I saw that list, and a year ago...I'd say it is spot on. In fact, about a year ago, I said Cal was the worst owner in all major league sports.
Here's the problem. Perception always lags behind reality. What was isn't always what is.
I sold used cars for a while in the mid-late 90's. My wife also worked there and was well acquainted with cars. We had these POS cars from Korea called Hyundai. I wouldn't have given you a wooden nickel for a dozen of them. My wife exited the business (as did I) but unlike her I continued my interest in cars, and I saw slow changes with Hyundai...then in the mid 2000's they really accelerated and started putting a decently built car on the street.
Fast forward to 2007. I needed a new car and wanted a small/mid sized SUV. So the wife is giving me a list that she likes - all the usual brands. I like a few of those too. Let's go drive them she says. I say fine, but I'd like to go drive a Santa Fe. You'd have thought I just told her I was sleeping with her sister lol. She gave me all kinds of flak. Why would you want one of those POS cars blah blah blah. I know honey, but they've changed. She gave me all kinds of hell.
Finally, she says ok let's go drive one. She wanted me to buy a Saturn (RIP) and I wasn't convinced. So we roll up to the Hyundai dealer, and we take one for a drive. She's actually starting to sound impressed. Oh, this is actually pretty nice. Lots of features for the price. Oh look, they have a long warranty (I knew all of that coming in).
Long story shortened - once she drove it and saw the brand had fixed its worst issues, actually experienced the car firsthand, and spent a little more time researching it, she was sold. We walked out of the dealer a few days later with a brand new Santa Fe. To this day, it's one of the best cars I've owned. Never gave me any trouble. In fact, I sold it too soon. Part of my mid-life crisis after my divorce. I sold it for a BMW. That was a bad move as it turns out. But be that as it may...
I'm sure you can easily pick up the point I'm making so I'll just use inference and hope the ole brain cells can ingest such highbrow prose.