We’ve all heard the term “locker room cancer” applied to a certain type of player. But it got me thinking – what other types of player-diseases are there in locker rooms, and what are the symptoms? Below is my list (with diagnostic assistance provided by Yahmule). As much as possible, I’ve tried to echo the symptoms of the disease with the behavior of the player. Feel free to add your own in the comments!
Locker room CANCER: player who causes locker room turmoil by expressing his aberrant personality way too freely. Example: Terrell Owens, Richie Incognito
Locker room ARTHRITIS: player who has been very good, but is going through a rough spot, so everyone has to be gentle about his mistakes and treat him with kid gloves. Example: Peyton Manning
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