|Mmm, soak in that Chad Kroeger lyric inspired title|
|I never doubted you, Rambo. Fiiiine, maybe a little bit.|
There is of course the debatable idea of what constitutes a hero. Christopher Reeve, who portrayed the infallible hero of Superman claimed that a hero is "an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles". This definition fits in well with sports because of the narratives I alluded to in my last blog. With the media always seeking to create a narrative, there is always the ability to overcome something, whether it be physical injury, return from suspension, a tough background etc. Mark Twain provides what I would say is a great description for why we admire these people as he said "Unconsciously we all a standard by which we measure other men, and if we examine closely we find that this standard is a very simple one, and is this: we admire them, we envy them, for great qualities we ourselves lack. Hero worship consists in just that".
|Now that's a moustache-pipe combo that you can worship|
|299 and we've still got beef, buddy|
|Don't try him with weak ass media stereotypes|
|This cat is a hero that will never let me down|