6 Biggest Crybabies in Sports History

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

As long as there have been perceived slights, injustices, blown calls and disrespect there has been a professional athlete caught on camera or in a media scrum crying victim. Peyton Manning, the victim of one of the most hideous beat-downs in Super Bowl history this year, made Crybaby history in 2002. After Indianapolis Colts’ kicker Mike Vanderjagt had the temerity to publicly criticize Manning after the Colts lost in the first round of the playoffs, he had this to say in rebuttal, “our idiot kicker who got liquored up and ran his mouth off.” He continued, “The sad thing is, he’s a good kicker. He’s a good kicker, but he’s an idiot.” Call the “WAAAmbulance!”

6. John McEnroe

That Johnny Mac was a competitor, there is little doubt. Three Wimbledon and four U.S. Open championships are testament to his athletic ability and skill with a racquet in his hands. He took down the best, too, from Jimmy Connors to Bjorn Borg and Ivan Lendl. As famous as he was for winning though, he was infamous for his on and off-court antics. He coined the now famous phrase for his perception of blown line calls, “you cannot be serious!” Due to his behavior, the All England club didn’t admit him for winning his first Wimbledon championship (which is common) and the British press took to calling him “McBrat.”

(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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