I Need a Hero


When was the last time something really amazing happened in pro sports.  Yeah, I know there has been a lot of cool plays and amazing acts of athleticism….but when is the last time we’ve seen a Hero?

I’m not just talking about cycling this time.  Think about all sports and let me know the last time a real, honest to goodness, Hero existed. (I think that Jens Voigt might be the closest thing we’ve seen in a long time.) Sports figures have become more like celebrities, and when we’re not reading about the latest doping scandal or wild antics, there are some decent quality sports being played.  But what I’m looking for is a Hero.  Not someone who throws the winning touchdown pass with 3 seconds to go in the game…..something much, much bigger.

What I want is a real Hero to emerge.

If you’ve got kids, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the movie…Cars.  Well, you know how Lightning stops just a few feet before the finish line…giving up the Piston Cup so that he can go back and help his crumpled up fellow competitor, The King?  Thats the kind of Hero I’m talking about.  A Hero that will do something so incredible in their sport that the whole world sits up and takes notice.  An action so great, that it is talked about for decades to come.  Yeah, I know it might sound corny, but we need a Hero to do something as great as this.


I think the world of sports needs it.  We need a Hero.  Why, you ask?  Well, our kids need a positive influence and role model that they can build their future on.  The rest of us could use a little dose of positive influence as well.

But who’s it going to be….and how is it going to take place?  I’m willing to see this happen in any sports genre, but it sure would be fantastic if we see it coming from a Pro Cyclist.  Who’s it going to be?  Let me see you script this one together.

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