Craziest Athletes – Top 5

The month of May honors many things – Mother’s, Cinco De Mayo, the Military, Mental Health Awareness & many others (full list).

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we present to you our Top 5 Craziest Athletes or unstable Athletes of our Time.

5:  Chad Ocho Cinco aka Chad Johnson – Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

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  • Legally changed his name from C. Johnson to Chad Ocho Cinco to match his nickname and the numbers on his jersey.
  • While appearing on Pardon the Interruption proclaimed that he could beat Michael Phelps (the 8 time gold medal, record setting Olympic champion) in swim race.
  • Raced a horse on national television.
  • Known for his crazy celebrations, ex- holding up the Hall of Fame jacket reading, “class 20??”
  • Compiled “The List” of all the Defensive backs who covered him in the ’05 season – ranking them from best to worst.

4:  Tonya Harding – Former U.S. Figure Skater

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  • Had her husband Jeff Gilooly and friend beat up Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 US figure skating championships.
  • Released a nude “wedding video.”
  • Was a manager for USA Pro Wrestling in 1994.
  • Short-lived music career with her band, Golden Blades.
  • Numerous run in with the law including drunk driving, domestic violence and attacking the paparazzi.
  • Became a boxer in 2002 after appearing in Fox’s Celebrity Boxing, her record 3 Win – 3 losses.

3:  Ron Artest – Forward, Houston Rockets

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  • “The Malace @ the Palace” – If you were living under a rock in 2004, click on this link to check out the video.
  • Known as being one of the toughest defenders in the NBA, he acquired those skills and the toughness from growing up in Queens, NY. “It was so competitive, they broke a leg from a table and they threw it, it went right through his heart and he died right on the court. So I’m accustomed to playing basketball really rough.”
  • Applied for a job at Circuit City during his rookie season with the Bulls so that he can receive the employee discount.
  • Asked for month off while playing for the Pacers to promote his album and his label mates albums.

2: Dennis Rodman aka The Worm, Retired NBA Forward

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  • During his playing days died his hair all-types of different colors, tattoos and piercing all over his body.
  • Clashed with players, officials and the media – including the notorious head butt with the official and kick to the groin to the cameraman.
  • Showed up in a full wedding dress to promote his autobiography “Bad as I Wanna to be.”

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  • Part time pro-wrestler as a member of the N.W.O.
  • Numerous high profile relationships with Carmen Electra, Madonna & many others.
  • Movie actor “Double Team & Simon Sez” – great movies that earned him the Razzies award.

And… Last but not least…

1:  Mike Tyson aka Iron Mike aka Kid Dynamite aka The Baddest Man on the Planet – Retired Boxer

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So many moments to choose from with Tyson… here are just a few:

  • Youngest Heavyweight World Champion – Age 20.
  • 1992 was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison (served 3) for the rape of Desiree Washington.
  • Grossed over $300 million in his career but declared bankruptcy in 2003.
  • Married to Robin Givens.
  • Bit off a piece of Holyfield’s on their rematch fight in 1997.
  • Threatened to eat Lennox Lewis’ children.

Tyson’s career has too many to list, in fact.. . I’ll just let this video do the job for me.

So what do you think? Do you think Iron Mike is deserving of first place in crazy sports land? Or you have other athletes in mind?

Comments welcomed!

Hope you enjoyed our list of the Top 5 Craziest Athletes in Sports.

**** SPECIAL NOTE: This post is meant as a joke, if anyone finds offense to it, I apologize – Thanks! ****

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Sports Movie Tournament – March Madness Style.. Part III (FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL)

Part III of the Sports Bra Reports official Sports Movie Tournament. Yesterday we broke down the first 32 movies out of the Basketball & Baseball Regions.  Today we’ll showcase the other 32 movies to determine who will be joining “White Men Can’t Jump” & “A league of Their Own” in the Sports Movie Tournament Final Four.

