Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 5/8/13
The massive belly flop that is What Would Ryan Lochte Do is just another in a long line of failed reality shows centered around athletes.  While television is saturated with a plethora of reality shows that continue to obliterate the nation's IQ level and send us spiraling down into the black hole of couponing, wife swaps, strange addictions and more, famous athletes have played their part in this unfolding Greek tragedy.  From diva wide receivers to the most hated man in the NBA to an Alabama beauty queen still enjoying her 15 minutes of fame going on 1500, sports and awful reality television sure make for comfortable bedfellows. Here's our countdown of the 10 Worst Athlete Reality Shows... 10) Bonds on Bonds (ESPN) You could say Bonds on Bonds was well ahead of its time in 2006.  You could also say the failure of Bonds on Bonds is why ESPN hasn't gone running back to the genre.  Bonds was neither engaging nor likable, so a reality series starring him as the centerpiece wa...

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