The 10 Biggest Sports Humiliations of the Past 25 Years

Although people expected Brazil to have a tough match against Germany in the 2014 World cup semi final no one predicted such a humiliating crush. Does it rank as one of the The 10 Biggest Sports Humiliations of the Past 25 Years? Well let’s see what Men’s Health thinks…

Here is their list, we’ll link to the full slideshow too!

10. 2013 BCS Championship Game: Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

9. 1994 NBA Playoffs: Denver Nuggets defeat Seattle Supersonics

8. 2011-12 English Premier League: Manchester City 6, Manchester United 1

7. Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

6. Buster Douglas defeats Mike Tyson in 1990

5. Super Bowl XLVII: Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8

4. U.S. Basketball at the 2004 Olympics

3. 1999 British Open: Jean Van de Velde loses in a playoff

2. 2004 ALCS: Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees

1. 2014 World Cup: Germany 7, Brazil 1

Ok, so I guess they think the Brazil defeat was pretty epic! It was very very very sad to see them beaten down so badly!

So, see the full slideshow with pics and descriptions here.

In reality though people have bad days. The way to get through a seemingly embarrassing defeat is to hold your head up, congratulate the winners and see where you went on to work on being stronger. Brazil may be back in 4 years stronger than ever if they make the right moves!

Do you think Men’s Health list is right? Are there any defeats they missed?

The Most Emotional Speeches in Sports History

Sports can get really really emotional. It’s crazy really because sports are so meaningless and pointless rationally thinking but us humans are not rational and we can almost all get into it!

So, here are a few of the most emotional speeches.

Jim Mora Playoffs ! ? Long Version

Curtis Martin Emotional Acceptance Speech at NFL Hall of Fame

Brett Favre Retirement press conference

Bleacher has an extended list here: http://bit.ly/1qqzefT

Athletes who don’t pay their bets

Ha ha, I have to share this article about athletes who don’t pay their bets! The fact is we all say stupid things at times. It’s easy to slip I bet into a conversation to prove a point. Sometimes we are so sure of something we make a grand claim and lay everything on the line for it but then when our convictions are crushed we are faced with a difficult problem!

Many athletes have found themselves in this position. Making wagers against each other, confidently proclaiming something will happen and then when the moment comes and payout is needed sometimes they worm out, find a loop hole or plainly just refuse to pay ball!

So go visit the article here on the Bleacher report. I love what the gov did with the Colts flag!!!!

World Cup 2014 has a villain at last Luis Suarez England fans love to hate

World Cup 2014 has a villain at last Luis Suarez England fans love to hate – Luis Suarez is in big big trouble! The man plays in the UK but has just almost dumped England out of the world cup (they still have a tiny chance to stay in) with two stunnng goals in last night’s match between England and Uruguay.

Luis has flirted with villain status before when 4 years ago he hand balled a goal on the goal line during the competition and denied Nigeria a goal. On the pitch in the UK he has had a number of issues but there is no denying that they by sure can kick a football!

The player of the year i the Premiership and a Liverpool striker (biggest goal scorer) is now the pantomime baddy everyone needs! His celebrations which include thumb sucking infuriate fans and his smugness and seeming willingness to cheat make things much worse!

It’s going to be tough for Liverpool fans to forgive him and the rest of the country are going to be booing him for a long time coming!

Video shows Rio police officers firing live shots

Controversy in Brazil is rising and now another horrible thing has emerged as a video appears to show Rio police using live rounds and firing during an anti-world cup protest! Not at all cool!

At the beginning of the game between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina a small protest had started. It didn’t last long but it was said to be violent. A man is shown in the video claiming to be an officer before firing shots into the air

The video is said to be under review before official comments are to be made.

The police have been heavy handed on the small protests (typically of a few hundred people) and have been firing stun grenades and tear gas. This is reportedly also happened to a group of reporters.

The heavy security presence have helped keep larger protests from happening some are saying.

More details can be read here http://bit.ly/U1abFR and the video is below.

Beards of the 2014 stanley cup hockey finals

Beards of the 2014 stanley cup hockey finals – C’mon guys! We all know the Stanley Cup Final really has very very little to do with hockey, it’s a facade! We all just tune in, year in – year out for one thing. BEARDS!

Yup, that’s the main event! The hockey is like a sideshow, a bit of fun.

So it’s only appropriate that 2014s beards have been ranked, afterall the real cup should be going to the indvidual with the best beard, right?

So GQ ranked a bunch of them. Here are their top 5

5. Jeff Carter – L.A. Kings

4. Martin St. Louis – New York Rangers

3. Justin Williams – L.A. Kings

2. Brad Richards – New York Rangers

1. Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers

Ok, so we know we have no images! You’ll have to go see the slideshow for that! Which can be seen here.

So who would you have rated as number one?

 

Peyton Manning named NFL player of the decade of the 2000s by Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated

Peyton Manning named NFL player of the decade of the 2000s by Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated – March 24th 1976 may well be significant for a lot of things but one thin that happened was the birth of Peyton Manning. The American football quarterback has had a long career.

For his amazing career he was named NFL player of the decade of the 2000s by Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated.

Watch a doc about the great man here:

Derek Jeter got 1200 on SATs

Derek Jeter got 1200 on SATs – Derek Jetter is one of the most well respected shortstops in history. Despite being offered a scholarship to University of Michigan he decided to focus on the game he loves. He apparently did pretty well at his SATs with a 1200.

See him in his glory below:

Ryan Fitzpatrick SAT score 1580

Ryan Fitzpatrick SAT score 1580 – We know that the quarterback went to Harvard but those playing sport often get in a little easier than say those doing rocket science! However Ryan isn’t some big dummy! His NFl career place was secured by him being the first Harvard quarterback to rush more than 1,000 career yards and in 2004 he won an Ivy League MVP award.

But he did amazing at his SAT with 1 1580! He graduated with a degree in Economics, oh and he was the 5th QB in all of history to throw 300yards + in his first NFL start, amazing!

See some of his highlights below:

Kobe Bryant scored 1080 on SAT

Kobe Bryant scored 1080 on SAT – Kobe is a superstar by all accounts but the basketball player isn’t a total dumb jock either and actually did alright when it came to high school although a 1080 is good maybe his success on the court more than trumps it!

See some highlights of his play below: