New York Islanders Scott Mayfield Recognized By Sports Illustrated

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Scott Mayfield
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Scott Mayfield /

The New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield was recognized by Sports Illustrated, but was it for the right reason?

Anytime the New York Islanders are recognized nationally it should be celebrated right? Well, Sports Illustrated posted about Scott Mayfield on Twitter but it wasn’t exactly for a reason you would expect.

Scott Mayfield tweeted out a picture of two bags of peas secured to his jaw. Based on the caption, he recently had his wisdom teeth removed. The picture is actually kind of funny if you want to see for yourself.

Well, apparently someone who works for Sports Illustrated came across this picture somehow and put it up on their own social media with a witty caption.

Mayfield obviously put the picture up on Instagram as well as it’s a screenshot from his Instagram account. But, this just raises one question from me; How?

How was this found by someone at SI and why was it put up? Besides the Isles community, I didn’t think anyone really knew Scott Mayfield.  I don’t mean that as a disrespect to Mayfield, he’s a solid role player but he doesn’t give off a national presence.

Anyway, seeing this gave me a roller coaster of a reaction. At first, I thought “Wow how cool is it that the Islanders were recognized by Sports Illustrated.”

But then it began to set it. How sad is it that the only way the Isles can get any acknowledgment from SI is because their eighth d-man got his wisdom teeth pulled and put up a funny picture with his dog?

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Even in a victory like this, it comes at an embarrassing price. One day maybe the Isles will be taken seriously again nationally…I hope.