The 10 Worst Dancers In Sports History (With Video)
Competitive sports and dancing have become an unavoidable couple since both were invented.
It's a simple formula, winning or scoring makes you excited, and you dance when you're excited or elated.
Athletics have given us great, iconic dancers over the years like Ickey Woods, Ray Lewis, and Rasheed Wallace.
However, much to the chagrin of sports fans, athletics have also given us abysmal dancing performances ranging in severity. Some make us laugh, others simply force us to turn away in disgust.
Here are the 10 sorriest exhibitions of dance routines in the history of sports.
10. Gheorghe Muresan
At 7' 7'', the Romanian Muresan is tied with Manute Bol for the tallest man ever to play in the NBA.
Unfortunately, Muresan could not utilize his legs effectively to get "jiggy with it" in a "This Is Sportscenter" commercial with Karl Ravech and Kenny Mayne.
I can't quite tell if Ravech and Mayne are faking their horrid dance moves, but something tells me Muresan is trying to boogie to the best of his ability.
9. John Wall
I know, I know, the so called "John Wall dance" took the nation by storm this year, with everyone from little tykes to hunters to DeMarcus Cousins doing it like John Wall.
Overlooking the national hype of Wall and Kentucky, LOOK AT THIS DANCE. It is downright awful.
The consensus No. 1 pick better have left this little two-step behind him at Kentucky, for all of our sakes.
p.s. Where the hell are they in this video? A U2 concert? I half expected Bledsoe to come out with some killer guitar riff after Wall was finished.
8. Jonathan Papelbon
After the Red Sox overcame a 3-1 deficit to the Cleveland Indians to head back to the World Series in 2007, Boston was very much alive.
No other song back then whipped a Beantown crowd into a frenzy like Dropkick Murphy's "Shipping Up to Boston".
However, Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon took it a bit too far with his Riverdance interpretation on the field after the Game 7 victory.
The only river that was present here was my river of tears after watching this sorry performance. Not only does the dance suck, but Paps also is wearing scuba goggles and has a cigar handy, adding to the pathetic ambiance.
Grab your beer, light your cigar, locate your fastball, throw your splitter more, and get the hell off of the infield, Papelbon.
7. Tyler Hansbrough
Tyler Hansbrough is one of the greatest players in the history of UNC basketball.
However, his dance moves leave a lot to be desired.
This cute little hissy fit/dance came courtesy of a game winning shot he hit against Virginia Tech. What ever happened to the "Reggie Miller choke" or the old "leave the hand up and walk away" celebration? Surely I do not know.
Psh, kids these days.
6. Wes Welker
Further tarnishing Boston's dance reputation is Patriots receiver Wes Welker.
This little guy may be the "Sultan of the Slot" but he is most definitely not the "Lord of the Dance".
The Boston Celtics have introduced the tradition where they play clips from the old show "Soul Train" on the jumbotron, intertwined with clips of fans from the crowd dancing.
During the Celtics blowout of the Magic in Game 3 of the 2010 playoffs, Welker was lucky (or unlucky) enough to be showcased as the next fan dancer, it was his first chance at testing out that brand new ACL.
I think even Kendrick Perkins might have smiled after he saw this.
5. Arsene Wenger
European football is famous for having some of the grooviest athletes on the planet.
Their rhythm, flow, quick feet and creativity are second to none.
However, Arsenal skipper Arsene Wegner showed exactly why it's the players that should be doing the dancing after Robin van Persie buried the second goal for the Gunners in a Champions League match against Villarreal.
The commentators poke fun at the legendary manager's fancy footwork and then the Arsenal players show their coach how it's done.
4. Matt Cassel
Some of the more die-hard Patriots fans reading this may be familiar with Brady's unenthusiastic dance at the 2001 Championship Parade.
Brady is married to a Victoria's Secret model, and therefore will not be included on this list.
Matt Cassel on the other hand, did far worse things with the music playing than his studly counterpart.
Cassel squared off against Pats receiver Kelley Washington in a dance-off at a charity softball event. The use of the bat as a prop did more to hurt Cassel than help him against one of the most underrated NFL dancers of all time.
Belichick ordered that this tape be destroyed and Cassel be shipped out of town. However, I was able to scrounge up the scarring evidence.
3. Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah is heralded as one of those classic "energy" guys on the basketball hardwood.
Save some for the NBA, Joakim, my goodness.
From the first time I laid eyes on Noah, I thought I'd seen the ugliest thing in the world, and then I saw him dance after winning the 2007 National Title.
I love how you can hear coach Billy Donovan yelling "every day" to someone in reference to Noah's dancing. I can imagine the whole Florida team thinking Noah was epileptic for the first week of practices.
2. Al McGuire
'Cuse is in the house! Oh my God! Oh my God!
Al McGuire's dance! Oh my God! Oh my God!
The Syracuse chant was spurned by an honest and jubilant reaction from then star John Wallace in 1996 after defeating Georgia in the Sweet 16.
Syracuse continued on, downing Kansas and heading to the Final Four. Al McGuire's decision to join in on the post-game festivities was probably not the best one for the Marquette coach turned broadcaster.
One of the funkiest and most awkward jigs I've ever seen, it kind of looks like he's rolling dice overhand.
1. Mark Madsen
There are no words to describe perennial benchwarmer Mark Madsen's dance at the 2001 Lakers Championship parade.
I was first watching this debacle and I got to thinking about how bad it actually was. I proclaimed that Madsen made me embarrassed to be white. Then I thought, no, this dance makes me embarrassed to be a male. Finally, I concluded that Madsen's little shuffle made me embarrassed to be a human being.
That's right, Mark Madsen makes me ashamed to call myself an inhabitant of planet Earth. That alone is reason enough to make him No. 1