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Sports Jerk of the Year


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Sports oriented comic strip "Tank McNamara" has a annual contest every year called, "Sports Jerk of the Year" where the readers nominate those who have done the most to hurt sports and the enjoyment thereof.

I was wondering, who might you nominate for such a title. Some of the people I've thought of included, Terrell Owens, Rafael Palmeiro, Kenny Rogers, The NHL, Randy Moss, George Steinbrenner, Ron Artest, Ricky Williams, and Lou Piniella. I'm sure many of you have your own picks.

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It's a 5 horse race, IMO...

T.O.

Rafael Palmiero

Kenny Rogers

Ron Artest

Ricky Williams

I totally agree with you, this is exactly what my top 5 list would look like (although I'm not sure about that order).

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If it's Jerk of the Year for 2005, you gotta throw out Artest and Ricky cause they were both last year.

My vote would go for Owens because he truly is a jerk. Palmiero IMO is not really a jerk, he's just not a very smart guy.

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It's a 5 horse race, IMO...

T.O.

Rafael Palmiero

Kenny Rogers

Ron Artest

Ricky Williams

Hey, who has the long nose? The horse that has it will win the close race.

(You guessed... Raffy "Pinocchio" Palmeiro!) :D

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1. Bettman/Goodenow (spelling is wrong i think, i dont care)

2. Palmiero

3. Rogers

4. T.O

5. Larry Brown

I say Larry brown because anyone who thinks so highly of himself to talk to a team about a job while trying to take his current team through the Finals has to be on my :censored: list :mad:

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The definition of Jerk:

Dictionary.com:Slang. A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.

Merriam-Webster Online: an annoyingly stupid or foolish person

Okay so let's go through our canidates:

Rafael Palmeiro:

Foolish: Yes.

Rude: Depends on who your talking too.

Contemptible (deserving scorn or full of contempt): Up in the air. No perjury charges have been filed yet. And he hasn't said anything yet, so it's too soon.

Annoying: Not as much as some of the other canidates.

Stupid: Yes.

Kenny Rogers:

Foolish: Yes.

Rude: Yes.

Contemptible: Heck yes.

Annoying: Yes.

Stupid: Yes.

Terrell Owens (Alias "T.O.)

Foolish: Heck yes.

Rude: Yes.

Contemptible: Very.

Annoying: Most annoying person in all of sports. And that's saying something.

Yes: Yes.

I'd say then it's in his order:

3. Palmeiro

2. Rogers

1. T.O.

Rogers and Palmeiro are definitely up there. But the history of T.O.'s antics, stupidity and undescribable weirdness (doing sit-ups in your DRIVEWAY! For the MEDIA?!?!!) push him to the top.

By the way:

"Dishonorable mentions": Rickey Williams, Gary Sheffield, Ron Artest, that guy who jumped onto the net at Yankee Stadium, The T-Ball coach who told a player to injure a autistic child so that he wouldn't have to play him, the Arbitrator who let Rogers return early, Jeremy Roenicke and finally: the IOC, for being European snobs.

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I think Barry Bonds belongs in the mix as well.

I don't know, he's better off in the Sports Jerk Hall of Fame

Right along side all-time jerk legends such as Bobby Knight and Kobe.

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