Rank 'Em: Top 10 Stupidest Moves

May 1, 2012

Amare Stoudemire is not the first New York sports figure to make a fool of himself. How would you rank these brain cramps?

Top 10 Stupidest Moves

Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Burress

Giants WR Plaxico Burress accidentally shoots himself in the leg in a New York nightclub.

Amare Stoudemire

Amare Stoudemire

Amare loses fist fight with a fire extinguisher enclosure after a playoff loss in Miami. Cuts his hand. Misses next game.

A.J. Burnett

A.J. Burnett

Yankees starter A.J. Burnett slaps the clubhouse doors in frustration and cuts his hands.

Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan

Jets coach Rex Ryan offers a third consecutive Super Bowl guarantee prior to the 2012 season, making him 0-for-3.

'97 Knicks

'97 Knicks

A bench-clearing brawl in Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference semis against the Heat leaves five Knicks suspended.

A-Rod

A-Rod

Yankees slugger Alex Rodriquez slaps ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove and is called out in Game 6 of the ALCS, killing a rally.

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

A frustrated Kevin Brown punches a clubhouse wall and breaks his left hand during the Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Orioles in 2004.

Fred Merkle

Fred Merkle

With the Polo Grounds crowd storming the field, Fred Merkle goes to the clubhouse instead of second base after a N.Y. Giants teammate drives in the winning run -- which is nullified because of Merkle's mistake.

Joe Pisarcik

Joe Pisarcik

In the "Miracle at the Meadowlands," Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik fumbles on a handoff to Larry Csonka in the final seconds, handing Herman Edwards and the Eagles an improbable win in 1978.

George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner pays Howie Spira, a noted gambler, $40,000 to dig up dirt on star outfielder Dave Winfield. The Boss is later suspended.

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