FOOTBALL REGION

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OPENING ROUND –

1: REMEMBER THE TITANS vs. 16: THE GAME PLAN – A great football movie starring Denzel Washington as Coach Boone vs. The Rock’s aka Dwayne Johnson’s “The Game Plan.”
WINNER:  1: REMEMBER THE TITANS

8: THE LONGEST YARD ’74 vs. 9: THE LONGEST YARD ’05: I have to admit, I wasn’t a big fan of the ’05 version of The Longest Yard, but I thought it would be cool to see pit the original vs. the remake as No. 8 & 9 seeds in the Football Region.
WINNER: 8: THE LONGEST YARD ’74 – We all know the original is almost 99.9% always better than the attempted remake.

5: RUDY vs. 12: INVINCIBLE: In 5: RUDY you have the story of an undersized player trying to make the Notre Dame Football Squad vs. 12: INVINCIBLE, which is also the story of an undersized football player but he’s trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles team.
WINNER: 5: RUDY – One of the most inspirational sports movie I have ever seen… “RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!”

4: LITTLE GIANTS vs. 13: VARSITY BLUES: In 4: LITTLE GIANTS you have the classic underdog sports story, a group of clueless players and a clueless coach vs.13. VARSITY BLUES, the story of a small Texas town obsessed with everything football.
WINNER: 4: LITTLE GIANTS – You gotta love it every time the Cowboys and Giants face each other, even if it’s pee wee football.

6: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS vs. 11: THE WATERBOY: In 6: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS we get a glimpse into the pressures that high school football players face when a whole town is obsessed and dependent opened them vs. 11: THE WATERBOY – a hilarious movie with Bobby Bouche, Coach Kline and his momma.
WINNER: 11: THE WATERBOY – “Gatorade is better… Water sucks… It really, really sucks.”

3: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY vs. 14: WE ARE MARSHALL: Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz & LL COOL J as members of the Miami Sharks vs. the inspirational story behind the Marshal team that formed together after the terrible plane accident that killed most of the football team.
WINNER: 3: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY – Love the football celebrations in this movie.. Instant classic.

7: JERRY MAGUIRE vs. 10: THE REPLACEMENTS
: the story of a football players trying to get his Kwann vs. the story of a group of guys who get a second chance at playing football again.
WINNER: JERRY MAGUIRE – “Show me the money!!!”

2: THE PROGRAM vs. 15: RADIO: Lattimer, Haley, Kaminski, Jefferson – just some of the characters that made this a great insight on to the happenings of a football “program” at a major university vs. 15: RADIO – a coach who helped a special guy become an inspiration to his community and team.
WINNER – 2: THE PROGRAM

SECOND ROUND:

1: REMEMBER THE TITANS vs. 8: THE LONGEST YARD ’74
– Bertier, Rev, Sunshine, Julius vs. Crewe, Hazen, Caretaker.
WINNER: 1: REMEMBER THE TITANS – “LEFT SIDE! STRONG SIDE!”

5: RUDY vs. 4: THE LITTLE GIANTS: Inspiration 5 foot nothing guy who makes it to Notre Dame vs. inspiration under five feet young kids who beat the Cowboys and earn the respect of everyone.
WINNER: 4: THE LITTLE GIANTS – “I call it, the annaxation of Puerto Rico.”

11: THE WATERBOY vs. 3: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY – Bobby Bouche and his magical glacier water vs. the crazy Miami Sharks and Willie Beamen.
WINNER: 3: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY – “Willllllllliiiiieeeeeeeee Beamen”

7: JERRY MAGUIRE vs. 2: THE PROGRAM – Jerry’s classic scene, “Who’s coming with me??” vs. “Darnell Jefferson: Darnell Jefferson, tailback.
Ray Griffen: Ray Griffen, *starting* tailback.
Darnell Jefferson: I know, that’s why they recruited me.”
WINNER – Sorry Jerry & Co. but the 2: THE PROGRAM is the victor, hands down.

