Being a sports fanatic (pro mostly but some college football, mainly my Oregon Ducks!) I thought this week's edition of ESPN the Magazine was very interesting. How and what do pro athletes think during this all important election season? The answers might surprise you! The athletes polled were from the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL.
WHO IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER?
Abraham Lincoln 24%
Bill Clinton 23%
George Washington 17%
Said on NFL lineman: "freeing the slaves is maybe the biggest move a president ever made but George Washington, that motherf...er was gangster with some wooden teeth!"
SHOULD TAXES ON THE HIGHEST EARNERS BE KEPT THE SAME, RAISED OR REDUCED?
WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?
Romney: Total: 64.5% NBA: 61.5% MLB 81.8% NFL 28.6% NHL 76.9% (Proof again that Baseball players are the smartest athletes in sports!)
Obama: 22.6% NBA 38.5% MLB 4.6% NFL 42.9% NHL 15.4%
SHOULD THE US LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE?
NO 40.7% MLB 55.0%
YES 59.3% NFL 61.5%
ARE YOU PRO LIFE OR PRO CHOICE?
PRO CHOICE 59.6% NBA AND NHL 75.0%
PRO LIFE 40.4% MLB 65.0%
SHOULD THE US LEGALIZE MARIJUANA?
YES 57.6% (guess which league led this one.........) NHL? 69.2%
NO 42.4% MLB 65.0%
OF ACTIVE ATHLETES WHO WOULD MAKE THE BEST POLITICIAN?
DEREK FISHER 12%
PEYTON MANNING 12%
TIM TEBOW 12%
So, what do you think?