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Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Posted on: February 8, 2012 12:37 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 8:19 pm
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Suh's moved past his Thanksgiving mistake, but the public hasn't forgotten yet. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Not breaking news: Michael Vick is an unpopular athlete when it comes to public polling. This has been true since Vick went to jail for dogfighting and it remains true to this day. But it's a bit surprising to see Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh climbing the charts (sliding the chutes?) of the most unpopular athletes in the world.

According to a survey done by Nielson and published by Forbes, Suh checks in as the fourth-least-liked athlete in the world, behind only Vick, Tiger Woods and Plaxico Burress.

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It's not entirely shocking that Suh would end up on this list. He's easily recognizable as the second-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and someone who has a pile of endorsements. He also stepped on an opponent on a nationally-televised Thanksgiving Day game against the Packers and drew a two-game suspension.

He's regarded in some corners as "dirty" and in many places as a "bad boy" of the NFL, regardless of whether or not that's accurate. According to Forbes, Suh's lack of popularity is a total 180-degree turn, as he was on the list of most popular athletes just four months ago.

"He went from being so popular to being a pariah in one season," says Stephen Master, VP of Sports for Nielson.

Fortunately for Suh, an incident-free 2012 will go a long way towards cleaning up his image. Guys like Plaxico and Vick, who served actual prison time, as well as Tiger, who suffered through a public infidelity scandal the likes of which we've never seen, have a much higher hill to climb if they want to regain their popularity among the general populace.

Dropping out of the top-10 most-hated list from the NFL this time around? Al Davis (passed away), Jerry Jones (must have become sympathetic with the Cowboys missing the playoffs?), Ben Roethlisberger (was never actually charged?) and Randy Moss (retired).

The lesson as always? Time heals all wounds. Some times it just takes longer for some people.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 9:48 am
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Plax? Don't get that one. How did he hurt anybody, except himself. And it's really ridiculous how people still can't get over what Vick did, I mean seriously, the guy went to Levenworth, when the heck is his debt to scoiety paid in full?



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2012 12:47 am
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bigbangtheory17
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:37 pm
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Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:12 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Booker T,

You are a racist you say things like "good boy" and you know what you mean the Good Ole Boys in reference to white people.You say things like "you people" and "your kind" also racist.You just think you are smarter than anyone else.For you to say there is a different set of rules for black people also shows your racist ignorant veiws,Thinks like 'dont get out of line"and who gave these guys an "asswhipping"all of these things are referances to slavery,which you know happened years ago.You are trying to gain sympathy for something in american history that was a horrible thing.Slavery was a inhumane time in history,but people like you try and make it seem like it happened to you.

No one is trying to keep Vick,Suh,Plax and Tiger inline nor did any of them recieve an asswhipping,they all committed crimes and they have to pay for them.How is this a "GOOD BOY" thing.I have no respect for guys like Sharpton,Jackson,Barron or the Black Panthers but I respect the fact they are racists and they don't try and hide it.I have less respect for people like you and there is a name for it,that have racist blood and try and think if they type nice and show some education that people can not see right thru them. 

And you ask why do people not like Woods,Plax and Vick.What have they done.Well one committed adultry with whores,one killed dogs and one carried an illegal fire arm,all against the law.Bill Clinton never did anything to us either but most white people don't say he should be left alone,all he did was break a " good boy rule".None of us know Big Ben but most white people think is is a POS.

This is a sports article written about the most hated players voted by many people not just white people.You say all Vick,Tiger and Plax did was break the Good Boy rules.So do you think that dog killing,adultry and paying hookers for sex and carrying an illegal firearm is O.K

ROFL @ you too!!  You're so mad you can't even type!!  LOLOLOL....

That's the kind of hate I've been talking about for the past couple days!! 



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:04 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Just go to bed,you have already proved your ignorance.There is no such thing as a "GOOD BOY "rule.It is something that guys like you make up to have an excuse for the fact that a majority of the prisions are filled with black men,the Majority of families that have fatherless homes yep black families should I go on.Nobody is hating on these guys because they are black,nobody is hating on them at all.The reason they are on this list is because they are criminals or in Suh's case a dirty player.So please get off your soapbox,Al Sharpton.He like you preaches this nonsense that it is the white man fault for all the crime,drug addiction,lack of education and poverty that is most noticable in the black communities.

If a white athlete like Big Ben does the crime he takes the heat.But name me any white athlete who made money killing dogs,or a white athlete like Tiger who pays to sleep with whores,or some carrying an illegal firearm, where you come from I guess you think these things are acceptable.Where I come they are crimes and people go to Jail for crimes.


ROFL!!!!  Back to the minors for you!!  You're clearly out of your league!!


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Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:03 pm
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Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:11 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Just like Forest Gump said Stupid is as Stupid does.The other person was right is is O.K for black people to say your people or your kind and then say they are not racists.Well I grew up in NYC and I know alot of black people so I can speak from experience.A majority of what I saw growing up was that ALOT and not all,but alot of black people have a chip on their shoulder that the "white man"is out to get them,looking for a hand out because their great great grandfathers may have been slaves.Slavery was a terrible thing but so was the holocust and you don't see Jewish people hating for something that happened years ago.

