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Alright all y'all who bitched about SI picking D-Wade, your choice is....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Guybehindtheguy, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Tiger, Tiger Woods y'all.

    AP Athlete of the Year. As voted on by your bosses (or yourself, if you happen to be the boss). Where's the handwringing now? What about Joey Cheek? Or Federer (who I thought would win). Y'all had the chance to right all of SI's wrongs and you picked Tiger? Lame.
     
  2. nafselon

    nafselon Active Member

    Yeah that Tiger certainly was disappointing this season. Don't see what that guy did to deserve the award. Didn't see why they would give the award to such an athlete...I mean hell he didn't even make the cut at one tournament.

    There was thread before the NFL season started that handicapped the award and most of us figured it would take a serious performance from an NFL player to catch Eldrick. LDT almost did.

    Federer's third-place finish was definitely solid. Most love he's gotten from the AP so far.

    So what are you whining about?
     
  3. There was much hand-wringing and complaining (not by me) when SI picked Wade over candidates considered more deserving. I'd go find the thread, but I'm too damn lazy.
    I defended the Wade pick and got considerable heat for it (no pun intended). I figured the posters would implore their bosses to rectify things in the AP vote and make a pick that would better all mankind, as SI apparently failed to do.
    There is no bigger Tiger fan than me. I have no problem with the selection, but I guess I'm a little surprised those same posters who slammed SI for picking Wade aren't doing the same when they chose Tiger over Wade and Federer.
    Hmmm...
     
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    In addition to what Buck said, Tiger has already won the SI award twice -- I think that he's the only person to do that. If he had never won the award, or only won it in 1996, then I think that there would have been considerable discussion with respect to him. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if he had never won the award before, he would have been a lock to win it this year.
     
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Tiger dominated late in the season as he missed the US Open cut after he came back following his father's death and then won the emotional British Open where he openly wept and showed something new to the golf world. He went on to dominate with a win streak.

    If anything, perhaps Earl Woods should have been SI's choice and Tiger getting AP's honor was correct.
     
  6. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    It's racism. A half-black man wins over D-Wade? Racism I tell you.
     
  7. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    The winner should still be Rodger Federer.
     
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    And if anyone cared about men's tennis, he would have been.

    There's your answer.
     
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    If everyone was whining about Wade getting SI's Sportsman honor, why would anyone complain that Tiger got the AP honor? If anything, people could make the argument that the AP did "rectify things."

    Personally, I would have went with LDT ... This wasn't even Tiger's best year and LDT is doing things no other running back in history has. I thought he deserved it, but you can't argue with Tiger winning two majors and half the tournaments he entered. Outstanding year.

    Wade won a championship and Finals MVP. Someone does that every year in the NBA.
     
  10. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Athlete of the Year? It's got to be Cam Ward.
     
  11. ...still Federer.
     
  12. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Federer would be a worthy pick, but nobody gives a flip about tennis.
     
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