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canadian male athlete of the year(11 posts)

canadian male athlete of the yeartempete
Dec 28, 2001 8:49 AM
Tabarnak! Canadian sport press (not the public, not some out-of-the-blue association, but the ones who are suppose to know!) voted golfer Mike Weir ATHLETE of the year (second year in a row!) for winning the PGA, 2,7 Millions $ (american, of course). He was voted in front of hockey player (and rotten millionnaires) Joe Sakic and Mario Lemieux, then came in baseball's Colorado Rockies player Larry Walker (I had forgotten he was a fellow Canadian!)

So; Roland Green won the MTB xc-world cup overall, then the World Championship race in Vail, THEN he got invited to the ROAD WORLDS in Lisboa for the time trial and managed a (dare I say) decent 14th...

I remember Pierre Harvey (summer AND winter Olympic participant 84-88, raced for silver medalist Steve Bauer behing Grewal) winning not one lucky shot, but three (3) world cup races in Sweden. No recognition.

Athlete of the year in Canada? Green.
And believe me, I play hockey, played since childhood. I also like to play and follow golf. But they could have chosen an athlete at least.
re: canadian male athlete of the yearJon
Dec 28, 2001 9:27 AM
I'm surprised our Morons of the Press even noticed Mike Weir!, much less a guy like Roland. Get
this, the Centennial year of the Boston Marathon, in the Edmonton Journal we had four full pages
of the hockey draft, and two paragraphs on the back page on Boston. Due to all the cold weather
in this country, the sports press have their heads permanently up their asses in order to keep warm.

My rant for the day...week....year. You REALLY hit on one of my hot buttons.
re: canadian male athlete of the yearmorey
Dec 28, 2001 9:32 AM
In our weight sports we have had 3 AAU Mr. America winners,
Several Mr. Universe winners, Several Pro Winners, and one Mr. Olympia (the ulimate in bodybuilding), several world champion powerlifters and recordholders. We have never been even selected to be on the list for Florida, or even Tampa where we all are from. Why?
re: canadian male athlete of the yearmorey
Dec 28, 2001 10:29 AM
This really bothers me. In 1998 I trained a girl that won the Senior National Powerlifting Championship, held the world record in the BenchPress at a remarkable 408 pounds,
Won a 100 mile cycling race for women, and actually came in 3rd in the mens division by time. Won both the womens and mens Gladiator audition. A super athlete! She was not even mentioned in our Tampa Tribune for winning the Nationals. What do these awards mean! How much money you earn? Her name was Lisa Nawrocki.
re: canadian male athlete of the yearJon
Dec 28, 2001 11:08 AM
Point well taken. Unless you're an alcohol- drug-addicted dysfunctional jerk making
zillions off a media-fed sport such as baseball, basketball, golf, etc. you don't count.
polish coincidence!tempete
Dec 28, 2001 1:08 PM
Her name should be Nawrocka (since she's a girl!)

My wife's Polish. And her name is Nawrocka! (no, not Lisa)
re: canadian male athlete of the yearDBO
Dec 28, 2001 10:27 AM
Didn't Roland also win the NORBA championship and the Canadian championship as well?
Could be... just to top it!tempete
Dec 28, 2001 1:09 PM
re: canadian male athlete of the yearVelocipedio
Dec 28, 2001 6:34 PM
Didn't Roland also win the NORBA championship and the Canadian championship as well?

Yep... AND the MTB XC World Cup AND the MTB XC World Championship AND the MTB short track WOrld Championship AND he placed 14th in the World Championship TT [of North Americans, only Levi Leipheimer placed higher].

Doesn't count 'cause no one saw it.
Of COURSE Roland was ignored...Velocipedio
Dec 28, 2001 6:27 PM
The entire sport of cycling, in all of its forms, is utterly ignored by the Canadian media. On the day Green won the National Championship, NOT ONE SINGLE NETWORK carried coverage. CBC carried a condensed one-hour of ALL of the MTB world championships [XC men & women, DH men and women...] two months after the event... The ONLY coverage of the World Championships in Lisbon was a single, condesned one-hour show of highlights of TWELVE RACES [Elite men & women, espoirs men & women, junior men & women RR, Elite men & women, espoirs men & women, junior men & women TT] which ran a month after the event.

When three Canadians finished in the top-ten of the San Francisco GP [Barry, Walters and Wohlberg], Canadian newspapers ran a short story about how Lance Armstrong abandoned, without mentioning ANYONE ELSE.

Cycling does not exist as a sport in Canadian media, how COULD the Canadian sports press have selected Green?

Has anyone noticed that, although it ran the Tour de France feed from OLN in the US, OLN Canada has not aired ONE OTHER race this year? Every time there has been a major race covered by OLN in the US -- the Vuelta, the Giro -- OLN Canada invariably shows "World's Strongest Man" or "Ultimate Heavy Athletics" pseudo-sport programs from three or four years ago. THOSE are sports. Cycling is not a sport in Canada.
re: Show me the moneycyclopathic
Dec 28, 2001 6:41 PM
oh boy am I shocked or what??
Green is the man here's his bio
http://www.canadian-cycling.com/e/natteams/bios/green.htm

it doesn't reflect that he did win XC and short track NORBA this year :)