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Mazz Top 5 most self-absorbed atheletes in sports

Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff  July 8, 2010 11:59 AM

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most self-absorbed athletes in sports.

5
Brett Favre. Brett is retiring. No he isn’t. Yes he is. No he isn’t. Can we stop telling him how great he is and start telling him how insufferable he has become?
4
Terrell Owens. Poster boy for the self-indulgent, self-promoting, everyone-else-is wrong nitwits that ESPN types continue to glorify. Clearly, the man has issues.
3
Alex Rodriguez. Hilarious, isn’t it? Put him in a room with Tiger Woods and LeBron James and A-Rod is the most humble guy in attendance. Terrifying thought.
2
Tiger Woods. Want to know why he’s not No. 1? Because he plays an individual sport, that’s why. In golf, egocentricity might actually be an asset. Huge fraud.
1
LeBron James. After that embarrassing charade on ESPN, how could it possibly be anyone else? Just can’t decide whether James or Jim Gray came off as more of a stooge.

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Favorite blog entries

5
The final chapter on Teixeira and How Red Sox pitchers work the strike zone Jan. 7, 2009 and July 17, 2009. Some actual reporting – an obsession with Mark Teixeira and the art of pitching.
4
For 2011 Red Sox, there was plenty of blame to go around Oct. 1, 2011. The disgraceful collapse of the Red Sox stoked the fire in all of us.
3
Behind Garnett and James, Celtics and Heat are digging in June 4, 2012. Improbably, the Celtics pushed the Heat to the limit.
2
Thrill is back for Patriots Jan. 30, 2012. Another Super Bowl has even Bill Belichick musing.
1
You’ve got to believe June 15, 2011. On the morning of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, we all had reason to believe.
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".

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