Sportsman Spieth Springs to top Spot!!
Jordan Spieth can solidify his grasp on Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year award tomorrow if he wins the Fed Ex Cup. He is currently in first place, one clear of Henrik Stenson, and four clear of the rest of the field.
10:20 am Update: Lanny Admits Mistake
How foolish I was to push for 21-year-old Jordan Spieth to win Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year award. All Spieth did was win two majors at a younger age than every other one of SI’s previous golfing Sportsmen of the Year.
Oh, how wrong I was! SI needs to reward the pretty white girls of the U.S. women’s soccer team. Just think: What a message that would send to Serena Williams and all the other WOC! Stop getting so damned… uppity!!
And a message to Jordan Spieth and the rest of the world of golf: If you want SI to recognize you, play a whiter sport. Too many men of color in golf! Why, your biggest star for the past 15 years was black, don’t you know! Lily White is the new Black. Or at least the new touchstone for women’s soccer.
Look at these pretty white girls! Doesn’t that make you proud to be a pretty, white American!
If SI doesn’t select these pretty white girls as Sportswomen of the Year, that would send an icky message of inclusivity. Gag me with a spoon!
7:08 am Update: Morning Drive Watch
I joined the show eight minutes in. (I turned on GC expecting live coverage of the Euro event.) How long until they make a superfluous mention of Tiger Woods, causing me to turn them off. Rosaforte and DiMarco are in the studio so over/under is five minutes.
[Note: I think GC said tee times moved up at Atlanta, due to weather. PGA Tour Twitter account says nothing… par for the course…
Okay, they have definitely been moved. That’s great! Now I can watch golf this morning before football starts. Worked out well. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for clouds w/o rain, which would also be nice. An uninterrupted final round would be optimum, and the NFL bores me for the most part, so I’ll be watching golf whenever they show it on Sunday.]
- Gary Van Sickle seems convinced Sports Illustrated is going to go with the women’s soccer team. That would be a ridiculous choice, though. The U.S. women’s soccer team draws from a pool of 330 million people and is competing against much smaller nations (often nations where women’s athletics is hardly even a thing). I already pointed out that the U.S. women have three 1sts, one 2nd, and three 3rds in the only seven world cups played. In the Olympics, they have five 1sts and one 2nd in the six that have been held. In other words, the U.S. women winning a worldwide soccer event has all the drama of a U.S. vs. Grenada war.
- Can you imagine SI giving the award to the lily-white U.S. women’s soccer team for winning an easy event and snubbing Serena Williams who won the first three legs of the tennis Grand Slam?
- I noticed yesterday that none of the mainstream golf media outlets are live-blogging the Fed Ex Championship. But let Tiger Woods play the Podunk Minor Leagues Invitational and they all live blog it. Gee, you think if they gave that kind of attention to Jordan Spieth, he might already be a lock for the SI Sportsman of the Year? After all, Woods got it for winning two amateur events and some weak fall series events. Jordan has won two majors as a 21-year-old. Talk about a double standard if he doesn’t win.