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4/10/2007 12:47:00 PM

Apologies We'd Love to Hear

You've seen our gallery of the apologies we'd love to hear. Which one would you add to the list?
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Posted: 1:12 PM   by Anonymous
Well since you put the Chris Weber Timeout, how about an apology from the refs in that game for not calling traveling on Weber about 20 seconds before he called the timeout as he walked in plain view of the refs, the thousands in attendance and millions watching on tv.
Posted: 1:27 PM   by Anonymous
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: For continuously mixing politics with sports.
Posted: 2:57 PM   by CardsFan
Barroid Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, et al for cheating. Jim Rice for condoning it....
Posted: 3:19 PM   by Anonymous
Bill Cowher for that miserable lame duck season he put in last year. It was painfully obvious that he just mailed it in - he really ought to give the Rooney's back his salary for the season.
Posted: 3:19 PM   by Anonymous
Bartman - for being in Chicago that day.
Posted: 3:22 PM   by Anonymous
the bcs for screwing college football up
Posted: 3:27 PM   by adam
SI for putting Dennis Miller on the list. his line about visiting the Little Jimmy Dickins sequine mines before a game in Nashville was one of the funniest things ever said on MNF. Bring him back!!
Posted: 3:40 PM   by Anonymous
Roy Williams for having the most talented team numerous times at Kansas and never winning a national title, and then taking Dougherty's players and winning one at North Carolina.
Posted: 3:48 PM   by Joe M.
How about an apology from the Russians for stealing the Olympic gold from the USA in men's basketball in 1972? The American players still refuse to accept their silver medals because they know they deserve the gold.
Posted: 3:59 PM   by Anonymous
The fans in South Florida-for never supporting a team like the Marlins...and for continuing to support a team like the Dolphins.
Posted: 4:00 PM   by Drew
Isiah Thomas, for creating the worst team, dollar for dollar, in the history of pro sports...And in the process, handcuffing the Knicks organization to a bunch of longterm, overinflated contracts until 2009. Nicely done!
Posted: 4:08 PM   by Anonymous
Don Denkinger for handing the Royals the 1985 World Series with his blow call in Game 6.
Posted: 4:14 PM   by biaja
I would like to see Emerson Fitipalid apologize for drinking orange juice in victory lane at the 1993 Indy 500 instead of the customary bottle of milk. Nowhere in sports is tradition more prevelant and part of the event than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the running of the Indy 500. It was not the place nor the time to plug your investment in the OJ industry. If you don't want to take part in the tradition of the event, either don't win, or better yet, don't race there. The Hulman family should have started a new tradtion that day. If you don't drink the milk, you are awarded last place with last place payout.
Posted: 4:24 PM   by Anonymous
Ralph Wilson for letting go Bill Polian.
Posted: 4:24 PM   by Jeff
Just a thought about #9: "The NHL, for taking teams out of Canada and for putting teams in places like Phoenix and Columbus." Hello, have you even been to Phoenix? Do you know anything about the area or the people? There are a lot of transplants... usually from the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes regions... people like myself... from Minnesota that now live in the Phoenix area! Oh, wait, I forgot... no reason to put a hockey team in the desert. I gave up all the sports I used to like in Minnesota as soon as I got here. Fishing, baseball, football, basketball, and or course hockey So, everyone else must have done the same thing!
Posted: 4:27 PM   by Anonymous
My favorite is the 1980 trade between the Boston Celtics and S.F., Joe Barry Carroll for Robert Parish and Kevin McHale.
Posted: 4:36 PM   by Anonymous
all them cub fans that almost killed Bartman.
Posted: 4:44 PM   by Anonymous
Steve Smith for banking the puck in off of the back of Fuhr's leg against the hated Calgary Flames thus handing them the momentum and the series
Posted: 4:46 PM   by Anonymous
Tomy Romo: for fumbling the Cowboys' playoff hopes.
Posted: 4:49 PM   by Eric
An apology from the Sports media (including SI) for winking / turning the head at the apparent substance ehancement in Baseball and football while at the same time putting so much emphasis on Marijuana usage in sports.
Posted: 5:02 PM   by Anonymous
Jack Tatum, for clocking Darryl Stingley.
Posted: 5:10 PM   by Anonymous
The NCAA for allowing mediocre Notre Dame teams play in major bowl games based solely on ND's reputation.
Shawne Merriman for being a juiced up jerk who thinks he knows Japanese.
LaDainian Tomlinson for flipping out over the Pats making fun of Merriman's ridiculous dance.
The University of Notre Dame football team for being the most overrated college football program in the history of the universe.
The NHL for existing.
The San Diego Chargers for somehow making their uniforms look WORSE as time goes on.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers for those hideous creamsicle jerseys.
Every NFL team that's released an all-orange jersey.
The New York Yankee fans for whining about NOT winning the World Series every year (and taking their frustrations out on A-Rod).
Terrel Owens, for every time he's ever opened his mouth.
Posted: 5:19 PM   by Anonymous
Posted: 5:35 PM   by Anonymous
Pete Rose for lying all those years to those who loved him and wanted to believe in him. And in turn destroying their boyhood memories of him and the game of baseball.
Posted: 5:44 PM   by Eric, Paris, France
The goalposts of Tampa Stadium, for not being in front of Scott Norwood's kick in SB XXV...
Posted: 6:05 PM   by Anonymous
How about every Boston Red Soxs fan apologizing to Buckner. As if his life hasnt been hell because of that, it was a complete accident. Not a dumb play, just an unlucky one. No one deserves as much crap as Buckner has received, now I want an apology from cnnsi for putting him on this list.
Posted: 6:26 PM   by Anonymous
How about from the NCAA for not carrying sanctions that a coach committed at one program to the new program they go to. Want to clean up college sports? Good way to do it...
