Kerry Wood gave us one of the awesomer double birds in history during Saturday’s Cubs / White Sox game (check out the video here). The gesture was so moving it inspired us to research the middle finger and it’s place in sports. Here’s what we found (with commentary):
Kerry Wood fired these to a fan claiming that when it is all said and done Mark Prior will have the superior career.
The time a clairvoyant fan described to Mike Ditka the “Open Mike” segment he would co-star in twenty years later.
The time a fan asked Mark Cuban how much Helen Keller charged to be his stylist.
The time a reporter asked Jose Canseco to gauge his loyalty to teammates on a 1 to 10 scale.
The time Jon Bon Jovi didn’t like a call against his arena football team. You can refer to Bed of Roses as the gayest song ever written all you want, but DO NOT throw cheap flags against the Philadelphia Soul.
The time a fan asked Mike Vick if there is a correlation between increased bong rips and decreased throwing accuracy. The security guard was really hoping Mike would answer.
The time Amber directed a single digit at Hedo Turkoglu for not calling her after he swore he would. Amber’s friend Heather (back right) is supporting her in typical You Go Girl cheerleader fashion.
The time Pat Burrell had finally had enough of the Phillie Phanatic’s antics.
The time retired linebacker Bryan Cox possessed the body of a Louisville lineman.
The time the VCU Ram spotted in the crowd the co-ed who thought she was too good to go home with mascots.
The time the Wyoming coach wasn’t happy about Utah sticking with the deep ball in the 3rd quarter.
The time a reporter asked Mike Vick if Fox News would sound cooler and tougher if they renamed themselves “Fox Newz”. In case you’re wondering, Vick is a big fan of silent communication.
The time #10 broke the unwritten rule of soccer and sold out an opponent for flopping.
The time we could only find this thumbnail of the rare image of Ian Poulter giving the finger to either the hole, the rough, or a gallery member discussing the gayness of white pants at the US Open.
The time a rugby player reminded us that in rugby the middle finger is a literal symbol of things to come in the next scrum.
The time we refused to believe something was superimposed.
The time the Beckhams provided proof that they are in fact ingraining an early sense of superiority into their children.
The time Joe Nedney couldn’t take any more of his mom taunting him.
The time Dutch children proved they even know a piss poor PK attempt when they see one.
The time Mike Tyson told Stone Cold Steve Austin he wanted to eat his children.
The time Shaq previewed the predecessor to “How Does My Ass Taste?”
The time we couldn’t find any visual evidence of Jake Plummer flicking off fans so we figured a picture of him playing handball pretty much sends the same message.
And finally, the time W gave the finger. This picture may not be considered sports related by some, but we have it on good authority W was in an argument over the strength of the Rangers’ farm system at the time.