I love sports.
To put it another way: "Hi, my name is Clint, and I have a sports problem."
OK, OK, so maybe it's not quite that bad. (Yes it is.) But, seriously, I'll watch almost anything. For me, sports are as much a part of my reality as anything else. And, as the editor of the comic strip Tank McNamara, sports also are part of my career on a daily basis.
And one of my favorite annual sports events is here once again — Tank McNamara's Sports Jerk of the Year.
The Sports Jerk of the Year doesn't care about teams — friend or foe. It is an infamous individual dis-honor that transcends sports and delves into the essence of the human condition. It goes beyond loyalty and performance and achievement, and instead highlights a far less admirable quality: being a jerk.
Some athletes like being jerks. Others don't mean to be, but just are. Maybe someone didn't want to be a jerk, but it just worked out that way so they stuck with it. No matter how it happened, it is now time to recognize these individuals for being high-quality, grade A, first-class, top-shelf, all-natural, premium jerks.
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, February 6 in the following formats:
- • GoComics Blog: Leave a comment on this blog post.
- • Twitter: Tweet to the GoComics Twitter handle (@GoComics) using the hashtag #SportsJerk2014.
- • GoComics Facebook: Visit the GoComics Facebook page and comment with your nomination, including the hashtag #SportsJerk2014.
- • Tank McNamara Facebook: Visit the official Tank McNamara Facebook page and comment with your nomination, including the hashtag #SportsJerk2014.
The “Sports Jerk of the Year Award” winner will be announced on Friday, February 20 via the GoComics blog, its social media outlets, the Tank McNamara Facebook page and the Tank McNamara comic strip.