I love the fact that Mark McMorris has become the most followed athlete of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
He has now triumphed over Shaun White, aka the former Red Tomato, on both the slopes and the internet. Yesterday he was declared the most followed athlete as his broken rib medal-winning performance, combined with his made-in-Saskatchewan good looks, have proven too much for the once untouchable White. You may recall that White withdrew from the snowboard slopestyle event, declaring the course unsafe. McMorris, already suffering from a broken rib, took on the course and safely triumphed.
So now what for McMorris? It would seem the sky is the limit. No pun intended.
He could easily follow his dad into politics and become a provincial MLA….
He could sign with McDonald’s and do McRib commercials until he reaches old age….
He could start dating one of the teenaged groupies who brought him Timbits to his Toronto media interviews this weekend…. (Were they groupies or Tim Hortons marketing staff?)
He could apply for a trademark ruling on whether he or the Grey Cup champs are truly the best “riders” from Saskatchewan….
He could accept the honorary jersey I’m sure the Roughriders will bestow upon him at their home opener….
He should make sure he gets royalties from that same jersey as the Riders would sell your grandma’s green socks if they can make a buck from it….
He could ride off into the sunset, steering his BMW X5 through the prairie glow….
He best get ready for a wild trip.