ESPN just announced their Mount Rushmore of Sports for Pennsylvania. And it’s just another weird way to get weird Rick Reilly to justify his weirdly huge contract.
The legends are Joe Paterno, Wilt Chamberlain, Mario Lemieux and Roberto Clemente.
I have no idea what criteria was used to determine these “faces,” but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t confused. Here we have guys born in Brooklyn (Paterno), Philly (Chamberlain), Montreal (Lemieux) and Puerto Rico (Clemente).
All of ‘em are guys that represented the places where they coached/played, so I guess that was the basis for their inclusion? I’m kinda lost at this point and haven’t seen any of the other Rushmores…would Joe Montana be a nominee in California? ‘Cos we lay claim to him in SW PA.
Whatever, I’m over it.
Rick Reilly is weird.