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Report: Michael Vick most disliked
ESPN.com news services ^ | 11-7-11 | ESPN.com news services

Posted on 11/07/2011 6:02:37 PM PST by Bender2

Report: Michael Vick most disliked

Updated: November 7, 2011, 3:36 PM ET

Michael Vick has come all the way back from prison to star in the NFL again. But he apparently still won't win a popularity contest among the league's fans.

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Forbes.com reported Monday that Vick is the NFL's most disliked player, according to a poll by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research. Forbes.com reports that 60 percent of those polled picked said they "dislike," "dislike somewhat," or "dislike a lot" the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.

Second on the list was New York Jets receiver Plaxico Burress at 56 percent, who also has returned from a prison stay, followed by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was accused of sexual assault last year but wasn't charged.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; michael; nfl; sports; vick
Others are: "New England Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who disappointed with the Washington Redskins after signing a $100 million contract before his trade to New England, came in at No. 4 at 46 percent and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who had his toughness questioned after leaving the last season's NFC Championship Game early with an injury, finished fifth at 38 percent.

"The rest of the top 10: Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco (35 percent), Eagles backup QB Vince Young (32 percent), Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer (31 percent), Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey, who both were at 29 percent.

"Only active NFL players who had a 10 percent "awareness level" with the public were considered for the poll, Forbes.com reported."
1 posted on 11/07/2011 6:02:42 PM PST by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
And here I thought all along... it was just me!
2 posted on 11/07/2011 6:04:30 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

I hope the Dog Killer loses every game he competes in, including tiddly winks!!


3 posted on 11/07/2011 6:05:25 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Bender2

I hope the Dog Killer loses every game he competes in, including tiddly winks!!


4 posted on 11/07/2011 6:05:53 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: org.whodat

Pinging a Michael Vick supporter!


5 posted on 11/07/2011 6:05:53 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: sean327

You may hate his actions but he’s one of the best by far...


6 posted on 11/07/2011 6:08:36 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: sean327

Me, too. I won’t watch any Eagles games. Yes, he served his time, but it didn’t change his character. He is a sadistic thug.


7 posted on 11/07/2011 6:08:46 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Bender2

He paid his debt to the society. There is no better 3rd baseman in baseball today!


8 posted on 11/07/2011 6:09:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Bender2
I always bark every time Vick's on TV. Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof.

I don't get why Burress is on the list. He did something stupid, not evil. He's not in the same league as some of the other stuff.

9 posted on 11/07/2011 6:10:06 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: Bender2

I’m wearing my Ron Mexico jersey right now.


10 posted on 11/07/2011 6:12:08 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Grizzled Bear
Pinging a Michael Vick supporter!

ESPN: You called?

11 posted on 11/07/2011 6:18:15 PM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: Bender2
Not gonna disagree about Vick. But a number of other players have done even worse things. Let's consider OJ but yes he was way past his playing days when he killed those people. And what about Ray Lewis? He was also involved in something worse. There are many other players in the NFL who have done horrible things, but not many are as well known as Vick.

If Vick keeps his behavior clean, he will probably be forgiven by some in about 10-15 years, long after he's out of the NFL.
12 posted on 11/07/2011 6:18:51 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Bender2
disliked? that's putting it mildly... try despised or hated
13 posted on 11/07/2011 6:21:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bender2

I don’t like that Gay guy on the Steelers. He tugs on the receivers’ jerseys on every pass play. He’s clever about it; but despite his name, he needs to play it straight.


14 posted on 11/07/2011 6:22:01 PM PST by Migraine
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To: Bender2

Tony Romo is on the disliked list. Wow, I disliked him a couple of times Sunday when he couldn’t get into the end zone, but he seems like a good guy.


15 posted on 11/07/2011 6:29:57 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’m always suggesting that Philly have a ‘take your dog to the game’ day.


16 posted on 11/07/2011 6:31:14 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL


17 posted on 11/07/2011 6:31:54 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: EEGator

LOL!


18 posted on 11/07/2011 6:34:36 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: All; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Da Bears leading the Iggles 7 - zip in 2nd quarter and... just intercepted one of Vick's passes!!!!!!!!!!!

First down... Bears!

19 posted on 11/07/2011 6:36:24 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: altura

I disliked Romo a lot this season because he is my fantasy quarterback. I think the dislike for him is carryover from the Jessica Simpson (Yoko Romo) thing when he went to Mexico with her right before a playoff game and then choked. This was after Jessica wore a pink Romo jersey to sit in the stands. Football jerseys should never be pink. Neither should cleats, but that is another subject.


