Deion Sanders is known 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 nowadays he simply goes by Coach Prime.)
However Sanders’ most important contribution to the worlds of sports activities and elegance may be this quote: “Should you look good, you are feeling good. Should you really feel good, you play good. Should you play good, they pay good.” (Recently 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 fashion 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 duvet of our February problem, and (together with fellow inductees Allen Iverson and Derek Jeter) a member of the inaugural class of the GQ Sports activities Type Corridor of Fame—a brand new a method for us to honor the athletes whose affect extends far past the sphere of play.