This Week in Annoying: The Worst in Sports Right Now

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 22, 2013

This Week in Annoying: The Worst in Sports Right Now

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    Alex Rodriguez makes a triumphant return to the list of things that are awful in the sports world. If anyone is in his vicinity, go ahead and tap his glass with yours and toast to a job well done.

    Welcome back to our weekly look at things that are possibly annoying, probably awful but undoubtedly entertaining. 

    We have compiled a list that includes, among other things, a video mashup of A-Rod and Mike Francesa that needs to be seen as well as a golf store commercial that is so bad it's actually quite good. 

    Enough of my blathering on, let's get to some fantastically awful entries. As always, feel free to chime in with anything we may have forgotten in the section below. 

Football Fails

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    Never change, Lithuanian soccer. Continue to be that adorable brand of football we now fully love and adore. 

    Spotted by The Big Lead's Mike Cardillo, the posted video comes from YouTube uploader Rokas Burokas, who seems to have a bunch of Lithuanian soccer videos on his feed. 

    One of the more recent ones is entitled, "Lithuanian Football: Where Amazing Happens." We don't disagree. 

Mike Buys Golf Clubs. We Think.

2 of 6's T.J. Auclair spotted what has to be the worst commercial ever created. Normally that kind of hyperbole would mandate some incredulity and push back on your part, but I think we are all on the same page here. 

    The man is Mike Mixson, and he understands the value of a clear, concise and loud message. 

    The marketing of this ad worked so well I just started tossing my golf clubs at the screen in the hopes Mike here would buy them. 

    Sadly, I was not as successful as this video-making genius. 

Alex Rodriguez and Mike Francesa Comedy Duo

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    Producers, screenwriters and anyone generally interested in a television show that would bring the laughs, take note of this exchange. 

    SportsGrid went to work and took the best parts of Alex Rodriguez's rant against MLB and Bud Selig recently and spliced it together with footage of Mike Francesa falling asleep. 

    The outcome single-handedly makes up for what has been a ridiculous farce. This footage alone is worth having to hear all about the arbitration process. 


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    Applause and adulation is in order for Chi-Chi Rodriguez, who took a golf ball to the nads this week. 

    The legend featured on Golf Channel's reality program The Big Break and decided to try out the relatively harmless task of smashing a pane of glass with a golf ball. 

    Instead of breaking the glass, he very nearly breaks his manhood, and the entire peanut gallery reacts accordingly. 

    Rodriguez, being more of a man than me, went back and smashed a ball through the pane on the very next try. 

Corey Feldman: Dodgeball Master

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    Corey Feldman—famous for The Lost Boys, The Goonies and being early 1990s incarnate—features in an awesome tale of dodgeball, bullying and Twitter play-by-play. 

    For the full effect, you really should take a gander at the Twitter feed of one Drew McWeeny of HitFix (previously of Ain't It Cool News), who simply had to tweet the awesomeness that unfolded before him. 

    You can also follow along on SportsGrid or our own breakdown here. 

    Essentially, McWeeny was at a trampoline gym where some kids were playing dodgeball, and that's when he noticed an adult get targeted by a bunch of teenagers who continued to toss dodgeballs his way. 

    The adult turned out to be Feldman, who reportedly left in tears. We have no way of knowing if this is 100 percent accurate, but we really hope it is. 

It's Just a Game, Folks

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    Not everything on the list was bound to be charming or hilarious. No, this story out of Cortland, N.Y., is just awful. 

    As's Ken Sturtz reports, dozens of fans were arrested as they generally trashed the town following their football team's big win over a bitter rival. 

    SUNY Cortland beat Ithaca College, 28-24, in a D-III rivalry game affectionately referred to as the Cortaca Jug football game. 

    It's kind of a big deal. 

    It's such a big deal that it garnered widespread bedlam that you can see in tweets and posts archived on BuzzFeed and our own post here

    Simmer down, kids. It's just D-III football.