Sports: What I Really Hate

Mike DiMauro@miked31784Senior Writer IJuly 17, 2008

I just read the article "What Do You Hate in Sports? The Bill Belichick List". I loved that article, but I would like to create my own list of the stuff that I hate in the sports world. I do love sports, but there are things that I hate about it. Here's my list:

  • Kurt Busch
  • New York Jets
  • New York Yankees
  • Eric Mangini
  • The MLB All-Star Game starting at 8PM ET, instead of earlier in the day like 5 or 6PM ET
  • New England Sports Network (NESN)
  • When the Red Sox are blacked out on ESPN
  • Connecticut Huskies
  • Hartford Wolfpack
  • The Mannings
  • Joe Torre
  • Derek Jeter
  • A-Rod
  • Johnny Damon
  • Two Week Superbowl Break
  • Not having an off week later on in the NASCAR season
  • When people mess up singing the Star Spangled Banner (I messed up singing it at a high school baseball game when I was on their team in 2003—I think it was the last game of the season as we lost it and were out of the playoffs)
  • When people go off track with the Star Spangled Banner
  • Not showing CFL games on ESPN
  • Not showing more CFL games on American TV
  • Having two seperate satellite radio companies to get NFL and MLB (thank god they are both merging)
  • Brett Favre
  • Michael Vick
  • Bobby Knight
  • Roger Clemens
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Bryant Gumbel
  • Phil Jackson
  • When ESPN has to black out the ACC and I don't even live near Boston (two hours away) and not on their DMA
  • Chad Pennington
  • Curt Schilling
  • Jason Giambi
  • When NASCAR races start after 8PM ET
  • When NASCAR has to cancel qualifying for the day because of rain and can't schedule the session the day before or the day after.
  • Marty McSorley

I will edit this article myself if I want to add more to this list. Feel free to comment about the stuff that you hate in sports. E-mail me at for any questions.