I am introducing a new column called 'Top 10 Things In Sports', a new weekly thing that I will do. Here is your list of the Top 10 things in sports that we are tired of hearing about, we hate, or just plain suck.
With that, let the sucking begin.
#10 NFL's Ban on Celebrations
The league's new rule that stops players like Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens use their creativity and grace for celebrating should be considered a crime. Let the men spread their wings a little - no props allowed? that's just stupid.
# 9 ESPN's Hot Seat
At first the Hot Seat was cool and somthing new, but now is like a boring desk job - the same everyday. For those who aren't familiar, the Hot Seat is a daily portion on SportsCenter where a guest is asked questions by an ESPN guy. One of the main problems is when
Skip Bayless who, by the way,is only a few spots out of this list, is in charge. Instead of asking the other person their opinions, he just argues with them and hardly lets them get in a sentence.
#8 Yankees vs. Red Sox Rivalry
The most overrated and over-reported rivalry in all of sports. The New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox about fourteen times every season, but I don't care. Every off-season is like a prime-time drama for these teams, and every year they add more big names to the two evil empires. Please refer to what America's new immigration policy should be if you have any questions.
Leave my sports alone Congress, no one wants you guys to intervene with stuff you have no idea about. As if senators weren't happy enough with ruining our country, now they have to take away our sports. Congress, go back home, and save some rain-forests or something.
#6 NFL Players' Arrests
Michael Vick, Jamal Lewis, Pacman Jones, Chris Henry, Tank Johnson, David Boston - the list goes on. Whatever happened to professional athletes being good role models for kids because in the NFL, that has definitely gone down the drain lately. Great job, Roger Goodell!
I really hope everyone knows that all NFL teams spy on other teams because if you don't, than get outta the bubble that you live in. I don't want to hear about Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. They were in the news everyday in the fall because of their chase for perfection; I don't want to see their ugly faces on ESPN's front page everyday in the spring too.
#4 Steroids in Baseball
Baseball players do steroids, why can't people just accept that. No one cares about Roger Clemens or Barry Bonds anymore; sure they are cheaters, but so is half of America. And in case anyone was wondering Bud Selig is part of the problem and just adding fuel to the fire.
#3 NFL Network
The only reason the NFL Network is ranked higher than Bryant Gumbel, is because they have other employees; it still sucks. It really stinks for the fans of the NFL because the league sure doesn't care if anyone sees the NFL Network games. You would think with all of the money they are getting for the high subscription rates that they could afford more than about four cameras for live broadcasts.
As the 2007-2008 college football season proved, the Bowl Championship Series is one of the biggest jokes in all of sports. Letting voters decide the fate of top teams with no playoff system is absolutely ridiculous, but don't worry sports fans. If there are more years like this past one, a playoff will have to become closer to a reality... eventually.
#1 Bryant Gumbel
Is there really any question whether or not the younger Gumbel brother is the worst sports announcer of all-time? I could name about 100 (million) people that could do a better job than him. He talks too much, interrupts the other commentators, and thinks he is the most important, but to put it simply, Bryant Gumbel couldn't commentate his way out of a paper bag. This past season's Green Bay Packer - Dallas Cowboy game displayed him at his very finest, claiming that Romo was both the quarterback for the Packers and first name is Rick. Rick Romo is sure to have great success in the NFL...