Tom Brady lands in top five most hated NFL players of all time

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If you love Tom Brady, you really love him. And if you hate Tom Brady, you apparently really hate him.

Brady has landed at No. 5 on the list of the most hated NFL players. It’s a list not only of the players who currently are in the game, but also of all players who ever played the game.

The click-harvest slideshow from SportingNews.com has Mike Vick at No. 1, Terrell Owens at No. 2, Ndamukong Suh at No. 3, Greg Hardy at No. 4, and Brady at No. 5.

The rest of the top 10 includes Ray Lewis, Bill Romanowski, Ben Roethlisberger, Adam “Pacman” Jones, and Adrian Peterson.

Somewhat surprisingly, Giants quarterback Eli Manning landed in the last spot of the list at No. 40. Somewhat amazingly, his brother, Peyton, didn’t make the list at all.

The better a player is, the more polarizing he becomes. And Peyton Manning would reasonably be seen as being more polarizing than his kid brother.

For the full list, click here. And then click about 40 more times.

353 responses to “Tom Brady lands in top five most hated NFL players of all time

  1. Sure…..if a guy beat my team like a drum of 15 years and counting I would hate him too….. No surprise there.

  2. Sweet, I hope Belichick laminates this to the front of Brady’s locker. 15 years and people still don’t get what makes him tick, hilarious.

  3. If Brady will just admit he cheated for 8 years most of us would forgive him.

  4. This is not hard to understand, everybody (not including the Pat fans) loathes a cheater, it’s the one trait in which we cannot abide.

    Pat fans on the other hand, have unlimited excuses on the cheating scandals, anything is better than facing the truth.

  5. Manzeil was well on his way to being on top… But alas, he is out the league…

  6. I would put Richard Sherman on there, and the most hated/annoying fanbase: the new 12th man, or 12’s, or whatever they call themselves. It changes all the time. I guess you would expect that though since they are new to the sport.

  7. It doesn’t help that Brady is currently wasting millions of dollars fighting a four games suspension when most people are struggling financially. Brady is getting some really bad PR advice.

  8. Eli? What’s to hate? He hardly ever speaks and other than the assiduous grin I repeat, what’s to hate? Two rings and two MVP’s? Hardly a detestable achievement.

  9. LOL, ahead of Ben, Ray, Romanowski and Pacman…and one spot above Hardy hahahah….that’s what winning and cheating will do for you……

  10. And a lot of those same people that hate Brady will be someday telling their grandchildren “I got to see him play”……something they won’the be saying about most of the others in the top 10.

    Haha

  11. The list is incomplete for one reason, Brett Favre is not high enough.

    Other issues. Why is Hines Ward on the list? Why is Gronk on the list but JJ Watt and Russell Wilson not? We all love Gronk but Watt and Wilson’s phoniness are not bothersome enough for a hatred list?

    I think that this list is about whom Sporting News hates and thus it’s under the influence of parent company AOL. When AOL did thinks it knows what it’s doing, chances are that things will mess up.

  12. Can patriot fans trade in their Brady jerseys now?
    Or does that only apply to Hernandez jerseys?
    Let’s not mention deflated balls. Let’s talk about the patriots cooperation during an investigation. Owner surrenders a first round pick to move on from the publicity. A qb destroys his phone by pure coincidence.
    That is how everyone outside of Massachusetts will remember you. Snakes

  13. that darn goodell! another conspiracy!

    the rest of the league better watch out. the patriots will take it out on the league and go undefeated next year!

    they’re just haters and jealous!

    tom is the greatest e-vah! i should know, i’ve been following football since they invented it in boston in 2001!

  14. Utterly ridiculous. Most of these guys are criminals and Brady is a great family guy who’s a bit of a home body. He’s rather hang out with wife, kids and dogs than a bar. In fact he’s more of what the NFL needs. Shows what jealousy and hate can do to these losers who voted him in.

  15. It’s Justified, really, media made people dislike him even more… I would go as far as to say this that if the first four other that Greg Hardy were White Men Brady would of been second on the list… Really Mike Vick at no.1 for some dogs, people love their dogs but really most hated for dogs as opposed to Big Ben and his sexual assault charges against women come on now no one cannot convince me that at a lower level this list is not a little racially motivated… Indeed…

  16. Brady is the only player on this list that is in it due to jealousy. The guy is the greatest player in the history of any sport but he is ranked behind Andrew Luck in last years qb rankings across the board. Total jealousy.

  17. LOVE the pic of Brady clapping. That’s how he probably feels about this poll result. Just keep hating; they’ll just keep winning.

  18. …………..Really? ….I’m not a NE patriots fan by fany means, but Brady is a great player and brings greatness to the QB position……I can think of a dozen players that are much more worthy of being hated more. : Hainesworth (just bad for the game), Pat Leahy (always missed important kicks), Bill Grammatica ( jumping up n down and blowing out a knee), Sherman & Norman (Ok , you’re good but shut up and just play!)…any/or any player that constantly mouths off on the field………..

