Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sports in 2010: Boneheads of the Year

As we say good-bye to 2010, now is a good time to remember the year that was. In the world of sports, as usual, we've seen it all in 2010-- the good, the bad and the ugly.

One thing we've learned from following sports for all these years-- if it can possibly happen, it'll happen.

Let's start with "the ugly" and in the coming days I'll post "the good" and "the bad". Here are my 3 boneheads of the year--

Drum roll please--

T3: Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens and the Cincinnati Bengals

I have no idea what the Bengals were thinking when they concocted this idea of putting together this  "dynamic duo" of the "O Brothers of Reality TV" and the future WWE Tag Team Champions or whatever their fans want to call them. All I know is that the Bengals are 4-11 and went from being the Cincinnati Bengals to the Cincinnati Bozos.

2. Gilbert Arenas

What in the world was this bozo thinking when he decided to stockpile firearms in his locker at the Verizon Center? And what was he further thinking when he "pulled out" one of his "straps" on teammate Javaris Crittenton over some dough Crittenton owed him from a gambling debt? Did someone forget to tell Gil that he's no longer in the old 'hood and he doesn't have to walk around "strapped" anymore?

1. Umpire Jim Joyce

Maybe we're being too hard on umpire Jim Joyce but he has got to be the Bonehead of the Year. Yes, umpires are human and make mistakes but Joyce picked a bad time to be "human". It still mind-boggles me that this play (and game for that matter) actually happened. As far as I'm concerned, hard-luck Tigers starter Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game, regardless of what the MLB ruling was.

As the great rappers 3rd Bass would say, umpire Jim Joyce gets the Gas Face! And the runaway winner as Bonehead of the Year.

Up next-- the bad.

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