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10 Most Unpopular Athletes
Newser ^ | 02/06/2013 | By John Johnson,

Posted on 02/07/2013 11:20:30 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

(Newser) – The new Nielsen/E-Poll survey of the most disliked athletes in America has the not-so-surprising name of Lance Armstrong at the top of the list, reports Forbes. More surprising is that Notre Dame star and soon-to-be-NFL'er Manti Te'o tied Armstrong with a measly 15% approval rating. Even if he was a hoax victim, Teo's fake girlfriend saga has taken a toll on his image.

More details on the unlucky 10 here.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; topten
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Loosers.
1 posted on 02/07/2013 11:20:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

What about Bill Buckner?


2 posted on 02/07/2013 11:24:28 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Surprisingly Kurt Busch made the top 10 over his bratty, whiny kid brother, Kyle.

Should have just stated Nascar's Busch Brothers.

3 posted on 02/07/2013 11:25:48 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Responsibility2nd

Where’s OJ Simpson?


4 posted on 02/07/2013 11:26:32 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Yeah, and they probably can't spell either.
But this list is BS anyway. Where's Barry Bonds, Ray Lewis ... and a thousand others?
5 posted on 02/07/2013 11:26:32 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Responsibility2nd; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

OH, jeez, how does one get on that list, I’m pretty unpopular and I’m an athlete, too?!


6 posted on 02/07/2013 11:26:40 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Number One here in Dallas should be Lamar “Kardashian” Odom.


7 posted on 02/07/2013 11:28:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd
Unpopular all the way to the

Not bad, not bad at all!

8 posted on 02/07/2013 11:30:31 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL on Ron Artest.

He was here in Indy for 4 years, apparently left behind a legendary number of offspring....


9 posted on 02/07/2013 11:40:35 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: oh8eleven

Pete Rose!


10 posted on 02/07/2013 11:43:42 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

...and we should care about this list because..??


11 posted on 02/07/2013 11:44:45 AM PST by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: Banjoguy

Wait till you see a list of ten most unpopular musical instruments!


12 posted on 02/07/2013 11:46:44 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Banjoguy

Wait till you see a list of ten most unpopular musical instruments!


13 posted on 02/07/2013 11:47:20 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; a fool in paradise
Wait, why isn't this looser on the list?


14 posted on 02/07/2013 11:49:35 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Huntress

Where’s OJ Simpson?

He’s living in a small bungalo in Lovelock, Nevada.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 11:50:57 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Revolting cat!

“Wait, why isn’t this looser on the list?”

Are “golfers” to be considered athletes? Or....are they just athletic supporters?

PS: Nice shooting! :-)


16 posted on 02/07/2013 12:00:21 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A list, I agree with.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 12:02:40 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Revolting cat!
"Wait, why isn't this looser on the list?"

What's a "looser"?

18 posted on 02/07/2013 12:08:31 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Loosers."

What are "loosers"?

19 posted on 02/07/2013 12:09:46 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
What's a "looser"?

A traditional FR enigmatic anomaly.

20 posted on 02/07/2013 12:20:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

This picture, and the one of him throwing the first pitch at a baseball game, demonstrate that he is most certainly NOT an athlete.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 12:20:14 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

The opposite of “tighters.”


22 posted on 02/07/2013 12:21:08 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Most Unpopular of athletes has always been ‘Foot’.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 12:25:20 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
This picture, and the one of him throwing the first pitch at a baseball game, demonstrate that he is most certainly NOT an athlete.

HOMOPHOBE!

24 posted on 02/07/2013 12:25:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Despite his talent, watch Te’o go undrafted. Or at best be a 7th round pick by the Raiders. The NFL has less tolerance for head cases than it used to.


25 posted on 02/07/2013 12:34:32 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Give Te'o a break - his girlfriend just died.
26 posted on 02/07/2013 12:36:19 PM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

Better hope the mods don’t know what the 2nd item from the right is.


27 posted on 02/07/2013 1:07:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Better hope the mods don’t know what the 2nd item from the right is.

That part of the picture got a chuckle out of me. :-)

28 posted on 02/07/2013 1:17:38 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: DaxtonBrown

Good one. :)


29 posted on 02/07/2013 1:19:12 PM PST by ShasheMac
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ray Lewis???


30 posted on 02/07/2013 1:23:49 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Tony Romo???? Any guy who can date both Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood has 27% just outright jealous.


31 posted on 02/07/2013 1:25:35 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: struggle

Everybody but Boston loved Billy Buck


32 posted on 02/07/2013 1:26:57 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Banjoguy

...and we should care about this list because..??

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How ‘bout you tell us why you care about this list - evidenced by your reading and commenting.

For me, I read it because I assumed Ray Lewis was in the top 10, and I’m a Baltimorean but also a mandolinguy.


33 posted on 02/07/2013 1:28:45 PM PST by dmz
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Loosers is loosers...


34 posted on 02/07/2013 1:29:34 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: catfish1957

Romo is actually fairly likable, he just can’t win the big game.


35 posted on 02/07/2013 1:33:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: OldMissileer

Me too, which is probably why I’ll never be a mod.


36 posted on 02/07/2013 1:45:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

Romo is actually fairly likable, he just can’t win the big game.

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He can’t win the medium sized games that get him to the big game.


37 posted on 02/07/2013 1:49:17 PM PST by dmz
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To: Revolting cat!

Interesting double entendre, but one variant of the entendre lacks in credibility, kind sir.


38 posted on 02/07/2013 1:51:07 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: Responsibility2nd

McEnroe is the biggest punk bitch loser ever.


39 posted on 02/07/2013 1:52:51 PM PST by rsobin
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Kind sir, 9 years around, time to get with the program, one rule of which demands humorous uses of commonly known frequent illiterate misspellings.


40 posted on 02/07/2013 2:07:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve seen “hugh” and “series” used in this fashion, but using “looser” is a new one for me.


41 posted on 02/07/2013 2:54:48 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: Responsibility2nd
At least Tim Tebow wasn't on the list.

-PJ

42 posted on 02/07/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; All
LOOSER: Comparative of "Loose", i.e. "I like my shoes looser and not tighter."

LOSER: One who loses often or is a disreputable person, i.e. "He was found innocent of criminal charges but eventually was found liable in civil court, and was later convicted on unrelated charges in the state of Nevada because in post-NFL life he turned out to be a loser."

43 posted on 02/07/2013 3:06:28 PM PST by OKSooner ("Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!!")
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To: struggle; KSCITYBOY

Boston forgave Buckner April,2008. He got a standing ovation.

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44 posted on 02/07/2013 3:11:06 PM PST by Mears
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To: Responsibility2nd

Titus Young (FORMER Lion) needs to be on the list.


45 posted on 02/07/2013 3:14:22 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: struggle

Good Lord, how many of us saw that poor guy blow the play of the century!


46 posted on 02/07/2013 3:46:20 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: OKSooner

I chose ‘looser’ on purpose. Its part of the FR lexicon.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/looser/index?tab=articles

Yes, I’m series. Hope this did not stune you.


47 posted on 02/07/2013 5:14:40 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Barry Bonds isn’t on the list? Arrogant SOB was hated even before he roided up to look like a circus sideshow act. And it wasn’t because he is black, Al.


48 posted on 02/07/2013 5:14:49 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly; Revolting cat!

See post 47.


49 posted on 02/07/2013 5:17:30 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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In Prison where he belongs.


50 posted on 02/08/2013 4:55:25 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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