January 18, 2005

Back to Work Randy: You Didn't Even Make the Top Five.: SI's Don Banks lists his top 5 renegades in NFL history.

posted by yerfatma to football at 09:10 AM - 17 comments

The punky QB known as McMahon didn't make it either.

posted by Sister Havana at 09:38 AM on January 18

Riggo? C'mon Banks. A "mohawk" outranks a murder investigation on Ray Lewis? Must be a different definition of "bad"...

posted by smithnyiu at 10:55 AM on January 18

Nice to read about the Namath-Suzy Kolber interview. What a gem!

posted by blarp at 11:07 AM on January 18

Yeah, I don't get Riggins being on the list, but that is probably because he's one of my favorite players...a flake, maybe, bad...not exactly... That Namath-Kolber interview was something else. Why did they put him on TV even? He was totally sloshed and the football part of his slurring was incoherent (something about Pennington). Too bad for him the kiss-kiss part wasn't incoherent too. Should Lawrence Taylor be on there? Or not so much?

posted by chris2sy at 12:23 PM on January 18

What about L.T? You got to love the fact that the night before a big game at home he was sending hookers to the opposing teams star players room while snorting pounds of cocaine! How can he not be mentioned.

posted by bigwhisky at 01:57 PM on January 18

Damn right. L.T. should top the list.

posted by smithnyiu at 02:07 PM on January 18

With LT, that huge smile and bright teeth always made the bad stuff disappear. At least while he could play ball.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:58 PM on January 18

Two words: Ray Carruth (if I knew how to spell his name correctly, than it would be those two words). Barrett Robinson is also gaining ground with each cop he hits. I guess the implication is it all has to happen on the field, because if we widen the criteria, 5 spots is about 100 too few.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:13 PM on January 18

I don't know if he belongs on a 'bad boy' list or not...but isn't Keyshawn Johnson just about the most arrogrant prick you have ever seen? I can't understand how some teammate of his hasn't strangled him yet. How much of a jerk do you have to be to have a team just say goodbye during the middle of the season?

posted by stofer71 at 05:54 PM on January 18

Looking at that SI cover with Joe Namath I have the say I didn't know it's possible for someone to get that tan. He's radioactive.

posted by crank at 06:53 PM on January 18

That's not a tan. That's Jaundice caused by Cirrhosis of the Liver from the 4 month bender he's on...

posted by DirkDiggler at 11:53 PM on January 18

John Rigins? The Diesel? Who could forget Hollywood Henderson? A guy who played with chemical cocktails coursing through hie veins. Bill Walsh cut him the day after finding him coked out in his cubicle.

posted by phant0m510 at 12:11 AM on January 19

I have the say I didn't know it's possible for someone to get that tan. He's radioactive. And he looks just looped. Great picture. I'm also feeling Brian Bosworth should be somewhere near this list, though nowhere near a movie camera. That guy was pure prick.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:29 AM on January 19

Perhaps the best thing about that Namath photo is that he appears to be wearing pinstripe jeans.

posted by holden at 09:59 AM on January 19

What's wrong with pinstripe jeans? I'm actually wearing a pair myself right now. Seriously. Except Ann-Margaret didn't come with my pair. Maybe I should shop at better places.

posted by chicobangs at 10:30 AM on January 19

What's wrong with pinstripe jeans? I'm actually wearing a pair myself right now. Pinstripe jeans are cool. But not pantyhose. Namath will never live that down.

posted by smithnyiu at 10:34 AM on January 19

I met Steve Wisniewski once (also a guy with a rep for being quite the bastard.) He told me it wasn't that uncommon for NFL players to wear pantyhose as they make it easier to slide on those tight pants.

posted by Cyrano at 03:45 PM on January 20

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