Best Athletes of the 2010s

The 10 Most Dominate Athletes Of The 2010s

These are the athletes that have dominated their sports more than anyone in the 2010s.


Sports figures are everywhere nowadays. They are plastered all over the media and all over advertisements. These athletes on this list are something else. These athletes have consistently been the best at what they do. These athletes have been dominating for years and as the last year of the 2010s its time to take a look at who was the most dominant athletes at their sport and their position. From Buster Posey to Tom Brady, these are ten athletes who have been the most dominant throughout the 2010s.

10. Buster Posy

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Who's Buster Posey you say? Buster Posey is a catcher for the San Francisco Giants in the MLB and one of the most dominant catchers of all time. Ever since entering the MLB, Buster Posey, he's been in six all-star games, one MVP award, gold glove winner, three-time World Series winner. The list goes on, for a catcher to do this is rare.

9. Steph Curry

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There is no better shooter of all time than Steph Curry. Steph Curry came into mainstream basketball in the mid-2010s after capturing his second all-star appearance, first of two MVP awards, and one of three NBA championships. What a great resume, but what makes Steph Curry dominate, is his shooting. There is no better shooter in the NBA at the moment not will there be a better shooter than Steph Curry.

8. LIonel Messi

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He has been dominate since the mid-2000s, but he carries his dominance into the 2010s for sure. The soccer player from Argentina has racked up numerous records in the decade. He has won a record-tying five Balloon d'Or trophies for the best soccer player. He also holds records for most goals for Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Even in his thirties, he's not going to stop.

7. Simone Biles

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She hasn't been around that long compared to other athletes on this list, but the way she performed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. There is no way she cannot be on this list. The way she dominated her competition in gymnastics was like no other. She ended up going gold in four out of the five competitions she was in. Talk about dominant!

6. J.J. Watt

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There is no other destructive defensive player in this decade than JJ Watt who has shown to be an all-time great. He has been riddled with injuries in the past couple of years, but when he is at his full he is the best. He is a multiple time pro bowler, all-pro, and has taken home NFL's best defensive player of the year, three times. He's only one of two players to do so, but he did that in a span of four years.

5. Roger Federer

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Roger Federer wasn't as dominant as he was in the 2000s, but he deserves to be on this list. Roger Federer has been around in the Sport of tennis for years now, but his dominance to the sport still continues. From collecting a medal in the 2012 Olympics to winning five grand slams over this decade. There's nothing this man can do and will continue to do in the future.

4. Michael Phelps

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There is no other dominate Olympian ever than Michael Phelps. Throughout this decade he has collected nine gold medals and a total of fourteen medals overall. He holds several Olympic records that still stand. The way he dominated his competition and broke records like they were nothing but amazing. There will never be another Olympian and athlete like Michael Phelps.

3. Serena Williams

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No other woman has been more dominant in a sport than Serena Williams. Ever since 2010, she has won thirteen Grand Slams. She has consistently been number one in the rankings for women's tennis. She is also the most winning tennis player and most earning female tennis player of all-time. She is a great role model and someone who will continue to dominate in tennis.

2. Tom Brady

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No other player has won more Super Bowls than Tom Brady has, SIX! That's right six Super Bowl wins. That stat alone is amazing and he also has three MVP awards, most wins of a quarterback, and the consistency Tom Brady and the Patriots have been for a while. Tom Brady is the best NFL quarterback and arguably player of all time.

1. Lebron James

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No other player has dominated the sport that Lebron James has. From going to the NBA finals seven years in a row, to being in the all-star game every year of this decade. Also, don't forget the three NBA championships under his belt. Lebron James is the greatest basketball player of all time. The way he can play defense, pass the ball, and score points is like no other player I have ever seen.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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Every Question You Have About The Stanley Cup Playoffs, Answered

The Stanley Cup is upon us and there are a few things you should know if you're tuning in for the first time.


April is such a crazy time this year in the entertainment arena. With "March Madness" coming to a close, the Stanly Cup Playoffs beginning April 9th, "Game of Thrones" premiering its final season on Sunday, April 14th and "Avengers: End Game" premiering Friday, April 26, things are going to be insane all month long.

To kick things off, hockey fans everywhere are preparing for the Stanley Cup. Here are a few tips if you have no idea what the Stanley Cup is to make you look like you know exactly what you are talking about (even if you don't know anything about hockey in the first place).

