I challenged the folks who follow my Twitter feed to come up with a proper sports analogy for Stan McChrystal. We were trying to think of a brilliant athlete who had a meltdown. @alexlobov won, by a country mile, with Eric Cantona. Cantona, the brilliant Frenchman who played for Manchester United, lost it in 1995, ran into the stands and -- I am not joking -- karate-kicked a fan in the face and was banned for nine months and lost the captaincy of the French national team. (Yeah, they have a history of craziness.) He then followed that up with the greatest press conference in the history of press conferences. Ron Artest had nothing on Le Roi.
UPDATE: Uh... some of the folks in the comments section need to remember they are reading a blog with a Lego jihadi as its mascot. So while I do write serious commentary from time to time, and often on this blog, a sense of humor is recommended if not required for the readership.