George W Bush leaves the Presidency with a legacy marked by failure.Â In his 8 years of power, The President has engaged this nation in 2 wars while scaling backÂ civil rights andÂ decreasing our global reputation. He’s presided over the greatest economicÂ collapseÂ since the Great Depression and stood idly by while a major American city sunk to the bottom of the sea.
But, hey, at least he was good for sports, right? He held those tee ballÂ games on the White House lawn and rode a mountain bike, and even owned the Texas Rangers for awhile.Â
Not so fast. TheÂ sports world went to shit during his time in office too.
Here is a thorough, though by no means complete, list of things thatÂ have gone wrongÂ since January 20th, 2001.
Â The Malice at The Palace, Rae Carruth killed his pregnant girlfriend, The Mets kept blowing leads, Dick Schaap died, Tiger Woods hurt his knee, the XFL, Sammy Sosa corked his bat, Ugueth Urbina was arrested for attempted murder, the All Star game ended in a tie in Milwaukee, Dany Heatley was involved in a car crash which killed teammate Dan Snyder, Bill Belichick had an affair with a married lady, Yinka Dare died, Imus said nappy headed hos, Michael Vick ran a dogfighting ring, Kobe Bryant was accused of rape, More people were outraged by Michael Vicks dogfighting ring than were outraged by Kobe Bryant maybe raping someone, Sean Taylor was shot and killed inside his Miami home, Ron Artest released a rap album, Reggie Bush’s family Â may have gotten a free house, Balco, Adam Sandler remade The Longest Yard, The Pittsburgh Pirates, Michael Jordan came back, Jaguars lineman Richard CollierÂ was shot and almost killed,Â ESPN aired ESPN Hollywood with Mario Lopez, Mark Cuban was indicted, Steve Bartman, Shaquille O’Neal busted into the wrong house while trying to catch an online child predator as a Miami Sherriff’s deputy,Â The BCS, Indians pitcher Kaz Tadano did gay porn, Bobby Petrino abandoned Louisville for the Falcons and the Falcons for Arkansas, Jay Williams was in a motorcycle crash, The TuckÂ RuleÂ game, Mariano Rivera gaveÂ up a bloop single to Luis Gonzalez, Todd Bertuzzi went after SteveÂ Moore, Barbaro died, Hawks CenterÂ Jason Collier died, More people caredÂ about Barbaro dying than they did aboutÂ Jason Collier dying, The owner of the Padres got divorced andÂ theÂ team wasÂ scrapped for parts as a result, PacMan Jones made it rain, Tim Hardaway spouted offÂ homophobic commentaryÂ that would have made Jerry Fallwell proud, That thing with the PanthersÂ Cheerleaders in aÂ Jacksonville bathroom, Sean Livingston blew out his knee, Rick Tocchet ran a gambling ring and made Janet Gretzky his biggest customer, The Washington Wizards wore those horrible gold andÂ black uniforms, Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg, Plaxico Burress wore sweatpants to a nightclub, Dale Earnhardt was killed in a crash at Daytona, The NHL lockout, Marion Jones, The NBA All Star game switched to cable,Â Tom Brady got hurt, Bruce Jenner went from Olympic icon to Reality TV sideshow, The coach of the Pakistani Cricket team was murdered, OJ was arrested again, Josh Howard said a ton of dumb shit, Ken Caminiti overdosed and died in a Bronx crackhouse, I kept Boris Diaw in my NBA fantasy keeper league, The Vikings went on a boat cruise, The Pau Gasol trade, Delmon Young threw a bat at an ump, Stephen A Smith yelled on my TV a lot, Barry Bonds, Paul Shirley couldn’t find a permanent job in the NBA, Jose Canseco opened his big mouth, Chris Benoit killed his family and the himself, Brett Favre retired then he didn’t then maybe he did, The Seattle Supersonics were moved to Oklahoma City, That Cuban Tae Kwon Do guy dropkicked the ref during the Olympics, Michael Jordan drafted Kwame Brown then declared pyschological warfare on him, The Congressional steroid hearings, The NFL Network continues to be unavailable to huge swaths of the American public, The NBA on NBC theme song was retired, The Lions went 0-16, Eddy Curry and Antoine Walker got robbed at gunpoint in their Chicago homes, Ray Lewis was involved in a double murder, Isiah Thomas, Nick Saban turned his back on LSU to take over the Dolphins then hightailed it out of town to take over Alabama, Josh Hamilton became a crackhead, Basketball players started leaving the US to play in Europe, Spygate, Tank Johnson was caught with an arsenal in his home while his kids slept in the next room, Roger Clemens, Charles Barkley hung out with Urkel, Sean Avery said sloppy seconds, Janet Jackson showed her boobie during the Superbowl but I missed it because I was in the kitchen, Elijah Dukes committed all kinds of horrible crimes against people, Donovan McNabb freaked out at the end of the Superbowl and forgot how to play, Athletes went on Dancing with the Stars, Donovan McNabb didn’t know about ties, Tim Donaghy, Matt Leinart and Paris Hilton, Emmit Smith spoke on television, Greg Oden hurt his leg and now he seems sad all the time, Terrell Owens existed, The Superdome went from stadium to symbol of all that is wrong with out government, AND the Red Sox won two World Series Titles.