Recreational sports are awesome. Many people are not.
These are two observations I've reconfirmed since joining a number of competitive rec leagues this summer.
It was my first time playing organized sports since college, and reentering the culture served as an important reminder of all the fun and soul-powdering awfulness you'll encounter while competing against overly-competitive jackasses.
Wave after wave the weekend warriors came on: muscle-bound monsters, rage cases and toe-headed Napoleons who'd just as soon snap your floating rib as look at you sideways.
I re-learned a lot out there, specifically, how insufferable we can be over a game that means absolutely nothing.
The following are number of the most annoying species you'll encounter in rec sports. They'll stomp your foot, smash your hyoid and cry for holding—typically all in one play.
These are the most annoying people in recreational sports. They must be stopped.