five picks in a standard serpentine draft.

We took the 25 finalists named by Time and ranked them on this draft board. The number in parentheses is the ranking in a poll on the site as of November 28, 2010. The web page with links to all bios of finalists is here.


1 “The Unemployed American” (8)

2 Tea Party leader Sarah Palin (10)

3 Former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (17)

4 US President Barack Obama (7)

5 Talk show host Glenn Beck (5)

6 New British Prime Minister David Cameron (13)

7 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (3)

8 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (11)

9 Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (4)


10 The Chilean Miners (9)

11 Would-be Ground Zero mosque leader Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (16)

12 Federal regulators Elizabeth Warren, Mary Schapiro and Sheila Bair (19)

13 Former BP CEO Tony Hayward (25)

14 Chinese President Hu Jintao (14)

15 Tea Party financiers David and Charles Koch (21)


16 Pop star Lady Gaga (2)

17 NBA star LeBron James (22)

18 Afghan President Hamid Karzai (23)


19 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (15)

20 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (1)

21 Apple CEO Steve Jobs (6)


22 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (20)

23 Chinese dissident and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo (12)

24 Scientist and synthetic DNA creator J. Craig Venter (18)

25 Novelist Jonathan Franzen (24)

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