I jumped on the Dickey bandwagon within the last few weeks when I read the Jeff Passan article on Yahoo! (best sports article of the year IMO) about Dickey. I like players with interesting/redemption stories- Hamilton, Greinke, etc. so Dickey's story resonated with me even though I haven't gone through some of the exact things he did. I also just attempted Kilimanjaro in June so I thought that was pretty cool as well. I hope he continues to do well.
The funny thing is I remember his '97 Bowman cards when I was 12. Those late '90s Bowman sets.... ahhhh. the gold old days.