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Under certain conditions, the competitive fire that fuels top-flight athletes and coaches can transform into epic rants. WatchMojo’s “Top Ten Sports Rants” compilation video featuring a who’s who of guys (notably, no gals) that went off in legendary fashion.

John McEnroe's "You Cannot Be Serious" rant

Oklahoma State Cowboys football coach Mike Gundy kicks off the countdown with his memorable “I’m a man, I’m forty!” rant from 2007. Others losing their marbles in the top ten include (in ascending order) John McEnroe, Phil Esposito, Hal McRae, Herm Edwards, Jim Mora, Richard Sherman, Mike Tyson, Kevin Borseth, and Allen Iverson.


While WatchMojo had Iverson’s “Talking About Practice” rant at number one, for sheer audacity it’s hard to compete with Tyson’s “I want to eat his children” post-fight, stream-of-consciousness interview.

“My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children.”

— Mike Tyson, on Lennox Lewis


Receiving honorable mention in WatchMojo’s list of runaway ranters are Barry Hinson, Michel Therrien, Shannon Sharpe, John Sitton, Dennis Green, and Coastal Carolina football coach David Bennett for his legendary 2011 rant about cats and dogs.

Coastal Carolina football coach David Bennett rants about cats and dogs