How Could We Forget About Ron?

Last Friday, when we looked back at the month of April in our daily "Year In Review" segment, we made probably our biggest gaffe since starting this site: We, somehow, forgot to include Ron Mexico.

It was back on April 5 that Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was slapped with a lawsuit by a woman who claimed he gave her herpes. The suit alleged that Vick never told her he had the disease and that "he had not known how to tell her about his condition, and that it was not something that he liked to talk about." Of course, the real takeaway from the story was that Vick, to hide from the public that he was receiving treatment for herpes, used the pseudonym "Ron Mexico," which, as everybody now knows, is pretty much the funniest thing of all time.

Anyway, this was obviously the best story of April, and it was also one of the factors that led us to start this site. It was the perfect example of how sports media was hiding the best stories from us. ESPN, because of its contract with the NFL (Vick was/is one of the league's most marketable players), completely buried the Ron Mexico story (the only place you can find a reference to Ron Mexico on the site is on the message boards), and just a month after the story broke, Sports Illustrated did a cover story on Vick without a single mention of the lawsuit, or Ron Mexico, or anything. It was the single most entertaining story of the first six months of the sports year, and the major sports media outlets just weren't covering it.

So a tip of the cap to Mr. Mexico; we will do what we can to make sure your exploits are not soon forgotten.

RonMexico.com [Official Site]
Michael Vick Hit With Sex Suit [The Smoking Gun]
Year In Review: April [Deadspin]