It's Oscar time again! Which means that Hollywood's finest actors, directors and producers will soon convene at a televised black-tie event to spend four tragically unfunny hours shamelessly gushing and handing out awards to each other.
Awards shows are definitely not my thing. If there is a hell, I'm pretty sure it's just Billy Crystal reading stale jokes off a teleprompter with forced laughter echoing loudly through the fiery mountains of hell.
Sports and all things related are my thing. I would definitely tune in to the Oscars if Peyton Manning's saga with the Indianapolis Colts was nominated for Best Performance in a Drama or if the Jeremy Lin story was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
Many athletes, coaches and mascots dabble in acting on the side. Why is there no award show to honor their acting achievements or mock their failures? The time has come to publicly recognize the best and worst acting in sports—thankfully, handing out fictional awards is also my thing. I like the power it affords me.
Let's take a look at the best and worst of athletes attempting to act.