PHOTO: The Three Stooges experience some confusion while walking their dog in a still from an unidentified film. L-R: American actors Moe Howard (1897 - 1975), Curly Howard (1903 - 1952), and Larry Fine (1902 - 1975).

Heroes to Zeroes: New York's Three Stooges

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The bigger they are, the harder they fall. The Three Stooges is a getting another re-make starring three famous New Yorkers. Hint: This is not a movie.

Stooge One: Anthony Weiner
Now running for mayor of New York City, former U.S. Representative for New York's 9th congressional district has fallen very, very hard from political stardom to political joke. Weiner served as congressman for 13 years, until he resigned from a sexting scandal in 2011. On May 2013, he announced his mayoral candidacy, asking for a second chance from the voters of New York. Things got ugly again when on July 23rd, more scandal broke out when Weiner admitted to continuing his sexting craze with several women even after he stepped down from office. And his wife Huma Abedin still decided to stand by his side. Weiner used the pseudonym "Carlos Danger" during his sexting spree, but in an interview with Univision News wouldn't comment on how his Latino name alter ego came about. Not even the producers of Housewives could have scripted a better story than the Weiner saga. Stay tuned to see what happens next in the "Adventures of Carlos Danger."
PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) leaves after he spoke to the media regarding a lewd photo tweet May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Stooge Two: Eliot Spitzer
Eliot Spitzer was New York's "Batman." As New York's Attorney General, he went after Merrill Lynch in a conflict-of-interest cases. The $100 million settlement was a landmark victory for Spitzer and would later help propel his election to Governor in 2006, winning 69% of the vote. Then it all went downhill. On March 10, 2008 The New York Times reported Spitzer's involvement with a high-end prostitution ring. Before this, Spitzer's only public involvement with prostitution rings was when he shut two of them down as Attorney General. From the looming threat of impeachment, Spitzer stepped down from office. However, he is now stepping up again, running for New York City Comptroller. It might be time to put away that cape.
PHOTO: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City.
Stooge Three: Alex Rodriguez
Fourteen-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove, and three-time American MVP is quite the resume. A resume that awarded Alex Rodriguez the largest contract in American sports history: $275 million over 10 years. However, his current employer, the MLB, thinks it's time to part ways. When Alex Rodriguez signed with the Yankees for the first time in 2004, he was dominating baseball with an impressive 345 homeruns and .298 batting average. New York City welcomed him. He became a tabloid sensation when A-Rod divorced and began his glamorous relationship with Madonna. And then he crashed. In 2009, A-Rod admitted to using banned substances when he was a Texas Ranger. Criticism heightened again when he was benched during 2012 playoffs, going 3 for 25 during the post-season. Now in 2013, hip injuries and quadricep injuries have kept him from playing. When the Miami New Times revealed that A-Rod had been receiving performance enhancing drugs from a medical clinic in Miami, the MLB began an investigation and now he is facing a lifetime ban if commissioner Bud Selig decides to act. Time to update that resume.
PHOTO: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess speaks to the media before his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.
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