Biggest Winners and Losers in Sports July 2015

Ramblings, Sports

I’ve decided to add a new post I would like to do monthly: the biggest losers and winners in sports. This means all sports apply.

What do you mean by a winner? Someone who has done something good…or has won.

A loser, well the opposite. Someone who is a piece of crap or has lost.

Let’s start off with the negative. Here are who I feel are the biggest losers this last month.

Losers

  • Shaquille O’ Neal

Earlier in July the former dominant big man of the National Basketball Association posted from his Instagram account that an “all time Los Angeles Lakers team would beat an all time Chicago Bulls team by at least 50 points”.

A bit sour grapes and out to lunch, but fair enough. You’ve won your four rings and are one of the top centers to ever play the game of basketball, Shaq, but I fail to identify the need for you discredit the great Chicago Bulls of the 1990s (who won six rings in their dominant stretch).

Then as Scottie Pippen responded with a picture of his six rings, Shaq went on the “second fiddle, he’s a bum” rant.

He’s so mad it’s not even funny.

The Bulls team was Michael Jordan but Pippen played a huge role. He could defend. He was an awesome Robin. For Shaq to call him a bum is a bit ludicrous. Yeah I don’t think Pippen would win any rings without Jordan but he’s no bum. And no, the all time Lakers team would not win by 50 points over Michael Jordan.

Shaq should stay off Instagram if he’s going to act that way. And I like Shaq.

  • Phil Jackson

It pains me to put such a great player like Shaq on this list and then the best coach possibly ever in the National Basketball Association, the zen master himself.

I couldn’t help it after hearing him constantly in the months of June and July this year slander everyone and everything.

Let’s take a look at the list of opinions he has had over the last month:

-Duke basketball doesn’t really yield many great basketball players

Fair enough, and when looking at the last fifteen or so years that may be somewhat true. But no need to be a dick about it especially to such a great college basketball school/program. He is just punching coach Mike in the balls for throwing an opinion like that out there to the media.

-Talking about the issues Iman Schumpert and JR Smith had while in the big apple

I dislike these two basketball players and thought it was great Phil Jackson let them go, but no need to divulge into the details on why they left. Who the hell would want to play for Phil’s team if he’s willing to slander guys like that after they have left?

-His non-stop talk of how Kobe Bryant has issues with him

This is old, old news. He went on again recently how Kobe constantly looked in anger and disgust at him. Yawn. Get over it. Watch him write another book about it.

-Being behind the Knicks drafting Kristaps Porzingis

Okay, this was in June but I had to bring it up. This guy has bust written all over him and it shows how the Knicks couldn’t even tank the season properly by getting the fourth overall pick instead of the first overall pick.

I’d put my money on Towns and Wiggins being a good duo, and Porzingis busting in the big apple.

  • Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

Watching and reading about these two entities as well as their fans has become comical.

No one gets suspended for no reason. Especially a great quarterback with so as much leeway as Tom Brady.

Time and time again this organization is involved in one scandal after the next. And when they get caught, it becomes a big spin from their fans about how this and that didn’t happen or why this and that happened.

His legacy is tarnished now. When Brady gets into the hall of fame there will always be the argument on how he can’t be the best of all time simply because he was involved in so many scandals.

I don’t care if the balls were deflated at 0.5 psi or whatever excuse his fans use. He got caught, he destroyed his phone, and he was evasive.

The whole thing is stupid. There is no better tradition in sports than watching the New England Patriots lose in big games like they did from 2004-2014 before they cheated this year. Except maybe watching Lebron James lose.

The whole organization is arrogant and their fans are a joke.

  • Junior Gallette (formerly of the New Orleans Saints)

The guy gets caught on film beating a woman with a belt on a beach. He gets rightfully released by the New Orleans Saints.

What does he do?

Pretty much he slanders the whole organization through his girlfriends Twitter account using hashtags like the genius he is and then denies it.

In the rant he accused offensive lineman Zach Grief of being embarrassed over his wife cheating on him, Sean Payton being a drug addict, and how he thought young safety Vaccaro was gay with Kenny Stills (now of the Miami Dolphins).

Don’t believe me, look it up for yourself. This guy should be at the top of the losers list. After Brady and the New England Deflat…Patriots.

  • DeAndre Jordan

Yeah this is a no brainer.

Was the debacle in June or July? He deserves a shout out for the next year or so.

What grown man commits to one team and then backs out when the going gets tough. He hid behind his momma too.

The whole thing was too surreal to believe. And it’s hard to be a fan of this guy after the whole thing happened unless you’re a die hard Clippers fan who can’t tell the difference between black and white.

Biggest Winners

Enough talking about the misfits in sports this last month. Let’s give props to the positive people.

  • Dez Bryant (as well as Mr. Jerry Jones)

A nice, big, shiny contract for who I feel is a top five receiver in the National Football League. And before training camp too.

Can’t hate on that. As long as the offensive line holds up, him and Romo will be lighting the league up.

  • Russell Wilson

21 million dollars a year for the next four years is the new contract Russell Wilson has received.

A bit over the top, I feel he’s worth more around 15-20 million. But hey, he’s been playing on a discount rookie contract for years. He has earned it. Let’s see if he can hold it up.

Based on getting paid like Dez Bryant, he has won this month. Also getting it done before training camp too to avoid the potential drama.

  • Tim Tebow

He has earned a second chance to play in the NFL on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fellow team mates feel he has a shot to make the squad.

I can’t knock the man and give him credit for his ability to keep going despite things looking all but finished for him.

  • Lamarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs

Can you say favourites to win the NBA championship next year?

Duncan, Aldridge, Parker, Ginobili, Leonard, Patty Mills. My goodness.

They are going out with a bang.

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