Mark Thomas

Niner: Top Nine disliked people in sports.

Posted August 26, 2009

I saw Forbes List of The Most Disliked People in Sports.  It was good, but mine is better!  Besides there are a few in this area, that didn't make my list, but could be put on there by sports fans for whatever reason.  Just so you know, if the coaches named Mike Krzyzewski or Dean Smith, come to mind, it's probably because of their SUCCESS.  Like it or not, that disdain may have some RESPECT in it.

THESE PEOPLE I DO NOT RESPECT:

9 – The Steinbrenner’s: Learning some of his best moves from his father, Hank has managed to insult a lot of people in a short amount of time.

8 – Bud Selig: Aside from ignoring the steroid problem. He has had a hand in killing a World Series, a finish to an All-Star Game, and even The Montreal Expos.

7 – Gary Betteman: As the only commissioner to ever kill an entire season, the NHL's boss is pretty much universally disliked among hockey fans.

6 – Nick Saban: Saban left LSU to head to the NFL, and then after leading the Dolphins into the tank with a 1-15 record, he quickly jumped back into the SEC to take over Alabama's program - announcing it by just leaving a note in his former players' lockers.

5 – Donte Stallworth: He drove drunk and killed someone. But it was the 24 DAYS in jail that landed him on this list.

4 – Terrell Owens: Particularly unpopular in the Bay Area, Philadelphia, and Dallas, Owens is well known for his abilities of insulting and baiting a team's starting quarterback, not to mention an ability to write your ticket out of town. On the bright side, he is good at doing push-ups in the driveway.

3 – Michael Vick: The horrific way he brutally killed dogs makes him a reprehensible human being!

2 – Jerry Jones: Let me start with the horrific way he fired Tom Landry. The rest is a by-product of his Texas-size ego.

1 – Rasheed Wallace: Do I really need to give you a reason?

19 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • SEC Baby!!! Aug 30, 1:12 p.m.

    How can you hate someone for changing his mind???Women do it all the time.

  • RedIrish Aug 30, 8:13 a.m.

    John Rocker would require people to have an attention span. I'm sure a fair number of people that read this will ask themselves "Who is John Rocker?"

    Rasheed is one of the most annoying crybabies in the NBA, but probably not deserving of the #1 spot.

    I am amazed at this point that there is no Brett Farve on the list. His actions have taken him from being a god in Green Bay to being one of the most despised people in the NFL. In less than 2 years he's now managed to hold 3 teams hostage during rediculous contract negotiations and an endless media circus.

    Selig, should be much higher for the handling of the steriod issue. I have no respect for someone that uses players to make a huge profit and recover from yet another labor dispute, then makes rules and retroactively tries to apply them and in the process throws those same players under the bus.

    Mason, as we talked about on another article, yes, what Vick did was far worse due to the circumstances. His act was willful, malicious, and done for personal entertainment. Stallworth hit a jaywalker crossing a busy street in the dark. Judges don't just hand out short sentences like that for DUI/manslaughter if there aren't some serious issues with the case. I will never be one to say that animal life is more important than human life, because it's not, but as a person, you are responsible for keeping yourself safe as well. It's sad that the guy died, but he had a hand in his own death.

    For the genious talking about the RBC center, many of the players in the NHL will tell you that the RBC center is one of if not the loudest building in the NHL. I guess you know better than guys that travel from town to town playing 80+ games a year though. The title they won also must have been a fluke seeing how they've been to the conference finals or better 3 times this decade.

  • wildwanda27 Aug 28, 8:47 p.m.

    How about John Rocker??????

  • Original Boomerang Devil Aug 28, 4:06 p.m.

    Rasheed #1? Number freeking one. You're serious. THE most disliked. In all of sports.

    Good... View More

    — Posted by cutclifferules

    Quit your whining, goat. Yes, Sheed is a pure tail.

