Alex Rodriguez, Brett Favre, Tiger Woods: How Much Drama Can There Be?

Jason KimCorrespondent IApril 6, 2010

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Tiger Woods watches a tee shot during a practice round prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Rodriguez, Favre, Woods. They all share one common thing: drama skills.

Don't get me wrong, they are all great athletes (maybe excluding A-Rod).

Let's start with Alex Rodriguez.

Everyone was inspired by him, a poor boy that grew up without a father but managed through it, and is having a great career in MLB. He was so good, he was interviewed in 2007 and asked, "Have you ever used any performance enhancing drugs?" No was his answer. Then there comes a year afterwards, when Selena Roberts reveals to the Sports World that indeed: A-Rod had taken steroids. Then before the '09 season, he looks at the cameras, and apologizes with tears in his eyes: sparkling. Well done A-Rod!

Then there's Brett Favre. 

He is the best QB in the history of the NFL in my opinion. He didn't take steroids, but he kept switching his mind. He retires in Green Bay; he wants to return but no because the Packers have moved on. He demands a trade: they trade him to the Jets, and has an average season. Then he "officially" retires, then rumors swirl around that he will join the Packers' rivals the Vikings. Favre says that he doesn't know what's going to happen. Then the rumors and news releases say he won't be coming back. But guess what? In a couple of days on ESPN: Breaking News: Favre meeting with Coach Brad Childress. Then it shows him go into a room. Couple of hours later, he is a Viking! So here is a summary: Retires, Unretires, Demands to be traded, Retires, Coming Back but no, Then comes back as a Viking. Confusing enough?

The best athlete with the drama: Tiger Woods.

Who can forget it when us fans of Tiger was so worried about him as CNN reported that he crashed into a tree, and his lovely wife saved him? Then of course there are the curious reporters and one finds out that he might be cheating! He took a leave of absence of golf. There was no real evidence until someone took a picture of him on the grounds of a sex addiction treatment building. It was official, it wasn't a Tiger: it was a Chee-Tah. Then he holds a private conference that's going out on national television, with his closest friends and family members attending. Elin's mother is there. But where is Elin? No one knows what's really happening behind the scenes. Tiger looks as if he is about to cry, and sobs as he hugs his mother in law, as she accepted the apology. Was it scripted? No one will ever know.


Who knew there could be so much drama in the world of sports?