Michael Jordan added three-point range to his vast offensive arsenal after winning his first title. Kobe Bryant added a lethal post-game after winning another title. Randy Johnson learned an off-speed pitch to counter his heat after winning the Cy Young. Aaron Rodgers began to become a better scramble quarterback after winning a Super Bowl.
Time shows us that the truly elite individuals aren't satisfied in resting on their greatness once they've reached their perceived highest plateau. Even for our own Brother President, in listening to his acceptance speech it's clear that he's got more work to do, and he's reaching for a greater America, period.
The Sports Fan Journal isn't a politics site, but we are a site for the people. As people, we can take this 2012 election as a sign that regardless of our differences, we can come together and still be great. Even when we're great, we've still got work to do to be even better.
Congratulations to Barack Obama on his second term as President of the United, and congratulations to Mitt Romney for running a spirited campaign and pushing our country to be better. God bless the United States of America. It's time to get back to work.
Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”