  • duane11 Aug 28, 4:16 a.m.

    who ever you put at the top of your list is your opinion, so deserving it is in the eye of the person making the list...i am sure heels fans would not even put wallace on the list just b/c he is a tarheel....rasheed wallace is a jerk still...he usually leads the nba in ejections,techs, tantrums...i've seen him sabotage the pistons more than once by getting kicked out of a crucial playoff game with a tantrum.....wallace deserves to be on a list of disliked players b/c of his actions and the way he conducts himself...i would use the word dislike in place of hate, b/c i am not sure if hate is the proper word...none of us know these sports figures personally, so we can only go on the way they present themselves to us thru the media....wallace is in a position to be put on the list b/c of his conduct, not b/c he is a former tarheel...i didnt see the list include any other former tarheels, so i would think that the former Wolfpacker that made this list doesnt like his behavior....personally, i am glad plexiglass buress got prison time, b/c i dont like the way he conducts himself..i read articles that talked about the various lawsuits he had against him for not paying people that worked for him...such as landscapers,etc...and taking cars from dealerships w/o returning them..he is a rich sob who felt like he could do whatever he wanted..like take a gun into a nightclub...u have some athletes that hurt their teams with their conduct(missing team meetings,arguing w/ teammates,loafing on the field/court), and you have some athletes that are solid teammates, but have screwed up personal lives away from the game(getting in bar fights, getting arrested, abusing dogs, etc)...one person making a list might not care what a person does away from the game as long as he/she is a good teammate...another might say it doesnt matter if u r a good player if u dont conduct yourself properly as a citizen..i never heard of wallace getting in trouble off the court, but on it..diff story

  • wottop Aug 27, 5:30 p.m.

    I don't fault you for disliking Wallace. Isn't complaining during a basketball game slightly less of an offense that killing people and/or dogs?

  • at3lehman Aug 27, 9:04 a.m.

    i disagree with the hate for George Steinbrenner. He is far from the richest owner in baseball, FAR FROM! But, rather intelligently, he spends money on his team and invests it in his product. Sure the Yankees have a high payroll, but they are worth over a Billion Dollars. They have their OWN stadium and cornered the cable market to pay them to carry their games. Sounds like sour grapes when you can't recognize that the George and Sons are just better at the game of fielding a good product than all the other teams. And before you go off saying that the Yankees haven't won since 2000, if you take all the championships they have won since 1923 (their first), 26, and divide them into all the years since, they have won one every 3.3 years.

    Mike Vick/Ron Mexico should be the most hated. What kind of a person can treat animals that way? Do some research on sociopaths and how they treat animals, it may surprise you. Jeffrey Dahmer, oh yeah, he used to mutilate cats and other small animals. Let's not forget the herpes treatment fiasco, water bottle terrorism/drug incident, and flipping off the fans. What a great guy.

    Soon, Tyler H. should be on the list of hated. Overrated, can't dribble, has no range, is not athletic, and loses contact lens on a nightly basis. Oh please scream in Ron Artest's face (should you ever make it off the bench in your 3 year NBA career). PLEASE!

    And, on a personal note, the most hated team should be the Carolina Hurricanes, who have the audacity to think that their stadium is louder than any other. Please, find some sort of scientific way of measuring this with a control study and a null hypothesis and I'll be more than happy to accept it. But, the Hurricanes fans live off of their ONE fluke title and their so-called loud building. Where's Ron Francis? Oh, he's on the ice convulsing from the career ending hit layed on him by Scott Stevens.



  • StunGunn Aug 27, 7:04 a.m.

    jgunn...what are the good points he made??

    — Posted by duane11

    BG couldn't believe that Mark named Rasheed Wallac as his #1 hated sports person. I think that's kind of nuts as well. I mean Wallace has a huuuuuge ego, but I don't see where he warrants beingthe #1 hated sports person.

  • SEC Baby!!! Aug 26, 10:20 p.m.

    Goodness! If this is your list you must have a very limited knowledge of sports.

    — Posted by piller

    Hey!!!! I like that. Maybe they can bring Scott Jackson back to educate the guys at the FAN.

  • duane11 Aug 26, 10:12 p.m.

    jgunn...what are the good points he made??

More...

