Check who made the list and who tops as “America’s Most Disliked Athlete”….
Pct. Dislike: 42%
Busch’s temper tantrums – he’s chewed out teammates and his crew chief – led to a divorce from Penske Racing.
New York Yankees – MLB
Pct. Dislike: 44%
Drama queen, not producing in the clutch…unfair as it is (the not hitting in the clutch rep is pure myth), that’s the fans’ view of A-Rod. And his huge contract doesn’t help.
NFL – inactive
Pct. Dislike: 45%
Like Kobe Bryant, there’s little middle ground with T.O. Fans love him or hate him.Fighting money problems at 38, Owens tried but failed to extend his NFL career in 2011.He wound up signing with the Allen (Texas) Wranglers of the Indoor Football League.
Los Angeles Lakers – NBA
Pct. Dislike: 45%
Kobe is polarizing – very little middle ground. Some love him, others find him phony and self-centered.
Miami Heat – NBA
Pct. Dislike: 48%
Fans just don’t take to super teams. When LeBron took his talents to South Beach, he put on the villain’s hat.
New Jersey Nets – NBA
Pct. Dislike: 50%
Kim Kardashian, reality television…no need to go on, right?
Detroit Lions -NFL
Pct. Dislike: 51%
Suh has plunged from the NFL’s most liked player to one of its least liked within a few months. Who’d have thought stomping an opponent on national TV would be such a quick and harsh reputation killer?
New York Jets – NFL
Pct. Dislike: 56%
Fresh off a prison term for gun possession, he made need another low key season or two to put the damage to rest.
Pct. Dislike: 60%
It’s taking Tiger awhile to live down the personal laundry he aired a couple of years ago, especially since he’s not winning. His 60% score ties Vick for first, though it’s a bit softer thanks to fewer “dislike a lot” responses.