Every now and then, my weekly Sports Illustrated magazines pile up on me. I’ll then frantically spend extra time on cardio at the gym so I can get caught up. I’m one of the fortunate ones who can ride a stationary bike and read at the same time.
A few issues ago, I was surprised to see a reference in SI to the Arizona State University Wildcats.
I was really humored with a recent article in SI about the Arizona Cardinals’ rookie sensation Tyrann Mathieu, who has worked hard to repair his reputation since becoming a pro – a personal PR plan in progress.
The article noted that the NFL safety has been doing all the right things. Apparently, he’s gone so far as to help coach-up the Arizona Diamondbacks!
“During film study Mathieu occupies a seat in the front row of the D-backs’ meeting room, where he’ll fill his spiral notebook with information…”
Although the Diamondbacks are currently looking for a new hitting coach, it’s doubtful Mathieu is in the running for the job.
Maybe he’ll be the next two-sport star, a la Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders or Brian Jordan.
Or maybe the East Coast media will start paying attention to what’s happening out West.