Tune into the next edition of ESPN SportsCenter and you’ll probably hear about another athlete arrested for drunk driving or for testing positive for steroids or for getting in trouble at three in the morning for some form of disorderly conduct.
Of course many athletes are outstanding citizens and terrific role models. And some sports stories transcend the category to break down our walls of cynicism. Jason McElwain – J Mac to his teammates – will never play professional basketball but he has become an internet legend not for getting into trouble, but for suiting up in his final game as team manager and catching on fire behind the three-point line.
Truth can be stranger than fiction and right now I’m inspired enough that I might head out to the driveway to work on my own three-point shooting.
Put me in coach!