FINAL FOUR (FOOTBALL):

1: REMEMBER THE TITANS vs. 4: THE LITTLE GIANTS: Both teams overcome great odds to become winners.  1: REMEMBER THE TITANS – Defy all odds by uniting black and white in a time when that was a no-no.  4: THE LITTLE GIANTS – with the help of Madden and some other famous players get inspiration to beat the much hated rival Cowboys.
WINNER: 1: REMEMBER THE TITANS – Sorry Little Giants, but Titans are stronger… thanks to Coach Boone “We will be perfect in every aspect of the game. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football, and i will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let’s go to work.”

2: THE PROGRAMS vs. 3: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY:  College vs. The Pro’s.  Both movies gives us a look into what goes into running a team at those levels.
WINNER: “We’re in hell right now gentlemen. Believe me. And we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell… one inch at a time.” In an upset, I’m going to give the victory to 3: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY – Coach D’amato’s speech is one of the best ever. You know you still get goosebumps during that scene.

FINAL (FOOTBALL):

1: REMEMBER THE TITANS vs. 3: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: Both are classic football stories with great football action, great storyline and great actors.
WINNER: 1: REMEMBER THE TITANS – It’s based on a true story and it’s a great inspirational film.

"People say that it can't work, black and white. Here, we make it work every day. We still have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the Titans." Sheryll Yoast

"People say that it can't work, black and white. Here, we make it work every day. We still have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the Titans." Sheryll Yoast

FOOTBALL REGION FINALISTREMEMBER THE TITANS.  Coach Boone, Coach Yoast, Sunshine, Pete, Bertier, Preacher and the rest of the Titans will be marching into the final four to see if they are Greatest Sports Movie of All Time!

MISC. SPORTS

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OPENING ROUND:

1: MILLION DOLLAR BABY vs. 16: TIN CUP: A determined female boxer vs. a has been golfer who gets a second chance.
WINNER: I like Tin Cup – I really do, but against 1: MILLION DOLLAR BABY it doesn’t stand a chance.

8: KARATE KID vs. 9: THE KARATE KID II: In one corner you have Mr. Miyagi & Daniel-San going up against the Cobra Kai and in the other corner you have Mr. Miyagi & Daniel-San going against Sato and his minions.
WINNER: It was tough deciding which Karate Kid to go with… but in an upset I’m going to have to go with 9: KARATE KID II. The scene when they’re fighting in the old Japanese temple in front of everyone is a classic.

5: GIRLFIGHT vs. 12: MIRACLE: The story of Diana, a young NY woman who discovers she has a secrent talent (that’s she’s a great boxer) vs. the story of arguably the greatest upset in team sports USA defeats the the Russians at the ’84 Winter Olympic Games.
WINNER: I’m going to have to go with 5: GIRLFIGHT – to me it’s a bigger upset to see a young woman find something that she never knew she had and have the courage to cultivate that talent.

4: D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS vs. 13: DODGEBALL
– The Mighty Ducks vs. The Average Joes.
WINNER: D2:THE MIGHTY DUCKS – They defeated Iceland in a penalty shootout! “We are the champions my friends!!…”

6: HAPPY GILMORE vs. 11: BLUE CRUSH: Happy & Shooter vs. Anne Marie, Eden, Lena & Penny.
WINNER: 11: BLUE CRUSH – The first upset in the misc. bracket, controversial choice I know, but after seeing the surfing scenes – everyone I knew wanted to learn how to surf.

3: ROCKY vs. 14: DAYS OF THUNDER
: the Italian Stallion vs. the young race car driver Colt Trickle.
WINNER: In an easy victory – 3: ROCKY – Adrian: Why do you wanna fight? – Rocky: Because I can’t sing or dance.

7: ROCKY IV vs. TALLADEGA NIGHTS – The two villains in these movies are very memorable characters, the Russian Ivan Drago vs. the Frenchie Jean Girard.
WINNER: 7: ROCKY IV – Sorry Jean Girard & Ricky Bobby, but Ivan & Rocky are the victors

2: CINDERELLA MAN vs. 15: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM:  James Braddock and the story of his rise to become a champion in boxing vs. Jess & Jules story of showing their parents that soccer is not just for the boys.
WINNER: 2:CINDERELLA MAN – A story that not too many people know, beautifuly told by the actors and directors.

