Thursday, March 15, 2007
Actual Athlete of the Week: Captain America (Steve Rogers)
Despite some attempts to fix this week's voting by The Dude, Captain America overcame the fraud just like he's been overcoming America's enemies for sixty years - minus a few decades spent in a block of ice.
Cap may have come out on the losing end of Marvel Comics' recent Civil War, but he continued to live up to his ideal of heroism even while he was in the custody of the U.S. government for violating the Super Human Registration Act. Acting selflessly to protect the very U.S. Marshals that had him in handcuffs, Rogers suffered gunshot wounds to the shoulder, chest and stomach, and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
For his service in defense of the American dream and his ultimate act of sacrifice, the Dude Committee posthumously recognizes (in the closest voting ever) Steve Rogers, the original and greatest Captain America, as DudeSpin Athlete of the Week. Rest in peace Cap... until some writer decides to bring you back from the dead!