It's the 13th Annual Niketalk Sports Turkey of the Year™, sponsored by ESPN

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by ryguy45, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. NFL Deflategate Hysteria

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  2. Roger Goodell

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  3. FIFA

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  4. Greg Hardy

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  5. Adrian Peterson

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  6. Jason Pierre-Paul

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  7. Hulk Hogan

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  8. Johnny Manziel

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  1. ryguy45

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    It's that time of the year again! Happy Thanksgiving to all. Let's begin.


    It was tough to whittle down the the final list for 2015, but after much analysis we are here. For the sake of time we will keep the descriptions short and sweet. The nominees:

    The NFL’s Deflategate Hysteria - For all the constant hype involved with the NFL this one took the cake. It made "turkeys" of so many people we can't name them all here.

    Roger Goodell - Continues to have rough years in the public eye and 2015 was a season to forget for Roger. NFL continues to soar however and he still earns $40+ mil.

    FIFA - Scandals, corruption, banishments, denials. Repeat. Sounds about right.

    Adrian Peterson - A good comeback season has not fully washed away what transpired with him the last year. Scores points for riding into his birthday party on a camel.

    Greg Hardy - Has become the laughingstock of the sports world and does not seem to care. Bonus points for wanting us to think he's the victim.

    Jason Pierre-Paul - 4th of July did not really agree with him.

    Hulk Hogan - Previously busted for a sex tape, then busted for racist comments. WWE's biggest star ever was scrubbed clean from all records.

    Johnny Manziel - Decision making is not a strong suit. Will be back in Texas on the Dallas Cowboys roster by this time next year.

    ESPN - The only 13 time nominee. Continues to employ people that make the company a laughingstock, and continues to embrace debate.

    Or any other nominations!

    Previous Winners
    2014 – Donald Sterling
    2013 – Manti Te’o
    2012 – Gary Bettman and the NHL
    2011 – Joe Paterno and Penn State football
    2010 – LeBron James
    2009 – Stephon Marbury
    2008 – Roger Clemens
    2007 – Isiah Thomas
    2006 – Kim Etheredge (T.O.’s publicist)
    2005 – Terrell Owens
    2004 – Barry Bonds
    2003 – Barry Bonds


    Vote now!!
     
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  2. S4L3

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    Roger
     
  3. jpzx

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    NFL Deflategate Hysteria.
     
  4. jjs07

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    Derek Fisher/Matt Barnes should be honorable mentions :lol
     
  5. dmxfury

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    I'd love to see my past votes, I'm guessing Roger has gotten the majority :lol
     
  6. jrp44

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    Gotta go with Roger
     
  7. dland24

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    These are difficult choices because of the level of turkeyesque behavior is so different in each case.

    For example, Jason Pierre-Paul may have ruined his career by blowing up a firework in his hand. Huge turkey for that. But you compare that to the FIFA corruption, its not even close. But JPP is an enormous turkey in his own right.

    My vote ended up going to FIFA.

    Props to @RyGuy45 for continuing to do this every year. Always look forward to it!
     
  8. ryguy45

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    Bump lets keep the votes coming!
     
  9. CP1708

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    Happy Thanksgiving S&T. :Nthat

    Props for doin this each year Ry.


    I vote for Deflategate
     
  10. DeadsetAce

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    Happy Thanksgiving y'all :nthat:


    and this is a no brainer...it's Rodger Goodell in a landslide (deflate gate falls under him)
     
  11. cant nobody stop me

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    Jed York for me
     
  12. elpablo21

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    Bevell/Carroll
     
  13. Chester McFloppy

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    Voted for that clown Roger
     
  14. dmxfury

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    Rio and the Olympic committee should be on there as well...maybe next year. Roger gets the vote, dude is the ultimate clown
     
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    voted Roger
     
  16. big j 33

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    I forgot until just now about Turkey of the Year.. one of my favorite S&T threads.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
     
  17. dland24

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    21 votes? Come on NT, this is embarrassing. Lets keep this tradition going!
     
  18. DeadsetAce

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    bump
     
  19. don ramon

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    this is really difficult to choose, but i choo choose roger. he's a damn clown.

    fully responsible for the deterioration of the nfl - the product sucks (play is bad, refs are amateur hacks/low key corrupt, etc), the criminal players are lame and the juice every damn opportunity to go to commercial strategy makes the nfl mostly unwatchable. can't wait for the season to end soon so there'll be nothing, but basketball to view
     
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  20. big j 33

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    Roger is definitely overdue for his 1st victory. He could have gotten it many years, but other guys stepped up and had an epic career year and overshadowed him.. but he's been a consistent Turkey of the Year candidate for awhile now. 

    I think it's about his time.