Golden Tate recently Twitted that Jimmie Johnson should not be eligible for Male Athlete of the Year on the grounds that driving a racecar is not athletic. You may know Golden Tate as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, and before that he played college football and baseball at Notre Dame. You may also know him for breaking into a doughnut shop at 3 AM in June 2010. In the interest of full disclosure, I've never been there, but I hear Top Pot has excellent maple bars. In the spirit of turning things around, I have to wonder if the Seattle Seahawks are athletes.
To be fair, the Seahawks did set some impressive NFL records last year. The most notable would be getting a playoff berth from winning their division despite the handicap of having a losing record. That certainly says something about the athletic prowess of all the NFC West.
Perhaps the Seahawks aren't supposed to be athletes as much as they are supposed to be beer salesmen. An astute Seahawks fan recently drew attention to the matter of beer sold at CenturyLink Field. Emptying the contents of a large beer cup (filled to the brim) into a small beer cup showed the small beer cup held exactly as much as the large cup despite the fact that the large beer costs $1.25 more.
I'm inclined to think that Golden Tate and his ilk are not athletes.
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