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lsutigers1992
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Roy Williams-Inspired: Who's the biggest phony in sports?

I mean, the guy who has the squeaky-clean, nice-guy image but is actually a complete sleazeball. Maybe they have been exposed as a fraud. Maybe it's just a matter of time. Maybe they never will.

Joe Paterno and Lance Armstrong were the first names that come to mind.


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phil mickelson


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re: Roy Williams-Inspired: Who's the biggest phony in sports?
Not a person but there is bigger phony facade

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Russel Wilson has always seemed to come across as fake to me but i got no evidence to support that.
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Keltic Tiger
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A good friend of mine calls college football games all over the South & has always claimed that dear old Grandpaw Bobby Bowden has the most foul mouth amongst any of the coaches he's ever run across on the field.A college football coach who curses may not be that big of a deal, but Ol'Bobby is not the preacher man he proclaims himself to be. Not even close.


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Or the fact that Bowden ran one of the most corrupt programs in NCAA history


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Lance Armstrong is the only answer here


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re: Roy Williams-Inspired: Who's the biggest phony in sports?
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I mean, the guy who has the squeaky-clean, nice-guy image but is actually a complete sleazeball.


Peyton Manning is not necessarily a sleazeball or horrible guy or anything.

But he is far from the nice guy that ESPN and the NFL portray him to be.
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Lance Armstrong is a very good one IMO. But I don't blame him for using, the entire sport was. It's just the way he vehemently denied steroid use that made him a bad guy.

A-Rod is another good one


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Good call on Lance. At least he has been exposed.
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lsutigers1992
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I don't know. When Bowden and Paterno were going back and forth for the win title, Paterno was viewed as the "old school, old fashioned football the way it was meant to be" guy while Bowden was the crooked old man. I know a lot of people who believed that was the case.


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Joe Paterno


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ShreveportSteamer
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re: Roy Williams-Inspired: Who's the biggest phony in sports?
What particularly about Peyton Manning?

I had some older acquaintances who went Ole Miss and met him when he was visiting Eli. Said he was just a giant awkward goober.


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Bama Bird
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I guess so... Bowden was never really highly regarded as a great man.

Oh and the Paterno thing... I don't want to cause an argument or anything because I know we'll both leave accomplishing nothing and feeling the exact same way, but I don't think he qualifies as a phony in any way. Read "Paterno" by Joe Posnanski, you'll learn a lot about him.


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Urban Meyer


lsutigers1992
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Lance Armstrong is a very good one IMO. But I don't blame him for using, the entire sport was. It's just the way he vehemently denied steroid use that made him a bad guy.



I just laugh at everyone who played the "you can't make fun of him. HE HAD CANCER" card when I told them he was full of shite from day one.


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Jim Tressel


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Ostrich
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I just laugh at everyone who played the "you can't make fun of him. HE HAD CANCER" card when I told them he was full of shite from day one.


Yeah, you're right. To Lance's credit, he has done a lot of good work for cancer research with the Livestrong foundation.


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Usually it's the guys ESPN promotes in a great way and with constant guest appearances...

Michelson is probably the poster-child between the gap of "aww shucks, wonderful smiling guy" to reality.

And Curt Schilling - and all that post-Sox love..."he did everything for his team and played through a bloody ankle for his teammates." ESPN completely rewrote this Pro-Schilling team guy because he was coming on as an analyst.

“He’s somebody who’s always positioning himself in terms of what’s best for Curt Schilling,” says ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, who described Schilling as “the consummate table for one.” (Speaking of which, Schilling also has a reputation for sneaking into the clubhouse late in games to get a head start on the buffet.)

So avid is Schilling’s longing for the spotlight that some of his peers raise doubts about his now legendary turn in the 2004 postseason, when he pitched on an ankle tendon that had been sutured in place. During Game 6, cameras cut repeatedly to the bright red stain on Schilling’s sock. It was blood, right? “The Diamondbacks people think he definitely doctored that sock,” says the sportswriter. The ex-teammate laughs: “All around baseball, people questioned that. It was funny how the stain didn’t spread.”


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Urban Meyer

Can't believe it took so long. That's who I was coming to post.


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