Thursday, June 19, 2008

Can Vegetarians Be Kick-Ass Athletes?

That's the question Page 2 columnist Jonah Keri is asking. And, as a vegetarian, amateur athlete (and I do mean amateur!) with a sports fetish, I find it a question worth asking.

Taking on the stereotype of the athlete as a steak-chomping meat-head, Keri offers profiles of several professional athletes who are either vegans or vegetarians. A piece well worth reading for anyone who cares about either the ethics or the nutritional value of what they put in their body.

So, if baseball slugger Prince Fielder, future Hall of Fame football player Tony Gonzalez, rising Mixed Martial Arts fighter Mac Danzig, and others have anything to say about it, vegetarians can kick ass!


Once again I'd like to note that no AP news articles were harmed in the making of this blog post. However, Tom did call my attention to an interesting conspiracy theory concerning the Unholy Trinity of the AP, the New York Times, and the Media Bloggers Association, published in Tech Crunch.

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