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,
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
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.