there goes our hero

There’s a New Candidate for the Title of The Sports Section’s Favorite Athlete

Stephen Skelton.

You may recall that last year, we declared John Skelton The Sports Section’s Official Favorite Athlete. Skelton, after all, was drafted out of Fordham (Joe’s alma mater) by the Arizona Cardinals (Will’s favorite football team). But there could be some competition for the title this year: Yesterday, those same Cardinals signed undrafted free-agent tight end Stephen Skelton, John’s brother and a fellow former Fordham Ram. The title of The Sports Section’s Official Favorite Athlete comes with neither a cash prize nor a trophy, but it does more or less guarantee a player more than his fair share of mentions here, so best of luck to both of the Skelton brothers. [AP]

A New Candidate for This Blog’s Favorite Athlete