Review: SweeTarts Holiday Gummies & Peyton Manning, Sportsman of the Year?? WHAT.
Junk Food Nation, Peyton Manning was recently named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. And some people are PISSED about this. But why? Let’s figure this out.
Now, what IS the criteria for Sportsman of the Year? Is it like TIME Magazine, who’s Person of the Year is just the story with the most influence/buzz? Well, then your SOTY might be Aaron Hernandez, Lance Armstrong, or Richie Incognito. Is it the most DOMINANT performance of the year? Well, then your SOTY might be Jimmie Johnson, who won a SIXTH Sprint Cup this year. Is it a lifetime achievement award? Well then step right up, Mariano Rivera.
The actual criteria: “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.” Ok, so at least as *I* read it, we’re talking performance for THIS YEAR only. And “achievement” for me means WINNING. So I feel like you had to help your team either win the big one, or win A LOT. Now we’re narrowing the pool in my head – Flacco, LeBron, JJ is still up there. “Sportsmanship?” I mean… I’m not keeping track of these guys charity trips.
So, in terms of impact on the sport, my pool would include Peyton, but also Flacco (for winning the Super Bowl), LeBron (for winning the NBA Finals), JJ (for his 6th Sprint Cup), Ortiz (for winning the WS), Koji Uehara (WS dominance).
Anyways, back to Peyton. Is he deserving? Well, he is the only one of the players I listed who did NOT win a big title this year, so he’d have to be performing PRETTY BIG this year to take home the award. But, as any football fanatic knows, no one gets into Football like Peyton does. He’s arguably a top ten offensive coordinator in the league RIGHT NOW. He’s leading the league in passing yards AND touchdowns, AND the Broncos are the #1 seed. And then there’s THIS recent picture:
I mean, cmon. Peyton with one foot in a cold tub, watching an iPad of football plays, wearing his helmet so he can listen to the audio??? Hilarious, but not surprising.
So OK. You’re gonna give it to Peyton, since Football is KING in America, and you’d rather give it to Peyton over Flacco – I get it. But for me, the Sportsman of the Year is…..DAVID ORTIZ.
Despite being a Yanks fan, I cannot deny this. The Red Sox were a force this year, in part because SO many people played well, but in the playoffs, Ortiz reached “Bonds”-status. He was unstoppable. He was instrumental to their victory. Without Ortiz, the Red Sox would’ve lost. I have no doubt. But with Ortiz? Lock it up, folks.
Anyways, who do YOU think should’ve been Sportsman of the Year? Tell me in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: SweeTarts Holiday Gummies!
You know, I made fun of these SweeTarts Holiday Gummies a while back, saying I wouldn’t buy them because they seemed uncreative. And look at this – they ended up in my cart anyways! What can I say, I love gummy candy, and I was feeling festive.
I still contend that I don’t know if the name of this candy is SweetTarts or SweeTarts. So confusing. Let’s do some photos and get right to the review:
When I opened this bag of SweeTarts Holiday Gummies, all I could smell is sour apple. Oh no. SOUR APPLE. Well, I LIKE sour apple, but this is NOT what I expected the bag to smell like! Especially since recently I’ve been bashing the fact that Skittles replaced their GREEN Lime flavor with Sour Apple. Ugh. Let’s chew…
Ok, these SweeTarts Holiday Gummies are nothing revolutionary, but they’re not bad either for anyone who loves gummi candy. The basic flavors: Green = Sour Apple. Pink/Red = Sour Cherry. I chewed a bunch together, and the cherry/apple combo wasn’t a bad one, and individually (I think) you’re really able to get the distinct fruit flavors. And by distinct, I do mean artificial.
So yes – buy these if you like gummy candy and sour gummies. They’ll look nice in a bowl. And they weren’t particularly messy or sticky. Just fun chewy goodness for everyone!
PURCHASED AT: Target
COST: $2.29 on sale
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