As Jerry tweeted last night the 5 guys in this discussion are pretty clear cut. Boggs, Clemens, Arod, Lebron and Peyton Manning. Let’s start with the obvious. For me Boggs and Clemens are a distant 4th and 5th. The only thing that made these so painful is that they played here forever and then went and won with the Yankees. The other 3 guys though I hated with the fire of a thousand suns. The common thread with these 3 buffoons is that they were all crowned pretty much the best player to ever play the game before they had won jack shit. I guess for me that’s the thing that creates such hatred. I’m one of those guys that thinks you should have to win to be called great not just be declared great by yourself and then have the media suck your dick 24/7 without any results to prove it.
Having said that for me the most painful title to watch was Peyton Manning. It’s just we had owned his ass for so long. Every single year it was the same thing. Colts are the best team in the NFL. Peyton Manning is unstoppable. Then like clockwork we’d beat the living hell out of him and win the superbowl. It was literally orgasmic. I probably would have traded 2 fingers to have him never win a superbowl. Lebron is a close 2nd but deep down I always knew he’d win. Same thing goes with Arod. They both stacked the odds in their favor. Both guys knew they weren’t good enough to win by themselves so they joined superteams. Whatever the case may be one thing is for certain. The world isn’t as fun to live in as it was yesterday.