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Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:01 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2012 4:49 pm

By Steve Elling 

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Here's a No. 1 ranking that Tiger Woods would just as soon yield to somebody else.

In a poll reported this week by Forbes, Woods is tied with NFL quarterback Michael Vick as the nation's most disliked athlete, with each receiving a 60 percent disapproval rating.

Vick was listed first, however, because he got more votes of "dislike a lot" from respondents than did Woods.

The numbers were compiled by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research. Vick was convicted five years ago of running a dog-fighting ring and served time, while Woods endured a well-chronicled sex scandal and divorce.

NFL receiver Plaxico Burress (56%), NFL defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (51%), NBA players Kris Humphries (50%), Lebron James (48%) and Kobe Bryant (45%), NFL receiver Terrell Owens (45%), MLB infielder Alex Rodriguez (44%) and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (42%).

Category: Golf
Tags: forbes, tiger, vick

Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 8:59 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

Swatto is on target with why Woods scores high on the dislike survey.  Another factor , one has to wonder, is the "media" factor.  Both are or were media "darlings".  Some may call it "jealousy" others may say notoriety but whatever the cause it appears to be a real factor.  The average guy does not like the media "favorites".  Woods is human and has his faults like all the rest of us.  Unless you suffer stigmata, you have no pertinent scars.

Don't misread my avatar, I am not an undying supporter of Woods.  I am of the opinion that he has a long road, likely too long, to regain his former glory.  Not because he cheated on his wife, as stupid a move a that may have been, but just because he is older, less fit and susceptible to the same human frailties as the rest of us.  Add to that the demons that haunt him which are a HUGE factor on the golf course.  Even moreso when they grow the rough in thicker and longer for the real tests of golf.  That was where he suffered one of his major physical setbacks when he tried to rip a ball out of deep , thick rough.  Will he still be as aggressive under those conditions or will he question his own ability when weighing the consequences? But those are just the bases of my own opinion for what they are worth.

Whatever the reasons he is now so widely disliked it is of his own making.  But again, that is just an opinion that I hold.  Is it popular or am I in the minority?

Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: February 11, 2012 5:37 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

To answer your question......Nobody give a c*** that Woods cheated on his wife.  That's his problem!!!  Nobody likes Woods cause he's a pompas a** cry baby.  Yes, he's a good, once a again a GOOD golfer in today's era.  But when things don't go well for Tiger, he acts like an un-professional, cry baby on the course.  He sets a bad example amongst anyone who watches him play that when things don't go his way, he's a melt down away from wearing a diaper!!

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2012 5:09 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

Woods is also on the list of MOST liked athletes, so that shows you what the list really is. it is  a list of the most well know athletes. total garbage to say the least.

Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: February 11, 2012 10:18 am

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

How silly.
You profess not to carer what Tiger did. If that is so then why write a 1000 word commentary on nothing that you care about?  That is ludicrous.
These so called "icons" either measure up and make normal human mistakes that people can forgive, i.e a clandestine affair or they have sex with humdreds of women such as Kobe, Wilt, unnamed football players, CLINTON and TIGER.  In Clintons case, it makes Hillary a laughingstock to go along withher  being a man-hater and a warmonger. No need to mention that Clinton corrupted the morals of an entire generation by his lying directly into the face of the American people. Tiger has done the same even though the cover up goes on to keep us all in the dark about the number of babes he messed with.
You don't have a clue about the big picture. 

Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:33 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

Yes Sir !!!!!!

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

All the stone-throwers voted against Tiger and Vick and so forth.  All the goody-two-shoes who just plain aren't so good themselves.  

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:42 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

We all know Elling had him as his #1 most hated on his own personal list and has his entire career as a writer the past few years to back it up. It must feel weird knowing you wouldn't have a job if Tiger didn't exist (I just can't fathom you could come up with anything interesting to write about that isn't hand-fed to you like the treasure that is Tiger Woods)

Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:54 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

WTH?  Only the FIRST sentence is related to the Forbes list.  The rest of the story is about the nation's most dislike athlete.  The story doesn't even go as far to mention where Woods is on the Forbes list.

Next question.  Who is CBS Sports worst writer?  Then we post all over the web, "Worst sports writer voted by fans is..." 

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:14 pm

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

Well compare the same type of offenses to someone like Rothlesburger. Where is he on this list? Seems like people just happen to forget about certain things when it occurs from someone of the caucasion persuasion. You may not wanna believe it's about race but the facts speak for themselves. People just don't like seeing a brother making a mistake or an arrogant brother. Just be true to yourself! It is what it is.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 7:12 am

Here's one ranking Woods is glad not to top

Basically a bunch of jealous people, everyone takes the top guys like Tiger, Arod and so on and if they are not perfect they are hated because they are the best (were in the case of Tiger and Arod) and they make the most money.

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