Top 20 Athletes So Ridiculous They Need Their Own Reality Show

The word “ridiculous” can have different meanings, particularly when discussing celebrities such as professional athletes. In some instances, a superstar player who makes millions upon millions of dollars a year is said to have skills that are ridiculous. Other athletes are deemed to be ridiculous because of things that they have said during press conferences and via social media websites such as Twitter and Instagram in the past. Other athletes are deemed by reporters, analysts and fans to be ridiculous because of how they spend money or because of who they spend time with when they are not working.

However the word applies per the athlete who is showcased in this piece, there is no question that there is a definite market out there for reality television shows that feature members of the sports world as stars of those programs. Former National Football League wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson/Ochocinco were both awarded with reality shows in the past. Hard Knocks is a reality show that revolves around a different NFL team each summer as that club prepares for preseason games and an upcoming regular season.

The reasons for why sports fans and also other members of society would happily welcome athletes being given reality shows are many. Athletes are recognized when they go out for nights on the town, they have plenty of money to spend on all kinds of entertaining adventures, and they also have famous friends who could make guest appearances on such programs. It is no coincidence that some who are considered to be the best athletes in their sports would make for fascinating subjects of reality shows. After all, we would not care all that much about those individuals if they were not so good as what they do.

20 Ronda Rousey

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19 J.R. Smith

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18 Stephen Ireland


17 Alex Ovechkin

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16 Richie Incognito

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15 Brent Burns

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14 Brian Wilson

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13 Brett Favre

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12 Mario Balotelli

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11 John Daly

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10 Patrick Kane

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9 Nick and Nate Diaz

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8 Kris Humphries

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7 Hope Solo

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6 Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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5 Ric Flair/Hulk Hogan


4 Rob Gronkowski

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3 Floyd Mayweather

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2 Alex Rodriguez

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1 Cristiano Ronaldo

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What seems to be an endless amount of money that trickles in on a yearly basis. A lovely home in one of the most-beautiful countries on the planet. Supermodel girlfriends who are dumped in favor of other supermodel girlfriends. Model good looks, the types of vacations fans can only dream of taking, and the kind of talent that makes for a once-in-a-generation talent. Everything about the personal and professional lives had by Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo would make for an appealing reality show. Maybe Ronaldo could even be convinced to be filmed going out in public in disguise as he has done in the past.

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