Bringing The Hate
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In light of the justified vitriol spewed at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week, I wondered who the most hated people are in sports at the moment. I asked my Twitter followers who they hated in sports besides Goodell, Alex Rodriguez and LeBron James because I figured they'd dominate the responses. Here's an unscientific count of the results. (Keep in mind, I have a heavy New York following, so that skewed things a little bit.)
Gary Bettman: 17
Lane Kiffin: 8
Jay Cutler: 7
*Others getting at least three votes: Skip Bayless, Chris Berman, Pete Carroll, Sidney Crosby, James Dolan, Brett Favre, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Terrell Owens, A.J. Pierzynski, Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Vick and Kevin Youkilis.
As is always the case on Twitter, some people weighed in with responses that made me laugh. Here are the 10 funniest answers I got to the question.
Yes, Matt Leinart Is Still In The NFL.Who knew? Anyway, he's reportedly involved in some scandal with someone from The Bachelor or the The Bachelorette... one of those dumb, horrific shows.
This Can't Be Proper Golf EtiquetteThis was the reaction of Keegan Bradley's caddie after Bradley's putt won the U.S. a point at the Ryder Cup on Friday.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Emma Brown :: PicDesk.comAustralian model Emma Brown gets today's LLOD honors.
The NFL Has CompanyAn Orange County, Calif., football coach has been suspended amid allegations that his team used a bounty program. His PEE WEE FOOTBALL TEAM.
Squirrel Video Of The DayGotta be careful when you leave your windows open. (Thanks to Wendy for the video.)
Jerry Seinfeld Video Of The DayMichael Richards stars in the season finale of Seinfeld's web show, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. The show is 17 minutes long, so you'll have to carve out some time for it this weekend. But if you want to see an emotional Richards discuss the incident in which he went on a racist tirade in a comedy club a few years ago, fast forward to the 14-minute mark.
WWF Video Of The DayBeanie, of Clifton, N.J., says, "Jimmy, earlier this week you posted the classic Earl and Dave Hebner video. But this old-school WWF video might be more appropriate to feature since it features a crooked ref and clueless commish. Yes, I know the deal got done, but any old-time WWF fan would love this."