This Week in Annoying: The Worst in Sports Right Now
The NBA playoffs have given us a screamer in San Antonio and a classy lady out in Miami, and those are just two of the more annoying people in sports this week.
Welcome to the weekly installment of awful people in sports, when I get on this little soap box in the corner of the Internet and rant about this week's frustrations.
We present for your consideration the people that made the sports week just a tad less tolerable than it should have been.
From umpires blowing calls to silly shoes, we have you covered on sports entities living and otherwise. But please, feel free to nominate anyone that comes to mind for this week or the ones that follow. Hell, why not toss me in there while you are at it, because I know how these things work.
Without further adieu, here is what really grinds my gears.
Do you remember how you used to scream as loud as you could when you were a kid at sports games, trying desperately to drown out those around you?
Me neither, because I was never that annoying, not even as a kid.
Well, an actual adult had a look-at-me moment during Game 1 of the playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors.
The worst part in all this is we have three women trying to claim responsibility—a horrible grab for any amount of fame this moment might bring them. Big Lead, a site that has video and picture, reported the following:
The picture above and video below show 23-year old dental assistant Val Garcia. KENS5 did a report identifying Garcia as the woman ruining everyone’s viewing experience on Monday night. Then there’s Vickie Villarreal who WOAI says is the shrieker. And finally there is Lori Aguilar who went on 1300 AM The Zone sports talk radio this morning to claim she was the banshee in San Antonio.
Well, you are all horrible. How about that?
Ryan Lochte's Show Is Right Where We Left It
Not to worry, because a fan decided to set the record straight and state what you see in the image is Lochte's knee.
Still, we are glad we aren't missing anything on E!'s What Would Ryan Lochte Do, because this is the synopsis from Guyism. "Ryan was excited because Jaimee was visiting him. Jaimee is an on-again, off-again [expletive] buddy who lives in England."
Something tells me the swimmer is going to be a mainstay on this list as long as the series lasts.
Dwyane Wade's Jacket
So Dwyane Wade showed up to the postgame press conference wearing wallpaper ripped from an old person's house.
If you are wondering where you can get your very own, Big Lead points us to the Versace page which lists the jacket as a very reasonable $1,925.
You can just show up to a party wearing your grandmother's curtains and it will have the same effect.
Iman Shumpert's Sneakers
While we are talking about sartorial nightmares, let's consider the kicks Iman Shumpert was wearing this week. While colorful, they look like they are going to fly off his feet from shame.
I am getting just a tad exhausted with this "bigger is better" attitude with shoes. One thing they never needed were actual wings.
Tim Tebow Stories
It's safe to say we caught the last wave of Tebowmania this week.
Before you toss your smart phone down screaming Tim Tebow is a kind and gentle man who never hurt a fly, let me explain that I don't find Tebow annoying, just the constant media attention.
For a moment, he is a man without a job, but the sports world continues to go mad for him: A White House petition was started to get the QB to Jacksonville, another set of Jaguars fans have stood united against the craze and Forbes recently reported Tebow was the most influential in football.
And it all went down this week.
I don't want to even imagine what would happen if this man played in an actual game again.
Seeing as how I don't find Tebow annoying, merely the hype. I blame you, America. Now, please make it stop.
Angel Hernandez is one part awful umpire and another part secret magician, because he managed to make an obvious home run vanish during Wednesday night's Oakland A's game in Cleveland.
If you are looking for a breakdown of the play in question and the video that shows a clear home run on the part of Adam Rosales, Bleacher Report's Timothy Rapp does a fine job.
Now if you want to know how four men and eight eyeballs can go into a room with access to broadcast feeds and come out with a horribly missed call, I can't help you.
Hernandez proved that there can indeed be human error using instant replay.
Filomena Tobias: Bird Flipper
If the week is encapsulated by just one image, this would be it.
We get a two-for-one special with this one as the upstanding gentleman who squired her to the game decides to lambaste Noah as well.
Having expensive seats never gives you the right to act like less of a human, nor to disparage another. The only thing you do with a middle finger is call attention to your ability to devolve into epic asshattery.
I fail to recall where Will Smith raps about flipping off opposing players in his song "Miami," but it must be in there somewhere.
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