Professional sports are filled with top of the line athletes who treat their bodies like temples. Most guys are in the gym every day to get stronger or at least make sure that they maintain their strength and athleticism. This is the work ethic that got them to the pros, and in return for their hard work, they get paid the big bucks.
However, not every player is super concerned with their body. Some couldn't care less how they look or what they weigh, as long as they perform. A lot of players slack off in the offseason and come into the preseason fat and out of shape. Weight can be a major problem in many sports. Weight is often a problem when it comes to the longevity of careers. Later on, knees start to give in and stress fractures are increasingly relevant. Many times, the teams will step in and give them a weight they want to slim down to if it gets out of control.
Many countries are becoming increasingly obese and it's surprising that it's even making its way into sports. Their body is what they rely on, so they should take care of it. They have enough money that they don't have to be eating fast food, yet they probably consume it daily. You wouldn't put regular gas into a Lamborghini, would you? The same concept applies here, the better quality fuel you put in, the better performance you get out.
The criteria for this list is a player who is either fat, out of shape, or anyone who just doesn't look like an athlete. I don't understand how a professional athlete could ever be out of shape, it's their job for crying out loud. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
Here are the 15 worst bodies in sports.
15 David Ortiz
14 C.C. Sabathia
13 Prince Fielder
12 Roy Nelson
11 Glen "Big Baby" Davis
10 Sebastian Janikowski
When your only job is to kick the football, and kick it far, anything above your legs probably isn't as important to maintain. Sebastian Janikowski has been a mainstay for the Oakland Raiders. At 38 years old, there are no signs of his kicking power decreasing, so as long as he does that, he'll have a spot in the NFL. He's found a pretty sweet gig for himself. Seeing him on the street, you'd probably think he was a fisherman or maybe a bouncer at a high end nightclub. Sea Bass seems like an appropriate nickname for him.
9 Eddie Lacy
This offseason the Packers gave a goal to Eddie Lacy to lose weight. This past season he seamed to be way overweight and it definitely was a detriment to his play. With a bad season by his standards he knew the weight was slowing him down. If I didn't know Lacy was a running back, I would probably say he was a defensive end or outside linebacker just based on his size.
8 Pablo Sandoval
7 Vince Wilfork
6 Bartolo Colon
5 B.J. Raji
4 Dustin Byfuglien
3 Boris Diaw
2 John Daly
1 Andre Smith
Seeing a picture of Andre Smith without his shirt on is pretty embarrassing. His flabby body looks like he might be about 75 years old. When he ran the 40-yard dash his stomach and chest were flying all over the place. He certainly didn't look like a professional athlete. There's no doubt that Smith had to work on his body before coming into the NFL, hopefully he doesn't still look like he did during his 40. He is a really good offensive lineman in the NFL today so he must've gotten a lot stronger.
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