15 Athletes and Coaches Who Are Total Scrooges

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The Biggest Scrooges in Sports

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It's that time of year. Thanksgiving is now in the rearview mirror and it's time for the Holiday season to kick into full gear. Companies have been running Christmas and Holiday themed ads for weeks now, but as of Black Friday, the full-on assault has started.

The weeks leading up to Christmas will of course feature many holiday themed television shows and movies. Each year the same Christmas shows and stories are ran, and most of us have caught 'A Christmas Carol' at some point. The bad guy in Charles Dickens' classic tale is of course Scrooge.

The term bah humbug started with Scrooge and it's pretty much a universal saying for 'the heck with Christmas' these days. If someone you know is not a fan of the holiday season, they've likely earned the nickname of Scrooge at some point. To be a Scrooge, you have to truly try bring down the Holiday spirit with your unwillingness to participate in decorating, singing carols and maybe even exchanging gifts. However, some people are just fine with being labeled as a Scrooge.

As it pertains to the world of sports, Scrooges are a little bit different. Fans can only judge players and coaches based on how they see them act on the field, court, ice and diamond. Even though they might be nice individuals away from sports, people will form opinions and label them with negative terms based how on they act during games.

It's with that in mind that we've created the 'biggest scrooges in sports' concept. These are players and coaches that don't have the greatest reputations of being happy and therefore, they could be Scrooges:

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Ndamukong Suh

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Suh plays the game of football dirty and mean. He's definitely the biggest Scrooge in Detroit this year.

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Bill Belichick

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Can you see Belichick getting into the Holiday spirit? It doesn't seem like it would be up his alley.

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Kevin Garnett

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KG is an angry individual on the basketball court. It's possible that anger translates to his off the court behavior as well.

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Nick Saban

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USA Today Sports

Has Nick Saban ever looked happy for more than five seconds?

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Barry Bonds

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USA Today Sports

Bonds always looks like he just took a big bite of a crap sandwich.

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Alex Rodriguez

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USA Today Sports

Things A-Rod could say: 'There will be no Christmas this year. I refuse to participate in this farce any longer.'

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Jim Harbaugh

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USA Today Sports

Harbaugh seems like he would have been the type of kid that would have pouted after opening gifts on Christmas morning.

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Brock Lesnar

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Brock Lesnar hurts people for a living. Even in fake wrestling.

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James Harrison

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Harrison is an angry, angry linebacker. It seems doubtful that he sings Christmas carols.

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Bobby Knight

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USA Today Sports

Knight is definitely one of the original coach scrooges.

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Lance Armstrong

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USA Today Sports

Tis the season for Lance Armstrong to be a selfish jerk.

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Bo Pelini

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USA Today Sports

Does the Nebraska head coach celebrate anything?

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Jay Cutler

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Cutler isn't as bad of a guy as some people make him out to be, but it seems unlikely that he's a guy who likes to celebrate the holidays.

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Kurt Busch

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USA Today Sports

Busch is most definitely the Scrooge of NASCAR. There's a reason he's consistently voted as the most hated driver in the sport.

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Mike Shanahan

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USA Today Sports

The Red Lobster doesn't seem to like much of anything these days.


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