20 posted on 11/07/2011 6:36:37 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: All
Field Goal... Robbie Gould for a 10 - zip lead over them Godless, Vick loving Iggles!
21 posted on 11/07/2011 6:43:36 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: goseminoles

One of the best? This theme seems to recur throughout the media but the truth is Vick hasn’t won much of anything despite his apparently superior talent.

Michael Vick Jeopardy!

Clue: QBs Brady, Roethlisberger, McNabb, P. Manning, Delhomme, Brunell, Hasselbeck, Rodgers, Sanchez, Brees, Flacco, E. Manning, Rivers, and Grossman all have this in common.

Correct response: Who are the active QBs that have more playoff wins - but far less hype in many cases - than Michael Vick?


22 posted on 11/07/2011 6:48:05 PM PST by relictele (Unions: organized crime with better PR)
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To: relictele

I am a Gator, but to put Grossman in there is just...wrong. The bears won in spite of him, not because of him. McNabb is the ultimate choke artist. I was at the Super Bowl in Jax when he choked...again.

I am an Eagles fan, but not a Vick fan. I was extremely mad when they released Brian Dawkins (runner up NFL Man of the Year) and picked up Vick. Vick does need to prove himself in the playoffs though.


23 posted on 11/07/2011 6:55:23 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Bender2

Roethlisberger gets my vote. I am convinced he is a rapist.


24 posted on 11/07/2011 6:57:09 PM PST by Go_Raiders (The wrong smoke detector might just kill you - http://www.theworldfiresafetyfoundation.org)
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To: altura

Same here. I don’t dislike Romo, but he’s been a damn magnet for criticism. It’s just that he’s a choker, and that’s it. The rest of the stuff is just silly.


25 posted on 11/07/2011 6:57:54 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: MplsSteve

I was hoping someone would get that.


26 posted on 11/07/2011 6:58:16 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

It’s strictly a statistical listing. All those listed have won more playoff games than Vick who has 2.


27 posted on 11/07/2011 7:21:36 PM PST by relictele (Unions: organized crime with better PR)
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To: Montanabound

Well, you gotta admit that Romo is a babe magnet. Maybe it’s the dimples. Jessica Simpson was a big mistake but Carrie Underwood was also in love with him. What a gorgeous lady she is.

But I think he was wise to marry a much more low-key (though equally beautiful) woman, and by the way, they are expecting.


28 posted on 11/07/2011 7:23:09 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: relictele

Doug Williams and Trent Dilfer have more Superbowl wins than Dan Marino.


29 posted on 11/07/2011 7:28:32 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Go_Raiders
Roethlisberger gets my vote. I am convinced he is a rapist.

I don't follow the NFL, but I read. Boy do I read. Were I required to place a bet, my money would be on . . . rapist.

30 posted on 11/07/2011 8:06:11 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I stand for something; therefore, I can't stand Romney)
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To: Bender2

Yeah and the NFL is a bunch of depraved greedy people for letting him ever set foot on a field again.


31 posted on 11/07/2011 8:33:22 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: altura

Right - I didn’t say I had a problem with Romo, but I remember the uproar about Carrie and then Jessica. Carrie was upset that Dallas fans were blaming her for the loss at the game she attended. Heard Romo and new wife were expecting in the context that he scored at least once. Dallas fans can be brutal.


32 posted on 11/07/2011 10:36:48 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: Dengar01

Eagles hype train derailed! At least 20 ESPN and Chicago tribune sportswriters are feared dead, crushed under the weight of foolish group thinking and drawing false conclusions (like beating a hapless bunch of Dallas Cowgirls meant anything!).

Don’t know why Cutler is on this list BTW.


33 posted on 11/08/2011 1:16:52 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

ESPN is awful. After the game the first question asked of Cutler was ‘what did you think of Vick’s play?’

On today’s ESPN site the listed Vick as top performer for the game. Cutler threw for a higher yds per pass, had two TDs to Vick’s zero and had zero interceptions to Vick’s one.

I think Cutler’s ratings was about 90 while Vick’s was about 50. Go figure.


34 posted on 11/08/2011 8:28:25 AM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: Impy
I wanted to reach through my TV and strangle Jon Gruden. Makes Joe Buck seem honest and pro-Chicago by comparison.

Love that Jay threw no picks, liked the D stepped up, I like Wright making up for his mistake by the pick off.

Overall I give them a B-, I give O Line an A+ for no sacks, and Jay actually used the shot gun several times. I thought I was dreaming.

35 posted on 11/08/2011 9:11:37 AM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: NewinTexsas
I wish the Bears were never on ESPN or that they'd give us the option of having non biased announcers for the Chicago viewers.

And no we can't link up WBBM Radio because there is a time gap from radio to TV.

36 posted on 11/08/2011 9:14:01 AM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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