View Full Version : Sports' top 10 blowups
04-13-2006, 07:00 PM
Derrick Thomas and Todd Bertuzzi didn't even get an honorable mention.
"So what are the 10 biggest, baddest and most irrational blowups in sports history? Well, any Top 10 should come with a "non-soccer" caveat because otherwise futbol fracases would comprise the entire list."
04-13-2006, 07:36 PM
I've never seen a football player lose their cool on the field like DT that wonderful night.
04-13-2006, 07:40 PM
5. Carlos Perez vs. the water cooler
In the long, glorious history of pitchers losing it in the dugout after they've lost it on the mound, no meltdown has had quite the sustained violence of Dodgers pitcher Carlos Perez's attack on the watercooler in 1999.
It couldn't match, say, John Tudor, Kevin Brown or Julian Tavarez — all of whom injured themselves punching something — for sheer idiocy, but Perez's assault was sublime in other ways. He took 14 vicious swings at the cooler and his fury seemed to perfectly match the contempt that Dodger fans were feeling toward him after he walked the bases loaded (including a walk to Pirates pitcher Francisco Cordova) and was yanked by Davey Johnson.
For the season, opposing hitters hit Perez like he hit the water jug. The loopy lefty finished the '99 season 2-10 with a 7.43 ERA.
Carlos Perez is a serial rapist. Somehow that makes it more difficult for me to chuckle over the "loopy lefty's" dugout hijinks.
04-13-2006, 07:55 PM
That list is worthless if Derrick Thomas episode is not included.
04-13-2006, 09:09 PM
I'm partial to John McEnroe's, " answer the question, .......... the question jerk!!!!!"