Roy Halladay, who had never been on Bloomberg's list of the most powerful figures in sports, came in at number 30 in their latest ranking:
This list takes into account not only a player's on field performance, but also his off the field marketing potential. Peyton Manning leads the list, as Halladay lands just behind Chris Johnson. Bloomberg notes his lack of a significant endorsement deal as a reason why he is not ranked higher.
ZOMG maybe he doesn't need to be bothered with such things- like an abundance of endorsements and calling into Howard Eskin's show. Ironically, Hollywood Howard lands at number 67 on the list- he was 14 last year. Weird to see the decline considering Howard was everywhere this year.
Of course, Halladay is on the cover of the upcoming MLB 2K11. Speaking of MLB 2K11 (transition!), Brian Wilson promoted the game on the otherwise unwatchable George Lopez show last night. Figures that the guy who will haunt our memories for years to come is on the payroll helping to promote the game with Doc on the cover. Even still, he's damn funny. Video after the jump.