Greatest Sports Meltdowns: Mickelson's driver at U.S. Open or Zidane's head-butt in World Cup?
We’ve now seen twice in the past few weeks, that being the best in the world doesn’t exempt you from being a bonehead – literally.
Zidane was ejected, the game went to penalty kicks - his specialty - and the French were losers in the battle of the European romance countries. Thankfully it was a head-butt, not a “Frenchie".
Zidane and Mickelson have showed how difficult emotion and ego can be to control in the grandest of stages.
The question is: who blew it more???
These two aren’t alone in brain-glitches coming from the stars: Bill Buckner’s error, Chris Webber’s famous TO, Byner’s fumble, Michelle Wie entering pro tournaments (multiple glitches), the Shark at the Masters (crash, not glitch), Rasheed Wallace leaving Robert Horry open at the end of Game 5 in 2005, Goosen’s 81– to name a few.
Anyone have a favorite sports meltdown?
If not we can just talk about Wie.
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Here's my attempt to explain. Imagine if John Elway came out of retirement today and even though waaay too old dragged his team, almost by himself into the superbowl. In the final period, with the scores tied and his team on offense, he strolls over the opposition bench and dropkicks a player. *That's* the equivalent of what Zidane did.