Anyone reading that headline would naturally assume that it came from The Onion, Waterford Whispers News or for us old timers, Mad Magazine. NOPE!
Per Mlive, in what can only be described as the one of most ironical of dong punches ever delivered, Martin was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame on Sept. 24 during ceremonies hosted by the New York Yacht Club.
According to the NSHOF, Martin has a lengthy sailing resume that includes representing the United States in the 1981 Admiral's Cup and a national title at the 2008 Rolex US-IRC National Championship. Martin, who was the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, also served as president of the United States Sailing Association, the national governing body of the sport, from 1988-91. According to the NSHOF, Martin took on the same role with the United States Olympic Committee from 2003 to 2004, at a time when that organization faced an ethics crisis and its programs were in dire need of restructuring. "We all have our sailing memories," Martin said in a news release. "All the wins, the near wins, the night races. But I think, for all of us, it's the new the people you meet, and the opportunity to sail with your family and with your friends. That's what sailing means to me. It's the people you work with on behalf of the sport. My life in sailing has been enriched by those experiences."
I really haven't been able to properly assess this information but my first emotional, quick draw thought is W in T literal F? My second thought, WHAT IN THE LITERAL FUCK!!!!!
Please tell me the emcees for this "event" were Kirk Herbstreit and Les Miles.