Move over, Tebowmania. Pound sand, Linsanity. The thing that’s really taking America by storm is Johnson Madness. At least according to Forbes Magazine.
On Tuesday Forbes released its list of the Top 10 Most Influential American Athletes, which was topped by NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. No, seriously. This is fairly impressive considering that this is the first time I can ever recall even talking about Jimmie Johnson, who I assume most people would confuse with the former Cowboys coach/Extenze pitchman of the same name.
Forbes compiled the list from a Nielsen survey of 1,100 adults, the majority of which apparently live below the Mason-Dixon Line.
The rest of the Top 10:
2. Tim Tebow (A person who the majority of Americans can actually name)
3. Peyton Manning (His influence was pretty apparent on the Colts alone last season)
4. Manny Pacquaio (Uhh… Didn’t you guys say “American” athlete? Otherwise I can’t argue with the inclusion of an actual Congressman on the list)