August 08, 2003

Shockey calls Parcells "the homo".: I have to admit, I can't help but laugh when pro athletes start busting out kindergarten insults. Not because it's cool; because it's funny to see grown men act like five year olds. Reminds me of Stephon Marbury's tirade that the Knicks would never, ever, ever win a championship with Charlie Ward. What are your favorite sports outbursts?

posted by Mike McD to football at 09:51 AM - 26 comments

Good question Mack D. I am a huge fan of the Jim Mora press conference. "Playoffs! I just hope we win another game!" And of course the best one, in keeping with your sounding like a five year olds meme was "We gave them the friggin' game. We played like diddly-pooh". Also, Lee Elia, which has been mentioned here before with his tirade: " "F--- those f---in' fans who come out here and say they're Cub fans that are supposed to be behind you rippin' every f---ing thing you do. I'll tell you one f---ing thing, I hope we get f---ing hotter than s---, just to stuff it up them 3,000 f---ing people that show up every f---ing day, because if they're the real Chicago f---ing fans, they can kiss my f--- ing a-- right downtown and PRINT IT." Then there was John Chaney and John Calipari almost coming to blows after a Temple U-Mass game...

posted by vito90 at 10:04 AM on August 08, 2003

Here's a similar SpoFi discussion on the topic. Clearly I need a new intro to my Mora commentary.

posted by vito90 at 10:06 AM on August 08, 2003

I'll give Shockey credit for not backing down to anyone, even the legend of Parcells. The guy seems fearless....a little premature, but fearless.

posted by garfield at 10:20 AM on August 08, 2003

The word I would use is clueless. However, when so many athletes are carefully choosing their words these days to avoid insult, it's kinda fun to see a big, dumb stupid kid like Shockey running his mouth off. He sounds like Kid Rock with shoulder pads.

posted by rcade at 10:22 AM on August 08, 2003

Sportsfilter: smarter than your average Kid Rock with shoulder pads.

posted by jasonspaceman at 10:25 AM on August 08, 2003

I liked it when Hal McRae went nuts in his underwear. And they say there's no humility in sports anymore. Sportsfilter: Not calling people 'homos' since 1998.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:31 AM on August 08, 2003

Yeah good one, homo.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:35 AM on August 08, 2003

Wakka, wakka

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:42 AM on August 08, 2003

Hal McRae and Jim Mora will not be topped. If I ran the Bengals, Clippers, Tigers or a similar team, I'd hire Jim Mora as my PR guy just so the beat writers could ask him if he thought we'd make the playoffs.

posted by yerfatma at 10:56 AM on August 08, 2003

One of my personal favorites is Jim "Chris" Everett and Jim Rome. After Romey wouldn't stop calling him "Chris", Jimbo decides to freak out and go after THE HOST OF A TV SHOW. The guy is a freakin football player going after an interview. I could watch that replay over and over again...I know Ryan Leaf did.

posted by bigblue at 11:20 AM on August 08, 2003

I don't think it gets any better than the on-court tirades of Johnny Mac. This guy was nuts!! There was one time when he went to the net to question a call and a spectator says "C'mon Mac. Not already", and John McEnroe turns to him and says "You got a fuckin' appointment to get to? What the fuck do you care, asshole?"... haha... awesome! Then in the same match, he calls the lines judge a "fucking asshole", breaks two of his rackets, wins the match, and leaves without shaking the umpire's hand. There was another time when John McEnroe played Brad Gilbert and during a changeover, he says something like "Gilbert, you don't deserve to be on the same court as me!". And during the match, he says things like "You're the fuckin' worst. The worst!"... but McEnroe lost that match. In the news conference afterwards, he said "When I start losing to players like him, I gotta start reconsidering what I'm doing even playing this game". It don't get any better than Johnny Mac.

posted by jhwoo82 at 11:28 AM on August 08, 2003

yeah, coke-fueled tirades take the cake.

posted by garfield at 11:37 AM on August 08, 2003

Jim "Chris" Everett and Jim Rome. I had never seen it - good stuff!

posted by dusted at 11:46 AM on August 08, 2003

In 1989(I think), Strawberry ran out of the Mets dugout and made a beeline to the pitcher's mound to attack the Red's Tom Browning, for his continued beaning of Mets players. It was such an unusual way for a baseball fight to start, without the catcher slowing the batter down, because Straw was determined to get in a few punches. Anyway, it was mostly grabbing and rolling around, as usual. After the game a reporter asked him what was going through his head when he ran out and he said: "Browning was dead meat." I always thought that was wonderfully high school sophomorish, from my era at least. I wonder if kids still say "dead meat" in high school.

posted by tomlee3 at 11:55 AM on August 08, 2003

The Lee Elia tirade can be downloaded here. (currently it is the last item on the list of stuff)

posted by gspm at 12:10 PM on August 08, 2003

Now that is a tirade.

posted by dusted at 12:16 PM on August 08, 2003

What about Iverson's "What are we talking about. Practice?"

posted by lilnemo at 12:27 PM on August 08, 2003

Here's a page with some of our faves.

posted by lilnemo at 12:27 PM on August 08, 2003 is awesome. I'm getting odd looks from my coworkers because I keep giggling. There's a ton of good stuff, including this 4-year old Shockey disciple: This young fan is well on his way to hoodlumhood.

posted by dusted at 01:30 PM on August 08, 2003

Yeah! Excellent. Thanks Lilnemo.

posted by Mike McD at 01:47 PM on August 08, 2003

here's an insider link....usually a premium site.

posted by garfield at 02:30 PM on August 08, 2003

Shockey is the new Bosworth. Speaking of bad haircuts. Here's some other choice cuts.

posted by lilnemo at 03:26 PM on August 08, 2003

Awesome link, Garfield ...

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:39 PM on August 08, 2003

Yes, Garfield, great link, thank you.

posted by vito90 at 03:50 PM on August 08, 2003

Boz Vs. Shawkeee

posted by lilnemo at 03:54 PM on August 08, 2003

Who does Shockey remind me of? Hmmm.

posted by lilnemo at 05:50 PM on August 08, 2003

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