Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blame Canada

I know I promised an actual running update, but my computer completely crashed last week and I wasn’t able to do it. I was able to recover the data and then miraculously, I got it to come back to life on Friday. So, a running update is coming, but this couldn’t wait…

The CBC Athlete of the Year was announced this weekend (here), and I have to say, I’m ashamed to be Canadian right now.

With all the great athletes this country has, Canadians decided to pick a dead horse as the Athlete of the Year; along with his rider, Eric Lamaze, who has previously served a 4 year suspension for testing positive for cocaine before the 1996 summer games. He then tested positive for a banned substance again, as well as cocaine, before the Sydney Games and was removed from the team.

A Horse is not even Human!! This is who we picked for our Athlete of the Year.

Others up for Nomination included Corey Perry (NHL – great finish to the season reaching 50 goals), Joey Votto (MLB – MVP caliber season), Patrick Chan (Figure Skater – World Camp), a slew of others, and Track and Field’s own, Dylan Armstrong. 

Track and Field is probably the most widely contested sport in the world. Dylan was the #1 ranked shot putter in the world in 2011, finished 2nd at the World Championships, Won the IAAF Diamond League, Won the Pan Am Games, Broke the Canadian Record (more than once), and Won the World Athletics Final. It was sad to see how few votes were cast in his direction; in the direction of all the other REAL athletes, for that matter.

The Horse (Hickstead), received 56.9 percent of the votes. Patrick Chan was 2nd with 11.6 percent and Dylan was 3rd with 9.6 percent. 

Really, Canada!?! That is pathetic.

Those who voted for a dead horse and its coked out rider as our National Athlete of the Year should be ashamed of themselves.

I know I am.

  - Linc


  1. When you first said "dead horse" I thought that was your nickname for the person that won, then I realized it was an actual dead horse. So weird.

  2. Agree 100%
    Funny thing ... while reading this I notice a horse saddle ad on the right hand side :)

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