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Angelo Cataldi And The 94WIP Morning Show's Top 12 Philadelphia Sports People Of 2014

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --- The sportsperson of the year, according to PIE Magazine, is defined as the most prominent sports figure. The person of the year is a noteworthy figure, in a positive or negative fashion.

Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show have come up with their 12 most prominent Philadelphia sports people on Wednesday. Remember, all of these names aren't on the list for positive reasons.

12. Dominic Brown

Domonic Brown
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From a Cowboys fan to a horrendous season, Brown is one of the most disliked athletes in Philadelphia today.

11. Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 3: Joel Embiid #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the 2014 NBA rookie photo shoot on August 3, 2014 at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser /NBAE via Getty Images)

Embiid was the No. 3 overall pick by the Sixers this Spring. However, he has yet to play a game as he recovers from an injury, but is an excellent dancer.

10. John Middleton

John Middleton is reportedly trying to become the majority owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, a baseball team in decline.

9. Sam Hinkie

Nerlens Noel Press Conference
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Hinkie has orchestrated the polarizing "tanking" strategy of the Sixers. Either you love him, or hate him.

8. Jamie Moyer

Moyer made his debut as Phillies broadcaster this year and then decided to step down after the season.

7. Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper
Actor Bradley Cooper poses for the press during the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, January 15, 2012. (Credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Cooper is the voice of many awesome Eagles promotional videos/commercials that have gone viral.

6. Ruben Amaro Jr. 

Ruben Amaro Jr.
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The Phillies general manager is the Philadelphia sports personality fans love to hate the most.

5. Jeremy Maclin

Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a first-down pass against Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 21, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Maclin missed the entire 2013 season after tearing his ACL. He then took a one-year deal over the summer with the Eagles to prove himself, and boy is he doing that.

Maclin has 74 catches, 1,109 yards, and 10 touchdowns with three games left to play.

4. Ken Giles

Ken Giles
Ken Giles makes his MLB debut on June 12, 2014. (Photo credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Giles is the Phillies' new fan favorite, the 100 MPH man! At 24 years old, he was the lone bright spot from the 2014 season.

3. Jonathan Papelbon

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 14: Manager Ryne Sandberg #23 of the Philadelphia Phillies talks with closer Jonathan Papelbon #58 after Papelbon was ejected from the game for making an obscene gesture while leaving the field after the final out in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins in a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)


On the other side of the coin, is Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, one of the least liked athletes in Philly.

2. Chip Kelly

Oakland Raiders v Philadelphia Eagles
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Kelly reversed the 4-12 2012 Eagles into 10-6 NFC East Champs in his first year, and now has the Eagles 9-4 looking for their second straight division title. In 29 regular season games as head coach, Kelly is 19-10. Philadelphia is quickly becoming Chipadelphia.

1. Mo'ne Davis

Mo'ne Davis
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Some thought the media attention was over-the-top, but either way, everyone was talking about the 13-year-old female Little League World Series star, Mo'ne Davis.

Honorable mention: Michael Carter-Williams, Jakub Voracek, Joshua Harris, Ed Snider, DeSean Jackson, Nick Foles, Dave Fipp, Cole Hamels, LeSean McCoy

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