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thumper 05-23-2011 05:21 PM

Ben voted most-hated NFL player

Honestly, I got to wonder about the validity of this. Ben most hated?
I can see how he made top 10:

1.) If not a Steeler fan, you end up hating other players who win too
much, often over your own team. Winners are loved but also hated. That's
why Brady is on this list.

2.) His off-field "troubles" add to this. If you aren't a Steeler fans and then
hear that Ben is a huge asshole and pig to women, you would be more
likely to not like him.

But the above being said? #1 most hated? It seems too extreme to me. Sure,
Browns, Bengals and Ravens fans would likely hate him. But really? First of
all, being a football fan, you (or at least I) would value his amazing play
and ability to pull out wins in so many close games. How can you not like

Also, it's not like Ben acts a fool when a mic is put in front of him. Almost
every single thing he utters in a presser is smart, right, unselfish, showing
some intelligence and teammate friendly. It's not like back in the days with
Kordell, where his low IQ would shine through by stating things like "We lose
as a team" after he sucked, or "I had a good game" after a loss where he didn't
play badly. Ben always says the right thing, like Tomlin.

Of course, there is the "Rape-lisburger" thing, but most objective fans realize
he's never even been charged for a crime, much less convicted of one. Most
realize he has been guilty of being a pig - and that's not illegal, although not
a good trait for your popularity. But, it seems he won't make that same
mistake ever again, so it's over worth. Kobe got charged with rape, he beat
it in court, and it's never brought up anymore and he is one of the most
popular players in sports.

Anyone else think this poll is likely not accurate in terms of reality? Or, is
Ben really hated that much?

stb_steeler 05-23-2011 06:21 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
pretty much hogwash :thumbsup:

finesward 05-23-2011 06:33 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
Well it's written by a patriots featured writer, so all credibility goes out the window IMO

Plus, for the same reasons he lists why Tom Brady is hated is in my mind the very reason he has Ben listed #1. For all the off the field stuff the only backlash has been the media fiasco and again IMO the knee jerk suspension fired off by Goodell. I think it has more to do with Ben being in the SB so much while Tom has 3 straight playoff loses

And I don't see how Hines didn't make the list as he is annually ranked as the NFL's dirtiest player. I guess playing "dirty" (which is bs btw) doesn't equate to being hated by your peers.

Whether it's accurate or not, I could give two shits about what some pats fan thinks. If it was based in reality Tom would be #1 maybe because he's fathered children with two different women, plays for a coach that had an affair with a married woman, or is an employee of the anti-christ of football Robert Kraft...that and players don't like him. I'm sure they have their reasons. I know I do

zulater 05-23-2011 09:06 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
Who cares if he's hated outside of Pittsburgh?

All I care about with Ben is that he continue's to win games, and that he keeps himself out of trouble off the field.

tunes4life 05-26-2011 12:15 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player

steelcity1974 05-26-2011 01:50 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
My favorite is his #2 reason for hating Ben: "He may be a winner, but he's very overrated as an NFL quarterback." Hmmm, isn't a QB's job to win? Not sure how that makes him overrated...especially since I'm sure at least 25 other teams would rather have him than their current QB.

Neil-Still-Rules-14 05-29-2011 03:03 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
Lol so biased. Tom Brady is hated because of his "Competitive nature". And because he wins. However, this plays no factor in the hatred of one of the most successful QB's in the history of the NFL. And probably the fact that this guy listed Ben #1 in the first place is that Ben is right behind Brady and is taking the brass ring from his hand as we speak.

steeltheone 05-30-2011 01:52 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
Ben made his own bed....

jwmann2 05-30-2011 09:51 PM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
The guy has two Super Bowl titles. Of course he is going to be hated. You should see the things that are said to him when he comes to Cincinnati. Ever notice how when a walk-on basketball player enters the game, everyone goes nuts?

fart 06-02-2011 11:09 AM

Re: Ben voted most-hated NFL player
It's entirely because of his off-field "troubles". I know many of my female friends are bent on seeing him fail.

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