Cowboys Jerry Jones
As a cocksure billionaire with hubris issuing constantly forth from his demeanor, it's no surprise that Dallas Cowboys' owner and general manager Jerry Jones is one of the most disliked figures in all of sports. Thanks to a recent Forbes poll, we can now quantify more accurately his hate-ability.
To be concise, Jones is the fourth most hated man in sports according to the poll, tied with golfer / ladies man Tiger Woods. Of the fans polled, 53% found Jones a disagreeable figure.
Somewhat surprisingly according to the poll, Jones is not the most hated owner in the NFL. That title goes to Raiders' owner / general manager Al Davis, whose craziness often makes Jones appear a tactful, level-headed football-man.
Coming in third is Ben Roethlisberger, who danced his way onto the list with some questionable decision-making and an off-putting mullet.
But taking home the dubious title of most reviled man in sports for the second consecutive season is Michael Vick, the Eagles' quarterback who was charged a few years ago with funding a dogfighting ring. A whopping 69% of those polled said that they found Vick to be disagreeable.
Not for nothing, former Cowboy Terrell Owens made the cut as well, at sixth, in the doghouse of 47% of polled fans. We have a feeling that, if the poll was conducted in Dallas, San Francisco or Philadelphia, that number may be significantly higher.