Combined 4784 yards from scrimmage and 38 touchdowns in first season
Been out of commission all week with something or other that made my head feel like a frozen pineapple and I’m still am not totally right, but I’m in the land of the living so no complaints.
Let’s get to it. You are the brand new owner of a sports franchise playing its first season. Throwing money everywhere to get the word out. Tweeting till your silver spoon grabbing fingers cramp up, eyes red as hell and your significant other screaming up to your office to get off the damn computer and come to bed. The draft is a few days away and you’re excited…
Excited because there’s a once in a generation stud on the board everyone is clamoring for…but you have the first pick. You have the chance to make hundreds of millions over the course of his career because he’s just that athlete.
GM’s all over the place are calling you, texting you, hell…little girls selling girl scout cookies are passing you their Dad’s card all the while with their hands out because they know you’re rich…
But all you can think about is this player. You know he’s can’t miss and would be a dumbass to not pick him. He’s the perfect athlete on and off the field. Madison avenue is signing this kid to 8 figure endorsement deals before he signs his first pro contract. You have to take him right?
In a perfect world the athlete I speak of is Cam Newton. I’m going with him. What he did this year in his first season is as incredible and explosive as any rookie pro athlete I’ve ever seen and there’s not an athlete alive with as much promise ahead of him at his age. Can you think of one? If so write it down.
To be clear, your pick can be anyone who has ever played any sport of your choosing. Would it be Michael Jordan? Jim Brown? Ronaldinho? Serena or Venus Williams? Lawrence Taylor? Peyton Manning? Alex Rodriquez? Julius Erving? Wilt Chamberlain? Anfernee Hardaway? Chris Webber? Ken Griffey Jr.? Albert Belle? Randall Cunningham? Michael Vick? Thierry Henry? Joe DiMaggio? Wayne Gretzky? Adrian Peterson? Jerry Rice? Frank Lampard? Kaka? Fritz Pollard? Tim Tebow? Reggie Jackson? Candace Parker? Bob Gibson? Larry Bird? LeBron James? Brittney Yevette Griner? Reggie White? John Elway? Dirk Nowitzki? Mickey Mantle? Bill Russell? Willie Mays? David Beckham? Barry Bonds? Josh Hamilton? Kobe Bryant? Derrick Rose? AJ Green? Bo Jackson?
I’m just throwing names out there. How about Tom Brady? Pele? Allen Iverson? Cristiano Ronaldo? Ndamakong Suh? His teammate Calvin Johnson? Walter Payton? Josh Gibson? Oscar Charleston? Satchel Paige? John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil? Troy Aikman? Randy Moss? Miguel Cabrera? Dwight Gooden? Yao Ming? Jim Plunkett? Robert Griffin III? Lionel Messi? Andrew Luck? Charles Woodson? Patrick Peterson? Pat Tillman? Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin? Dan Marino? Stephen Strasburg?
The kid your neighbor is throwing a ball to right now who is catching everything and running over toddlers at age three?
Who? The choice is yours? Try not to go with the easy ones. Make it creative. Make a case for current athletes as well as the icons? This thread should go on for years like this one…you know the one in the TSF Hall of Fame.
Have a great weekend. I have some good stuff coming next week. Be peace…