Someone thought "Any Given Sunday" was a documentary.
Video Backyard Waterslide Fail
That might be a wetsuit. Or it could be the flesh of a fat seal.
Ivan Drago "Rocky IV"
Drago sadly passed away in 2003 due to brain tumors brought on by years of using steroids. Until the time of his passing, he lived in the same nondescript Moscow apartment building as the singing "Trolololo" guy of Internet meme fame. His small tombstone reads:
Ivan Drago (1963-2003)
boxer who disgraced the Motherland
"If he dies, he dies."
"Wild Thing" Rick Vaughn "Major League"
Vaughn smartly capitalized on his sudden fame in light of the Indians' success by doing countless interviews and printing up and selling t-shirts with his various catchphrases on the front. For a period of time, he was the biggest star in all of America.
However, the public quickly tired of his shtick, realizing he is a massive douchebag, and he faded from the spotlight as fast as he entered it. Today he is essentially a pathetic, unemployed guy with an inordinate amount of Twitter followers.
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People are dumb.
#10 Kobe Bryant for Vlade Divac
On the Other Hand: As a member of the Sacramento Kings, Divac helped the Kings beat Bryant and the Lakers in the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Although the officials and league record books disagree.
#9 Louisiana Territory for cash considerations
The Details: In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson used $15 million in federal funds to purchase the Louisiana Territory from the French. The Territory gave the U.S. present day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Minnesota, most of North Dakota, nearly all of South Dakota, northeastern New Mexico, northern Texas, parts of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Louisiana. It was a nice little haul for what amounts to $218 million in 2011 dollars or roughly $57 million less than what the Yankees are paying A-Rod.
On the Other Hand: Each citizen's share of the current U.S. debt is $46,134.51. If you multiply that by the current number of people living in the Louisiana territories, France traded more than $4 trillion in future debt for $15 million in cash. That's a steal.
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Blobbing looks much more exciting than blogging.
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They're amazing athletes. Too bad they don't play a real sport.
#10 U.S. Women in the 2011 World Cup Final
Why it was bad: The U.S. was a heavy favorite against Japan and twice had a lead late in the match before giving up an equalizer each time. Then, in penalty kicks, the U.S. could only convert one of four attempts and lost.
Why it was really bad: America, and the world, lost out on the chance to see how this kid would celebrate a World Cup title:
#9 U.S. Men in the 1994 World Cup
Why it was bad: Despite being poorly-regarded in the soccer world, the U.S. made it through group play with a respectable 1-1-1 mark on its home soil. Then in the first round of knockout play, they faced mighty Brazil. Only a goal by Bebeto 72 minutes into the match defeated the U.S. National Team.
Brazil went on to win the World Cup.
Why it was really bad: With the whole world watching, the U.S. team willingly dressed like this. Perhaps no action in history has been more detrimental to the country's image internationally than those horrific kits.
It was almost like the U.S. dressed in the ugliest outfits they could find in order to disrespect the world's game.