The Seven Athletes I'm Tired of Hearing About
It's a weird number, but who cares.
You know Chad Ochocinco is making the list (even if he is awesome).
I heard a story today about a famous athlete getting into trouble yet again for the fact that he got into yet another scuffle.
Some athletes entertain beyond the field of play, and sometimes their act becomes old. These are their stories.
Yes, I’m a Packers fan. Yes, I feel like a jilted lover. Yes, I hate this image...
But seriously, how often do I have to hear about how he faced the Packers twice and housed them. Twice.
I get it!
He’s the best quarterback of all time, I’ve never denied that. But come on, please stop talking about him every 20 minutes.
It’s really not his fault that I’m tired of hearing about him. He continues his run towards The Hall, and continues to cause nightmares for defensive coordinators that stand in his way.
He's playing at an extremely high level and helping win games for a team that needed him more than anything else. But my thought stands, and at No. 7 stands No. 4.
It's news when he goes to the bathroom. It's news when he takes a shower. And it's certainly not news when he hits a home run to help his team win the game.
Something seem wrong here?
He's a baseball player. He cares about this team that he's playing with because they've opened their wallet and they let him do whatever he wants.
So please, don't broadcast that he went to the locker room after being pulled. Most other players do it. When you get pulled, you go shower. The end.
That's not news, that's infuriating.
We get it. You're a free agent at the end of this season.
At least King James has taken a stance and said that he's no longer talking about the 2010 free agency class he will be heading up.
Again, not his fault, but then again, if he weren't so good, ESPN wouldn't talk about him going to the Knicks every 32 seconds.
So maybe only average 11 points and two rebounds a game LeBron. LeBron?
Also, you can get me tickets to see the playoffs, right? LeBron?
(Please see funny commercial with puppets for multiple name shout outs.)
I love that he's a bald man. I love that he did drugs, recovered and became awesome at tennis. I love that he was famous 15 years ago and remains as the lead of SportsCenter.
Here's the thing: I want to read his book and hopefully take control of my life as he did, but nobody is talking about that.
People are talking about how he did meth and lied. People are saying he needs to give back his titles and money. People are talking about how he just wants to sell books.
Who cares? He has done so much for his fellow man with his charities and his time, but I'm sorry Andre, I don't care how you're life is going anymore.
I'd rather hear about how Brett Favre conquered the evil empire in Green Bay.
You know, because it's current.
She is a dirty player. She should be kicked off her team. She should be stripped of any kind of scholarship status she holds.
She is so un-famous that there isn't even a picture of her (please excuse the fake word and accept this picture in her stead).
Don't talk about her anymore since we all know the story of this punk that pulls peoples' hair and diminishes the sport that they play.
The other women of NCAA soccer work extremely hard to make their teams proud. All she does is tarnish the sport that other women are trying to build up.
Grow up, and stay out of the news.
Chad Ochocinco Johnson the Third of Cincinnati and Miami via Oregon State
I actually really, I mean really, like Chad Ochocinco.
He's hilarious, he's smart, he's witty, and he even did a Lambeau Leap. (If you don't want him to do the Leap, um, stop him from scoring).
But here is the deal: I don't care that he's sending mustard, mayonnaise, or relish.
He's an entertainer that just so happens to be awesome at football, but I don't need to hear about everything he does.
I want to hear about how he found the seam against the Steelers' incredible defense. I want to hear about how he caught a huge touchdown catch in the red zone.
I don't want to hear about how he sent keys to all the cornerbacks because he was going to "unlock their defense." (That hasn't happened, but I thought it was clever.)
He was awesome in "The Hangover" and in the 1990's, but seriously, it's 2009 and if there was a dictionary entrance for "has-been" or "also-ran" his tattooed face would be all over it.
Mike Tyson allegedly hit a member of the paparazzi, begging the question: Does anybody still give an ounce of care to anything this man does anymore?
I'm tired of it.
If there is anyone out there who doesn't deserve press, it's this joker.
Nobody cares if you hit someone anymore. No one has cared since Lennox Lewis knocked out Kid Dynamite. Kid Dynamite is certainly a fitting nickname, because this clown has self-destructed.
(Disclaimer: If Mike Tyson were in front of me right now I would pretend to love him. I covet my ears.)