Hat Tip: Rusty
Sports Illustrated is doing their sportsman of the year and Pat Tillman is coming in third behind Michael Phelps and Lance Armstrong. Don’t get me wrong, Phelps and Armstrong have done some major things this year. They’ve both broken record in their respective sports. It’s just that Pat Tillman has shown himself as a real hero while the others are just great athletes.
While Michael Phelps was trying to outswim a Thorpedo and working on gold medals Tillman was dodging RPGs and earning silver stars.
Lance Armstrong stuck it to France with 6 consecutive Tour De France wins but was somehow absent at the Greece Olympics. Tillman put his life on the line to serve his country and instead of a bunch of little yellow wristbands that all of the cool politicians wore he paid the ultimate sacrifice and only had a toe-tag.
Phelps and Armstrong are great athletes that do our country proud but don’t hold a candle to the hero that was Pat Tillman. If for no other reason vote for Tillman to support all of the troops, all of the heroes that have given their lives and those that have not had to make that sacrifice.
GOTV! Vote Pat Tillman for Sports Illustrated sportsman of the year.
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