This Week in Annoying: The Worst in Sports Right Now
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to lose, and we manage to find a few hilarious stories amid the bedlam.
The baseball season has come to an end. And wouldn't you know it, the World Series culminates in some rather boozy interviews with Boston fans.
Oh, and some Buccaneers coaches managed to bring even more unfortunate silliness to a season that is already out of control.
And there will be a great deal more awful from the sports world to keep you captivated until we start all of the marvelous misery next week.
Missing a solid story of annoying frustration? Well, help us out in the comments section below. For now, let's take some people to task.
Video above features NSFW language.
Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, winners of the 2013 World Series. And condolences to a pair of Boston bros who may very well still be nursing some gnarly hangovers.
Guyism's A. Isaac spotted this video of a local news reporter asking pretty much anyone on the street what they thought of the big win.
What we get is so beautiful it needs to be in a museum for generations to study and appreciate. The best line may have been, "I’ve been alive since probably 1988 and this is the best time ever cause I’ve been watching the Sox since ’88, I haven’t seen them win a Game 6 since now."
The greatest mystery of the season may be when this guy was actually born.
Thankfully, we never have to hear about the Red Sox winning a title at home for the first time since 1918 like that was actually something of value to anyone outside of Boston.
This Is Just Ridiculous
OK, this is hardly something we would throw into the "awful" pile, because this lady is clearly the best we have ever seen at pop-a-shot basketball.
However, we had to include her domination because we are so annoyed that we can never play arcade basketball again.
She ruined it for all of us.
Here we have two mammoth misses in one fine video.
The first understandable miss comes from TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom, who kicks one wide from 54 yards out. Shanking one from midfield is easily forgiven.
However, the second and more unfortunate gaffe comes from Fox Sports 1's Craig Bolerjack, who was apparently commentating a Madden game he was playing, because he certainly wasn't anywhere near this play.
Gerald McCoy Is Too Nice
Gerald McCoy is a Pro Bowl defensive tackle, and he is having a solid season despite the entire team essentially doing the football equivalent of a free-fall dive.
According to a recent interview he gave on WDAE-AM 620, some coaches decided they have had enough of him and his crazy antics.
His crime: helping opponents up off the field.
Here is a mere snippet transcribed by JoeBucsFan.com:
I had my D-line coaches get on to me the other day. Well, not get on to me, try to get on to me. There’s no way they’re going to get on to me for this. They got upset with me because I helped somebody up [in the game]. So what! I don’t care. Kiss my butt. Listen, if I want to help somebody, I’m going help somebody up. Because right on the next play I’m going to knock him down again. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.
Sounds like things are going swimmingly in Tampa Bay.
Need more Bro on your television?
Well, you might be in luck, because the Gronkowskis (Rob, his four brothers and their father) are pitching an animated series based on their antics.
Deadspin's Barry Petchesky first spotted the leaked pitch video that features everything we have come to expect from the Gronk clan: drinking and partying.
I hope you like Zubaz, tank tops and Viagra tales.
Don't shoot the messenger, or, at the very least, don't chide me for merely relaying a certain letter from a former Oregon Ducks player blasting his beloved Ducks fans.
The Oregonian's John Canzano published a letter he received from a former Ducks player he only described as someone who recently played in a BCS bowl game for the team.
The entire letter is well worth the read and describes the player watching a Ducks game for the first time as a fan. What he found was a foul-mouthed bunch of fans who admonished coaches and the quarterback during what was an eventual win over UCLA.
The entire missive ends with, "I will always love the ducks: my coaches, my teammates, my brothers and family. The rest... Go (expletive) yourselves."
Autzen Stadium is certainly one of the loudest in all of college football. Now we know much of what is shouted isn't all that positive.