Monday, September 19, 2011

TOP 5 ATHLETE-REPORTER CONFRONTATIONS

5. FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS LARRY MERCHANT
    This one was pretty tame, but anytime you get an 80-year
    old man wishing he was younger so he could kick the
    ass of a world-class boxer, you got to love it.




4. RYAN LEAF VS SAN DIEGO REPORTER
    Leaf, regarded as one of the biggest busts in NFL History,
    couldn't do anything right, including interacting with the media.
    After the former QB of the San Diego Chargers didn't like a
    question during a post-practice interview, he bowed up and
    screamed down the throat of a reporter. Don't talk to Ryan Leaf,
    alright.




3. TIM McCARVER VS DEION SANDERS. Prime Time
    never liked criticism or Tim McCarver, so when the baseball analyst
    criticized Sanders for being selfish by trying to play two sports
    during the playoffs, it became the perfect storm, and a rather cold
    one.
 

2. JIM MORA VS. RON SWOBODA. I dug deep into the
    archives for this one. The football coach who gave us the legedary
    lines, "Playoffs??? You're talking about playoffs?", got it into
    former NY Met right-fielder Ron Swoboda, who was best known
    for his spectacular catch in the 1969. But his confrontation with
    Mora, then with the Saints is a classic. This is X-rated.



1a HAL McRAE VS KANSAS CITY MEDIA. McRae was a far better
    hitter than he was as a manager. While managing the Royals, Hot-head
    Hal had about all he could take from that "vicious" Kansas City media,
    who were not safe from f-bombs or flying objects during this tirade.


1. "CHRIS" EVERETT VS JIM ROME. This confrontation
      catapulted Jim Rome off of ESPN2 and into the mainstream
      media. Former Rams QB Jim Everett didn't take too kindly to
      Rome referring to him as "Chris" Everett.

     
  

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