Mike Arrington just wrote a Blogger Dream Team Manifesto, admonishing other prominent bloggers about raising too much capital, with the clearly stated goal of doing a rollup with some of them and subsequently "crushing" Dan Farber and CNet.
He's even gone so far as to post a picture of the original basketball Dream Team from the 1992 Olympics (i'm guessing Mike wants to be like Mike).
It's an impressive gauntlet thrown, but what i want to know is:
Who is Arrington's Blogger equivalent of Charles Barkley?
* Michael Jordan = Michael Arrrington, TechCrunch
* Magic Johnson = Om Malik, GigaOm
* Karl Malone = Richard MacManus, ReadWriteWeb
* Patrick Ewing = Matt Marshall, VentureBeat
* Charles Barkley = ?????
Henry Blodget? Mathew Ingram? Rafat Ali? (not anymore, it seems)
other suggestions in the comments, please?