D'oh: Rex Ryan And The 10 Biggest Idiots in Sports

Sachin AroraCorrespondent IJanuary 22, 2011

D'oh: Rex Ryan And The 10 Biggest Idiots in Sports

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Imag
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    There are a lot of idiots in the world of sports today, so it is pretty hard to condense them all into one.

    What exactly makes an idiot? Someone who says something idiotic in front of the press, or someone who just acts plain stupid.

    If you have any suggestions for this list, please kindly list them in the comment section, and I hope you enjoy.

    Honorable Mentions:

    O.J Simpson

    Sean Avery

    Pacman Jones

    Ray Lewis

    Plaxico Burress

10. Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando Magic, NBA

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    Hedo has certainly done some things to make this list. Back talking your team after you leave them is one thing, but going back to that team afterward is just crazy.

    Hedo proved that he fails in all other systems other than the Magic system, and as soon as he left the Raptors, he started badmouthing them, saying nobody wants to play in Toronto.

    Well, Hedo, clearly you did.

    Oh, and there was that interview.

    Notice how the interviewer tries to make him seem like less of an idiot, but it doesn't really work out.


9. Rex Ryan, New York Jets, NFL Coach

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    From foot fetishes to trash talking the other teams, Ryan has certainly done some things to piss off the NFL. 

    But if the Jets somehow end up winning the Superbowl, I guess he will seem like less of an idiot in the process.

8. David Stern, NBA Commisioner

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    David Stern is arguably the most powerful man in sports. He's also one of the biggest idiots.

    A lot of NBA fans have had problems with the refs all season long, but Stern is the one controlling them anyway. Stern keeps adding new rules to the game, some questionable ones, and the NBA could be headed for a lockout, but he seems unconcerned.

    He's also said some questionable things, like how he thinks Kobe is on Jordan's level.

    Throughout the years, many fans have been frustrated with Stern and can't wait for his reign to be over.

7. Sammy Sosa, Former MLB Player

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    From corked bats to bleached skin, Sosa has had his share of idiotic behavior. 

    Saying, "I didn't know the cork was there," only makes the matters worse. Why would you have cork in your bat anyway?

    "To impress the fans in warm up."

    He also tested positive for steroids, but if that made you an idiot, I'd have to put half of the MLB on here.

6. Terrell Owens, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Wide Reciever

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    Man, I could write the whole article about this guy. He just doesn't know when to shut up.

    From making his own iPhone app to claiming he can beat Usain Bolt in a race (with a 20-yard head start), Owens has said many idiotic things throughout the years.

    Oh, there's also the fact that he's complained about every team he's been on and actually seems to make them worse, which helps my case a bit.

5. Jeff Reed, San Fransisco 49ers, NFL Kicker

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    This guy has said plenty of idiotic things throughout his career and frankly, he's not even that great of a kicker.

    “Win or lose, I still booze—before, after and during.  To be successful in this league, it’s not about hitting field goals, it’s about hitting the pubs afterwards…” 

    The former Steelers kicker (current 49ers kicker) failed to hit a single field goal beyond 40 yards for Pittsburgh this season. 

    “The reason I couldn’t hit from beyond 40 was because the fans don’t appreciate me here.  They don’t appreciate the fact that I can beat the living  #&*!* out of a bathroom stall at three o’clock in the morning.  I mean, how many guys do you know that can do that?”

    Of course, he was found completely wasted when asked this question. Oh my.

4. Roger Clemens, Former MLB Pitcher

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    WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 8:  Roger Clemens arrives at Federal Court December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.  Clemens, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, appeared at court for an interim status conference on charges he lied to Congress during a hearing on th
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    Clemens was considered the greatest pitcher ever by the majority of the world. Now, after lying, cheating and many scandals with steroids, Clemens is in the same boat as Sosa, Barry Bonds and as I said before, half the MLB.

    The only difference is that Clemens denies it, while tests clearly state that he's positive.

3. Ron Artest, NBA Player, LA Lakers

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    This guy is a madman. He's nuts. I'm pretty sure if met with Dwight Howard in a dark alley, he would fight him.

    Apparently, when he was with the Bulls, Artest applied for a job at Circuit City to receive discounts from the store, despite the fact that he was making a pro athlete's salary.

    Artest made a rap song after the Lakers won the title, and he's giving away his only championship ring to charity. While that's a good cause, why not just donate money?

    Oh, there was also that minor brawl...

2. Mike Tyson, Former American Boxer

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    Mike Tyson is arguably the greatest boxer ever. However, throughout his boxing career and even after it was over, he's been filled with controversies and hilarious quotes.

    Tyson bit Evander Holyfield, which is just weird. He was also accused of raping Desiree Washington and was sentenced six years in prison.

    Tyson also declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite making over $300 million throughout his career.

    He must have a record for idiotic interviews as well.

1. Tiger Woods, PGA Golfer

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13:  Tiger Woods of the USA looks on as the rain falls during round three of the Australian Masters at The Victoria Golf Club on November 13, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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    Tiger had it all. He was the richest man in sports. He was a role model. He was sponsored by Nike. When you thought of golf, you thought of Tiger.

    He had the chance to be the greatest golfer ever. All that, gone, just for some hookers.

    Why Tiger would cheat on his hot wife Elin is beyond me. While him cheating on his wife had nothing to do with golf, Tiger's whole reputation was ruined and nobody ever looked at him the same.

    It seems as though his golf game will never be the same, and he will never be the same. Tragic.

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