5@10: Needle movers from the Panhandle

5@10: Needle movers from the Panhandle

May 13th, 2013 by Jay Greeson in Sports - Columns

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. -- The 5-at-10 has taken the show on the road.

We are going to move quicky as the sand, tots and mini-golf are on the agenda.

From the sun-splashed veranda of the "Talks too much" studios, let's make the magic happen.

Needle movers

For the regular readers, you know the drill. The 5-at-10 is normally five things on our mind at 10 a.m. Five at 10, pretty genius, huh?

Well, since we are sneaking up on 700 consecutive 5-at-10s on Mondays-Fridays, we can hardly stop now.

That said, when we're on vacation, we have to adapt and overcome -- i.e. shorten the process.

LeBron James

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

So we do top 5 lists (and if you have any suggestions/requests, fire away).

Today, we're going with sports' biggest needle-movers of the last 25 years:

1) Michael Jordan -- Biggest sports star globally since Ali

2) Tiger Woods -- Sunday's win at the Players magnified today's pop-culture fact in golf -- whether you love him or hate him, things are infinitely more interesting when Tiger is involved

3) Mike Tyson -- boxing has never been the same since his implosion

4) LeBron James -- OG's going to protest, but the NBA is relevant again because of the King

5) Roger Federer -- if he made us watch tennis, that's an accomplishment on it's own