COED’s Pinheads of Pro Sports: Volume 1

lebron James

Nobody’s perfect.  Mistakes are bound to happen and so long as you learn from them, there’s opportunity to grow.  As normal citizens, we can usually keep it in house. Professional sports figures, not so much. We glorify these overpaid players and coaches, so naturally when they mess up that’s grounds for us to mock and ridicule them.  They may be human just like us, but life’s not fair that kind of preferential treatment comes with the territory of the celebrity life.

If you could use a good chuckle, look no more as we take a look at this week’s pinheads.

Brett Favre Minnesota Vikings QB

Brett Favre

Maybe Favre wanted to spice things up as he feared the retirement saga was starting to bore the World of Sports.  Seriously what was Wrangler Jeans boy thinking?  As you likely know Favre is being investigated by the NFL for sexting with former New York Jets reporter Jenn Sterger.  Sterger released photos of Brett Jr along with his creepy voicemails.  Favre has remained mum on the allegations, but unlike the court system, we view these guys as guilty until proven innocent.

You’d think Favre would be able to simply pay for some fun in the sack with all the money he’s earned over his career instead of having to creep, but who knows, Favre’s probably thinking any publicity is good publicity.  On the plus, Favre can have a seat right next to Tiger Woods.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi

AP Photo/LM Otero

Joe Girardi

A.J. Burnett’s picture is actually next to the word unpredictable in the dictionary.  Burnett actually has a no hitter on his resume, but walked nine in that game, too.  The Yankees lost 10 of his last 12 starts as Burnett was a mess on the mound, instilling confidence in the opposing lineup time and time again. 

Yet he started Game 4 of the ALCS?

I don’t care if the Yankees win the World Series, what the hell is Girardi thinking?  Burnett should not have even been on the roster, much less pitching in the postseason except for emergencies only.  Start anyone else but Burnett.  Hughes, a committee of relievers, heck give Billy Crystal another shot.

Funny part is Girardi almost got away with it, until greed got the best of him.  Burnett went out in the 6th inning leading 3-2 when he ran into trouble.  Girardi should’ve taken those 5 innings to the bank and patch the final four.  Instead, Burnett imploded and allowed a three run home run to Bengie Molina which proved to be the difference.

Say it ain’t so Joe?

Rick Rypien

The name may not jump at you, but the incident sure does.  Rypien is the Vancouver Canucks player who went after the fan near the railing.  Rypien was suspended indefinitely for the event.  FYI Rick, not a good idea to attack those paying to watch you play.  Just ask Ron Artest.

The Lyin' King Lebron James

LeBron James

Favre’s heir apparent to Sports Diva, James recently posted hateful tweets in an attempt to gain some sympathy.

For a guy who repeatedly refers to himself in third person, I’ll pass.

I’m not the biggest fan of James as you’ll see here, and here.  But who is James trying to fool with this constant, “life of an athlete isn’t all roses.”

News flash, you’re not the only who faces racial injustice.  You are however, among the few who could sleep in pools of money for the rest of your life.  Grow some thick skin Bron.

Pat McAfee

Much like Rypien, this is another name you’ve probably never heard of.  McAfee is the punter for the Indianapolis Colts.  As you can conclude, he’s not being mentioned for anything on the field with Peyton Manning as quarterback.

McAfee was arrested for public intoxication, taking a swim in an Indianapolis canal with a BAC of .15.

Everyone gets drunk and makes a fool of themselves, but what makes McAfee special is that a woman reported him after McAfee was near her car shirtless and wet.  Only thing is McAfee is getting paid to help the Colts field position battle, not go stride for stride with the Jersey Shore.

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