 

 

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Today at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Today at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Big 10: Michigan at Michigan State

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Today at 12:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Duke at Virginia

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

  • NHL: Hurricanes at NY Rangers

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • Super Bowl: Seattle vs. New England

    Tomorrow at 6:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
12:00pm Today
GT
NCSU
 
4:00pm Today
LOU
UNC
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
UVA
DUKE
 
7:00pm Tonight
ETST
NCCU
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
CHA
 
Final
PHI 103
MIN 94
Final
BOS 87
HOU 93
Final
ATL 105
POR 99
Final
CLE 101
SAC 90
Final
BRK 122
TOR 127
Final
MIA 72
DAL 93
Final
NOP 108
LAC 103
Final
UTA 110
GSW 100
Final
PHO 99
CHI 93
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
DAL
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
SAC
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
HOU
 
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
 
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
POR
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
CHA
 
9:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
PHO
 
Final
PRIN 72
HARV 75
 
Final
CORN 57
BRO 49
 
Final
PENN 58
DART 51
 
Final
NIAG 61
MAR 65
 
Final
CAN 63
QUIN 57
 
Final
MAN 87
SIENA 79
 
Final
WILL 63
IUPUI 59
 
Final
FAIR 59
MON 60
 
Final
ARST 67
OREG 68
Final
CLMB 59
YALE 63
 
Final
BUF 80
KSU 55
 
Final
ARZ 57
ORST 34
12:00pm Today
TENN
AUB
 
12:00pm Today
CLEM
BC
 
12:00pm Today
STJOE
DAVID
 
12:00pm Today
GT
NCSU
 
12:00pm Today
PITT
ND
 
12:00pm Today
STJ
PROV
 
12:00pm Today
UNH
USB
 
12:00pm Today
WVU
TTU
 
12:00pm Today
TEMPL
TULA
 
12:00pm Today
EMICH
WMICH
 
12:00pm Today
IOWA
WISC
 
12:00pm Today
SHU
XAV
 
1:00pm Today
UF
ARK
 
1:00pm Today
STET
LIP
 
1:00pm Today
ILL
PSU
 
1:00pm Today
TULSA
SFLA
 
1:05pm Today
INDST
BRAD
 
2:00pm Today
MAINE
GTDNS
 
2:00pm Today
UGST
ARKST
 
2:00pm Today
LEH
BU
 
2:00pm Today
MARQ
BUT
 
2:00pm Today
DEL
COC
 
2:00pm Today
CREI
GEOR
 
2:00pm Today
CLST
UWGB
 
2:00pm Today
NEOM
MAST
 
2:00pm Today
LOYC
ILLST
 
2:00pm Today
KU
KYST
 
2:00pm Today
JVU
KNST
 
2:00pm Today
MSST
LSU
 
2:00pm Today
SHU
MNTER
 
2:00pm Today
VCU
RICH
 
2:00pm Today
ISU
TCU
 
2:00pm Today
BING
MLOWELL
 
2:00pm Today
HART
VERM
 
2:00pm Today
DEP
VILL
 
2:00pm Today
WAKE
VT
 
3:00pm Today
FAM
COOK
 
3:00pm Today
NDAK
IDST
 
3:00pm Today
ARMY
GHND
 
3:00pm Today
BEL
TENT
 
3:00pm Today
TXSA
UAB
 
3:00pm Today
ILLCH
VALPO
 
3:05pm Today
DRAK
EVAN
 
3:15pm Today
IND
RUTG
 
3:30pm Today
UMO
BST
 
4:00pm Today
RMU
BRY
 
4:00pm Today
WAGN
CCST
 
4:00pm Today
GWEBB
CCAR
 
4:00pm Today
MDES
COPST
 
4:00pm Today
RFLSH
FD
 
4:00pm Today
RIU
GWU
 
4:00pm Today
SCAR
UGA
 
4:00pm Today
Terriers
LIU
 
4:00pm Today
PAC
LMU
 
4:00pm Today
STLU
UMASS
 
4:00pm Today
HOW
MRGST
 
4:00pm Today
DREX
UNCW
 
4:00pm Today
LOU
UNC
 
4:00pm Today
MIZZ
MISS
 
4:00pm Today
ALCOR
SOUTH
 
4:00pm Today
NIOWA
WICHS
 
4:00pm Today
JMU
WMARY
 
4:00pm Today
RAD
WINT
 
4:15pm Today
EILL
SIUE
 
4:30pm Today
UNCA
CAMP
 
4:30pm Today
MORE
EKENT
 
4:30pm Today
NICST
INCWORD
 
4:30pm Today
