The sports world is full of interesting characters, and three of the most polarizing are in the spotlight this week.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady the guy whos made headlines for his hairstyles and being married to model Gisele Bundchen is being ripped in some quarters for his profanity-laced tirade at referee Clete Blakeman about the controversial call that ended Monday nights 24-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
That is (bleeping) brutal, Brady could be heard screaming before ESPN muted the on-field audio.
If you were Brady, youd be angry, too, because the Patriots would have had the ball on the 1-yard line with one more chance to win the game.
Speaking of improper behavior, Alex Rodriguezs decision to walk out of his own grievance hearing Wednesday in New York wont help improve the reputation of the New York Yankees third baseman.
Rodriguez, calling the hearing with MLB an abusive process, reportedly slammed a table, uttered at least one profanity and stormed out after the arbitrator refused to force Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. Rodriguez is appealing his 211-game suspension for his alleged ties to the Biogenesis scandal.
In a statement, Rodriguez said the process is designed to ensure that the player fails. ... I will not participate any further in this farce.
If youve grown tired of athletes behaving badly, check out the new Foot Locker commercial featuring former boxing champ Mike Tyson.
No matter whether you love him or hate him, Tyson once again makes as much fun of himself as others do.
Tyson, whos been paid handsomely to spoof himself in movies, is shown at Evander Holyfields front door, returning the piece of ear he infamously bit off in their 1997 fight.
After Tyson assures Holyfield, I kept it in formaldehyde, the spot ends with the two former champs embracing and Iron Mike flashing a smile.
What to watch
NFL, New Orleans at Atlanta, 5:25 p.m., NFL: Will Saints quarterback Drew Brees have a field day against the disappointing Falcons?
What do you think of Mike Tysons parodies of himself?
• Hes having fun and making money.
• Hes embarrassing himself.
• Shut up and go away.
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Are NFL referees playing too big of a role in outcome of games?
• Yes, it seems that way: 82%
• No, better team always wins: 18%
Total votes: 210
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