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Intro

Michael Phelps
Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
How many people are cool? How many athletes? I find most people I come across that I would find "cool", and I've been lucky enough to have met many of the athletes I find cool. Here is a list of the top athletes that I find cool. Who do you find cool? Be sure to comment and let me know! Enjoy.
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#27: Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija
Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
The new "stache" is cool. He's played two sports really well, and that's not easy to do- and that's cool. If he continues to improve, I'll keep thinking he's cool because well- I'm a Cubs fan and I have to think something is cool there...right?
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#26: Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush
Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
Reggie Bush is insanely cool, you know? He was a stud in college, didn't get a real shot with the Saints for some reason, and now he stars for the Marlins. He also dated a Kardashian and boom- that's cool.
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#25: Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning
Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
Peyton Manning coming back from all those surgeries is cool. What he's getting paid even though he's a major injury risk- takes some of the coolness away. As long as he keeps doing funny commercials- I'll continue to find them cool.
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#24: Eli Manning

Eli Manning
Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
I find the Manning brothers to be a little obnoxious, but you can't discount their popularity as uncool. They made the list because of their SNL skits that I still laugh at. When I can laugh at something? I think it's cool. Boom.
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#23: Lebron James

LeBron James
Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY
LeBron James is cool, and that hurts me. He's number 23 because that's a great number. You'll find number 6 to be really ironic...and that makes me the coolest of them all. If LeBron continues to rock championships, he'll probably be less uncool- and more cool.
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#22: Tony Romo

Tony Romo
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Tony Romo is cool. He dates hot blondes, and came from nowhere. I need him to be my fantasy beast this year, and that's cool.
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#21: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
I find linsanity cool. I'm all about the nickname. He also sleeps on couches and floor and that's where I enjoy to take my naps as well. Enjoy Houston Jeremy- you cool Harvard dude you.
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#20: Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin
When you can come up with cool nicknames like RG3, that automatically makes you cool. He also likes subway, and that's my favorite place to eat. Cool. Looks like me and RG3 have something in common...and that's being cool.
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#19: Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter
Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
The man owns New York. That's cool. He's dated some of the hottest movie stars on the planet, and I don't need to get into how that's cool.
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#18: Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Being the best player in a draft? Is cool. I think he's got an awesome name, and that's much cooler than mine. He also makes bald spots cool so keep on keepin' on Mr. Luck.
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#17: Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp
Matt Kemp is cool. He's dated Rhianna (bingo bango) and that's cool. He's one of the best players in baseball and locked one heck of a deal. If that's not cool- than I'm not cool.
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#16: Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
It's not even that I think he's that cool, it's that hanging out with him would make me cool by association. And that's cool. If that makes sense?
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#15: Clay Matthews

Clay Matthews
Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
The fact I would be terrified of this guy running full speed at me is cool. He's got hair like fabio, and that's also cool. If you don't think he's cool- you must be a Bears fan like me- but hey...cool is cool.
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#14: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best soccer players in the world. He's probably a lady killer, and can bend it like Beckham when he wants too. I find that cool and would love to have a cold one with the man one day.
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#13: Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers
Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Aaron Rodgers and his commercials for discount double check/championship belt are cool. He's got a super bowl ring, and that's cool. He's a stud for my fantasy team, triple cool. Keep it Aaron.
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#12: Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant is as cool as they come. Laid back, down to the earth and one heck of a player. He's cool in his own ways, and that's what makes him cool.
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#11: Hope Solo

Hope Solo
Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
This picture of Hope Solo is cool. She's an outstanding goalie, and that's cool. She admits to getting hammered and having a "good time" with olympic athletes after gold medal wins and that is the COOLEST. Well I shouldn't say it like that, but whatever. She's fun to listen too, and I think that's cool.
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#10: Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper
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Bryce Harper takes a lot of flack for a ton of things, and that is NOT cool. Harper is only 19, and he's allowed to be 19. He's one heck of a talent, and he plays the game one way- hard. And that's cool. As he continues to get older and better, he's going to build a brand around himself and that's cool. Bryce Harper is a cool guy and there's nothing anyone can say that can change my mind.
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#9: Mike Trout

Mike Trout
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Mike Trout is just fun to watch. He's an outstanding player, and that's cool. He seems to love playing the game and that's cooler. The fact he's as down to earth as he is? Makes him the coolest. Keep it up Trout.
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#8: Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson
Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Fear the beard! The fact he does Taco Bell commercials with the beard- is cool. He's a nasty closer, and hilarious so what else can an athlete do to be cool? I mean- look at that wildabeast on his face. He should be proud of that. I know I am.
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#7: Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews
Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
Jonathan Toews is cool. Yes, I'm from Chicago so I give my chi-town guys a little more love. Sue me. If you haven't seen his Lemon Head commercials with Patrick Kane you wouldn't know why he's so cool. Toews is a lady killer, wealthy, and tears down the city...how can that not be cool?
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#6: Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan was the most popular basketball player on the planet for a one time, and most (like me) consider him to be the best of all time. That's cool. MJ still has the most popular brand out there for athletes, and again- that is cool. I still wanna be like Mike- and that will always be cool.
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#5: Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban
Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
Mark Cuban is not considered an athlete, but he owns the Dallas Mavericks and that's cool. He's a self made billionaire that has no problem paying fines for going after officials on the stands. Cool. He sits next to players on the bench, cool. He questions players heart at halftime of an important game (Mr. Odom), and that's cool. Mark Cuban is cool. Watch sharktank and you won't be able too disagree with me.
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#4: Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose
Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
A little hometown love, yes. Derrick Rose is from the Windy City (like me), and he's already the most popular athlete that's come around since MJ. The way he handles himself is pure class and that's cool. Have you seen his return videos? If not, you need to find them because they are COOL. D-Rose baby- #TheReturn
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#3: Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum
Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Everything Tim Lincecum does is cool. He seems insanely relaxed and chill, and can eat In and Out Burger like a champ even though he weighs 114 lbs. That's cool. Although, I might happen to find his video game character cooler because of his music but hey- who else gets to hang out with their video game twin? That's what I thought.
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#2: Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan
Mark Konezny-US PRESSWIRE
In my opinion, Alex Morgan is one of the sexiest athletes alive. She's incredibly talented and attractive and that's all fine and dandy- but the way she handles herself in the public eye? Is 100% cool. Did I mention she's insanely hot? If I were as cool as Alex Morgan, I probably wouldn't be making this list.
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#1: Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander
Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Justin Verlander is the definition of cool. He throws absolutely ched on the mound, has won the MVP and cy young awards, and stars in some pretty cool commercials. Throw in the fact he's dating Kate Upton, and you know what- you are easily the number 1 in my book.

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