Coach meltdowns (like these) are always entertaining, but things get ratcheted up a notch when the headman's ire is directed at one defenseless reporter. Such was the case last night when the notoriously thin-skinned Rangers coach John Tortorella verbally undressed the notoriously annoying Larry Brooks of the NY Post. Go read a hockey blog if you want the details; what's pertinent here is the palpable disdain that coaches have for the people who stuff tape recorders in their faces every day. When that lack of respect boils over after a frustrating loss or a poorly timed question—well, that's when hilarious happens. Watch our round-up of the best coach vs. reporter confrontations below...

April 26, 1993: Hal McRae, Kansas City Royals vs. John Doolittle, talk show host for KMBZ
QUOTABLE: "Don't ask me all these dumbass questions."

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February 21, 2009: Jim Calhoun, Connecticut Huskies vs. Ken Krayeske, freelance reporter
QUOTABLE: "My best advice to you? Shut up."

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December 28, 1990: Jim Mora, New Orleans Saints vs. Ron Swoboda, WVUE
QUOTABLE: "That is fucking stupid. Wake up."

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September 12, 2000: Bob Knight, Indiana Hoosiers vs. Jeremy Schaap, ESPN
QUOTABLE: "You got a long way to go to be as good as your dad."

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September 22, 2007: Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman
QUOTABLE: "I'm a man! I'm 40!"

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April 20, 2007: John Tortorella, Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Larry Brooks, New York Post (yup, same guy!)
QUOTABLE: "Get the fuck outta here."

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April 7, 2003: Roy Williams, Kansas Jayhawks vs. Bonnie Bernstein, CBS
QUOTABLE: "I could give a shit about Carolina."

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September 23, 1991: Marv Levy vs. Buffalo television reporter
QUOTABLE: "You're the rumor-starter!"

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June 18, 2006: Avery Johnson, Dallas Mavericks vs. Eddie Sefko, Dallas News
QUOTABLE: "Don't stutter."

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BONUS! GM VS. REPORTER. July 29, 2009: Omar Minaya vs. Adam Rubin, New York Daily News
QUOTABLE: "I was a little bit, you know, somewhat, kind of, we gotta find out about this."

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