SECOND ROUND (MISC. SPORTS)

1: MILLION DOLLAR BABY vs. THE KARATE KID II: Maggie Fitzgerald vs. Daniel-San.
WINNER: Maggie & 1: MILLION DOLLAR BABY – You know she could totally kick Daniel-san’s butt, then Mr. Miyagi will have to come and rescue him again!

5: GIRLFIGHT vs. 4: D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS
: Diana vs. Team USA aka the Mighty Ducks.
WINNER: Huge fan of Girlfight, but spoils goes to victor Gordan Bombay &  4: D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS.

11: BLUE CRUSH vs. 3: ROCKY: The wave riding ladies vs. the blue collar Rocky Balboa from Philly.
WINNER: 3: ROCKY – “Addddrrrrrian!!”

2: CINDERELLA MAN vs. 7: ROCKY IV: James Braddock, a once washed up boxer who went on to become an inspiration in the 30’s vs. Rocky, a once washed up champion who defeated the odds and became a champion again in the 80’s.
WINNER: 7: ROCKY IV.

FINAL FOUR (MISC. SPORTS):

1: MILLION DOLLAR BABY vs. D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS – Maggie was so determined she used every single dime she had to be able to train, the Mighty Ducks went back to their roots and the flying V in order to defeat the Iceland team.
WINNER: 4: D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS – In an upset the flying V was able to take down Maggie Fitzgerald.

3: ROCKY vs. 7: ROCKY IV: Sort of young Rocky vs. older Rocky.
WINNER: 3: ROCKY

FINAL (MISC. SPORTS):

3: ROCKY vs. 4: D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS: Two classic underdogs duking it out for the top spot.
WINNER: 4: D2: THE MIGHT DUCKS – QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!

And when the wind blows hard and the sky is black - Ducks fly together!

And when the wind blows hard and the sky is black - Ducks fly together!

FOOTBALL REGION FINALISTD2: The Mighty Ducks. Gordan Bombay and the Mighty Ducks prove once again that they’ve overcome all the doubter and are vying to take as stab as the Greatest Sports Movie of All Time!

Agree or disagree with the choices??

Let me know… Check back in tomorrow as the final four teams – White Men Can’t Jump (Basketball Region), A League of their Own (Baseball Region), Remember the Titans (Football Region) & D2: The Mighty Ducks – battle it out to be named the official The Sports Bra Reports Greatest Sports Movie!

Sports Movie Tournament – March Madness Style

I love movies… specially if they’re sports movies.  So with the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Tournament (I have a little bit of March Madness on my brain), I decided to put together a field of the greatest 64 sports movies I have ever seen.  They will be broken down into four brackets – BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, FOOTBALL & MISC. SPORTS –

Why those four brackets? Well if you watch many movies, you will tend to see that Hollywood focuses mainly on the 3 major American sports (basketball, baseball & football) and every now and then they’ll throw in a movie about bowling, karate, surfing, soccer, etc.

So what makes these 64 sports movies so great.  Well to start off, they’re about sports! Second, they must have a solid story line (good guy overcoming the bad guy, bad team becoming good, redemption, etc.).  Third it has to have pretty decent actors.  Actors who can make you believe the part of whatever athlete/coach/fan they’re playing. Last but not least – It has to have recurring watchability? What’s watchability? Glad you asked, watchability (a word that doesn’t really exist – but sounds good doesn’t it?) is that when you come across this movie when flipping through channels – you stop and watch it (no matter how many times you’ve seen it) or you or someone you know has it in their DVD collection and you want to watch something good – you can always turn your favorite sports movie.  So that’s what makes these 64 sports movies great.

So ladies and gents, I present to you the official Sports Bra Reports….

“Sports Movie Tournament” – March Madness Style!

Below is the list of the 64 Greatest Sports Movies of all time.  Today I’m just listing the movies, check back in tomorrow as I break down which movies advance in each bracket and why.  If you have forgotten any of these movies – just scroll down and you’ll see their respective posters along with a few memorable quotes.

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BASKETBALL

Let’s meet the competitors for the basketball region.

