March, and through it, the rest of 2011, is here.
Runners-up: Charl Schwartzel, Troy Tulowitzki, Lance Berkman
4 months down, 8 to go in the race for 2011 TBOR Athlete of the Year.
In 2005, the winner was Reggie Bush (homer, cough, cough)
January: Matt Leinart (Corey Dillon, Jeremiah Trotter, Marat Safin)
February: Rodney Harrison (Allen Iverson, Jeff Gordon, David Toms)
March: Sean May (Tiger Woods, Andrew Bogut, Deron Williams)
April: Tiger Woods (Johan Santana, Brian Roberts, Tracey McGrady)
May: Brian Roberts (Ray Allen, Dontrelle Willis, Bobby Abreu)
June: Annika Sorenstam (Asafa Powell, Tim Duncan, Floyd Mayweather)
July: Lance Armstrong (Venus Williams, Bobby Abreu, Jermaine Taylor)
August: Felix Hernandez (Jason Giambi, Phil Mickelson, Vlad Guerrero)
September: Roger Federer (Donovan McNabb, David Ortiz, Jimmy Rollins)
October: Jermaine Dye (Reggie Sanders, Reggie Bush, Roy Oswalt)
November: Reggie Bush (Ladanian Tomlinson, Vince Young, Jermaine Taylor)
December: Peyton Manning, Allen Iverson, Elton Brand, Shaun Alexander)
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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.