Who are some of the biggest wastes of talent in sports history?

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  1. Where Eagles Dare

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    Probably meant Faulk or SuperCam, but Cam played in this Decade, not last. So I'll let it slide, hoss.

    Learn your fucking decades too and stop :pdl: our state
     
  2. Jake Barnes

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    Actually, 2010 is tecgnically the last year of that decade.

    :themoreyouknow:

    And yes, you aren't nearly as blindly homeristic as the two you mentioned, but your affection for Cam is well-documented.
     
  3. marcus

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    Yeah, on the topic of "wasted talemt", as in guys who controlled their destiny and totally fucked it up themselves, I saw Lawrence Phillips and Maurice Clarett.

    It still upsets me to think what could have been with MoC at OSU for two more years. That motherfucker.
     
  4. EdNigma

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    i'd argue jamarcus was not that talented from the get go
     
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  5. Where Eagles Dare

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    The 2000s was a decade that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009**

    **Wikipedia

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  6. NoleNBlue

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    brother man, you think they just picked his house at random? past caught up with him iyam.
     
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  7. Moxin24

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    Yep. Only time I've ever had a parent call the school to complain about me was after Taylor got killed I told one of my classes that what happens when you spend the majority of your life running with the wrong crowd. The assistant principal came to my room to tell me the kid told is mom how insensitive I was about the situation (keep in mind I regular use the words retard, dumbshit, asshole and stupid in class to describe my students). I told him if I was wrong she could come up here to bitch at me all she wanted, but if I was right I'd appreciate it if he'd tell her to get bent.
    I doubt he did that, but the bitch didn't take it any further.
     
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  8. EdNigma

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    sean taylor wasn't a waste of talent. the guy was a pro bowler and a star. he died way too young and his off the field stuff probably caught up to him, but on the field the guy was a monster.
     
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  9. NoleNBlue

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    troof
     
  10. Jake Barnes

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    I had a math teacher explain it to me like this:

    You technically can't have a year 0. So, beginning with 1, you go ten years for a decade, to 10. Which means that technically the "xxx0" years are the last years of a decade.

    Needless to say, my seventh grade mind was blown.

    /thread derail

    Getting back to wastes of talent, I'll pick on some guys from recent Alabama recruiting classes:

    Tyler Love
    Burton Scott
    Alonzo Lawrence
    Michael Bowman
     
  11. HOOSINSC

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  12. Luka

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    He liked equestrian girls too much :awesomeface:
     
  13. Blane

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    According to many on this board and elsewhere, that doesn't matter, because "wins" is a pertinent stat for QBs.
     
  14. kn88

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    Guys like Sheed and Odom are underachievers, not wastes of talent.
     
  15. woo-pig

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    dont get... he lost it as a pitcher so he made a name for himself as a hitter and outfielder. How is that wasted talent? I would say that was a very good use of his talent
     
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  16. NoleNBlue

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    probably too good, actually. guy made the majors twice with the same skill set.
     
  17. Celemo

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    Yeah..I already conceded that point
     
  18. pearl

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    Some? I'm hard press to find anything better. Maybe Sam mcguffie's mix tape is comparable.
     
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  19. TDCD

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    no. devine's was much better. his freshman film was insane
     
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  20. The Official MassNole

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    Show your work.
     
  21. TTgator91

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    Sam just jumped over people, Noel is in the youtube hall of fame.
     
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    WVU's admissions department getting Devine qualified is a top 5 moment in corrupt CFB history.
     
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  23. pearl

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    Exactly why I said some and hard presses to find anything better. Hell I still Noel devine's clips on YouTube.
     
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  24. Pelican

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  25. Pelican

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    Wait....someone seriously mentioned Griffey Jr.?
     
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    I agree although his bitch behavior was also a reason he was in Miami at that time. He had a minor knee injury that he should have been rehabbing in DC(it was the middle of the season) but pulled his usual bs and wanted to do it in Miami.
     
  27. pearl

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    Rehab is rehab, who cares where you do it?
     
  28. Gunners

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    The team paying the players millions of dollars to be on the field?
     
  29. Tobias

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    Doubt any non UNC fans will understand it but Rashad McCants. Big body SG who could post up, hit 3's, penetrate, basically do it all. Still can't get back to the league bc he's a fucking head case. Unbelievably physically gifted but a retatd who is now jumping from team to team in a Puerto Rico league.
     
  30. NoleNBlue

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    in his defense, back then all the U alums would do all their training in coral gables. sean was comfortable with the staff down there, and it was home.
     
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  32. duc15

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    How can you include him? He was one of the best players in the league at his peak.
     
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  33. Gunners

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    It was a week to week injury, wasn't an ACL or anything where he was out for a specified period. They also say nobody in Miami knew he was even in town plus his house was burglarized a week earlier and he didn't do anything about adding security even with his girl and baby in the house. Just him with a machete.

    Not gonna say his death was his fault but he was pretty fucking dumb.
     
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  34. Jimmy the Saint

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    A lot of people ITT are really struggling to grasp the difference between wasting talent and not meeting full potential.

    Listing the likes of McGrady and Griffey alongside some of these other guys is ludicrous.
     
  35. duc15

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    along with guys listing Kwame Brown and Michael Olowokandi who just weren't good to begin with.
     
  36. JeremyLambsFace

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    Charles Barkley's golf swing.
     
  37. HOOSINSC

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    i hated mccants it was only a matter of time before he flamed out.

    idk if any Oriole's fans remember this guy, but Jeffrey Hammonds. Will Clark is another one. He was more interested in hunting than keeping in shape for baseball. he had such a good swing, but just quit giving a shit.
     
  38. TwoPoor

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    Had no talent to begin with
     
  39. RMIrish

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  40. Handcuffed

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    lets think of a scale

    0------------------------------------------100

    if player A's production was 50 and their potential 100, they wasted 50 units.

    if player B's production was 0 and their potential was 40, they wasted 40 units.

    Just because player A produced 50 doesn't mean that they didn't waste talent. If you're looking for just the latter, then rename the thread to biggest busts.

    McGrady is one of the elite talents in the league and due to injuries/laziness, he had an incredibly short prime (basically just the Orlando years). he's only 33 and has been worthless for quite a few years now.
     
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  41. duc15

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    McGrady was good for a pretty good portion of his time in Houston as well.
     
  42. NoleNBlue

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    don't think anybody will disagree there
     
  43. Where Eagles Dare

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    Your still wrong, but Tyler love didn't have talent. He had the bama bump. Agree with Burton. Thought he'd be nasty. Think we told him he needed to be a db and he went to bama in the notion he could be a wr then got moved quick.
     
  44. bRamonceTaylor

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    Ramonce Taylor

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    He really was one of the best athletes on our national championship team. Had potential to be a pretty decent draft pick eventually, but couldn't stop selling drugs and was kicked off the team the spring after we won the natty. His car got broken into, so naturally, he called the cops. Unfortunately he had something like 5 lbs of weed in his car when the cops searched it, or something along those lines.

    There are many good tales about his time at Texas. From him dominating the basketball court at the rec, to him having sex with a girl on a picnic table in the middle of a fraternity party, to him driving to Temple/Belton/Salado area HS parties after games to sell weed and steal kegs at gun point. He had all the makings of an all pro.
     
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  45. Jake Barnes

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  46. BudKilmer

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    called this from the get go. He was a total piece of shit in HS. Would give opposing coaches the finger if he got tackled on their sidelines.
     
  47. i am a bammer

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    him, alonzo lawrence, and bj scott are all good calls. I thought BJ was going to be the second coming of david palmer.
     
  48. NoleNBlue

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    :facepalm:
     
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