First, I'd like to explain that I find it weird to have a radio show called "Mike and Mike" when two others guys are working on it. I'm pretty sure this is why they changed the Dan Patrick show to the "Big Show" because people in the world aren't quick enough (including myself) to handle the confusion of a radio show with a name pegged to it when two complete strangers are babbling on about inaccuracies.
Anyway, this morning on "Mike and Mike," Osi Umenyiora of the New York Giants told the curious (sic) viewers who he thought would win the ESPY for Best Male Athlete. The nominees are Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez and Tiger Woods. Umenyiora's explanation of who he's not picking went something like this (and I didn't take the time to write his transcript down or anything, so it's all from my memory, which is extremely poor, but you'll get the crux of his rant).
A GOLFER on a list of best male athletes? That's crazy. A golfer should never be on this list. Not just Tiger, but any golfer. Golfers aren't athletes, they are fat, old men with receding hairlines (partially true for Tiger) and they have nothing on guys like A-Rod and Kobe Bryant."
Osi went on to say that he also believed Tom Brady wasn't an athlete, which cemented the fact that he's not only inaccurate but pretty arrogant and extremely ill-informed.
First, golfers aren't athletes, now quarterbacks aren't? Lets see here...they're involved in ever play on the field, touch the ball on ever offensive possession, have to throw a football down the field to a spot in hopes the receiver will get there while 300 pound defenders are running at you full speed trying to knock your helmet off and if the play breaks, you have to run with the football to gain as many yards as possible.
Wow, this paragraph had the following words -- offensive, throw, running at full speed, run, gain yards....yep, looks like an explanation fit for a curling team.
This isn't a football blog (obviously, footballs hurt my hands when people throw them hard) so we'll focus on the golf part, I just thought he was really stretching to make a tired point that only people that don't like golf agree with.
An "athlete" accusing a "golfer" or not being an "athlete?" I think it's worth noting that the golf season pretty much lasts all year, while football players, basketball players and such have an off-season that allows you to, well, be a co-host on a radio show. Just saying...