The Worst Player-Team Divorces in Sports History
Whenever a person goes through a breakup, there are so many mixed emotions and doubts involved. Whether its a messy separation or a mutual decision, it affects all things to come.
When it comes to sports, trades and player releases happen left and right for whatever reason. But there's always those moves that can make or break a team. The kind that has an affect on an entire sport rather than just a specific fanbase.
Here is a list of The Worst Player-Team Divorces in Sports History.
Montana to the Chiefs
"Joe Cool", probably the best quarterback in football history, for now anyway, was the man who made the 49ers a dynasty. He went four-for-four in Super Bowls in San Fransisco and was a two-time MVP.
Then in 1987, Bill Walsh traded for Steve Young, the Tampa Bay quarterback. His performance in that season created some controversy about Montana being traded. Although Joe was named the starter, he didn't trust the organization and was dealt to Kansas City.
Bobby Petrino and the Falcons
First there was Saban, then there's this dirt bag...
This may have not been a major moment in sports, but there has never been a bigger butt head.
After signing a 10 year deal with Louisville, Petrino slaps them in the face and takes a job with the Falcons. While he was there, the Michael Vick situation exploded and Atlanta was under the microscope before he even coached an NFL game. At least he had the decency to wait until Week 13 to immediately resign from Atlanta and jump on a plane to coach Arkansas.
This guy is a joke. Enough said.
Roy Williams and Kansas
From hero to enemy, Roy Williams transition from Kansas to North Carolina was a harsh one.
When Williams decided to turn down the job at his Alma mater, UNC, to stay with Kansas, he became the man. But a few years later he joined Dean Smith to re-resurrect the North Carolina program.
Then in 2008, Kansas took down Williams and UNC in the Final Four and went on to win the National Championship. Remember when he wore the Kansas sticker to the game? What was he thinking?
T.O and the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys
You can love him, or you could hate him but T.O loves him some him.
His run in San Fran ended when he made comments about his quarterback, Jeff Garcia, being gay.
If you remember, he was sent to Baltimore but he refused and ended up in Philly. His temper tantrums and cocky attitude in Philly got him kicked out of there.
His comments about Donovan McNabb not playing his heart out in the Super Bowl didn't really help his case either. Then he ended up in Dallas and for a while it seemed like T.O finally found a home (That's more quarterback, it's just not fair!)
"The Player" then ran Bill Parcells out of Dallas and later made accusations about Romo and Witten having some sort of relationship that he wasn't part of.
Poor Terrell Owens. Good luck to the next team that gives him a chance.
Shaq and the Lakers
"Hey Kobe, tell me how my @#$# taste!"
The Lakers make the move to keep Kobe and dump Shaq.
Good for Kobe to finally win the big one without Shaq though; it must have taken a load off of his shoulders.
Emmitt and the Cowboys
"Move over Sweetness, make room for Emmitt!"
That was one of the last memories of Emmitt in a Cowboys uniform. It was a tough decision for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys to let the all-time leading rusher go.
Emmitt agreed that it was time to go too. I wish he would have just retired instead of rocking the deuce deuce in Arizona, that was just awkward.
Joe Torre and the Yanks
Torre was blindsided by his release from New York where he won four World Series. He managed the Yankees to the post season in each of his 10 years. He was able to take some shots at the organization with his book, The Yankee Years.
He's currently in LA working on bringing the Dodgers to a World Series win, while his successor, Joe Girardi, has one championship with the Yanks so far.
Brett Favre and the Packers
Brett "Father Time" Favre. It seems like for the past five years or so there hasn't been a bigger nuisance in sports than Brett Favre. He wants to play he doesn't want to play who really knows.
But his breakup with the Packers ended the she loves me she loves me not charade in Greenbay. Was he shoved out the door or was he really done playing, we'll never know. Maybe if Aaron Rogers didn't quite shine like he did, this would have made the worst moves of all time in sports, list but cutting ties with Brett turned out to be a good move in the long run.
Brett, your last pass as a Packer was an interception against the Giants in the playoffs. Hopefully your last pass as a football player came last year to the Saints. Its a sign buddy, move on, football just doesn't want you anymore.
Gretzky and Edmonton
"The Great One" was a god to the people of Edmonton, where he won four Stanley Cups. After winning the Cup in '88, he was sent to LA, breaking a lot of Canadian hearts. The trade talks had people in Canada in an absolute rage. "The Trade" had such an impact, people wanted the Canadian government to get involved.
However, the outcome sent Gretzky to LA in exchange for some first round picks and $15 million.
Tom Landry and the Cowboys
"The Man in the Hat", Tom Landry is the greatest figure in Cowboys history. His 20 consecutive winning season is a record in football that will never be broken. Landry molded football by inventing schemes and formations still used today. The shotgun formation along with the 4-3 defense were all Landry's ideas. From the great "Hail Mary" to the addition of "The Bullet Bob Hayes", who changed the game of football by making speed a top priority to a football team, Landry is one of the greatest coaches ever.
Shortly after Jerry Jones purchased the 'Boys he kicked the only coach Dallas has ever known to the curb. He brought in Jimmy Johnson, an old Arkansas school buddy, to win two Super Bowls and create a dynasty in Dallas.
The Babe and the BoSox
I can hear the chants now, "1918! 1918!"
The Sox traded the Bambino to the Yanks for $100,000. The best $100,000 deal that the sports world has ever known. The Babe went on to win seven World Series with the Yankees while the Red Sox went through an 86-year drought without a championship.