As for the list you can convince yourself it is a race issue,But Vick was responsible for the torture and death of many innocent dogs,Tiger was a married man who paid money to have unprotected sex with whores and Burress brought a loaded gun into a NYC club,where some innocent person could have been shot.The so called white rules thes guys broke are called LAWS.They all broke the Law.That is why the Jail population is primarily filled with black men,because they do not respect the LAWS.Not the white men laws the laws.I really feel sorry for people like you,you have terrible racist veiws yet you think that it is someone elses fault.I grew up in NYC like I said and I know what racism is.Jesse Jackson,Charles Barron the Black Panthers and the worst racist ever Al Sharpton who 
forces a black woman to lie and try and frame innocent white cops.That is racism.Or that the civil services jobs are being forced to hire less qualified Black People to reach a certain quota.

So all the guys on this list black or white deserve to be on this list.The NFL has as many black people as whites and they all voted that Vick and Suh are hated by the majority of players so  try and white wash tha
I've been posting in this thread for two days.... Reread any koolkmac posts and find any place where I cried racism and quote me.... I'll wait!!!  Bottom line is this... Anybody who HATES has a problem!!  Especially a person who hates someone they don't know!!  Anybody who "hates" someone they know, but hasn't done anything to them, has a damn problem!!  Period!!  When I said "you and your kind", I was talking about HATERS!!!   If you're not a hater, it didn't apply to you... But since you responded, that begs the question...

In the post you quoted, I told you WHY you hate these guys... These guys violated the "good boy" rule... and because they did, just as coolbrees said, you'll hate them until they die... I said and stand on the fact that the "good boy" rule exists... It's very real to black men in ALL walks of life... Whether you believe it or not, accept it or not, acknowledge it or not... BLACK MEN know it's there every day of our lives... Any of us that are successful at anything we do, we operate within that rule.... Because we know if we violate the "good boy" rule, you'll treat us just like you treat these athletes... We'll get hostility... hate...death threats... And it's a life sentence.... Just like these athletes!!



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:51 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

If your argument was founded in fact there would be pure chaos in this country. Most, if not all, the black people I know are law abiding, hardworking citizens. The idea that we as black men don't respect the law is ignorant at best. I don't know why I am even responding to you because I sense that you have a box mentality that allows you to only see things from a very limited perspective. You claim to know alot of black people, but do you really know them or do you just come into contact with them? Whenever the subject of athletes who violate the law comes up in black circles we usually frown greatly upon their crimes. Yes black people do that. We don't condone or applaud when people screw up. The difference between us and some who continue to hold on to their anger and resentment is that after these athletes have paid their debts to society, or their spouses, or whomever they owe, we tend to allow them the chance to move on with their lives. We give them a chance to redeem themselves. We are not pissed 10 years later about something that doesn't even affect us personally. Vick did his time, he's trying to clean up his image. People like you won't let him. He'll be 80 years old and the only thing you will ever see him as is a dog killer. It's nice to see people care so much about dogs. I wish people would have cared that much about the thousands of african-americans whose lives were permenantly altered by bigots and murdering racists during the early and middle of the 20th century. I guess they had respect for the law. I guess they took it upon themselves to murder blacks who in their minds violated, not the white man's law, but the law. And the people who were sworn to uphold the law looked the other way. And you want to talk about black people having no respect for the law? Give me a break. It's easier to try and make it look like blacks are the ones with the problem rather than admit you struggle with racism inside or admit you don't have the courage to change your way of thinking. You are the one white washing the truth. 


That's what's up coolbrees!!!  I know YOU can dig it!!!  #bigapplause



Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:11 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

If your argument was founded in fact there would be pure chaos in this country. Most, if not all, the black people I know are law abiding, hardworking citizens. The idea that we as black men don't respect the law is ignorant at best. I don't know why I am even responding to you because I sense that you have a box mentality that allows you to only see things from a very limited perspective. You claim to know alot of black people, but do you really know them or do you just come into contact with them? Whenever the subject of athletes who violate the law comes up in black circles we usually frown greatly upon their crimes. Yes black people do that. We don't condone or applaud when people screw up. The difference between us and some who continue to hold on to their anger and resentment is that after these athletes have paid their debts to society, or their spouses, or whomever they owe, we tend to allow them the chance to move on with their lives. We give them a chance to redeem themselves. We are not pissed 10 years later about something that doesn't even affect us personally. Vick did his time, he's trying to clean up his image. People like you won't let him. He'll be 80 years old and the only thing you will ever see him as is a dog killer. It's nice to see people care so much about dogs. I wish people would have cared that much about the thousands of african-americans whose lives were permenantly altered by bigots and murdering racists during the early and middle of the 20th century. I guess they had respect for the law. I guess they took it upon themselves to murder blacks who in their minds violated, not the white man's law, but the law. And the people who were sworn to uphold the law looked the other way. And you want to talk about black people having no respect for the law? Give me a break. It's easier to try and make it look like blacks are the ones with the problem rather than admit you struggle with racism inside or admit you don't have the courage to change your way of thinking. You are the one white washing the truth. 


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