clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Gonzo Gets a Bit Indignant

I saw that a couple of other sites here at SBNation had commented on the list of "Best Athletes by Number" that CNN-SI has put together.  All the numbers from #00 to #99 is represented by one athlete, and there's a "runner-up" as well as a list of people that were "also considered."

Here is the page for the number 10.  (You can get the rest from there.)

Winner:  Pele
Runner-up:  Diego Maradona
Also considered:  Walt Frazier, Guy LaFleur, Zinedine Zidane.

Dear CNN-SI,

Pardon me for asking. . .but didn't you bunch of fucking morons miss somebody?

(Here's a hint. . .look at the picture on the right.)

Pretty Much Everyone That's Ever Watched Football.  Ever.

Seriously, people, forget the fact that the braintrust at CNN-SI just straight-up ignored one of the 10 greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. . .they didn't even CONSIDER him.  They considered Zinedine Zidane, but not Fran Tarkenton?  Where the hell was this poll taken. . .at the base of the Eiffel Tower?  That's the only way I can explain Zinedine Zidane (not to mention Diego "Hand of God" Maradona) being on this list to the exclusion of Sir Francis.

People ask me why I think the media has it in for the Vikings. . .well, crap like this is why.  It's not a major thing by any stretch, but it sure as hell is annoying.