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The 25 Most Pathetic Fights In Sports (With Video)

Sam WestmorelandFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2010

The 25 Most Pathetic Fights In Sports (With Video)

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    Fighting is a part of sport. Emotions run high, and, in many cases, they run hot, too. 

    Many people go to NHL games solely for the fights, and they can be exciting spectacles to witness.

    This list will have none of those fights on them. These are the saddest, most gutless, least exciting fights in the history of sport. Sometimes it's the manner of fighting, sometimes the parties involved. Other times, it's the fact that the players are fighting at all. No matter what, there is no doubt that all parties in these 25 scuffles wish the weren't.

25. Michael Barrett Says Hi

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    Former Cubs catcher Michael Barrett had a reputation as a hothead. White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski still has a reputation of being a pain in the ass. 

    The two forced collided May 20, 2006, when Barrett decked the jerkoff in the mouth after Pierzynski slapped home plate. 

    I'm not saying A.J. didn't have it coming, but the least Barrett could have done was have one of his pitchers start the fight. 

24. Fight Back!

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    Watch the guy in the red striped jersey. He just takes it! He gets hit a few times, then stays down. 

    The best part is his teammate, who takes on his assailant until realizing how much bigger the guy is. Then he just dances around like one of those birds doing a mating dance. 

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    In 2003, then-Cubs reliever Kyle Farnsworth took exception to Reds' starter Paul Wilson's mouth. So he lit him up. Wilson was dumb for picking the fight against a former football player, and Farnsworth made sure he'd never do it again.

22. Don't Mess With Jawz

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    I've seen Jawz, the IUPUI mascot in person. You don't want to mess with him. But, apparently, Oral Roberts' mascot thought it would be fun. He learned his lesson in a hurry. 

21. Rufus Jumps Brutus

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    I can't tell this story as well as Greeny, just suffice it to say Rufus made a big mistake trying to jump Brutus in Columbus. There's a reason there are very few bobcats left in Ohio. 

20. Robbie Gordon Takes On Michael Waltrip's Car

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    I don't care how cool and strong your helmet is. When you're going against a car,  you don't have a chance. He's lucky Waltrip didn't try to run him over. 

19. Brett Favre's a Wuss

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    When Favre nearly cost Giants defensive end Michael Strahan the single season sack record by flopping, he's really lucky Strahan didn't decide to try and destroy him.

    Maybe if the scorekeeper had given Strahan the half sack he deserved, the defensive end might have. 

18. Rafer Alston Fights Like a Girl

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    Considering Glen Davis is one of Eddie House's teammates, Rafer's lucky House didn't sick Big Baby on him to eat him. 

17. Stanford Cal Mascot Rumble

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    This video is fantastic. But the Tree lacks arms, which makes this a rather lame fight. 

16. Robert Colay Can't Take a Punch

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    Mike Tyson throws one punch. He knocks Colay out cold. Why did he even bother showing up? 

15. Kevin Youkilis Gets Hosed

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    So, on August 11, 2009, Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, one of baseball's toughest players, charges the mound against Detroit Tigers rookie Rick Porcello.

    After throwing his helmet at Porcello like a wuss, Youk gets taken out. One move and he's pinned. Just sad. 

14. Carmelo Is The Biggest Wuss In The NBA

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    Don't be fooled by his rep; when it comes down to it, Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets has a soft, creamy nougat filling. 

    After he hits Mardy Collins, who wasn't watching Anthony, watch as Anthony goes skittering across the court when Jared Jefferies comes calling. 

    That's hardcore, Carmelo. 

13. The Worst Hockey Fight Of All Time

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    And when I say fight, I mean dance. And when I say worst, I mean lamest. Somebody throw a punch, for Pete's sake!

12. The Dominator Gets Dominated

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    Goalie fights are serious fun. Usually, with all the pads, they turn into slap-happy sumo matches. 

    When Dominik Hasek decided to take on Patrick Roy, it didn't even make it that far. Hasek bit it as he was reaching the Avs' keeper. 

11. Don't Mess With The Duck

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    The Oregon Duck does not appreciate being mocked. Unlike most mascots, though, it can do something about it. The Houston Cougar doesn't even fight back!

10. Anthony Reddick Tries To Kill People

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    This brawl was ridiculous. Why in the world did Miami feel the need to start this fight? And helmets as clubs? Come on guys, at least show some class when you go 8-4 every year!

9. Jeff Van Gundy Is a Tiny Little Man

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    Jeff van Gundy is not a big man. Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing are extremely large men. 

    So when they fight, van Gundy's only hope is to gnaw on Mourning's leg like a chihuaha taking on a rotweiler. 

8. Korean Baseball Is Weird

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    I...I don't even know what to say. This is... well, yeah.

7. Pedro The Matador

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    When a rotund 72-year old charges you, what do you do? 

    Exactly what the most famous Jheri curl of the 2000's did. This one's on Zimmer for trying to headbutt Pedro. Or whatever the tiny little man was trying to do. 

6. Mike Tyson Gets Hungry

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    Seriously?! You bit his ear?! Come on man! You were winning the fight, just keep going. 

5. Robin Ventura Gets Beat Up By an Old Man

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    Do you think Robin Ventura knew what he was getting into when he tried to take on Nolan Ryan? Me either. 

4. Ron Artest Is an Idiot

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    Hey Ron Ron! Way to punch the wrong guy! The new Dennis Rodman makes his debut in Detroit. I love that Stephen Jackson has his back, despite Artest clearly being in the wrong the entire time.

3. Soccer Fight, Rd. 2

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    This time, both players fight, but it's the most pointless fight of all time. Who says soccer players are all talk and flopping? 

2. The Double KO

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    No words are necessary here. How was this a good strategy from either fighter? I realize they're not exactly UFC material, but jeez! 

1. Matthew Barnaby Gets Scared

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    The only thing worse than starting a fight in a cheap manner, is starting one and running away. Matthew Barnaby made a 14 year NHL career out of doing just that. 

    At least he's a good NHL analyst on ESPN. Oh, wait, no he's not. 

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