Sports Most Unlikeable Players

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  1. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Interesting list by Forbes, I'm surprised Kris Humphries is so high on it. He actually passed Lebron James? What the hell for?

    Here's the top 10:

    Athlete - Unlike %
    Michael Vick 60
    Tiger Woods 60
    Plaxico Burress 56
    Ndamukong Suh 51
    Kris Humphries 50
    LeBron James 48
    Kobe Bryant 45
    Terrell Owens 45
    Alex Rodriguez 44
    Kurt Busch 42

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2012/02/07/americas-most-disliked-athletes/
     
  2. Section516

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    Kris Humphries..Kim Kardashian
     
  3. TimeKiller

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    Kurt Busch and NASCAR wish they were on the same plane as the rest of those folks.


    NASCAR is not a sport. It's competition but not sport.
     
  4. welsh texan

    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    Have you ever participated in any motor racing event? Its definately a sport, just try 20 minutes karting and see how you feel after it, the physical exertion of driving on the limit is incredible.
     
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    So anything that makes your body ache or fatigues you is a sport?


    I'm not disagreeing that it is a sport, but I always found folks intepratations of "sport" vs. "non-sport" slightly interesting...
     
  6. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    Humphries and Plaxico don't belong on this list. They're big dopes who did stupid crap(Marry a whore in one case and be stupid enough to stick a gun in your pants in the other).

    They get a shake of my head and a wag fo my finger for being dumbasses, but I don't dislike them.
     
  7. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Guess I'll just never understand the hatred for Plaxico. Dude shot himself and people hate him for it?
     
  8. TimeKiller

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    No but I do drive a lot......:mariopalm:


    I even consider golf a sport. I'm not saying they're unskilled...just that racing isn't a sport. It's a competition.
     


  9. Hardcore Texan

    Hardcore Texan Magnet Man

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    It's a sport.

    Exactly.

    As long as bowling is consider a sport then so shall NASCAR.
     
  10. gary

    gary Hall of Fame

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    Isn't funny a few years ago most if not all of them were very well liked and all of them in recent years has done something to just ruin their own rep? It really is a real shame to think about.
     
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    Driving long distances in a Cavalier should be a sport. :kitten:

    No pillows to sit on. That's cheating.
     
  12. welsh texan

    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    From Google;
    And Timekiller, driving around town and racing are altogether different, these guys are pulling 3.5G the whole time in 120 degree heat for hours on end. That takes physical strength and endurance as well as the skill of driving at those speeds.

    I'd always thought Nascar was a bit of a joke tbh, a mundane sport driving round in a circle all day, I'm still no great fan, it has nothing on F1, or Touring Cars for that matter, and certainly nowhere near as good as MotoGP, but there was a really good Richard Hammond piece on it in last weeks Top Gear and it gave me a new found respect for the drivers in it.

    That said, JPM was interviewed in it and he's piled on the pounds a bit, he would never have fitted in an F1 car at that weight!!
     
  13. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    I can see the list as a reasonable result from a cross section of the sports country. Plaxico I could go either way with. Bringing a gun to a nightclub, offensive stupidity that makes me in the "dislike" pool of fans.

    As a personal off-the-cuff list?

    (in no particular order and all different names from the original above - also past sports figures)

    Ichabod Gothitagain Innegan
    Ray Knight
    Tommy Lasorda
    all Chicago Cubs from 2000-2010
    Joe Morgan
    George Walker (UH basketball forward '75-6/'79-80; and he knows why!)
    Jared Allen
    Pittsburgh secondary (1970's) - dirty bastards.
    Sam Wyche/Boomer Esiason (two for one, sorry)
    Carlos Beltran
    Bud The Dud Selig (non-athlete and 11th entry, but no dislike list is complete without him)

    Honorable Mention
    Basketball officials while in Salt Lake City

    Not a good list, off the cuff w/o much thought. :roast:
     
  14. chicagotexan2

    chicagotexan2 IDBLDogDareU

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    Add golf to the list. It's a game like darts and billiards.
     
  15. Big Lou

    Big Lou Stop Clowning

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    Besides fatigue, I would add strategy, luck, teamwork, reaction time, reflexes, stamina and a number of other things.

    Throw in the physicality of the pit crew and I would say you have a sport.

    Sure your not going to tear an ACL short of a wreck, but you have to have the skills and these days the stamina, to race in most if not all motorsports.

    It's not the NFL, but it's more than chess!!!!


    What about bowling, doesn any one consider bowling a sport. Its physical in nature, but you can eat nachos, and drink beer while you do it, and 350 lb out of shape dudes can excel at it. So I agree with you that it is interesting to see where people draw the line......
     
  16. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I think World of Warcraft raids could be considered a sport in that case.
     
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    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

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    Chess is a sport! Think of the endurance of sitting in uncomfortable chairs for hours...

    And lifting those pieces over and over again. The reps are brutal.

    Bobby Fisher was a freakin mathlete, man! :aggressive:
     
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    Golf is a sport and I love and enjoy watching it.
     
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    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    I personally can't stand watching golf, and I get far, far too angry when I play it (my talent doesn't quite match my ambition when deciding what shots to make) so I steer well clear.

    Tiger Woods, why anyone would be bothered by what he gets up to in his personal life is beyond me, most people have 'played away' in their time to some degree or other yet because he was supposedly 'perfect' people feel cheated themselves.

    Sure, his wife can be angry, why your average Joe would is beyond me.
     
  20. rickyb

    rickyb Scarlet is hot.

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    How did Albert Haynesworth not make the list? I guess what he has going for him is that he is forgettable.

    ASIDE: As a rule of thumb, if your body is the machine, then it is a sport. While I do at times find car racing entertaining, it is not a sport in my mind. The engine does the work; the driver is a skilled operator. I can drive a jackhammer like nobody's business, and I am dog tired after 2 hours of it, but that's not a sport. Anyway, I don't mean to poke or prod, I just wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. I recognize many folks feel passionately about NASCAR and F1 racing, so I hope my own personal opinion does not offend.

    Now, if only triathlon could get 25% of the airtime NASCAR does...
     

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