The 25 Biggest Sports Fails of 2012 (So Far)



We’re only halfway through the year, but we already have a year’s worth of fails, errors and blunders. From Kyle Williams and Billy Cundiff making names for themselves during the conference championship games to Amar’e Stoudemire making Knicks fans slam their heads in disgust, athletes have been screwing up royally this year. The athletes aren’t the only ones failing, however, as a parent broke Alabama’s BCS trophy and one fat man wrongly thought he could fly at a Hawks game. We’ve got everything from heartbreak to WTF moments with everything in between. Here are The 25 Biggest Sports Fails of 2012 (So Far).

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25. Gisele Blaming the Pats' Super Bowl Loss on the Receivers

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Date: 2/5/2012
So the Patriots lost to the Giants again, and Tom Brady had his second Super Bowl loss in his last two tries. The biggest fail of that night however has to go to Brady's stupid hot ride-or-die wifey, Gisele Bundchen, for her post game comments. After hearing it from some hecklers about how her man failed to pick up the W, Gisele let it rip about how the receivers didn't make catches they should have and that her husband can't both "throw and catch the ball." #outtapocket #westillloverhertho

24. Fat Guy Can't Fly

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Date: 5/1/12
This big fella was overjoyed when he got a chance to dunk. Unfortunately, the trampoline isn’t a miracle worker and couldn’t throw him anywhere near high enough. Dude must have been dreaming about this for his whole life. Just look at him cock it back. Only thing for him to do now is sue Jordan because his Cement 3’s didn’t make him fly.

23. Jon Jones' DUI

22. Russell Westbrook's Foul At the End of the NBA Finals Game 4

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Date: 6/19/2012
So, it's Game 4 of the NBA Finals and you're down three with 17 seconds left in the fourth and there's a jump ball on your end of the floor. There's five seconds left on the shot clock if the other team gets the ball and each team has one timeout left. After a crazy double tip the guy you're guarding catches the ball running away from the basket.

You: A. Play good defense and hope for a missed shot and a defensive rebound. B. Go for the steal in hopes of saving as much time as possible for a timeout then last second three. Or C. You intentionally foul. Russell Westbrook chose C and the Thunder instantly lost their shot at tying it up. Way to go, fam.

21. Miesha Tate Losing After Trash-Talking

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Date: 3/3/2012
The shit-talking is all fun and games until Ronda Rousey makes your arm look like a pretzel in the first round and takes your belt. It's cool. You're still hot, Miesha.

20. Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans Twitter Beef

19. Nick Young Airballs a Layup

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Date: 3/7/12
This is just business as usual for the Wizards. What’s interesting is how much more wanted Nick Young has gotten since he missed the entire basket. The Clippers traded for him hoping that he could help in their playoff push. Then, this offseason, the Sixers amnestied Elton Brand in part to sign Young for $6 million. Really Philly, you’re going to pay $6 million for a guy that can’t make a layup? There’s a good chance he’ll be on the next version of this list.

18. Flyers' Scott Hartnells Slashes Zac Rinaldo

Date: 3/18/2012
What's the protocol for that kind of apology? "Hey man, I'm sorry about what happened, I was only trying to help. Look on the bright side though, we're so going be on SportsCenter! Not Top 10 but SportsCenter nonetheless!"

17. Curt Schilling Goes Broke

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Date: 6/22/2012
Oh how the mighty have fallen. After racking up an estimated $114 million during his career, Curt Schilling squandered all of his money on a bad investment: a video game company. The L really comes into play because the people of Rhode Island lost a couple stacks (many, many stacks) luring the failed company to their state. "Grand opening, grand closing." *Jigga voice*

16. OJ Mayo Runs Wrong Way

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Date: 4/9/2012
Did that really just happen? Props to Jason Terry for a serviceable point and stare. Side bar: If you're an NBA player anytime your name is mentioned in the same breath as JaVale McGee it's never a good look.

15. Victor Ortiz Gets His Jaw Broken

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Date: 6/23/2012
Remember Victor Ortiz? The dude who Floyd Mayweather, Jr. sucker pu- uh, we mean knocked out back in September? Yeah, him. Anyway, he followed that fail up with a new one when he lost to heavy underdog Josesito Lopez. It isn't just the fact that Ortiz lost but it was how he took the L.

