Since we’ve opened up a new calendar, hopefully you got yours for $4 or less, it’s time to open up the doors to the hallowed hall of Carl Everett’s Crazy Hall of Fame. We’re going to list some nominee’s of our own but we want to hear from you as well. Put them in comments, email them to me, send smoke signals or tweet Ian or Steve and let us know your nominee(s).
The rules are simple: To get in Carl Everett”s Crazy Hall of Fame the nominee has “to be absolutely bat shit crazy to get inducted. The offenses must have occurred on the field of play so arrests for DUI, dog fighting and other things aren’t eligible”.
To see the full list of 2010 nominees, click on the read more button below if you’re on the home page.
So here’s our suggestions so far:
Tonya Harding – She hired her ex-husband and a thug to whack fellow skater and Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan’s knee. Kerrigan was hurt, but did get compete in the Olympics as did Harding. Once it was found out she was a part of it the, Ice Skating Federalise banned her from life so now she boxes and appears on Tru TV.
Woody Hayes – The former Ohio State football coach actually ended up losing his job as the Top Buckeye in 1978 after he punched Clemson’s Charlie Bauman on the OSU sideline after an interception in the Gator Bowl.
This wasn’t the first time Hayes had a run in, he went crazy on referee Jerry Markbreit in 1971 in the Michigan game at Ann Arbor when a pass interference call was missed. Hayes stormed onto the field, launched a profanity-laced tirade at the referee and tore up the sideline markers, receiving a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. A further enraged Hayes then proceeded to throw the penalty flag into the crowd, began destroying the yard markers and threw the first-down marker into the ground like a javelin before being restrained by Buckeyes team officials; Hayes was then assessed an additional 15-yard penalty and ejected. Hayes was suspended for one game and fined $1000.
Hayes also had confrontations with the media including punching a reporter in the face, assaulting a tv cameraman and charging at another.
Tom Cable – the former Oakland Raiders head coach punched out an assistant coach during a meeting in 2009 then denied ever hitting Randy Hansen saying he fell and that’s what caused his fractured jaw.
Ronald Syna – a Maitland, FL hockey dad was upset that his son got roughed up in a hockey game amongst a bunch of 15 year olds in 2010. After the game the elder Syna sought out the offender, Calvin Dickinson who had been penalized for the rough play, and according to witnesses he pushed, threatened, cussed and repeatedly punched the yute. Good thing the guy wasn’t John Gotti the poor kid would be in the river.
Ray Boudreau – A Harrisburg, PA youth baseball coach is facing a simple assault charge for allegedly punching his 9-year-old son in the face after the boy was ejected from a game. Police charged Ray Boudreau after he allegedly struck his son twice with a closed fist at Monday’s game. Boudreau claimed to have hit his son in the back but still.
Umit Ozat – A Turkish Club soccer coach decked a fan when an towards the Manisaspor coach during his side’s game in January 2011. The rogue fan sprinted onto the field after Ankaragucu equalised shortly before time. Ozat clearly wasn’t up for any of the supporters joining him in celebrating and when one young fan tried to rush onto the pitch, Ozat dropped him. A powerful right hook floored the young man as chaos erupted with a brawl kicking off on the side of the pitch.
Herb Pope – The Seton Hall basketball player was ejected from his team’s NIT game against Texas Tech in March 2010 when he punched Red Raider player Darko Cohadarevic not once, but twice in the family jewels. I thought you were supposed to dribble balls in basketball? Pope surely has had a unique NCAA career having transferred to the Hall from New Mexico, maybe that soccer chick taught him his moves? Then the ball punching incident and shortly there after in spring practice he collapsed and nearly died only to return to the court for 2010-11 season. He had also been shot five times at a party in 2007.
Cortland Finnegan and Andre Johnson – the NFL duo are linked together much like Billy and Reggie and a few others in the Hall because of an on field incident in 2010 season. Finnegan who is known as a pest really got into Johnson good during a November game in Houston and the mild mannered Johnson became so enraged that he ripped the helmet from Finnegan’s head and started to brutally pound him while Finnegan took it all the while looking for a yellow flag. Both players were flagged, ejected and fined by the league but not suspended for the act.
Rick DiPietro and Brent Johnson – It isn’t often when two NHL goalies go at it but when it happens it’s pure gold and that was the case on February 2, 2011 when New York Islanders netminder DiPietro and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Johnson went toe-to-toe; blocker pad-to-blocker pad during a game in Pittsburgh. DiPietro really took a beating as Johnson left him with a broken face and an injured knee that caused him to miss 4-6 weeks of the season. All that damage was done with just one punch. Who says goalies aren’t bad asses?
Rick Rypien – On October 19, 2010 Rypien while playing for the Vancouver Canucks left the ice in Minnesota to attack a young 15 year old fan he thought was taunting him for his 10 minute misconduct penalty in the 2nd period of the game against the Minnesota Wild. When Rypien was walking down the runway to the locker room he saw the young fan applauding his fate and reached up and grabbed him by the jersey. Only when an older male fan, presumably the boys father, intervened did Rypien let go of the teen. Rypien was suspended for 6 games for the incident.
Mason Holland – A Desoto, FL high school basketball player, Holland, attacked a game referee and threw him to the court after being assessed a technical foul during a game in December 2010. His team, Arcadia Desoto, was forced to forfeit the game and Holland was removed from the team and was facing expulsion from the school.
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