GREATNESS. I can see putting Peyton Manning on your cover, and using the word “greatness” on your cover in conjunction with him. I can even see using Eli Manning.
But Gatorade using BobG3, Cam Newton, and J.J. Watt?! You know what, I’ll backdown off of Newton and Watt. While neither has won anything, at least they’ve been consistent high level contributors for years now. But what about Bob? What has he done?
Being too dumb to know when to sit out a game? Mortgaging both his and his team’s long term success by playing on one knee? Those somehow seem like the opposite of great. Not helping his case was when he followed it up with his team being the dead last in the division, along with his failure to act like a leader and rally his team, DESPITE the fact that the Head Coach whom he’d been at odds with being on the way out… I mean the biggest thing Griffin has done since getting his team into a playoff game (that everyone knew they couldn’t win), was go clubbing with DeSean Jackson and the rest of the Redskins gang. (I didn’t just go there, I built my home there.)
I’m not saying an Eagles player should have made it (though Shady has been a BEAST under 2 different coaches in 2 different systems), but there is NO WAY that you and me should have to look at the word “great” being applied to any Redskin since Darrell Green. That my friends, is some bullshit.