Randy Moss and The 20 Most Dramatic Athletes In Sports

Bailey Brautigan@BBrautiganFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2010

Randy Moss and The 20 Most Dramatic Athletes In Sports

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    Randy Moss was just placed on waivers by the Minnesota Vikings after only a few weeks with the team, and we have to assume that his off-field drama had something to do with it.

    But Moss isn't the only sports figure to achieve drama queen status.

    From sore losers to fame-hungry players, many of the most well-known athletes just can't seem to stay out of the headlines.

    So where does Randy Moss rank amongst the most dramatic athletes in sports?

    Read on to find out!

20. Paul Pierce

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    We all know that it sucks to take a hard foul, but try to be a man about it!

19. Ron Artest

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    We get it.

    You're crazy.

    Now just shut up and play some basketball.

18. Manny Ramirez

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    You know that when people start talking about their favorite "Mannyisms," you might have gone too far.

17. J.R. Smith

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    From car accidents to annoying amounts of Twitter drama, J.R. "Swift" is another athlete who just needs to focus on his sport.

16. Tiger Woods

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    Tiger Woods is one of golf's sorest losers...

    And then there's the whole double-life/cheating on his wife with over a dozen different women thing.

15. Alexander Ovechkin

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    Let's see here...

    Alexander Ovechkin reportedly punched Evgeni Malkin's agent.

    He is known for his excessive celebrations.

    And when a young fan wanted to take a video recording during the 2010 Olympics, he knocked the camera out of her hand.

    This guy just sounds like a huge douche.

14. Evgeni Plushenko

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    For those of you who don't follow figure skating, Plushenko is an Olympic figure skater who thought he should have won gold (instead of sliver) at the most recent winter Olympics.

    Plushenko acted like a big cry baby when receiving his silver medal, and then things got weird.

    After the Games, Plushenko took to the web and awarded himself a "platinum" medal on his website.

13. Anderson Varejao

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    Let's face it:

    All you have to do is look at Anderson Varejao, and he'll flop all over the place.

12. Clinton Portis

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    Anyone with more than one alter ego needs to be on this list.

11. James Harrison

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    We know that you were upset about your fines, but threatening retirement?

    I believed that one for about 0.5 seconds.

10. Chad Ochocinco

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    I am all for touchdown celebrations, but when you take time to plan them, that's a little excessive.

    And don't get me started on his reality show.

    The Ultimate Catch?

    You're not even the best receiver in Cincinnati!

9. Tim Tebow

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    One of my fondest college football memories?

    Watching Tim Tebow cry like a little baby.

8. Gilbert Arenas

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    First he brings guns into the Wizards' locker room.

    And then he fakes an injury in the preseason?

    These would be forgivable offenses...

    If Gilbert Arenas was actually good  at basketball.

7. Sean Avery

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    In 2008, when Dion Phaneuf started dating Avery's ex Elisha Cuthbert, Avery had this to say:

    "I'm just going to say one thing. I'm really happy to be back in Calgary; I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about, but enjoy the game tonight."

    Somebody sounds bitter...


6. Wayne Rooney

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    Way to say you're going to leave Man U and then turn around and sign an extension.

    You really showed them!

5. Serena Williams

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    I'm all for intensity in athletes, but threatening a line judge?

4. LeBron James

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    LeBron James dominated the airwaves this summer with his "Decision," and it just made him look like a narcissistic fool.

    And then he makes a Nike commercial asking us if he should "be who we want him to be"?

    Well, if by "be who we want you to be," you mean "not an self-indulgent idiot," then yes, LeBron.

    That is exactly who we want you to be.

3. Terrell Owens

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    Terrell Owens has brought us some our favorite sports quotes of all time:

    "That's my quarterback."


    "Get your popcorn ready."

    There is no doubt about it.

    T.O. does love him some him.

2. Brett Favre

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    Retire or don't.

    Just make up your mind!

    And maybe buy a cell phone without a camera next time.

1. Randy Moss

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    Note to Randy Moss:

    Talking about how much you miss the New England Patriots after your team just lost to them is probably not the best way to endear yourself to the Vikings' organization.

    I'm just saying...