You didn't think we could do a list without Jimmer did you? Fredette is likely to sweep every major player of the year award this year, but during his collegiate career he won three conference championships, no tournament championships and never came close to a national championship, although he made it to the Sweet 16 this year.
In 1998, he led Utah to the brink of the national championship before the Utes lost to Kentucky in the NCAA Finals. In the NBA, Miller has started 835 games for five different teams, but has never come close to playing for a championship.
The former Ute star got his team to the Elite Eight in 1997, a year after getting to the Sweet 16. As a professional, he averaged 16 points and seven rebounds in 10 seasons, and he made it to the NBA Finals twice in 2002 with New Jersey and in 2006 with Dallas, but lost both times.
The Payette, Idaho, native was a Hall-of-Fame baseball player who played 22 years for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals. He hit more American League home runs than anyone except Babe Ruth with 573. The closest he ever came to winning the big one was in 1965 when the Twins lost to Los Angeles in the World Series.
He's a two-time MVP, who has been one of the NBA's top point guards for the past decade and has led the league in assists and free throw percentage several times. But the closest he's ever come to a title were three conference championship series, in 2003 with Dallas and 2006 and 2010 with Phoenix.
A Hall of Fame quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, he set several records in the NFL and passed for more than 45,000 yards in his career. But he'll always be remembered for his inability to win the big one, as he lost four straight Super Bowls in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993.
He hit more career home runs than anyone (762) and more in one season than anyone (73), and won more MVP awards (7) than anyone in major league history. However he made it to the World Series just once, in 2002, where the Giants were beaten by the Anaheim Angels in a seven-game series. Of course, Bonds' entire career has been tarnished by suspected steroid use.
He's only 26, but most folks believed LeBron would have won an NBA title by now. But in his seven seasons in Cleveland, he made it to the Finals just once, in 2007. In 2008-09 and 2009-10, he led the Cavs to the best record in the NBA both years, but they couldn't even make it to the Finals, losing to Orlando and Boston. He may have a chance to finally win a title with Miami in the coming years.
Mr. Cub hit 512 career home runs, was a two-time MVP and is a Hall-of-Famer. However, playing for the Chicago Cubs his entire 19-year career gave him no chance of winning a World Series title. In fact, he never even played in a World Series or a playoff game.
When he was in his prime in the 1990s, Griffey was considered the best baseball player in the majors because of his offensive prowess and defensive ability. He played most of his 22-year career with Seattle but also played eight years in Cincinnati and briefly with the Chicago White Sox. He hit 630 home runs, No. 5 on the all-time list, but never won a World Series or even played in one.
Sir Charles was a league MVP, a two-time member of the Olympic Dream Team and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. But the closest the Round Mound of Rebound ever came to a championship was in 1993 when his Phoenix Suns lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls.
He played 17 years and is known as the best quarterback to have never won a Super Bowl. He holds several NFL passing records and 31 Miami Dolphins franchise records, but never won the big game. In his only Super Bowl appearance, he lost Super Bowl XIX to Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers.
An 11-time NBA all-star for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers, Baylor played in eight NBA Finals times, losing to the Boston Celtics seven of the eight times. He retired in 1971 and the following season, the Lakers had perhaps the greatest season in NBA history, winning 33 straight games and defeating New York for the NBA title. He missed by one year.
He won the AL MVP twice, Triple Crown twice, led the league in batting 10 times, had 19 all-star appearances and is the last player to hit .400, in 1941. However, his only World Series appearance was in 1946 when Red Sox lost to St. Louis in seven games.
In this photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, John F. Kennedy looks at a bat with baseball greats, from left, Ted Williams, Eddie Pellagrini and Hank Greenberg in this photo dated April, 1946.
OK, this is two athletes, but you can't separate John Stockton and Karl Malone two Hall-of-Famers who played together for 18 years for the Utah Jazz. Stockton is the all-time NBA assists leader and Malone is the No. 2 all-time scorer. Both were all-stars several times and Malone won two MVP awards. Twice Stockton and Malone made it to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, only to be beaten by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.