Wait, you're telling me that athletes have big egos and do terrible things to others?!? That cannot be so. At the end of the game, things tend to get out of control. Emotions are running high, and as the final score seems to be setting in, people do dumb things. It was the worst thing a hockey player could do to another; an unsuspecting cheap shot to the head.
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There's little worse than investing a ton of energy and passion in supporting a certain athlete, only to find out that he is one of the biggest jerks to walk the planet. I've seen this firsthand, and I'm sure you've had similar experiences, which is why I'm listing beloved athletes who are actually giant jerks. International superstar Cristiano Ronaldo might have plenty of years left in him—he's only 28—but if you ask fans who follow the sport, they can't wait for his shenanigans to stop. But the success of winning three Cy Young Awards in a span of four years seemed to go to his head. Zimmer was 73 years old at the time. Pedro might have been one of the best pitchers of his era, but the toss he made in Fenway that day proved to seal his deal as a bona fide jerk.
Since we updated the sports misery index in December, the football season has concluded. The New England Patriots continued to torment the rest of the NFL by winning again, increasing their lead as the least miserable fan base. But enough about them.
Of course, not all athletes are jerks. However, sports have more than their fair share of jerks. This is probably a result of being entitled, spoiled and having a huge ego.