COED Presents: The Worst Sportsman of the Year 2010 [VOTE]

Drew Brees was recently awarded Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.  Brees not only won a Super Bowl against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts last February, but has made significant contributions off the field as well.  Of course you tend to not hear about it since our sports news off the field typically focurs on DUIs or domestic abuse, a player’s displeasure with their current team, or better yet, where they are taking their “talents.” Brees is a breath of fresh air and we 100% fully endorse SI’s selection. To ensure we have MORE of him and LESS of the other jackasses, we’re doling out “awards” for the Worst Sportsmen of the Year.

Albert Haynesworth

In no way is this supporting the Washington Redskins organization as both are at fault.  But the hefty nose tackle accepted his $21 million bonus and then asked to be traded.  After weeks of not showing up to training camp, it took Haynesworth several attempts to pass a standard conditioning test, one that the average athlete would have no problem passing.  You can’t take the money and then not show up to work Albert.  That’s not how it works.

Randy Moss

For a while, it was Terrell Owens who was the malcontent wide receiver in the NFL that everyone focused on.  While Owens’ Cincinnati Bengals are awful, Owens is having a pro bowl-worthy season and acting like a leader in the locker room, which sounds as unlikely as Brett Favre retiring with conviction.  Moss has sported three uniforms this season and has gone from paradise with elite quarterback Tom Brady to the let it all hang/I love wrangler jeans quarterback Favre to the run heavy Tennessee Titans.  Along with the huge decline in surroundings, Moss has chastised free catering, offered to only do interviews with himself, end practice when he chooses, and jog on plays not called for him.  Can you say role model?

Vince Young

No one takes well to being benched, but Young takes the cake.  Young may be 27 years old, but he acts more like he is seven.  Instead of improving and showing the fire and desire to get better, Young simply stays put and throws a tantrum when things aren’t going well.  Two weeks ago Young walked out on the team after the game.  Young tore a tendon in his thumb and likely wouldn’t have been effective, but wanted to go back into the game.  Young’s immaturity is startling for someone who’s been in the league this long.

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Josh McDaniels

Does anyone remember that 6-0 start last season in McDaniels’ first year?  Yeah, me neither.  McDaniels has failed to make use of the talent around him.  While he’s revived the careers of Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd, he traded Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall citing character issues.  He’s then brought in “best to bring home to mom” quarterback Tim Tebow, who’s future in the NFL looks as promising as McDaniels tenure in Denver.  Better yet, McDaniels traded Peyton Hillis to Cleveland who has ran over the entire NFL while Brady Quinn, the man acquired for Hillis, holds Tim Tebow’s clipboard.

If that wasn’t bad enough, McDaniels was caught cheating when a San Francisco 49ers practice was recorded.  I’m not sure what’s worse: losing with the footage you shouldn’t have possession of or the excuse McDaniels made about SpyGate II

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Kevin Garnett

Garnett has long been known to be one of the game’s top intimidators.  The guy pretty much concusses himself against the padding on the hoop every game.  However Garnett went way too far when he called Charlie Villanueva a “cancer patient” late in a regular season game in November.  To use such words as trash talk is disgusting and Garnett’s claim that he called Villanueva “cancerous to your team and the league” is as credible as your local politician. He’s also grossly overpaid.

Rick Rypien

Many of you may not know about this (ESPN tends to leave out hockey with coverage focusing on the daily happenings of LeBron and Favre), but this forward of the Vancouver Canucks attacked a fan in the stands early this season, which landed him on our list of COED’s Pinheads of Pro Sports.  Rypien was frustrated and the fan egged him on, but going after a fan paying to watch you play may not be the best way to go about it.

Derek Jeter

To think he won SI’s award last year. Jeter hasn’t really done much to belong on this list (women might think differently considering his slew of sloppy seconds), but the contract talks with the New York Yankees have me and pretty much everyone else that doesn’t have a shrine of Jeter sickened.  The Yankees have offered Jeter three years for $45 million, but Jeter’s not content with that.  Despite the fact that A) Jeter is 36, B) Jeter just had the worst season of his career and is showing signs of a decline and C) this contract the Yankees offered would make Jeter the highest paid shortstop in baseball, Jeter wants at least in the range of $110-120 million for five years.

Well, SOMEONE has to feed he and rich actress Mink Kelly’s baby!

The Yankees have essentially laughed at Jeter’s request as GM Brian Cashman told the media that Jeter can go look elsewhere if this offer isn’t good enough.

Well said Brian, well said.

LeBron James

My vote for Worst Sportsman of the Year goes to one of the greatest players without a championship.  Asides from Tiger Woods, no one’s public image has fallen quite like James’ has.  The Summer of LeBron was blown out of epic proportion and James took full advantage of it.  James continued to sip on his own kool-aid and we kept watching.  We bashed LeBron for his ego and then he responded with a Nike commercial, “What Should I Do?” an attempt on James’ part to eloquently give society the middle finger.

What should James do?

A few ideas come to mind:

  • Don’t refer to yourself in third person.
  • Even if it hurts, show some modesty, even if a little.  Kevin Durant can give you pointers.
  • Try to get along with your head coach; it might help down the road.

Brett Favre

Here at COED we’re split on the gunslinger who’s “just a kid out there”. We listed him as one our Greatest Athletes Over 40 back in July, then came rumors he sent c*ck shots to former Jets sideline reporter and FSU Cowgirl Jenn Sterger, followed by rumors he was on steroids, then confirmation of the previously rumored c*ck shots along with new creepy voicemails. Because of his antics, he ended up in our weekly Douche-Off. We wondered if he’d have a threesome with Sterger and Ines Sainz. We even wrote a letter to his wife to offer comfort and solace. Can you imagine if he just retired the first time around?

Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben proved to be a Big Perv this past offseason when allegations arose of him forcing himself upon a sorority sister down South. We started off the year hailing him for being one of the best rookie quarterbacks ever but that changed after the college chick claimed she wasn’t DTF. We put him on the list of 7 NFL Players Who Belong In Jail and the 10 Types of Drunks You Hate. Granted, we’ve never hung with “Rapelisberger”, and he seems like a cool dude in interviews, but that one mark on his record is gonna haunt him. He should have p*ssy raining down on him! Makes you wonder…

Tony Parker

Well, well, well. That storybook marriage took a turn of the worst, huh? Sexting with your teammate’s wife?! Color us impressed. We think the incident actually HELPED him on the court. Eva’s hot, but we have a feeling she’s not that cool. Have you seen that Heineken Light commercial? She sounds like a bitch.

Who do you guys think is the worst sportsman of the year?  Vote in our poll then share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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