Apr 06, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
One of my first sports heroes that I can remember is Mark McGwire. Well, in hindsight, that was a pretty poor choice. Then Lance Armstrong for his dominance of his sport, his triumph over obstacles and his charitable nature. Uhmmmm, yeah....Tiger Woods for breaking barriers......oops. Even Oscar Pistorius more recently......yeah. My sports heroes leave a little bit to be desired. Who were your sports heroes when you were younger? And is it possible to have a professional sports hero today or have they all become over-paid, self-promoting, badly-behaving divas? These days I'm more likely to find inspiration in amateurs like the Texas high school basketball player who passed the ball to a mentally challenged player on the other team so that he could score or the middle school wrestler who allowed himself to be pinned by his opponent with cerebral palsy.