Monday, June 16, 2008

Don't You, Forget About Me(diate)

We never remember the losers. The second place finishes. The runners-up. Part of winning a championship is your place in the history book, left to forever be remembered for your success. As Tiger Woods went on to win his 14th major with his U.S. Open title today, he continued to fill that history book with record of his name. It's a book which after today, still does not include one Rocco Mediate.

Like many, I had never heard of this guy prior to the weekend. To me, he was just another one of those guys that strike lightning in a bottle at a major, only eventually to fade to one of the bigger names. But there was something different about this peace-buckle wearing all around good sport Rocco Mediate. Something that had me rooting between him and Tiger Woods.

He came up short today, after 91 holes he'll never forget. And because of that I say we should not forget Rocco, for going toe to toe with the world's greatest golfer, only to fall one stroke behind. Just this once, let's remember more than just the champion.


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TIIIIIGGGGEEEER is a stud!!! But I respect Rocco.

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