Least patriotic moments in sports history

So we continue our mission to categorize the most patriotic moments in American sports history. And while we have a final list of our favorites (as well as quite a few also-rans), there are a few dark memories that are best ignored, lest we forget all those things that make America totally awesome.

But mocking them once a year can't hurt, right?

Dishonorable mention

  • Dan vs. Dave: The let-down. You'd think the Reebok executives would've waited until both qualified for the Olympics. You'd think.

  • Roddick vs. Federer. Love Andy's big serve, and even the humility, but...man. As noted by one journalist, his performance in the interview was better than the performance in the Australian Open semi-finals this year.

  • New Orleans Saints play a "home" game at the NY Giants after Hurricane Katrina. Not only did it rob the Saints, the NFL was cheating the public with this second prime-time season opener.

  • Tom Selleck stars in "Mr. Baseball." Apparently, this movie is "beloved" by one member of the WRG writing clan...although someone agrees with our majority, having since edited out some painful dialogue.

  • Charles Barkley disses Yao. I love the Chuckster, but proclaiming that the top pick in the draft would't score 19 points in a game all year...well, he got what he deserved.

  • Tank Johnson, Chris Henry, and PacMan Jones...exist. 'Nuff said.

  • Kellen Winslow loses a little perspective. Although, the army could really use another man right about now. Good to know Kellen's already trained up.

We're sure we're missing other embarassing moments for the old US of A (if not creating them ourselves). Feel free to let us know in the comments.

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posted by Crucifictorious @ 06:15,


At July 4, 2007 at 2:27 PM, Blogger Doctor Dribbles said...

What happened to Carl Lewis, Roseanne Barr, Cincy mayor (etc.?). Or are you saving them for Least Patriotic Moments: Celebrity Edition?

At July 5, 2007 at 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At July 5, 2007 at 2:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome list guys... and thanks for the link!

I'd think that Michael Vick's getting close to inclusion... perhaps next year!

At July 6, 2007 at 1:59 PM, Blogger Crucifictorious said...

Hah--I definitely meant to include the Carl Lewis clip, but the post was grotesquely long. Plus, I guarantee ESPN has already done worst national anthems or something like it. And we may be blatant copycats at WRG...but we'll never be ESPN knock-offs, so long as I can help it.

Malice, Michael Vick's name came up during discussion, but what can we say--he doesn't embarass us as Americans the same way the others do. Maybe it's because Vick has better shoe commercials...

At July 8, 2007 at 1:28 AM, Anonymous CrazyDaddyNet said...

Most disgusting sports event I can think of is the Mexican fans chanting "Osama" when the Americans played them.

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