Lists of the most hated people in sports are in constant supply on the web. They are broken down into every possible category, but most often separated by sport. Some lists are voted on by players, some are voted on by fans, and others are assembled by writers.
And once someone makes his way onto a list, he can expect to remain there for a couple years. Hate is a powerful emotion that tends to perpetuate itself after awhile.
Take former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, for example. It's been years since he was hated for verbally abusing quarterbacks and disrespecting his opponents on the field. Now it seems, he's just hated because everyone hates him.
But even for those who find themselves among the most hated in sports year after year, many have an equally passionate base of fans who adore them. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Nick Saban all come to mind. And they do have fans, I promise.
However, that's not always the case. There are a handful of people in sports that are quite simply hated. By everyone. Everywhere. No exceptions. Okay…maybe a few exceptions. But if there are any Skip Bayless fans out there, they are keeping it close to the vest.
That being said, there are a few people in sports that literally nobody likes. At least 20 of them. Literally. Nobody. Obviously that's a little mean, but it's also very true. You'll see.
And if you honestly like more than one or two of these guys, which is highly improbable, I want to hear from you.