Posted: 6:33 PM   by Anonymous
NHL for letting Hull's no goal stand.
Posted: 6:35 PM   by Anonymous
NFL for thinking that letting PACMAN sit for year will help their image. A guy is paralyzed and this guy gets a year off of work. This is why I no longer watch Football or Basketball.
Posted: 6:49 PM   by Anonymous
Baseball's Ford Frick for putting asterik next to Roger Maris's name on season home run record.
Posted: 7:55 PM   by Anonymous
Scott Norwood....."the kick is up and it is no good."
Posted: 7:59 PM   by Anonymous
Packers front office fro drafting Sterling Sharpe instead of Barry Sanders.
Posted: 8:02 PM   by Anonymous
Tiger Woods, for keeping Steve Williams as a caddy.
Posted: 9:02 PM   by Anonymous
Mo Lewis for knocking out Drew Bledsoe and starting the Patriot Dynasty.
Major League Baseball for blackmailing Washington into building a $650 million new ballpark for a franchise that would have folded eight years ago in a rational environment.
Posted: 9:45 PM   by Anonymous
How about that jerk Art Modell for moving the Cleveland Browns away from the best fans in the NFL...
Posted: 4:13 AM   by Anonymous
Jake Delhome for impersonating a starting quarterback.
Posted: 5:00 AM   by Anonymous
Dwayne Wade - for winning a championship in a very tasteless way... by being helped out by the refs...
Posted: 5:12 AM   by Anonymous
From the city of Vancouver to the city of Memphis, we are sorry you had to take the Grizzlies. That was Basketball, right?
Posted: 8:15 AM   by Anonymous
Pacman Jones for constant run-ins with the law
Posted: 9:07 AM   by Anonymous
Tony George, for killing open wheel racing in America and degrading the Indy 500 from the greatest spectacle in racing to little more than an afterthought.
Posted: 9:15 AM   by Michael K - CT
For every MLB team EXCEPT the Pirates that has sold out to hip-hop and uses black in their uniforms as an actual color or a drop shadow for their logos/player's names - ESPECIALLY the METS
Posted: 9:58 AM   by Anonymous
Canadien sports fans: For continually and openly insulting America. Clearly Canada doesn't have what it takes to support NHL Hockey. Without cities like Dallas, Phoenix, and Other great Southern Cities, pro hockey would already be a footnote in Sports History. Show some class and be grateful.
Posted: 10:59 AM   by Anonymous
An apology from Gary Bettman for allowing the 98-99 Stanley Cup to end on a goal that based on the rules should not have been allowed ! He just didnt have the nerve to tell the Stars to get back to the bench and continue the game
ESPN's hiring of Rush Limbaugh..
ESPN's firing of Harold Reynolds..
Football Hall of Fame for not enshrining Ray Guy: the greatest Punter of all-time.
Baseball Hall of Fame for the deletion of Andre Dawson..A Great Baseball Player!
NHL for allowing players to deliberately fight and hurt players.
NY Giants and NY Knicks for allowing the present coaches to coach!
Posted: 11:45 AM   by Anonymous
Sports Illustrated for perenially complaining about a boring World Series once their northeast teams are bounced.
Posted: 2:04 PM   by Ryan W.
college football for not having a playoff.
the chicago cubs for letting one steve bartman take the blame for them blowing the series when they had leads in the last two games of the NLCS.
Durham county for letting the Duke lacrosse case go as far as did.
Posted: 2:36 PM   by Anonymous
that kid that caught the homer in the orioles world series
Posted: 2:41 PM   by Anonymous
From all the criminal court judges that continuously allow professional athletes to get away with crimes that would constitute jail time for the average citizen - Rae Carruth's judge is excluded.
Posted: 3:36 PM   by Jeremy
ESPN: For only covering the NHL when it has to do with fighting or injuries.
Posted: 4:07 PM   by Anonymous
Don denkinger apologizing for blowing the call in the 1985 World series
Posted: 4:42 PM   by John Hayes
The NCAA for harassing Jerry Tarkanina while at UNLV, home of the Runnin Rebels !
Posted: 5:35 PM   by Anonymous
one word: Imus
Posted: 5:49 PM   by fbird
The Fords, for the worst football franchise- Detroit Lions. They even extended the contract of Mat Millen who even acknowledged he would've fired himself.
Posted: 6:40 PM   by Anonymous
Lawrence Taylor (as much as I respect him) for taking out Joe Montana in the NFC Final, thus preventing a Superbowl 3-peat. And while we're on the topic: Whoever that chump was that injured Steve Young on a permanent basis, thus preventing another Niner repeat and a unprecedented 6th Superbowl.
Posted: 11:04 PM   by Anonymous
I would love to see all the pro sports star apologize for getting arrested on carry gun, domestic violence, drugs, rape and other stupid stuff. YOu get paid to play sports not be stupid
Posted: 12:20 AM   by bakerboy32
The absolutly worst trade in the NBA. Dennis Johnson of the Suns was traded to Boston for Rick Robey. Jerry Colangello should apologise
Posted: 2:34 AM   by whiteray
The NFL, for its officials not calling Drew Pearson for pushing off in order to catch the "Hail Mary" pass in the 1975 playoffs against the Vikings.
Posted: 2:55 AM   by Kyle
Bud Selig for ending the All Star game in Milwaukee in a tie!
The BCS for sucking the glory out of college football.
Dicky V for talking!
Posted: 10:29 AM   by Anonymous
ABC for putting Tony Kronheiser anywhere.
Posted: 4:19 PM   by MERK!
Jerry Glanville for letting Bret Farve rot on the Falcons bench.
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