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Tony's Top 5
most self-absorbed athletes in sports.
Brett Favre. Brett is retiring. No he isnít. Yes he is. No he isnít. Can we stop telling him how great he is and start telling him how insufferable he has become?
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.
Alex Rodriguez. Hilarious, isnít it? Put him in a room with Tiger Woods and LeBron James and A-Rod is the most humble guy in attendance. Terrifying thought.
Tiger Woods. Want to know why heís not No. 1? Because he plays an individual sport, thatís why. In golf, egocentricity might actually be an asset. Huge fraud.
LeBron James. After that embarrassing charade on ESPN, how could it possibly be anyone else? Just canít decide whether James or Jim Gray came off as more of a stooge.
Tony's Top 5
Best offseason moves in recent Red Sox history
Signing Johnny Damon From 2002-05, Damon averaged 149 games, 16 home runs, 115 runs and 25 steals. His OPS was .803. Rock solid.
Trading for Curt Schilling The piece that put the Red Sox over the top in 2004. Most guys go to New York to win titles. Schilling came here.
Signing David Ortiz In 10 years, he's hit more homers than anybody but Albert Pujols, Adam Dunn or Alex Rodriguez. Jackpot.
Signing Manny Ramirez Find another $100 million free agent contract that lived up to this one. Anywhere. He was worth it.
Trading for Pedro Martinez Since he came in November 1997, only the Braves and Yankees have won more games.
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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