These athletes boast superior athletic talent, yet act as if they did something to earn it at birth. We offer props for the physical refinement, but somewhere along the line, the mental and social progress ceased to come along for the journey. You’ll notice there are no hockey players on this list, and it’s not because we don’t love hockey. It’s because hockey players are more enjoyable when they don’t have their crap together: beards, missing teeth, illegitimate children. But the following nine? Come on, fellas. It’s time to get it together.
9. Cam Newton
Watching a grown man roll around on the ground throwing a temper tantrum during the Super Bowl is what you’d expect to see in a viral fan video, before they smash their TV. Seeing the MVP of the National Football League do it during the game was embarrassing. Cam took it on the chin after Super Bowl 50 for walking out of an interview, and later admitting he’s a sore loser. What he put on display was definitive petulance. Will Cam grow from the experience? Let’s hope. He may also let that chip on his shoulder get a little harder, and a little more difficult to knock off. He should rest assured that all of his 2016 opponents will put an even bigger target on his back. Cam needs to grow up significantly if he’s ever to become the face of the league.