The whole "articulate" thing, doesn't mean just athletes. To me, in a professional sense, it is important to be articulate. It is just refreshing to hear young men speaking properly when you are used to hearing most of them speaking terribly. It's not a color thing, most kids these days have TERRIBLE grammar. Either they are not being taught or they choose to speak that way. Huge shame. I know for me, as an employer, I would never hire someone who could not/chose not to speak proper English.