A question for you today. Who is the biggest idiot in New York sports, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees or Plaxico Burress of the New York Giants?
Vote in the poll at the end of the post to let me know what you think.
The Burress' rap sheet
Suspended by the Pittsburgh Steelers for missing practice in May of 2004. Fined for several violations in October.
Suspended by the Giants for violating team rules in September, 2008.
Accidentally shoots himself in the thigh in November, 2008, ending his season and -- probably -- killing the Giants; chance to repeat as Super Bowl champion.
Twice had police called to his home for domestic disturbances in 2008.
According to Wikipedia, Burress has been sued at least nine times since 2000. Two of those suits have taken place this year.
Recently ticketed for several traffic infractions in Florida.
The Rodriguez' rap sheet
Recently admitted steroid use from 2001-2003 after having claimed he was clean in a televised interview with Katie Couric.
Famously criticized Derek Jeter in a 2001 Esquire article saying "he's never had to lead."
Opted out of his contract with the Yankees in the middle of the 2007 World Series, only to come back to the team for more money later.
Called 'A-Fraud' in new book by ex-manager Joe Torre.
Hit .133 in 2006 playoffs and .071 in 2007.
Obviously, these two are 'idiots' for different reasons. They are, however, the most villified players currently on the New York sports scene.
Which one do you think is worse? This poll is also going to run over at Pinstripe Alley. I am anxious to see if there is a difference in the result.