Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Myron Rolle Roll-up

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Guest post by Jordi Scrubbings of The Serious Tip

In the week since Seminole safety Myron Rolle became a Rhodes Scholar, numerous articles have been written about his accomplishment. Through the many voices of both the blogosphere and the mainstream media, it is apparent Rolle’s achievement has transcended FSU and the sporting world and has quickly become one of the best individual accomplishments of 2008 at any level. Here is a sample of the various points of view people have taken on Myron Rolle:

Gregg Doyle of CBS Sportsline thinks Rolle should get at least one Heisman vote for his accomplishments.

Here is a post that discusses Myron’s effect as a role model for younger African-Americans.

Another African-American blogger gives Rolle his “props”. 

One of the local newspapers from Rolle’s home state of New Jersey covers the story from their angle.

An Australian writer compares his “inadequate” life to Myron Rolle.

An American blogger does the same.

In case you were curious as to who else won a Rhodes Scholarship this year.

There are probably many more voices out there talking about Myron, and I will add to this post as I get a chance, but for now I have a game to watch. Feel free to add some of your favorite articles about Myron Rolle in the comments.

Go Noles!

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2 Responses to “The Myron Rolle Roll-up”
  1. NoleCCNo Gravatar says:

    Jordi,

    Thanks for doing the roundup. Myron deserves all the press he can get, I’m happy that there are still some players that realize being a student is more important than being a football player.

  2. JordiNo Gravatar says:

    To be honest, I was really disappointed. I thought there would be a lot more out there. Writing this led me to write a response to the lack of coverage at my own site. So far, I’ve had other bloggers write and say “hey, I probably should have written about him”. I reply with “It’s never too late”.