BY: NEIL BRASLOW
It’s hard to remember a sports weekend in which so many despicable athletes were front and center. Father’s Day Weekend is a time to celebrate great men in each of our lives. With so many bad characters making a case as most atrocious human being of the weekend, an examination is needed to determine who should have the most hate directed their way. Lets review the candidates:
Infidelity, scandal, porn stars, entitlement, advertising based on the death of his father. Unless you have lived under a rock the past 3 years, you know all about Tiger Woods and his fall from grace. For the first time since his scandal, Tiger enters the weekend in contention with a very realistic chance of winning his first major since the 2008 U.S. Open. Do we want to hear Tiger redemption stories already? For a man who believed that he was so entitled, continues to curse and throw tantrums on the course, has never shown any kind of class or grace when dealing with the media, and in my personal opinion, has shown little signs of remorsefulness, I am not sure that this is the story I want to have to listen to on Sunday, if ever.
"All the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I'm going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that. So they can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal. But they got to get back to the real world at some point."
How people still root for this guy after he made that comment is beyond me. In terms of entitlement, he may be on the same level if not worse than Woods. All of a sudden after a few decent games in the playoffs, LeBron is clutch, he is a winner, and he is one of the best players of all time. Isn’t that what the best player in the league is supposed to do? People seem to be expecting the Heat to win the NBA Finals and give “King” James his first title. I would much rather look forward to hearing the Whore of Akron make another outrageous and idiotic quote as he did after losing in the Finals last season than the possibility of him actually winning something.
Cristiano Ronaldo is arrogant, a diver, a pansy, a complainer, and everything that is wrong with soccer. After being booed during a Champions League game, he explained the reasoning: “It is because I am handsome, rich and a great player, because I am envied. I have no other explanation” If they made a compilation of the top 10 worst dives of all time, Ronaldo would probably have 9 of them. If you don’t know much about Ronaldo, Google him diving and you will understand why he is so disliked. I have nothing against Portugal other than the fact that he plays for and represents the country. A feather falls from a tree in Africa and if Ronaldo is playing in Europe, he falls down. What a little bitch. Nothing could be worse than having to watch Ronaldo win the Euro Cup.
Seriously. He is the absolute worst. When he comes on TV, I immediately change the channel. No other human being has that effect on me. Nothing brings out more Rick Reilly segments than a major golf tournament. Awful.
After all of the facts, it is hard for me to make a decision. I will just have to cheer for anyone other than Tiger to win the U.S. Open, the Thunder, Netherlands, and Rick Reilly to immediately depart ESPN. Happy Father's Day!