Genius! Sheer sports genius!

If we were handing out those "Genius Grants," sports would be well represented

Originally Published: October 12, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

It doesn't take a genius to know that the MacArthur Foundation is clueless when it comes to recognizing, well, genius.

If it did, then at least one sports figure in the past 30 years would have received the Foundation's so-called "Genius Grant" -- a $500,000, no-strings-attached fellowship given to those who, according to the MacArthur website, "show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."

Since 1981, there ...

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