Dennis Rodman and 15 Sports Figures Who Should Go Away

 

 

 

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Dennis Rodman and 15 Sports Figures Who Should Just Go Away

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Dennis Rodman has clearly lost his mind. Not that he's had much of one for a long time now, but after his latest television spot on CNN, it's clear that the lights are on, but no one is home. Rodman has since come out and apologized for his promo, rant or tirade (whatever you want to call it), but an apology is not going to change the perception that many have of him.

Some will say that this latest chapter is just another example of Rodman being Rodman, but he's clearly taken his craziness to a whole new level. The Worm claims that he was under a lot of stress and the influence of alcohol. His troubles with the bottle have been well documented, as evidenced by his stints on Celebrity Rehab in the past. Obviously, he still has a problem with handling his liquor. It's clearly time for him to hang up his drinking shoes for good if that's how he's going to act while under the influence.

No one is really even sure what the NBA hall-of-famer was talking about during his CNN interview. He was trying to get a point across about the men on his 'panel' leaving their families to come and help North Korea, but he just couldn't convey it in a respectable or comprehendible fashion.

All of this had led me to the conclusion that Rodman should just go away. It pains me to say it, because I grew up rooting for the guy on the basketball court, but if he can't clean it up, he needs to stop talking. It's with that in mind, that I compiled a list of other sports figures that also need to get lost. Some of these guys work in the media, some still play sports and some haven't realized yet that they shouldn't still be attempting to play sports. Here are 15 sports figures that just need to go away:

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Andrew Bynum

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Bynum was just traded to the Bulls and then promptly released. He's arguably the biggest waste of talent in basketball today. If his heart isn't in it and if he's not physically able to go anymore, it's time that he just goes away for good.

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Alex Rodriguez

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A-Fraud is still fighting to play baseball in 2014, but his chances don't seem great. If his suspension is upheld, maybe he'll finally get a clue and take a long-lasting hike.

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Terrell Owens

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T.O. claimed that he if didn't play in the NFL in 2013 that he'd call it a career. Is anyone really believing that? If a team came calling, he'd be on the first flight out of town.

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Manny Ramirez

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You have to give Manny credit for hanging on as long as he has, but father time has more than caught up with the former slugger. That, and the fact that no MLB team is willing to touch him with a 10-foot pole.

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Matt Leinart

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The former Heisman winner just never caught on in the NFL. After getting cut by the Bills this past offseason, maybe Leinart will finally come to the realization that he can't play.

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Stephen A. Smith

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Clearly, Stephen A. Smith is a moron who knows very little about sports. Clearly!

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Skip Bayless

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Bayless is unquestionably the top heel in sports today, but man, is he nauseating.

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Chad Johnson

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You have to give Ochocinco a little credit, he's been out of the spotlight for a decent amount of time now. Hopefully, that's where he stays for good.

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Jermaine O'Neal

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O'Neal is obviously a huge fan of basketball, or maybe just the checks he gets for playing it. Regardless, he passed his prime about seven years ago. Time to hang it up, Jermaine.

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Desmond Howard

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Anyone else tired of this Michigan-bias clown? College Gameday is the most overrated show in sports.

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Hedo Turkoglu

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Turkoglu (34) thinks he can still play in the NBA after not playing a full 82-game season since 2010-11. Now that's funny.

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Kwame Brown

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Brown is one of the biggest draft busts of all time. The fact that he was still trying to play in 2013 was comical. The 76ers waived him. The 76ers.

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Mark Mulder

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There's something to be said for players attempting comebacks. Mulder hasn't played MLB since 2008, but for some reason he still thinks he can play in 2013 at 36 years of age. Admirable, but completely unrealistic.

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Vince Young

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You can't help but feel a little bad for Vince Young. His future once seemed very bright, but now he's set to turn 31 and he's been out of football for two full years.

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Mel Kiper Jr.

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Kiper and his big board can take a hike. This guy is just flat out annoying and really not that great at his job. But for whatever reason, ESPN seems to love him.


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  • WILLIAM JOHN RIGNEY JR.

    but sure thinks he does!

  • WILLIAM JOHN RIGNEY JR.

    another highly paid idiot!

  • Jon Holden

    Stephen A Smith is a dipshit.
    And Jermaine Oneal didn’t really “pass his prime”, he just fucked up his knees. He’s still a good rebounder for a guy who plays limited minutes off the bench.

  • disqus_59KZkHgegx

    Skip Bayless is a clueless contrarian. He’s paid to be one. I suppose they will keep him around as long as folks enjoy love tuning in just to hate him all the more.

  • Tommy_Fitz

    “First Take” is the worst show on television. Bayless and Stephen A. on the same show is a complete disaster. I watch “Mike & Mike” but ESPN takes a nose dive at 10:00 am. That’s why I leave ESPN network for the next 4 hours and watch reruns of Dr. Phil on my two days off.

    • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

      Howzzzat workin’ out for ya, Bernard?

    • Jerseysmelltours

      TF: Dr. Phil likes to hear the sound of his voice and when he isn’t yelling at some bubba, he’s waiting to hear the cha-ching of the cash register. That wife of his is a real find? What happened to her? It had to have been awful, she’s mess.

  • Paul

    Mel Kiper Jr couldn’t predict what time it will be in an hour, much less prognosticate the draft. He’d be less accurate if he wrote for “The Onion”. He definitely loves the sound of his own voice – and he’s the only one.

  • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

    Vince Young is a scumbag DOG BUTCHER and I’d as soon see him maimed for life by a truck.

  • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

    Owens COULD HAVE BEEN one of the game’s absolute GREATEST. Instead, he’s been one of the games biggest babies. What a genuine shame. What a HUGE WASTE of God-given talent…

  • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

    Never minded the rainbow hair or the mystery-sexual antics…but I could NEVER get past those nasty BUGGER-CATCHERS… Ugh!!!!!!! Oh, and Dennis, you’re making a complete ASS of yourself and giving one of the world’s MOST vile, MOST evil dictators – a mass-murdering ANIMAL – an entirely undeserved stage, as you accomplish NOTHING. Close a MEANINGFUL DEAL with that scumbag NOW, or get the Hell out and Stay out! You’re NOT helping…

  • Jefferson Daly

    This list is mostly bogus seeing how there are several people on the list are just veteran players. My god this guy is 34 and still playing basketball! Why is that annoying to anyone?

  • timothy flanigan

    dick vitale

  • Mike Clancy

    Tiger Woods!

  • Jerseysmelltours

    Rodman was initially a wonderful man. He seemed to be a breathe of much-needed fresh air in the NBA. He’s more of a celebrity now but nothing more than a stain of his former self. Terrible.

  • Jerseysmelltours

    Seems to me the best thing you can do to reveal what these people are about is just give them that extra bit of room to voice their opinion: These guys are all into themselves first and foremost than they think we are all into them as mush as they are. Wrong> Mel Kiper is wrong more than any of the worst weathermen. He was assured that Lienart was the next Manning. Wrong!

  • Armando Gomez

    I totally disagree about Skip Bayless & Stephen A Smith been put down, I watch First Take daily and find it quite entertaining, if I can not watch it, I record it, so why do you assume that if you don’t like it, nobody should like it either?