It’s true. As part of some new reality series for the Golf Channel, Chuck B. will get help from Tiger’s coach to help improve his disgusting golf swing. Sounds like an exciting show, doesn’t it? We’re sure it will be as fun and cool as “Pros vs. Joes.” (Anyone remember that boring snoozefest?”)
Leave it to Charles Barkley to liven up an otherwise slow news day. In celebration of Sir Charles’ stupidity, we have compiled the Top 10 greatest mug shots in the history of sports.
In 2005, the former Dallas Cowboy wider receiver was arrested in Texas and charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest didn’t surprise many, but his reaction did. Who smiles that big after getting arrested? He probably thinks he gets to keep that bright orange shirt to go with the rest of his ridiculous wardrobe.
Wrestling legend Andre the Giant was arrested in 1989 for having the world’s worst sideburns. No sir, but after looking at this photo it’s kinda believable. In reality, he was snagged for assaulting a TV cameraman.
OK, so these mug shots of the world’s most annoying boxing promoter aren’t that crazy. We were just surprised to see him with an acceptable head of hair. To be honest, we thought he was born with that birds’ nest on his head.
Finally, somebody more excited to get arrested than Michael Irvin. The best part is the reason why he got arrested – no, it wasn’t possession of marijuana (as his eyes suggest). He was arrested to fishing on a lake owned by the Southwest Florida International Airport.
An instant classic – just a few short months ago, the perpetually-drunk golfer was arrested for having a few too many adult beverages at Hooter’s. At least his shirt now matches the waitress’ shorts.
No, this isn’t Scottie’s ninth grade yearbook photo. It’s the mugshot he took after being arrested in 1999 for drunk driving. If you ask us, it looks like the Houston police department had a few too many pops too. How hard is it to straighten out that sign?
We’re not 100 percent sure, but we think the footballer got picked up for attacking the man who stole his lips.
In 1998, the wrestling star known as The Big Show was arrested for exposing his “little show” to a female hotel worker in Memphis. Would it have killed him to open his eyes for the photo?
With all the arrests on “Iron” Mike’s record you would think he would have the art of the mug shot down pat. Apparently, he doesn’t. After being arrested for drunk driving, drug possession and driving into a cop car, the former boxing great had a little trouble keeping his tongue in his mouth for this shot. Hey, it’s a tough concept.
Was there really any doubt that O.J. would be No. 1? Enjoy the rest of your life behind bars, Juice.
Here’s Charles Barkley’s mug shot from his DUI bust this morning.
Hey Chuck, call a cab next time.
Those fans of the Round Mound of Rebound know that Sir Charles is no stranger to mug shots. For your viewing pleasure, here are a few more:
1997 aggravated battery
Answer: They have all been involved in plots to dupe the public.
According to reports, after shooting himself this past weekend, Plaxico Burress checked himself into a hospital under the alias of Harrison Smith. The fake name was presumably used as a way to avoid media attention, as well as possible legal ramifications associated with possessing a gun. Obviously, it didn’t really work the way ol’ Harry had hoped. When news of Plax’s alias broke, The Max immediately began thinking of some of sports’ other great aliases. Here’s the Top 8, according to The Max:
No. 8 – Kenny Lofton (as Muhammad Ali)
Despite penning this enormously popular blog (ok, that’s a stretch), we have never needed to hide our identity in an attempt to avoid masses of fans. However, if we ever did need to assume an alias, we sure as hell wouldn’t pick somebody more popular than us. Imagine us checking into a hotel as Bill Simmons or Perez Hilton… Almost sounds like we would be intentionally looking for attention. Well, that’s exactly what Kenny Lofton does when he checks into a hotel. Apparently, the fleet-footed outfielder routinely checks into his rooms as Muhammad Ali, as well as other boxing greats.
No. 7 – Curt Schilling (as gehrig38)
After signing with the Red Sox in 2003, Curt Schilling logged on to the Son of Sam Horn web site as gehrig38. Unlike Lofton, however, it seems Schilling was pretty up front about seeking attention (we know, you’re shocked). He went on to conduct a three-hour interview upon logging into the site.
No. 6 – Roger Clemens (as Red Glare)
Say what you will about Clemens, this one is pretty witty. Get it? Rocket’s red glare. Clemens’ nickname is Rocket. We don’t know how else to say it. You either get it or you don’t.
No. 5 – Charles Barkley (as Homer Simpson)
Well, at least Barkley doesn’t have an inflated view of himself. Reportedly, the “Round Mound of Rebound” uses Homer as his alias when checking into hotels. We hate to rain on his parade, but we’d sooner see Homer than Barkley. Heck, we’d sooner see Frank Caliendo’s version of Barkley than Barkley.
No. 4 – Brian Anderson (as Lt. Frank Drebin)
This one’s great for a couple of reasons. First, it involves Frank Drebin from the Naked Gun movies. That’s hilarious on its own. But the funniest part is that former Major League pitcher Brian Anderson (record: 82-83) thinks he is famous enough to warrant an alias. That’s cute.
No. 3 – Plaxico Burress (as Harrison Smith)
The jury’s still out on this one… almost literally. The Harrison Smith alias may take on a life of its own, which would assuredly move it up on the list. Clearly, Harrison Smith’s legacy has yet to be written. We’ll get back to you in a few weeks.
No. 2 – Evander Holyfield (as Evan Fields)
Evan Fields was reportedly the alias ex-boxing champ Evander Holyfield used when ordering human growth hormone and testosterone. It doesn’t take a genius to piece this one together; but just to be sure, SI.com called the number listed for Evan Fields and guess who picked up. Yup, Holyfield. An evader Evander is not.
No. 1 – Michael Vick (as Ron Mexico)
We hate to kick a man when he’s down, but did Michael Vick ever do ANYTHING right?