The Crazy/Hot Scale: The 10 Best Players Teams Couldn't Give Up On

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The Crazy/Hot Scale: The 10 Best Players Teams Couldn't Give Up On
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Where is the breaking point?

What do you do if you're the Browns and you are awaiting the results to Dante Stallworth's manslaughter trial? Do you hang on to him? Is he worth the trouble?

On the show, "How I Met Your Mother," Barney Stinson (a.k.a. Doogie Howser), created a theory about women. Well, he has created a lot of theories about women.

But this particular theory is one that I feel can be applied to the world of sports.

If you're not familiar with it, it is called the, "Crazy/Hot Scale." What it basically says is, that if a girl is crazier than her hotness, then you need to walk away.

For instance, if she is a six and stabs you with a pair of scissors, it is best you leave all your stuff exactly where it is even if you have some old CD's lying around at her place and your cell phone is sitting on her dresser, leave it, and immediately start running, no questions asked.

If she is a nine, however, you at least need to get a feel for why she stabbed you, give it a five-minute reconciliation period, at which point if you cannot work it out, leave the door open for the occasional hook-up.

The point is, teams have routinely gone to great lengths to ignore obvious problems to hold onto a guy who was just too good to let go. They continue or continued to land big contracts and get a great deal of media coverage through all their spectacle.

Here are the Top 10 Athletes based on the "Crazy/Hot Scale."

(Note: Pacman Jones will not be featured on this list because he is just not good enough. But obviously, he is crazier than anyone on this list.).

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