Posts Tagged ‘Sports Illustrated’
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has recently been awarded the 2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. It is hard to believe that after all the Yankee greats, Jeter is the first Yankee to win the award. It would also be difficult for someone to argue for someone to else to be awarded after the accolade-filled year that Jeter has had coupled with the World Series victory.
Tom Rinaldi did an excellent piece for ESPN’s Outside the Lines, on how the legacy of O.J. Simpson was once as strong as any athlete on the planet. However, after the tumultuous 1994 murder trial of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson, and most recently, the sports memorabilia fiasco in Las Vegas, Simpson’s legacy has all but been relinquished. It just goes to show that poor choices off-of-the-field can cast a huge shadow on the legacy of a superstar athlete like Simpson.
The video can be found at this link: