Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Deucebag or Honor Thy 42?
Every Wednesday, The Show honors the deucebag of the week. However, as I constantly shake my head at some of the stupid shit that goes on in the professional sports world, I also stumble across some of the good stuff that goes unnoticed. Thus, Wednesday is now a competition. Deucebag, or Honor Thy 42? (click here to see "deucebag" and honor thy 42 descriptions) Congratulations to ASU and current Arizona Diamondback for becoming The Show's initial Honor Thy 42 recipient. I believe it is only fitting that an ASU guy is the first winner of this award, since it is in honor of one Pat Tillman, an ASU graduate. Willie and his family in 1999 gave up his scholarship at Arizona State to allow another ASU baseball player to come back to school. I think this simple selfless act defines exactly what The Show is looking for in Honor Thy 42 recipients. "In 1999, Bloomquist gave up his scholarship at Arizona State to allow 3B Andrew Beinbrink to get that scholarship! "Everyone thought he'd (Beinbrink) go pro after the draft and when he came back his scholarship had been given to a freshman," Bloomquist said. "There was no money left to pay for his school, and my family was not rich but was in a financial position to pay for my schooling, so we could give the scholarship back." Simple, subtle, and honorable. Until Next Time, Craig Turley @OldNBABalls
Posted by Craig Turley at 9:28 AM