The Biggest Sports Turkeys Of 2017

Alex Myers discusses the people -- and teams -- behind some of the most embarrassing sports moments of the past year.

Released on 11/21/2017

Transcript

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So another Thanksgiving is upon us,
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which means it's time to load up on Mom's mashed potatoes,
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and tune in to another edition of our turkeys of the year.
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(turkey gobbles)
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Our selections are by no means the most heinous act
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committed in sports over the past 12 months,
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but we're certainly not giving
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these guys a full pardon, either.
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We start in golf with Grayson Murray.
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The controversial PGA Tour rookie
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managed to offend the entire PGA Tour,
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European Tour and Senior Tour.
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(turkey gobbles)
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Quite a Twitter trifecta.
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But there's also Grayson Allen,
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the controversial Duke guard,
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who took actual shots at just about
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everyone on court during the games.
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(turkey gobbles)
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And you can't spell turkey without a K,
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as in Coach K, whose indefinite susupension
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lasted all of one game.
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Turkeys all around.
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(turkeys gobble)
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Speaking of embarrassing group efforts,
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how about the Atlanta Falcons?
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Who led the Superbowl 28-3
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late in the third quarter.
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You just can't lose that game,
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and for the sake of football fans
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everywhere outside of New England,
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you can't lose to the freakin' Patriots.
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Of course, they're still not nearly as pathetic as
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the Cleveland Browns.
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Where do we start?
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Is is just another dismal season?
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The QB sneak from the two yard line
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with no timeouts left?
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Or the botched trade because of late paperwork?
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(turkey gobbles)
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Calling this franchise a giant dumpster fire
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is an insult to competent giant dumpster fires everywhere.
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Then there's Skip Bayless.
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(turkey gobbles)
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Pick a tweet.
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Any tweet.
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Moving on, LaVar Ball is the new king of absurd statements.
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He said he could beat Michael Jordan one on one,
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and he said his son Lonzo was better than Stephen Curry.
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(turkey gobbles)
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He also sells ugly basketball sneakers for $495 a pop.
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Turkey!
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And if you paid that for those shoes,
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you're a turkey, too.
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But actually, The Rock may have made
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the most ridiculous boast of all.
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I'm a big fan, but the dude said
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he hit a golf ball 490 yards.
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490 yards!
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(turkey gobbles)
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Imagine the outlandish claims he'll make
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as a presidential candidate.
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Speaking of the President,
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look, this is not political.
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But President Trump drove a golf cart on a green
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a few weeks before a major tournament was played there.
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(turkey gobbles)
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I don't care if he owns the course.
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That's still bad.
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And so is posting only one golf score
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from the entire year for handicap purposes,
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when everyone in the country knows
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you play at least once a week.
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At least he posted a low score.
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Sandbagging would be worse.
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And lastly, there's Dustin Johnson.
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Golf finally had another athletic freak
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like Tiger Woods, that it could be proud of.
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You know, to get those,
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is golf a sport bozos to pipe down.
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And then, this big time athlete,
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a man who can dunk and do crazy things like this,
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managed to fall down a flight of stairs.
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(turkey gobbles)
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On the eve of the Masters, no less.
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(sighs dramatically)
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Anyway, happy Thanksgiving everyone,
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and be careful out there.
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Especially if you're walking around the house in socks.
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(rhythmic goofy rock music)
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