Bud Adams, the octogenarian owner of the Tennesee Titans football team, found out that flipping the bird in public can cost a lot more than any bail set for repeat felons.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fined Adams $250,000 for making the crude middle-finger gesture at Buffalo fans following a 41-17 Titan victory last Sunday. Over the years, players have been fined for the same offense but suffered far less expensive consequences.
For making half a peace symbol, Adams joins a special Hall of Shame. Check him out in full-fingered madness.
My favorite *%#&- you! of all time was engineered by the late Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. He was pretty darn pissed off.
And then there was pitcher Jack McDowell, the New York “Yankee Flipper,” whose fit of pique was displayed on the back pages of the city’s tabloid newspapers.
There are so many others. In fact, it’s not suprising that somebody collected them and put them on a Web site. Click on rage for the gallery.