Each week I’ll search far and wide to find the players, coaches and fans that are the week’s biggest whiners. Then I’ll tell you what I think of them. We call it The Weekly Whine…
Tim Tebow’s Agent
A day into Senior Bowl practice, with Tim Tebow struggling, his agent claimed that it was due to illness and that Tebow had been hospitalized with a 103-degree fever. With questions already swirling about Tebow’s ability to transition to the NFL, he doesn’t need an agent making excuses for him. And if the sickness was that big of a deal, he should have said something before practice started, not after Tebow stunk it up on the field.
Verdict: See you later, whiny Gator
In a recent interview Owens said this: "I know hands-down I'd be close to Jerry Rice's records if I had been with quality quarterbacks like he had. Say I had been with a guy like Tom Brady , Peyton Manning, or Drew Brees all of my career. Are you kidding me?” Actually, it seems like T.O. is the one who is kidding. He finished fourth in the NFL in dropped passes this season and has publicly fought with almost every QB he’s played with. The only record he may hold is number of ridiculous things he has said over his career.
Verdict: Put a lid on it Ocho Whino
Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian
Polian used the word “distasteful” in reference to the NFL’s new Pro Bowl rule, which requires Super Bowl-bound Pro Bowlers to attend the game, even though they won’t play in it. This means that in the all important week of practice before the Super Bowl, Colts and Saints players have to miss a day and fly to and from Miami three times in two days. Fans already don’t care about the Pro Bowl, and with this new rule, the players are bound to agree with them.
Verdict: Thumbs up for Whine Bowl 2010