December 16, 2002

Bring on the end of the year lists! Here we have the ESPN top ten items that ticked off fans in 2002. Everything from the near-baseball strike to the Olympic figure skating scandal. What's missing? What was the single worst sports-related debacle of 2002?

posted by Ufez Jones to general at 12:18 PM - 6 comments

What ticked me off most this year in sports: 1) People whining about the potential baseball strike. 2) People whining about how the NYY were going to win the World Series because of their "financial advantage". 3) People whining about how much Alex Rodriguez was paid to play baseball. 4) That stupid tie-game result at the All-Star Game. The biggest debacle was probably the Winter Olympic pairs figure skating scandal and result, but it didn't bother me too much since - I don't follow figure skating enough - I already knew that the sport was fixed from previous complaints - The Canadian couple got more exposure from being cheated than they would have from just winning it outright

posted by grum@work at 02:11 PM on December 16, 2002

The thing that ticked me off the most: The fact the Mike Tyson stepped back into the ring, proving once again that big time boxing is only about money and Don King's ego. However, I was glad to see Tyson get his butt kicked.

posted by Bag Man at 12:44 AM on December 17, 2002

The incredibly ridiculous games between Korea and Poland/Italy/Spain...etc, in the World Cup! There is no WAY Korea is that good!

posted by StarFucker at 08:00 AM on December 17, 2002

grum, I'm usually with you on these things, and I'm usually against cheesy internet tools, but there's an exception to every rule. This salary calculator still gets my goat.

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:03 AM on December 17, 2002

Holy crap, samsonov, that was brutal. A-Rod makes more than me in two innings (if you don't want to visit the link, he makes more than $18,000 per inning).

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:00 PM on December 17, 2002

Double crap. He makes more than I do everytime he steps up to bat ($41,311.68 per bat).

posted by jacknose at 12:45 PM on December 17, 2002

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.