Thursday, April 12, 2007

Athlete of the Week: Drew Bledsoe

After receiving no consensus in the Athlete of the Week voting this past week, I will again usurp AOTW naming powers and give this week's honor to DudeSpin legend and potential Dude Committee HOF honoree Drew Bledsoe, who announced his retirement today.

Bledsoe played for both the Patriots and the Cowboys, thereby allowing 3 of the 4 dudes to marvel in his greatness; he also shared his wits with the world in one of the best four week blogs of all time. Drew, for leading the Patriots to their first Super Bowl win (hey, in my mind, you led them to the glory land!) and allowing for the glorious ending to the Cowboys season last year , you are this week's Athlete of the Week!


Head Dude said...

Drew Bledsoe will get exactly 1 vote for the HOF, and Dude you have no usurpation powers over that one!

ThadisRad said...

While Drew has undoubtedly been the butt of many a dude joke, I would like to take a moment to praise the man who would be king. When he was picked, there was lots of debate whether or not to take him or Rick Mirer. The Pats chose wisely, and he had several very promising early seasons. His play (and Parcell's arrival) changed everything about the franchise, even deserting Pat the Patriot in favor of the Flying Elvis logo. They soon were in the playoffs, and My God, playing in the Super Bowl. While Drew never went from good to great, and his inability to avoid the crucial interception ultimately doomed him in New England, his impact on the Pats was huge. For this, I will always salute him.

Bravo Bledsoe, Bravo!