For the inaugural class I am honoring Roddy White. On finding out that his boss Roger Goodell would be making a total of $20 million per year had this to say: "How in the hell can u pay a man this much money that cant run tackle or catch," Indeed Roddy: how could a man who is only The Commissioner of the most profitable league in America make such an outstanding salary. I mean when was the last time you saw Goodell try to bust up a wedge or cover the blindside on a naked bootleg. Kudos to you Roddy for noticing this incongruity and continue to make only $50 million over the next six years to just catch the ball. Got any more useful things to say: "Roger Goodell is getting over never seen anything like it 20 million for looking over the league with tremendous help I guess the NFL is banking," Indeed.
Joining the Mr.White will be a man who punches other people in the face and puts his foot into his own. With the emergence of Jeremy Lin and the accompanying sickness known as “Linsanity” Floyd Mayweather took it upon himself to clarify why the second year player is so popular: "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise" Ordinarily I would agree with such a sentiment. Yes Jeremy Lin is getting a lot of attention because he is a Tia-American baller who has kicked so much ass this week that people have completely forgotten about Yi Jian Li and Tiananmen Square. But it is so much more than that. This dude went to Harvard where he got an engineering degree. This guy is crazy smart. So what do most Harvard grads do: they go pro in the NBA. That is really cool. And over the last week Lin has averaged a 27 points 8 assists and 4 rebounds while electrifying MSG. No, not many players average that let alone black players, and when they do players like Lebron, Chris Paul and Kobe are brought up frequently. Mayweather goes on to rant that: "Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized." No you are not supporting Black American Athletes. You are inserting yourself into a conversation that has nothing to do with you just to stay relevant. Look when we want to talk about how to avoid a fight or beating up women we’ll let you know
But don’t feel bad guys. With Twitter and 24/7 ESPN coverage I’m sure there will be plenty of athletes joining you soon in the “Wait, What?” Hall of Fame.