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The ultimate sports pests

Yardbarker Logo By Chris Mueller of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 26: It's one of the oldest player descriptions in the book: "You love him if he's on your team but hate him if he plays for the other guys." If you hear that about athletes, that means they are a classic pest. Many are average players who excel at getting under their opponents' skin, but some are stars who also happen to be infuriating. They talk trash, create confrontations and ultimately make sports more fun and interesting, particularly when getting their comeuppance. Let's take a look at the biggest pests in sports history.

The ultimate sports pests

It's one of the oldest player descriptions in the book: "You love him if he's on your team but hate him if he plays for the other guys." If you hear that about athletes, that means they are a classic pest. Many are average players who excel at getting under their opponents' skin, but some are stars who also happen to be infuriating. They talk trash, create confrontations and ultimately make sports more fun and interesting, particularly when getting their comeuppance. Let's take a look at the biggest pests in sports history.

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