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Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

Posted on: November 7, 2011 5:20 pm
Edited on: November 7, 2011 5:33 pm
 
Fantasy players might love Vick but the general public does not. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's all about perspective. Looking through the prism of fantasy football, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is probably one of the NFL's most popular players. In real life, where there are no points for total passing yards, Vick is the league's least liked player, at least according to the latest public surveys from Neilson and E-Poll Market Research, which tracks the public's perception of athletes and celebrities.

Details via Forbes.com:
Vick has clearly made some public reparations over the past two years with his strong play on the field and gentlemanly behavior off of it. But these things have a way of taking time....

Why the continued hostility toward Vick? Nielsen Sports VP Stephen Master chalks it up to the scientific sample that mirrors the entire U.S. population, not just hardcore football fans. Casual fans that know Vick’s name primarily through his dog fighting legal circus naturally tend to focus on the negative. Women, for example, view Vick negatively at a 70% clip, compared to 50% for men.
Turns out, the public has little patience for law-breakers (or perceived law-breakers), in general. Plaxico Burress and Ben Roethlisberger were among the top vote-getters. Also unpopular: whiners and quitters; Vince Young, Carson Palmer and Jay Cutler were disliked for reasons having solely to do with football.

Young because of his rocky relationship with then-Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, Palmer for retiring until the Bengals traded him to the Raiders, and Cutler for the injury he suffered during last season's NFC Championship game. (Apparently, Cutler didn't appear injured enough for some folks.) “There was a feeling Cutler quit on his team,” Master says, “He took a lot of abuse.”

Yes, yes he did.

Other names to make the list: Albert Haynesworth, Chad Ochocinco, Tony Romo, and Jeremy Shockey.

Sorta surprising that nobody from the Ravens made the list, though the irony of Palmer being the Raiders' most disliked player more than makes up for it.

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Comments

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

We dont value an animals life over a humans, we Value the life of an animal, and how cruel in nature the life was taken. Some people say " Vick paid his debt." some would "Let Vick rot in Jail." He deserves to make a living...But


The Average NFL fan who is accused of same said crimes as Vick, would not be allowed back at his/her Job....




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

The general public hates everyone anyway, the poll is probably meaningless.  Anybody that walks around with a grudge against someone they've never met and that has absolutely no effect on their lives is a loser and their opinions are meaningless.

I will be watching MNF tonight because I like watching Vick and the Eagles play.  I hope they win the SB because they are exciting to watch, and it pisses losers off.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

When do we as people place animals before humans.


Shouldn't it depend on the human.  Some humans do some pretty horrible things.  I would argue some peolpe are worse than animals. 



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

As for the dog thing.  He says he is sorry.  All we can do is take himi at whis word and hope he doesn't do it again.

But hwat about the cash he stole from all those pensions?  Court forced him to repay a small portion because he was almost broke.

He SAYS he's sorry about that too, but while his new $100 million contract would barely be dented by paying these people back in full, he has not done so.  Based on that, I can not believe he is really sorry.

I just hate thiefs.



Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

Mike Vick is the most disliked player in the NFL. In other news, the desert is dry, fish can swim, and smoking is unhealthy.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

"Who really believes he isn't still doing the 'dog thing'?"


are u serious? Cmon. He's not THAT stupid. If he was still doing it, it would get leaked sooner or later. One of his "friends" would get greedy and TMZ or some other news outlet would pay big money to be the first to leak the story.

Not a Vick lover either, in fact I hope he tanks this season and loses, but that mainly cause I'm a Giants fan.

Just saying there is a 0% chance he is still killing dogs. Now could he do more to repair his image? I'm sure he could. 



Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:14 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

I can't belive we are talking about a human being here. He did his time, he repaid his debt to both the remaining dogs that are allive and to society. But seeing these past post, who are you really upset with - the fact that animals were injuried or how they were injuried. When do we as people place animals before humans.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

Who really believes he isn't still doing the 'dog thing'?



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

Amen!




Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Survey says: Vick NFL's most disliked player

Big surprise after slaughtering those dogs. If MV is on the tube 90% of the people I know hope they get to see someone blow out a major body joint on him. Preferably both knees.



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