CMICH
OHIO
 
4:30pm Today
TEXAM
VANDY
 
5:00pm Tonight
UWMIL
DET
 
5:00pm Tonight
LAMON
SALA
 
5:00pm Tonight
UNCG
WCU
 
5:05pm Tonight
EWASH
IDAHO
 
5:30pm Tonight
SDKST
DEN
 
5:30pm Tonight
SHSU
HOUB
 
5:30pm Tonight
MVSU
JST
 
5:30pm Tonight
TXST
LALAF
 
5:30pm Tonight
LATU
MARS
 
5:30pm Tonight
SD
ORU
 
6:00pm Tonight
PVU
ALAAM
 
6:00pm Tonight
GRAM
ARKPB
 
6:00pm Tonight
PRIN
DART
 
6:00pm Tonight
SCST
DELST
 
6:00pm Tonight
COLST
FRES
 
6:00pm Tonight
NORST
HAMP
 
6:00pm Tonight
MINN
NEB
 
6:00pm Tonight
WYO
NEV
 
6:00pm Tonight
SAV
NCAT
 
6:00pm Tonight
GAELS
PEPP
 
6:00pm Tonight
NW
PURD
 
6:00pm Tonight
BAY
TEX
 
6:00pm Tonight
CHAT
CITA
 
6:00pm Tonight
SMISS
WKENT
 
6:00pm Tonight
CORN
YALE
 
7:00pm Tonight
LAM
ABCHRIST
 
7:00pm Tonight
BGU
AKR
 
7:00pm Tonight
KENT
ALA
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLMB
BRO
 
7:00pm Tonight
LIB
CSOU
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUCK
COL
 
7:00pm Tonight
UVA
DUKE
 
7:00pm Tonight
NE
ELON
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHAR
FIU
 
7:00pm Tonight
ODU
FATL
 
7:00pm Tonight
SAMF
FUR
 
7:00pm Tonight
DUQ
GMAS
 
7:00pm Tonight
PENN
HARV
 
7:00pm Tonight
LBSU
HAW
 
7:00pm Tonight
BONA
LAS
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
LAF
 
7:00pm Tonight
PBY
LONG
 
7:00pm Tonight
WOFF
MERC
 
7:00pm Tonight
ETST
NCCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
MCNST
NO
 
7:00pm Tonight
FLGC
NKENTUCKY
 
7:00pm Tonight
IONA
PETE
 
7:00pm Tonight
STEPH
TAMCC
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNF
USCU
 
7:30pm Tonight
GSOUT
ARKLR
 
8:00pm Tonight
UCR
CSNO
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
NWST
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKST
OKLA
 
8:00pm Tonight
UNT
RICE
 
8:00pm Tonight
SDU
USF
 
8:00pm Tonight
NMU
SJST
 
8:00pm Tonight
PEAY
SEMIZ
 
8:00pm Tonight
NILL
TOL
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOF
TOWS
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMU
UCF
 
8:00pm Tonight
MURST
TENNM
 
8:00pm Tonight
SDST
UTST
 
8:05pm Tonight
MIZST
SILL
 
8:15pm Tonight
TXARL
TROY
 
8:30pm Tonight
TXSOU
ALAST
 
8:30pm Tonight
TENST
JVST
 
8:30pm Tonight
WASU
STAN
 
9:00pm Tonight
GRCN
CHIST
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
MTST
 
9:00pm Tonight
SUTAH
NARZ
 
9:00pm Tonight
BYU
SCU
 
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
TXPA
 
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
WEBER
 
10:00pm Tonight
UNLV
AFA
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCD
CPSL
 
10:00pm Tonight
GONZ
MEM
 
10:00pm Tonight
CALST
SEAT
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCI
UCSB
 
10:05pm Tonight
SACST
MONT
 
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
MNTST
 
10:30pm Tonight
UCLA
COL
 
10:30pm Tonight
WLVRN
UMKC
 
Final
NJD 1
PIT 2
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
Final
COL 3
NAS 0
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
1:00pm Today
MON
WAS
 
2:00pm Today
DET
NYI
 
3:00pm Today
OTT
ARI
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
WIN
DAL
 
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
FLA
 
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
LOS
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
CLB
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
EDM
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CHI