Tiger Woods getting Athlete of the Year award an American farce: Roger Federer deserves it
Tiger Woods won the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award in this silly season of end-of-the-year honors. Now, this award only ranks slightly above that spelling bee trophy you took in first grade. Hence, the lag time in even feeling the need to talk about it.
But it’s still a complete farce.
But he didn’t. And athlete of the year deserves to go to the star who almost did, the most dominant athlete in any sport. That without question is tennis’ Roger Federer.
Federer won three of the four tennis tournaments that matter, came very close to the fourth and that Grand Slam. He went 92-5 in 2006. Ninety two and five! Mull that ridiculous record over for a moment.
Even Tiger knows Federer was robbed by U.S. Sports Editors who wouldn’t recognize Federer if he sat on their desk.
“What he’s done in tennis, I think, is far greater than what I’ve done in golf,” Woods said of his Nike buddy. “He’s lost what, five matches in three years? That’s pretty good.”
That’s the stuff of ultimate greatness, a season that makes even Tiger’s look human by comparison.
Going with Woods isn’t as egregious as Sports Illustrated selecting Dwayne Wade as its Sportsman of the Year. But at least everyone knows SI goes with what subject will make the best feature story - and sell magazines - not the real athlete of the year.
What’s the AP Sports Editors’ excuse? Did the guy in Des Moines think Tiger would play better in corn country?
Tiger Woods winning AP Male Athlete of the Year only proves how embarrassingly provincial Americans can be. Too bad there aren’t enough U.S. sports fans like Tiger and me who can see the entire sports world.
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In golf, Tiger had to beat the whole field; whilst Federer only have to beat the people in his draw, and sometimes, he did get lucky when the higher seeds fell before he had to meet them.
Tiger had to face ALL the top golfers in every single Major. Meanwhile, I think Federer only faced Nadel once in Majors.
are like so and so, everyone has one". One would assume
that since you write a blog, that somehow you would
know what the hell you were talking about.....
well there goes that theory.
Yes,Roger Federer is a wonderful athlete, with some of the same qualities as Tiger, but for this year Tiger is the
athlete of the year. So why don't you blog about something that is debateable.
completely blind you to the realities of the differences
between golf and tennis!!!!
In other words, don't be an idiot.
Golf does not require the speed, endurance , or agility of sports like Boxing, Wrestling(the legitimate kind) or Track and Field
The athlete of the year should be nobody other than Jeremy Wariner, the greatest 400 meter runner since Michael Johnson. He is on target to surpass even the peerless Johnson.
For those who have no knowledge of Jeremy, I suggest that you read about him and his fabulous career a World and Olympic champion. He is an American, by the way.
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