Sports figures did a good job getting in headlines for infamous reasons just as much as other people in 2013, and that means they have good representation in this year’s GQ troll list — er, the Top 25 Least Influential People of 2013.
While sports personalities like Bobby Valentine and Lance Armstrong have led the list before, they fall short compared to what this year cooked up. From Manti Te’o’s invisible girlfriend to Alex Rodriguez’s ongoing saga against sensibility, sports had just six spots but some of the best stories on the list. (The ranking also included calling President Barack Obama not influential, so it’s not necessarily a beacon of optimism.)
GQ describes the effort as a “collection of people who’ve overstayed their turns in the spotlight and used their fame for not a good [expletive] thing.”
Take a look at who was deemed worthy to grace such a list.