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All-Time Top 10 Bad A$$es in Sports

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Found this article listing the ultimate sports bad-a$$ mofos: http://www.bullz-eye.com/sports/features/2...d_ass_mofos.htm

There's no question on the #1 (he was a bad-a$$ mofo before being a bad-a$$ mofo was cool), but T.O. at number nine? I didn't know whining and showboating qualified you to be classified as tough.

And no hockey players??? WTF? :hockeysmiley:

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That list needs some Bob Probert or Sonny Liston, but this is a great selection:

Bob Gibson

Probably the last of the complete game intimidator pitchers. Can you imagine anyone pitching nine complete games in the World Series again? Nine! Gibson also holds the record with seven-consecutive World Series victories.

And there's that Bad Ass Mofo intimidator thing. Gibson simply owned the inside part of the plate. He once called his three best pitches "knockdown, brushback, and hit batsman." In 1963, he broke a rookie batter's collarbone with a pitch. Bobby Bonds once hit two home runs off Gibson in his first two at-bats, and feared for his life in the third: "I knew I was gonna get it." Gibson was quoted in "Late Innings" by Roger Angell, "I guess I was never much in awe of anybody. I think you have to have that attitude if you're going to go far in this game." In our current era of batters intimidating pitchers, Gibson makes you wonder about the pitchers mound, "Where have all the Bad Ass Mofos gone?"

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Any list that excludes Arnold Palmer is flawed.

To wit:

1961 Pebble Beach Pro-Am: After double bogeying the par 3 12th hole, Palmer hits a hole-in-one on the par 4 13th, abruptly leaves the course to singlehandedly rescue a nearby beached whale and then returns in time to tee-off and birdie the par 4 14th.

1966 Masters: Distracted by the sound of clubs clicking in the bag, Palmer chokes the caddy of playing-mate Julius Boros into submission, heaves the bag an estimate 120 yards into the gallery and then tees off, hitting the green of the par 3 5th hole.

1985 Senior U.S. Open: While retrieving an errant tee shot, Palmer encounters a wayward elk. Concerned that the elk might come in contact with his ball, Palmer grabs it by the hindquarters, swings it over his head and toward the trunk of a pin oak tree, thus crushing the animal's skull. Using only a divot repair tool and a spike tightener, Palmer disembowels the elk and crafts a set of head covers for his woods, munching on elk entrails all the while. Course marshalls refuse to penalize him the requisite two strokes for fear that the blood-soaked Palmer will make them his next prey.

Now, I ask you, does not this legend of golf deserve a spot amongst these mere mortals?

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Where is the love for Gordie Howe? The man played all 80 games of the Nhl season at age 51!! Not only that, he put up solid numbers of 15 goals and 26 assists... Not bad for a Grandpa.

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The article is about bad asses, not "tough" guys, or all time greats. I don't agree with Larry Bird, Pete Rose, or T.O. (you have GOT to be kidding me). When I think "Bad Ass Muthafluffa" none of them come to mind. I think of people you'd be afraid to see on the street almost. However, it's nice to see someone do a list like this. :hockeysmiley:

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I think Jack Tatum should be more than just #10. The guy killed someone (he might as well have).

And that one dude who played for Texas A&M who killed a guy; he should be there too.

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Ty Cobb is the biggest bad ass in sports he used to sharpen his spikes juts to draw blood when he slid.

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How about Larry Csonka. Now there is one bad A$$ fullback for the Miami Dolphins in the 70's. He looked even more crazy with that helmet he wore. He would be my pick to be in the top 5!

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no bill laimbeer?

dude was so good at his job, he made larry bird lose his cool and throw a basketball at his head.

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