When Josh Hamilton says, “It’s a god thing,” he’s applauded for standing up for his faith. When Tim Tebow kneels down and prays, 43% of people who know of Tebow think that god helps him win. And when Muhammad Ali cited his faith as the impetus for his conscientious objection to the draft, America celebrates his principled stand. Oh, wait. I guess that’s not exactly what happened.
You can argue that Ali is different because of patriotism or the like but it’s hard to say that patriotism alone accounts for what happened to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf while playing for the Denver Nuggets. The truth of the matter is, despite our vaunted “Freedom of Religion,” the expression of that freedom really only seems to apply to Protestant Christians and the occasional Catholic. And let’s face it, if you ask the question “What if Tim Tebow were Muslim?” you already know the answer. God help him if he were an out-and-proud atheist.
Superlatives get thrown around a lot, especially as eras in our lives come to a close. Most likely to succeed. Most likely to get married. Most likely to find themselves face down in a ditch being sodomized by a goat. Superlatives have become blase and almost have no meaning anymore.
That’s why I enter into this post with a little trepidation. The Best. That means nothing could be better and that’s a pretty bold claim. Muhammad Ali made a case for his being the best going so far as to assert that he was the greatest. LL Cool J took it a step further and declared himself the greatest of all time. Over here at RSBS, though, we don’t go in for the histrionics. We don’t need to add modifiers or walk back our claims. We simply present it and let you know; this is the best.
Best Head First Slide
Sure, you might have guessed this could only be the iconic photo of Pete Rose. But, you’d be wrong. The internets don’t lie so just read the title and accept what happens as the truth.
Best Roommate Ever
I haven’t seen the guy. I don’t need to see the guy. He is to roommates what Michael Jordan was to basketball. He is the: Best. Roommate. Ever.
Best Marriage Proposal
I may be biased and I may also be a little jealous but this guy gets it done the way only a Michigander can.
There you go. The best. You’re welcome. Happy Friday.