Deion Sanders is legendary for plenty of issues. Starring in soccer and baseball. Resuscitating the Jackson State Tigers and snapping up a brand new gig teaching the Colorado Buffaloes. Incomes, in each sense of the phrase, the nickname “Prime Time.” (Although today he simply goes by Coach Prime.)
However Sanders’ most vital contribution to the worlds of sports activities and elegance is perhaps this quote: “In case you look good, you’re feeling good. In case you really feel good, you play good. In case you play good, they pay good.” (These days he appends “In the event that they pay good, you reside good” to the tip.) If there is a single string of sentences that explains absolutely the revolution in athlete model that is taken place over the past forty years—from gamers getting dressed to gamers *getting dressed—*it is that one.
Which is why Deion Sanders is on the quilt of our February difficulty, and (together with fellow inductees Allen Iverson and Derek Jeter) a member of the inaugural class of the GQ Sports activities Model Corridor of Fame—a brand new a method for us to honor the athletes whose affect extends far past the sphere of play.