Overlook the fact that these two have the most high-octane and colourful mouths (potty and otherwise) in their respective sports. Overlook the fact that, if these two were a pro wrestling tag team, their total combined weight would be more than the Legion of Doom. Overlook the fact that one has a weakness for cold beer and rolled cigarettes, and the other has a weakness for cold pizza and cinnamon rolls.
Former NBA great Charles Barkley and professional golfer John Daly both wind up in our inaugural Sin Bin for their incessant gambling. These two are such suckers that they should be in a doctor’s office candy jar.
Daly’s recent outrageous claims in his autobiography that he has lost between $50-60 million over the last 10 years and Barkley’s admissions to losing $10 million prove that these guys are gluttons for punishment. That tally even comes before the gambling event of the year; we can only envy the bookies who took their bets during this weekend’s Kentucky Derby.
Daly and Barkley are throwing around (and losing) figures of money that would be impressive Gross Domestic Products for some developing countries.
Hence, we blow the whistle on Barkley and Daly, as they join the Sam Sneads and Pete Roses of the world as degenerate athlete gamblers. There’s no such thing as moderation for these dudes; they’d gamble away their mothers’ two front teeth if push came to shove.
For God’s sake, someone hide the RRSPs.