(The number right next to there name is the ranking of the movie within the region)

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BASEBALL

The competition is tough in the baseball region… Let’s meet the competitors.

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FOOTBALL

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MISC. SPORTS

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So there it is ladies and gents… The field of 64.  Think I missed one? Let me know!

Check back in tomorrow as we break down the bracket region by region.

Hottest Male Athletes – Part II

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Drum roll please…. Without further ado THE SPORTS BRA REPORTS presents to you the Hottest Male Athletes – Part II.

As I mentioned in Part I – Hottest Male Athletes, rarely do we encounter eye-candy for the ladies when there’s literally million of posts out there talking about the hottest women athletes, or the hottest female reporters, & player’s wives.  So I took upon myself to compile a list of the Hottest Male Athletes from around the world ranging from all different types of sports.

In Part I, we featured the Hottest Male Athletes from 3 different sports – Football, Basketball & Baseball.  In Part II of the Hottest Male Athletes we will feature guys who play all types of sports ranging from soccer to skateboarding to boxing.  So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy Part II of the Hottest Male Athletes!

Top 5 Hottest Soccer Players

Cristiano Ronaldo – Wing Manchester United

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Cristiano Ronaldo  is the best international soccer player in the world at the moment.  He has won numerous international awards & he’s about to get the richest contract in International Soccer.  He’s young, successful, rich & one of the best looking soccer players in the world.  Life is good for Ronaldo.

David Beckham – Midfield Los Angeles Galaxy/Milan

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David Beckham is one of the most successful international players in the game.  The hardest part about putting Beckham up here was trying to decide which pictures to choose.

Fabio Cannavaro – Center Back Real Madrid/Italy

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Fabio is the captain of the Italian National team that won the world cup a little while ago.  He’s  a member of Real Madrid & the Top 5 Hottest Soccer Players in the world.

Kaká – Forward Milan/Brazil

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Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite aka Ricardo Kaká is a member of the Brazilian National Team and of AC Milan.  Kaká is one of the highest paid players in the world and also one of the most attractive ones.

Luca Toni – Forward Bayern Munich/Italy

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Luca Toni is a member of the World Cup winning Italian National team & a member of the Hottest Soccer Players List.

Hottest Male Athletes From All Other Sports

Oscar De La Hoya – Boxer aka The Golden Boy

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The Golden Boy has competed in six different wight classes, winning 10 titles along the way.  He’s generated more money than any other boxer .  He’s also one of the hottest ones.

Randy Orton – WWE Wrestler

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OK, so I don’t really know if World Wrestling Entertainment aka WWE would be considered a sport, but they have to be athletes right?? They do jump around the ring and do all types of acrobatics in there.  Plus as you can tell with Randy Orton, they definitely work on their bodies – that’s why he lands on the Hottest Male Athletes list Part II.


Ryan Shecklar – Professional Skateboarder

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As the star of MTV’s Life of Ryan, Shecklar has been competing professionally since he was 6 years old.  Now 19 he’s one of the sports most talented, popular, richest and hottest.

Jeremy Bloom – Skier/Wide Receiver

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Jeremy Bloom is a world class athlete.  Bloom is an Olympic skier who has won numerous awards and an NFL wide receiver/return specialist.  He’s also a member of the all time Hottest Male Athletes list.

Kelly Slater – Surfer

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Kelly Slater is the all time leader in career wins in Surfing.  He’s also a member of the Hottest Male Athletes not just b/c of his body, but also b/c of his piercing blue eyes.

Rafael Nadal – Pro Tennis Player

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Nadal is an international Spanish tennis sensation.  He’s currently ranked No.1 in the ATP Poll s & has won 8 Grand Slam titles at the young age of 22.  We definitely hope that Nadal continues to blaze the international tennis competition so that we can continue to see his competitive fire and great physique.

So there you go ladies & gentlemen, Part II of the Hottest Male Athletes.

Any other Athletes  that you thought I missed???

Let me know!

Maybe they’ll be added to the Honorable Mention List.

Hope you guys enjoy these two posts as much as I did putting them together ;-).