Dumbest Things Pro Athletes Do

Posted on: October 27, 2010

1. Me Make lovely Play!
Ever see NFL players beat their chest like a gorilla after they  made a lovely play? I guess it’s a Tarzan thing or something, but they look kinda ridiculous. possibly if I was six times out there on the field and I was six times a 170-pound kicker watching a defensive lineman beating his chest after a sack, I could be a little intimidated, but overall, they look  foolish doing it. (I attended a professional all-women’s football game this year and saw a 350-pound woman do this, which was  scary.)

There appears to be an countless stream of foolish things professional athletes do. I guess in case you put a bunch of young men together, give them a boat-load of money and many free time, what are you able to expect? When beautiful ladies, the media and the luxuries of life are thrown at them, their cockiness and stupidity are only amplified. Here are my top ten, but of course there’s loads more. However, they must always keep in mind, they are only human .

2. The God Factor, Part I
i don’t like it when players point up to Heaven and thank God after a lovely play . Bear in mind however, that I am not criticizing religion or somebody for having faith in God. But this  looks lame. It happens a lot in MLB for some reason. A strikeout will cause Pedro Martinez to do the chest-touch and double-index-finger-point to God as if they and God were chatting earlier about feasible pitching strategies in the locker room, and the strategy they selected together worked, so they had to personally thank God using his direct line.

3. The God Factor, Part II
Locker rooms, sidelines, dugouts, bullpens, and court sides are often filled with praying men. One query: “If you are praying to win, and your opponent is praying to win, who does God choose?

4. Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha going to Do When they Come For You?
Why do pro jocks get arrested for drug and/or gun possession so much? Of course, loads of people do this one unfortunately, they  happen to listen to about the famous athletes who do. C’mon guys, keep the drugs at home, cease driving while high, and for crying out loud, cease packin’! You don’t need a gun. Who’s going to harm you? You’re three six and weigh 275 pounds!

5. It Wasn’t Me!
Telling Congress you don’t do steroids, then getting caught doing steroids is  dumb. I loved watching the clips where Rafael Palmero sat pointing a finger at the Congressional hearing stating with disgust and confidence, “I do not take steroids.” And then the next clip showing him apologizing profusely for taking steroids.

6. i like You To Death
Murdering ex-lovers doesn’t happen  often fortunately, but my list wouldn’t be complete without at least mentioning O.J.

7. Rabbits
It seems that there’s a lot of NBA players out there who use the phrase, “My baby’s mom” a little  often. And there’s  many professional athletes’ offspring introducing their buddies as “My father from another father.” Ever listen to of a condom?

8. How Much Bling Bling Do You need!?
It’s fascinating to watch professional athletes blow through all their millions in their first year or six and then have nothing left at retirement, which is usually only a few years later. How many fifty-year-olds are still playing pro sports? Not many (minus golfers of course, who will drag their canes and oxygen tanks with them on the fairway). So why don’t pro athletes save a couple of bucks?

9. Love My Hog
It’s not  smart to get injured off the job when you’re a pro athlete. Cleveland Browns Kellen Winslow Jr. crashed his motorcycle recently and will now miss the 2005 NFL season. Jay Williams, a number one draft pick of the Chicago Bulls, also got in to a motorcycle accident and hasn’t played since. What’s with motorcycles anyhow? speak about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.

10. “When You Come To a Fork in the Road, Take It” – Yogi Berra
Saying  dumb things in the media appears to be a  easy thing to do if you’re a professional athlete. I looked in a lot of places online to come up with a lovely list here. My issue was that there were so many lovely ones,


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