Last month is here.
Rory McIlroy Runners-up: Rafael Nadal, Jason Terry, Tim Thomas
The year's half over. Here are the current nominees for Athlete of the Year.
The Athlete of the Year for 2007 was Tom Brady
January: Roger Federer (Chris Leak, Deuce McAlister, Peyton Manning)
February: Bob Sanders (Dwight Howard, Kevin Harvick, Dirk Nowitzki)
March: Michael Phelps (LeBron James, Sidney Crosby, Kobe Bryant)
April: Alex Rodriguez (Al Horford, Zach Johnson, Barry Bonds)
May: Floyd Mayweather (Baron Davis, Tim Duncan, Quinton Jackson)
June: Tim Duncan (LeBron James, Rafael Nadal, Magglio Ordonez)
July: Venus Williams (Bernard Hopkins, Roger Federer, Tony Stewart)
August: Barry Bonds (Tiger Woods, Brandon Webb, Tyson Gay)
September: Tom Brady (Clay Bucholtz, Justine Henin, Andre Woodson)
October: Josh Beckett (Mike Hart, Manny Ramirez, Adrian Peterson)
November: Randy Moss (Adrian Peterson, Tim Tebow, Darren McFadden)
December: Chris Johnson (Terrell Owens, Floyd Mayweather, Dwight Howard)
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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.