Peyton Manning named Sportsman of the Year. In lesser news, also named Pizza Franchisee of the Year.
So the big news is on Dec. 23, Sports Illustrated will name Peyton Manning their Sportsman of the Year. Now granted, print is dead and really this is a do nothing award, yet at the same time it is absolute horseshit that a major media outlet would name this guy the best/most noteworthy athlete this year. At least 8 other, more deserving sportsman of the year:
- Adrian Peterson (came back from a far worse injury)
- LeBron (Hate to say it but true)
- David Ortiz (Boston Strong, etc)
- Johnny Manziel
- Jonathon Toews
- Mariano Rivera (purely for the swan song)
- Russel Wilson
- Tom Brady
Not for nothing, but I’m not the only one who believes this.
Sidenote, all the cool kids leave the world wide leader before they become what they’ve hated.