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Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:48 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 5:58 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

He probably won't display the award in his trophy case but Kurt Busch landed on an exclusive list of athletes named in a FORBES magazine poll.

Busch was included as one of the "most disliked" athletes in sports.

Surveys conducted by Nielsen and partner E-Poll Market Research, measured public attitudes toward pro athletes. Athletes named on the list were those that scored the most responses from people describing them as athletes they “dislike”;”dislike somewhat” or “dislike a lot.” Candidates are limited to those scoring at least 10% awareness with the public.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick led the hit parade this year with a 42 percent awareness number. “His awareness is up there with Peyton Manning but a lot of it is people knowing him for the wrong reasons,” says Stephen Master, VP of Sports for Nielsen.

Vick actually tied with Tiger Woods for the dubious honor. 

While the likes of Mark McGwire, Randy Moss and Manny Ramirez dropped out this year NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress, fresh off a prison term for gun possession, Kris Humphries, the embattled New Jersey Nets player who no doubt has his failed marriage to Kim Kardashian to thank for his inclusion on the list, and Busch took their spots this year.

 
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Comments

Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:33 am
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

You have go to be kidding me!  They have Kurt mixed up with his idiot brother.  I have had the pleasure of meeting Kurt in Atlanta and Daytona and he was the only one out of several top tier drivers that would stop to chat and sign autographs.  You have this guy all wrong; the Roush organization are a bunch of low lifes for starting this whole thing. 


I have not seen the list but Kyle Busch, Stewart, Montoya and Kenseth should lead the list of Nascar drivers who are disliked.  



Since: Mar 4, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:46 pm
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

Maybe I'm too much of an old mopar guy, but if are you guys are saying he makes the list because he drives a dodge? Heck, the only reason I liked him was becasue he drove for penske and did decent in the points last year. BUT, how he makes this list ahead of his brother is beyond me. And why wasn't Kevin Harvick on the list. Oh, that's right, if it drivesa chevy, any behavior is ok. 



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:26 pm
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

kurt doesnt have to wear a bannana suit so maybe he will get a little bit better and have some luck on his side. Go get em kurt!



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:38 am
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

Frowni'd be mad too if i had to drive a yellow dodge



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:36 am
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/js/tinymce/3.4.2/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cool.gif" alt="Cool" />who would have thought this, kurt on this list i 'd be mad too if i had to drive a yellow dodge




Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:27 am
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

@mpulera. I'm with ya pal. Not many of us left. He can't afford to have any meltdowns this year. Top 15 in points would be a great year. GO KURT! 




Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:33 am
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

Here's an idea, Pete. If you are going to write a story about a list, how about including the list in your story?



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:04 am
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

In Kurts defense, if I had to drive a Mustard Yellow and Bright Red Dodge Charger and have to wear the monkey suit to match, maybe I would be pissed all the time as well!!! I give him credit for having some personality again, he was Mr Roboto there for awhile when Miller and Penske laid into him after his Rousch-capades.



I think he is a total dink for getting paid millions to race and have fun and he cant even do that right, but I love him to death for the drama he brings to the sport, I will be cheering for his rebirth in the underfunded 51 car, should be fun to watch and I hope he has some moderate meltdowns throughout the year! 



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:47 pm
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

Shoulda just made the Busch brothers a package deal on this list



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:46 pm
 

Kurt Busch makes most disliked athletes list

Shoulda just made it the Busch brothers in a package deal


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