Thierry Henry makes the list of Time's most influential people of the year. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs guard, and a good buddy of Henry's writes the tribute >>
Other athletes and sports personalities who made it to the list were Roger Federer, Chien Ming Wang, Tiger Woods, Tony Dungy, and Garry Kasparov.
David Beckham did not make the list. I thought he might be there since he was touted as the messiah who would save MLS from obscurity. Just kidding. But he did write the tribute to Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, thereby responsible for inflicting Sanjaya Malakar on us, and the person who introduced Becks to Posh Spice.