Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Vote Now For 2008 Condiment-Athlete of the Year

Every year the media makes a hub-bub about Student-Athletes. Big frickin' deal. After all, I've never added anything to my food that sounds even remotely like 'Tebow'. In my book, it's the Condiment-Athletes who are our nation's true role models.

So please help SoSG select 2008's Condiment-Athlete of the Year among the following candidates who have set an admirable example in gracefully balancing the demands of both a professional sports career and a flavor-enhancing table spice name:

Player Highlights
Condiment Highlights
OJ Mayo
Former Trojan and current Grizzlies guard
Taken 3rd overall in 2008 NBA draft; Currently averaging 19.9 pts in rookie NBA season. In northern Europe, mayonnaise is often served with deep-fried potatoes, especially in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Texas Rangers catcher
BA dropped from 0.284 to 0.251 after 2007 mid-season trade from Braves to Rangers; Longest name in MLB history. The 'Dietary Guidelines for Americans' suggest that US citizens should consume less than 5.8 g of sodium daily, whereas the UK recommends 1.6 g daily.
Julius Peppers
Carolina Panthers defensive end
He and Donovan McNabb are only players in history to reach both the NCAA Final Four and the Super Bowl. Peppercorns are, by monetary value, the most widely traded spice in the world.
Dijon Thompson
Former UCLA Bruin and Phoenix Sun
Chosen in 2nd round of 2005 NBA draft; Has played in only 16 NBA games; Currently playing in Europe. Dijon Mustard refers to a region in central France; Grey Poupon was originally owned by the Heublein Company but is now owned by Kraft Foods.

Who is your choice for 2008 Condiment-Athlete of the Year?
OJ Mayo
Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Julius Peppers
Dijon Thompson
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Have a Happy New Year!


Steve Sax said...

As of 12:50p on 12/31, OJ is solidly in the lead.

But Hold the Mayo! What about Dodger middle reliever Cori(ander) Wade?