It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Every dish in the house is soiled, the tablecloth is stained, the rug is a shambles, and there’s dry, stringy, tasteless turkey leftover for the next two weeks.
See why I eat steak instead?
That also means it’s time for another AWITP holiday tradition – Jay’s Sports Awards, a.k.a. the Jazzys. We’ll look back at the wacky, the wonderful, the whimsical, and the absolute best the sports world has given us in the last year.
The Turkey of the Year Award opens the festivities, reserved for the biggest chump, lunkhead, or dingbat we saw over the last months…and believe me, there was no shortage of nominees. Ryan Lochte, the IOC, Sepp Blather and Chuck Blazer, the U.S. Women’s soccer team and their two-faced, duplicitous behavior regarding the phony “equal pay” demand (hint: they asked for the deal they have now, and there’s already been a court case finding against their position…they didn’t mention anything about THAT on 60 Minutes, did they) – there as a great deal of bad behavior to lament.
But no one was more disrespectful, disingenuous, and disgusting, and that was B-list footballer Colin Kaepernick of the currently 1-9 San Francisco 49ers. He doesn’t really know what he’s protesting, but he’s right because…you know…RACISM.
Actually, it’s just a me first anti-social act of douchebaggery by a punk kid whose money makes it so he never has to grow up. There’s too much of that around these days. You can major in it in college now…especially in California and Missouri.
That football field is a workplace, and since the athlete-biased press won’t let Roger Goodelle have the balls to clip this behavior like he should, it’s up to the owners. You don’t see any of the Pittsburgh Steelers protesting the National anthem do you?
Moreover, at the end of the day, from a legal strandpoint, it’s not a reasonable time place or manner.
That’s okay. soon enough Colin Kaepernick and his pals will fade, and we can get back to watching balletic feats of aerial skill by quick-draw QBs and sticky-handed receivers while bowling ball full back topple linebackers like ninepins. After all, it’s supposed to unite us and make us forget our troubles. Lord knows we need soothing after 2016…
2015 – Tom Brady
2014 – Hack Golf/Foot Golf
2013 – Tiger Woods
2012 – Lance Armstrong
2011 – Steve Williams
2010 – Tiger Woods
2009 – Tiger Woods
2008 – ESPN/NFL
2007 – Tom Farrey, ESPN
2006 – Turning Stone Casino