By Gary Dzen/Boston.com Staff
The dog days of summer and the recent propensity by Forbes and others to complile power rankings got us thinking about who the most powerful athletes in Boston sports today are. These athletes not only have to be great on the field, they have to exert control in their own locker rooms and have some broader appeal. We're sticking to current athletes and to players rather than coaches/owners. Look through our list, and if you don't agree, follow the link below to give your own power rankings.