The match against Lopez was just supposed to be a tune-up for Ortiz' highly anticipated championship bout against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Well, those plans were derailed when a solid left hook by Lopez broke Ortiz' jaw. Yes, literally. Now it's Lopez who's fighting Alvarez while Ortiz nurses that jaw of his. #failsonfailsonfails

14. Justin Blackmon's DUI

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Date: 6/3/2012
Justin Blackmon knows a thing or two about DUIs. In 2010, while still in college, he caught a DUI in Texas that many thought might scare off a couple NFL teams. With all that talent though, he still got drafted fifth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Once he got to the league however Blackmon proved skeptics right when, in June, a little more than a month after getting drafted, he caught another DUI. This time the rookie receiver recorded a ridiculous 0.24 BAC, three times the legal limit. #heneedsjesus #heneedstebow

13. Alabama Breaks the BCS Championship Trophy

12. DeSagana Diop's Airballed Free Throw

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Date: 1/28/2012
DeSagana Diop, living down to expectations since 2001. The fails are almost too many to count in this clip. Some guy is telling Diop to “follow all the way through” which is the advice you hear at your little cousin’s third grade co-ed league. The shot itself is about three feet short of the rim. Let that sink in for a minute. The best part has to be the encouragement from Tyrus Thomas. He probably said something like “Hey man, looking good, keep it up and MJ will give you $8 million a year too!

11. Flyers Goalie Stops Thinking

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Date: 5/8/12
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made the dumbest play of his career in an elimination game against the Devils. With no one near him, Bryzgalov could have cleared the puck, held on to it, or passed to a teammate. But no, instead he passed right to David Clarkson for what was ultimately the goal that eliminated the Flyers. Bryzgalov better hope Philly really is the City of Brotherly Love or he might want to switch careers.

10. Marcus Jordan Trying to Pick Up Porn Stars on Twitter

9. Chris Broussard's Twitter Fail

8. Chris Bosh's Champagne Shower

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Date: 6/21/2012
You already know how we feel about Bosh. Unfortunately, as much as we think he’s cool there isn’t a damn positive thing we can take from this celebration. Well, except for how the Heat only started playing at championship level when he returned. Plus, he waited 65 million years for his ring so he gets a pass.

7. JaVale McGee Runs Back on D Too Early

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Date: 2/6/2012
What more can we say about JaVale "Fail" McGee? He topped our NBA Fails of the Year list, he snagged a spot on our Worst Players in the NBA Today list and he has a fail list solely dedicated to himself. His shinning moment came on this play though. Much like these professionals, JaVale was a bit too eager to get back on the D. Ayo!

6. Joakim Noah's "How You Meet Her Bruh?" Text

5. Bobby Petrino's Motorcycle Crash Reveals Affair

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Date: 4/1/2012
How to keep a jumpoff handbook: Drive safely when with your jumpoff. Don't ride motorcycles when traveling with your jumpoff. If you do get into an accident with your jumpoff while riding the motorcycle you had no right being on, don't lie about it. In other words: don't be Bobby Petrino.

4. Kyle Williams' Fumbles and the Subsequent Death Threats

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Date: 1/22/2012
During the NFC championship game, 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams fumbled away not one but two punt returns to essentially seal the game for the Giants. San Francisco fans took to Twitter to send death threats to Williams. SMH. It's just a game, folks.

3. Cundiff Misses Game Tying Field Goal

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Date: 1/22/2012
Charlie Brown-ing a kick on the biggest stage of your career will make you enemy number one in Baltimore for the rest of your life. Just ask Billy Cundiff. Ray Lewis gave another of his dope motivational speeches after the game, but in reality you know he wanted to take out his anger on the kicker whose miss ended the Ravens’ season. After all their good luck, did the Patriots really need another break? #goodgrief

2. Pacquiao vs. Bradley Decision

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Date: 6/9/2012
Manny Pacquiao dominated Timothy Bradley for 11 of 12 rounds and gloriously came up the...loser? Yes, this actually happened. Everyone who scored the fight at home had Pacquiao winning, analysts at the fight had Pacman winning, hell  Bradley probably had Pacman winning. Somehow though, the judges gave Bradley a split decision win, Twitter exploded, and a rematch was immediately announced through promoter Bob Arum (who just so happens to get checks from both fighters). #boxingjustdied

1. Amar'e Stoudemire Punching the Fire Extinguisher

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Date: 4/30/2012
Amar'e Stoudemire makes $20 million per year. Yeah, he's stupid paid. Emphasis on stupid. For whatever reason, STAT thought it was a good idea to get into a fight with a fire extinguisher after Game 2 of New York's first-round matchup against the Miami heat. Needless to say, the fire extinguisher won and Twitter went H.A.M. Dude brought a whole new meaning to hitting the glass. #tooeasy

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