This Week in Annoying: The Worst in Sports Right Now
It wasn't a great week for interviews. You also had a bad time if you were Ryan Lochte, a former NFL player or anyone trying to hit a golf ball off your buddy's face.
Welcome back to another rousing edition of me telling you how horrible this week truly was, delivered in easy-to-digest pieces.
Of course, we are bound to miss a chunk of the fun looming out there on the interwebz. Feel free to help us out with some suggestions on things that were cringeworthy or just so bad they were actually quite hilarious.
With that, we head into another week of awful.
Not a Good Idea
Video is NSFW for language and image of golf tee impaling a guy's tongue.
In case you were wondering, it's still not a good idea to put a tee in your mouth and ask your buddy to hit a golf ball off of it.
However, if you are going to engage in this ill-advised act, you should probably have a few brews first, so it seems this guy was doing it correctly all along.
Some time after the Dodgers clinched the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks turned into a collection of old men who wanted you damn kids off their lawn.
The Dodgers celebrated on the field and then in the visiting locker room. When all the fans had departed, a group of players then went and dove into the pool in the outfield.
Sure, it wasn't a good look to party it up in the opponent's pool, but there isn't really an unwritten rule about this stuff.
And really, you lose your "sanctity of the game" card when you build a pool in the outfield.
I know I'm right because Skip Bayless completely disagrees via this tweet, "Shameful splash party by Dodgers in Dbacks' pool. What ever happened to Dodger Blue class? Somewhere Koufax is rolling his eyes."
Ah, there is nothing as vindicating as knowing you are on the opposite side of Bayless' opinions.
Oh, and senator John McCain took time out of his busy schedule to offer up an opinion. Stating via tweet, "No-class act by a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!"
Yes, the Dodgers pool party was bush, but the outrage behind a silly stunt is far more annoying.
Plead the Fifth
Good luck trying to get a straight answer this week.
First, Matt Harvey went on The Dan Patrick Show and decided he didn't want to talk about his arm injury—really the only reason anyone would want to interview him at the moment.
Then we saw Andy Reid give Sal Paolantonio a hard time after beating his former team. While Reid came off as a bit of a pill with the ESPN reporter, we later found via a tweet from Paul Pabst that the coach and team informed media they were not fielding questions.
That's not going to stop the question machine known as Sal Pal, though.
A's Handed Another Mess
The Oakland A's are in first place, a remarkable feat considering their low payroll and their sewage system's propensity to back up.
USA Today's Jorge L. Ortiz reports that for the second time this season, the sewage system at O.co Coliseum gave the A's some issues.
This time filth surrounded the bathroom adjacent to the home team dugout. And you thought your stadium had all the plush amenities.
Kids Will Be Kids
There are about 300 kids in Stephentown, N.Y. who are the absolute worst. Some of their parents aren't so nice either.
Fox Sports' Sam Gardner reports on the plight of former NFL lineman Brian Holloway, who found out that around 300 kids broke into his vacation home and caused about $20,000 worth of damage.
Many were content to tweet images of the debauchery. When Holloway used those images for a website he started to try and transform these kids for the better, a few parents threatened him.
He told WYNT, "Yeah, I got some threats, you know, 'we're gonna get you, and we know where your home is,' and you know 'houses do get firebombed."
The kids, as it turns out, are not all right, and you can read more about it here.
Ryan Lochte Swims into the Sunset
We have to say goodbye to an athlete who graced the pages of "Week's Worst" a couple of times.
As TVLine's Michael Ausiello reports, E! has canceled reality-TV series, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Now if you want to know what Ryan Lochte would do, you will just have to use your imagination like we did in the Stone Age.
We will certainly miss him, until he of course pops up again before Rio 2016.
Those Shutdown Defending Mayors
Jeremy Lin, a man whom once made the nation Linsane with his basketball prowess, went 1-for-3 from the field against Palo Alto, Calif., mayor Greg Scharff.
Sure, Lin was undoubtedly taking it easy on the mayor, but getting blocked by a guy wearing slacks and a tie leaves you open for some ribbing.
Now get Scharff an NBA contract.