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(ESPN)   Houston, you have the co-Sportspersons of the Year from Sports Illustrated   ( espn.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Watt, Texas, end J.J. Watt, Houston Texans, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Walking, baseman Jose Altuve  
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2017-12-05 11:51:48 AM  
I have no problem with that.
 
2017-12-05 12:33:42 PM  
Did they have to split the cash and prizes?
 
2017-12-05 12:36:58 PM  
Watt has been on injured reserve since Week 5

I see the "sports" part of "sportsman" is totally arbitrary this year.

/But, who'll lead to the Texans to their biannual first-round playoff exit?
 
2017-12-05 12:39:40 PM  

EyeballKid: Watt has been on injured reserve since Week 5

I see the "sports" part of "sportsman" is totally arbitrary this year.

/But, who'll lead to the Texans to their biannual first-round playoff exit?


You think the Texans are making the playoffs this season? Bless your heart.
 
2017-12-05 01:08:50 PM  
Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird
 
2017-12-05 01:09:50 PM  

McGrits: Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird


Not white enough.
 
2017-12-05 02:23:44 PM  
Trump declined the title after it was offered to him for not showing up to throw out the first pitch.
 
2017-12-05 03:12:44 PM  

McGrits: Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird


Wait, who was the other one? I assumed it was Altuve and Watt.
 
2017-12-05 03:19:39 PM  
Now that the link finally worked...it was. So...yeah, don't care.

It is kind weird to see "was used as a spokesman for a charity because he already had a national profile as famous white guy" as a reason for honor, but whatever.
 
2017-12-05 03:44:23 PM  

EyeballKid: McGrits: Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird

Not white enough.


Wow you are digging deep if you accuse ESPN of racism...

IAmRight: It is kind weird to see "was used as a spokesman for a charity because he already had a national profile as famous white guy" as a reason for honor, but whatever


If by "a" charity you mean "his own personal charity" that he then gave $30 million to other charities I guess so...it's cause he's a famous white guy.

Geez ESPN racist much?
 
2017-12-05 03:47:43 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EyeballKid: McGrits: Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird

Not white enough.

Wow you are digging deep if you accuse ESPN of racism...

IAmRight: It is kind weird to see "was used as a spokesman for a charity because he already had a national profile as famous white guy" as a reason for honor, but whatever

If by "a" charity you mean "his own personal charity" that he then gave $30 million to other charities I guess so...it's cause he's a famous white guy.

Geez ESPN racist much?


You read much? ESPN is reporting on Sports Illustrated.
 
2017-12-05 04:08:48 PM  

tpmchris: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EyeballKid: McGrits: Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird

Not white enough.

Wow you are digging deep if you accuse ESPN of racism...

IAmRight: It is kind weird to see "was used as a spokesman for a charity because he already had a national profile as famous white guy" as a reason for honor, but whatever

If by "a" charity you mean "his own personal charity" that he then gave $30 million to other charities I guess so...it's cause he's a famous white guy.

Geez ESPN racist much?

You read much? ESPN is reporting on Sports Illustrated.


Read much?  The award is from SI, the article is written by ESPN.

/was mocking the du jour racism cry not actually calling ESPN racist.
 
2017-12-05 05:32:15 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: tpmchris: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EyeballKid: McGrits: Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird

Not white enough.

Wow you are digging deep if you accuse ESPN of racism...

IAmRight: It is kind weird to see "was used as a spokesman for a charity because he already had a national profile as famous white guy" as a reason for honor, but whatever

If by "a" charity you mean "his own personal charity" that he then gave $30 million to other charities I guess so...it's cause he's a famous white guy.

Geez ESPN racist much?

You read much? ESPN is reporting on Sports Illustrated.

Read much?  The award is from SI, the article is written by ESPN.

/was mocking the du jour racism cry not actually calling ESPN racist.


Listen, I know what this is about. You want me to get an abortion!
 
2017-12-05 06:07:10 PM  
not surprised (by Altuve at least), but was hoping for Federer/Nadal.
 
2017-12-05 07:06:19 PM  
What do the kids say? SMH? Even a topic like this turns racial/political these days.
 
2017-12-05 07:13:41 PM  
Oh, also, fun fact ,.. The actual quote is "Houston we've had a problem." I know that's heartbreaking for all the very creative and original sports directors out there.
 
2017-12-05 11:00:11 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EyeballKid: McGrits: Nothing in TFA about Altuve?

Weird

Not white enough.

Wow you are digging deep if you accuse ESPN of racism...

IAmRight: It is kind weird to see "was used as a spokesman for a charity because he already had a national profile as famous white guy" as a reason for honor, but whatever

If by "a" charity you mean "his own personal charity" that he then gave $30 million to other charities I guess so...it's cause he's a famous white guy.

Geez ESPN racist much?


Yes, his own charity like basically every athlete has.

He then became the front person for it because it hit the town he plays in and he was their most famous guy with the high Q-score. So he made his appeal and people that wanted to donate went to his place to donate.

Then the charity did what charities do and gave money.

I mean, cool and all...but people make it out to be like he was out there doing a lot of soliciting funds individual by individual or giving his own money.

It was the equivalent of an athlete endorsement but for charity.

Great and all, but not really Sportsperson of the Year stuff.

/maybe he did more than I know of, but that's all anyone's ever praised, as it seems to be all anyone needs
 
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