1. What even is hockey, anyways?


Hockey is a sport that is played against two teams on the ice. The players wear skates, use ice hockey sticks and play with a rubber disc called a puck. The objective of the game is to score on the opponent's goal. The game itself can be very fast paced, physical and it's very popular in the United States, Canada, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.

2. Why do people care about the NHL?


It is widely thought that the NHL (in North America) is the most admired hockey league in the world. As of right now, there are currently 31 teams in the NHL both from the U.S. and Canada.

3. What is the Stanley Cup?


The Stanley Cup is named after Lord Stanley of Preston who was the 1892 Governor General of Canada. The shiny silver cup was purchased by him in London and he then donated it to award the top amateur hockey club located in Canada. The first winner of the Stanley Cup in 1893, was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (or MAAA). The cup has an escort (currently Philip Pritchard), who always accompanies it. The poor cup has seen its fair share of horror, including being urinated in by the New York Rangers.

4. So how do the Stanley Cup Playoffs work?


Well, the Stanley Cup Playoffs usually begin the first few weeks of April and can go into the first week of June (depending on how fast each team makes it thru the four rounds of best-of-seven series.) There are eight teams from each of the two conferences and are in the tournament depending on how well they did during the regular season. Whoever wins the cup gets the claim to the trophy for the year.

5. What happens if a team wins?


It's a really big deal to win the Stanley Cup. Basically, it's just a ton of bragging rights and being able to say that your team worked really hard to get there. Imagine working so hard to get that big promotion at work and you get it. It's a wonderful feeling but if you don't get it, well there can be some tears (and let me tell you it can be very sad watching hockey players cry.)

6. Who were last year's Stanley Cup winners?


The defending champs, the Washington Capitals, are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year. Winning for the first time in franchise history, the Capitals hope to make a Stanley Cup Final appearance and win again. Since I was six years old, I have been the biggest Capitals fan so being able to be in Washington D.C. and watch them win was one of the best moments in my life (I am hoping for a repeat... but this year there are some really awesome teams.)

7. Who is predicted to win?


Coming in hot with the most wins for the regular season and the team I have been calling to win since their loss to the Washinton Capitals during the third round of the playoffs last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning led by Steven Stamkos are the big favorites to win this year. Both the Calgary Flames and the Vegas Golden Knights are close contenders. I'm calling it now, though. The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hoisting the Stanley Cup in June.

8. Are there any underdogs?


Out of all the teams (besides the Washington Capitals of course), I was really hoping to see the Carolina Hurricanes go to the playoffs. This team, who have become famous this year for their post-game celebrations, have really stepped it up. The last time this team made a playoff run was in 2009. It's really great to see a team who isn't normally in the playoffs competing. Although I can't wish them luck as they are playing against the Capitals in the first round, I hope to see them play next year.

9. So who should I talk about to make it sound like I actually watch hockey?


Whenever I talk about hockey, people seem to like to quiz me on players to see if I really know hockey. A few players you should mention to people if they bring the Stanley Cup are as follows. Right Winger on the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov, is on fire this season with 87 assists. I hate to be basic but Alex Ovechkin and the reason for him is that he is sitting at 51 goals, making this his eighth season to obtain 50+ goals a season.

Brad Marchand is a huge fighter, but the Boston Bruins would be lost without him. If you really want to piss a New York Islanders fan off, you just need to mention John Tavares name. Lastly, Brent Burns is one of the best defensemen and plays for the San Jose Sharks. He's got some pretty great locks of hair and a big toothy smile but he can play hockey like no other. Of course, there are so many other talented great players this playoff run, but these are just a few you could mention.

10.  I heard there are a lot of fights in hockey ... do you think I'll see one?


Yes, fights happen in hockey all the time but especially during the playoffs. Tensions are high, but so are penalties. Tensions are especially high when a team is playing game four and if they don't win they are done. I have seen some pretty nasty fights break out during the playoffs and it's not pretty especially when it involves fans. Be prepared to see some fights break out and would not be surprised to see if Tom Wilson gets suspended again as he does every year (for no good reason) during the playoffs.

11. Why does the Stanley Cup Playoffs affect me?


The Stanley Cup Playoffs are way more fun than a lot of other sports playoffs in my opinion. I saw this first-hand when the Washington Capitals won and how the whole city of D.C., Virginia, and Maryland came together (yes we see you bandwagon fans). It's a sport that's fast, exciting and brings people together.

May the best team win.

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