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May 24th, 2012 at 05:08 GMT
Well, though 80 plays only one person had gotten Lawyer Milloy, so Milloy is out and the Rocket is in. If Clemens' percentage seems low, it's because the Milloy guesses pull his number down.
May 24th, 2012 at 06:04 GMT
Two things: 1. So hilarious that Jordan Staal is the only NHL player (Patrick Kane's mugshot, thankfully, is not up here). 2. Why would Miguel Cabrera smile?
May 24th, 2012 at 06:10 GMT
I wonder what those numbers to the left of Russell are. They can't be inches, otherwise he is almost 8 feet tall.
May 24th, 2012 at 06:32 GMT
^ and his head would be 20 inches tall.
May 24th, 2012 at 10:20 GMT
Really nice quiz Hejman. A really good mix of notable players and less notable players.
May 24th, 2012 at 11:23 GMT
Geez who coulda booked cabrera with him looking so happy
May 24th, 2012 at 11:29 GMT
@statephone - Gotta be centimeters... with the hundreds place cropped out of the photo. JaMarcus is just under two meters tall.
May 24th, 2012 at 13:32 GMT
When it comes to mugshots...Iverson needs to practice.
May 24th, 2012 at 13:43 GMT
Indeed, those are centimeters (though there simply is no hundreds place). Inches were on the right, but got lost when I cropped the picture to make it square. You can see the original here: http://starcasm.net/archives/55086
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May 24th, 2012 at 14:39 GMT
I notice that out of 25 athletes on this quiz, the author decided to include 18 black athletes. What was the logic behind this decision?
May 24th, 2012 at 15:04 GMT
@Aaron_Kashtan - Take a look at the statistics and quit whining about everyone being politically correct.
May 24th, 2012 at 16:19 GMT
@Aaron: He would have put more white athletes on but Tebowing is only a misdemeanor.
May 24th, 2012 at 16:47 GMT
@Aaron- For better or for worse, these were the pictures that were available from various compilations of athletes mug shots. I was not oblivious to your concern, however and in the process of making the quiz realized how skewed the percentages were (at one point I had 20 images and 19 of them were of African American athletes). Out of the same concern that you've raised, I then went and sought out other sources adding Harding, LaRussa, Clemens, Daly and Staal to try to give the quiz more balance. Here's one CBS compilation of mug shots in which 20 of 22 athletes are African American: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-500151_162-585004.html to give you a sense of what I had to work with. There were several athletes, of all races, whose mug shots I did not use because of photo quality or because they simply were not well known and would have been nearly impossible to get. (Shin Soo Choo, for example, would be known here in Ohio but probably not easily recognized elsewhere.) Regardless, my point is that I hear your complaint and actually worked to lessen it before contributing the quiz.
May 24th, 2012 at 19:53 GMT
@Hejman: We here in the Alamo City know Shin Soo Choo. He starred for our Missions team as a minor league player.
May 24th, 2012 at 21:53 GMT
You should have Aroldis Chapman's mug. Who was arrested recently for driving at 93 mph, also known as the velocity of his change-up.
May 25th, 2012 at 00:00 GMT
you have an unneeded comma after oj
May 25th, 2012 at 02:29 GMT
Why are Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russell on this quiz? I thought it was supposed to be about athletes!
May 25th, 2012 at 03:22 GMT
LT looks so sad, lonely and lost. I know he's done some not so savoury things, but that picture makes me feel so, so bad for how far he has fallen. Also, Miggy is smiling because he's hammered and doesn't know any better at the time. He's since sought out treatment for alcoholism.
May 25th, 2012 at 04:30 GMT
You could make a sequel quiz just for Cincinnati Bengals mug shots.
May 25th, 2012 at 05:11 GMT
Darryl Strawberry looks like a freakin giraffe
May 25th, 2012 at 05:19 GMT
wow miguel cabrera looks really bummed he's in jail
May 25th, 2012 at 05:23 GMT
Great quiz, but who brings up race in a quiz game like this? Just leave it alone man.
May 25th, 2012 at 07:06 GMT
Pippen's doesn't even look like a mugshot. Looks like a yearbook photo or something.
May 25th, 2012 at 11:21 GMT
Hejman, thanks for providing such a detailed explanation. I'm glad to hear you were sensitive to the potential problem I brought up.
May 25th, 2012 at 11:59 GMT
It might be interesting to list the arrest charges next to each name.
May 25th, 2012 at 15:14 GMT
STall in there just to raise the caucasian count. I had no idea even after I saw his name.
May 25th, 2012 at 20:23 GMT
Jordan Staal looks like Anderson Cooper
May 25th, 2012 at 20:32 GMT
Irvin then goes on to successfully beat the Guards along with Paul Crewe
May 25th, 2012 at 23:30 GMT
Omission of Michael Vick is inexcusable.
May 25th, 2012 at 23:32 GMT
That Pippen pic is a mugshot? What the heck? Looks like he's in a suit. He must have known the charges were crap.
May 26th, 2012 at 03:18 GMT
Cabrera's probably still just tripping on the drugs he got arrested for lol
May 26th, 2012 at 03:35 GMT
Does anyone else think Randy Moss kinda looks like Mike Vick in that picture? At least - that was my first guess when I saw him.
May 27th, 2012 at 06:28 GMT
Ryan Leaf is an athlete? Oh, right, I guess college counts for something
May 28th, 2012 at 19:01 GMT
Some hilarious comments! Didn't Kovalchuk ever get a mug shot. Make another quiz about WHY they got their mug shots!
May 29th, 2012 at 23:55 GMT
Just tinkered a bit more. Bottom three have been removed and replaced with three far better known athletes. I'm also going to experiment with displaying crimes and see how cluttered it looks.
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May 30th, 2012 at 15:11 GMT
Dwight Gooden - I can see it now after knowing it's him, but man has he changed. Probably wouldn't have recognized T Harding either without having seen her on World's Dumbest ... series on Tru-TV
May 30th, 2012 at 15:17 GMT
Darryl Strawberry has to be the ugliest human being I've ever seen. Cross between Skeletor and a Conehead.
May 30th, 2012 at 15:22 GMT
"You could make a sequel quiz just for Cincinnati Bengals mug shots." HAHAHAHA
May 30th, 2012 at 15:25 GMT
I'm shocked that Jose Canseco is the least guessed
May 30th, 2012 at 15:26 GMT
I got three of these from watching the Simpsons, most of them I've never heard of though
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