Mediocre Athlete of the Week: This High Jumper

Feb 23

Mediocre Athlete of the Week: This High Jumper

My brother was a high jumper in high school, and he was quite good. He also excelled at hurdles — at 6’4″, he and my other brother were not cursed with the dreaded Stumpy Asian Legs Syndrome that afflicts me to this day. The same track coach who coached my brother attempted to get me to try out for track, but after seeing me nearly kill myself on the low hurdles, he realized that some talents do not extend to all family members.

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Mediocre Direction Follower of the Week: This Japanese Marathon Runner

Jan 10

Mediocre Direction Follower of the Week: This Japanese Marathon Runner

It’s hard for me to award this dude the Mediocre Athlete of the Week since he was at the top of the pack for a big city marathon and is therefore a pretty bad-ass runner, but he lost the race when he inexplicably took a wrong turn 200 meters from the finish line and headed in the wrong direction.

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Mediocre Athletes of the Week: The Seattle Seahawks and the NFC West

Jan 04

Mediocre Athletes of the Week: The Seattle Seahawks and the NFC West

Two weeks ago I unveiled a new regular feature on Mediocre Athlete, the Mediocre Athlete of the Week…and then last week I didn’t post one because I was busy. I know, I suck. To make up for it, for this week I thought it would make sense to roll last week’s nomination into this week’s post since they’re related to one another. Last week I was going to award the entire NFC West as the Mediocre Athlete of the Week, whereas this week the honor quite obviously goes to the Seattle Seahawks, so what the hell, YOU get crowned and YOU get crowned, Oprah-style.

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Mediocre Athlete of the Week: The New York Giants

Dec 21

Mediocre Athlete of the Week: The New York Giants

I thought I’d introduce a new weekly feature on Mediocre Athlete, partly because there are so many examples of mediocrity in the world that I’d be remiss not to share them with you, and partly to motivate me to get off my lazy off-season ass and update the blog regularly. So without further ado, I present to you the first Mediocre Athlete of the Week, the New York Giants.

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