  19. Romanowski was hated? That dude was a complete beast and played with intensity, was he a little dirty and took some cheap shots? SURE. But he didn’t murder someone and get away with it, or cheat

  20. jfholdforth says:
    May 20, 2016 11:49 AM
    1. OJ
    2. Ray Lewis
    3. Rae Carruth
    _________________

    TSN took OJ, Carruth, Hernandez and Rice off the eligible list. That’s the problem with premature exclamation, when people can’t suppress the need to post they fail to do the reading first.
    Eli making their list tells you everything you need to know about it.

  21. rcosborne59 says:
    May 20, 2016 11:53 AM
    Utterly ridiculous. Most of these guys are criminals and Brady is a great family guy

    =
    Tell that to Tom’s first wife… You know the one he kicked to the curb when she was 8th months pregnant with his child

  22. It kills me that people do not like T.O. can’t give you a real reason as to why they do not like him, what is it cause he’s celebrates he doesn’t do anything more different then any other player in fact I applaud him for his bravery and creativity… Being humble in sports is ridiculous… It was created by those who couldn’t compete on his level get out of here… Indeed…

  23. The better a player is, the more polarizing he becomes.
    ======================================

    Incorrect. Roger Staubach was not “polarizing”.

    Brady should have never destroyed his cell phone before he got out of his car to be interviewed. And then given his unbelievable excuse for it.

  24. intersting picture you used.
    it looks like he has a smirk.

    read the T Shirt, “Best Buddies”

    now look it up and see it his is charity.

    fools

  25. When you are one of the best (or at least, very, very good, except Pacman Jones) at what you do in sports, people in your fan base will love you to the end and those outside your fan base will loath your existence. No one on this list comes as surprise.

    And in other news, the sky is blue, grass is green, and water is wet…….

  26. Maybe Brady’s over-inflated ego has something to do with that.

    You should probably consult a dictionary on what “ego” entails.

    And yeah, winning gets people angry. Tom’s only crime in life is working harder and being better looking than 99% of American males.

  27. For all the idiot Pats fans that are screaming people hate him because he wins, what rubbish. Montana is still the GOAT, a winner and hardly anyone hates him

    Please love my Brady

  28. We do. He’s phony as hell
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Have you ever met him? I find that many people are different than I imagined after I’ve spoken and met with them.

  29. abninf

    Brady should have never destroyed his cell phone before he got out of his car to be interviewed.
    ==============================

    wow, what else do you believe?

  30. Most championships. Led greatest SB comeback of all time under unprecedented pressure. Greatest playoff QB of all time. Regarded by opponents as mentally and physically toughest at taking hits. Always plays big in big games, just does not choke and will not quit. Greatest player of all time. Best looking football player. Gets to play for greatest coach of all time. Rich. Hot wife. Yea that will earn you some hate. Worst of all, he isn’t done piling it on and neither is Hoodie. They’ll both have huge statues looking down on everyone else at Canton. Life is good.

  31. Just wait till he gets rings 5&6 …. Bet he makes it to number 1….
    Success breads jealousy & envy….lots of that out there!!!
    Thank God he’s the QB of my favorite TEAM!!!!

  32. Most of these guys are criminals and Brady is a great family guy who’s a bit of a home body
    ———-
    What part of leaving your pregnant girlfriend for a model is being a great family guy?

  33. I honestly really feel bad for Tom Brady personally. By all accounts, he’s a great guy. This guy has done nothing but do right on and off the field, and because of jealousy and a bogus investigation that proved nothing, this guy’s good name has been dragged through the mud for a year and a half. Now he gets his name breathed with dog torturers/killers, women beaters, guys who at best obstructed the investigation of a murder and at worst actually has blood on his hands, a 300+ guy who will stomp on you with cleats and act like he has no idea what you’re talking about when questioned…you gotta be kidding me. Nicely done, Roger.

  34. rcosborne

    Tell that to Tom’s first wife… You know the one he kicked to the curb when she was 8th months pregnant with his child

    =================================

    in one sentence you have three points that are not factual.

    but you believe it because it helps you rationalize your hatred, what a way to go through life.

  35. The better a player is, the more polarizing he becomes.

    ========

    yeah, this is patently false.

    joe montana
    jim brown (polarizing for non-football reasons)
    john unitas
    steve young
    barry sanders
    walter payton
    jerry rice
    reggie white
    lawrence taylor (polarizing for non-football reasons)
    emmitt smith
    mean joe greene
    dick butkus
    bart starr
    rod woodson

    the list goes on and on and on

    the more of an a-hole you are the more polarizing you are or the more of a cheater you are the more polarizing you are

    no correlation with greatness. if anything it’s probably a negative correlation. there are way more non-polarizing great players than polarizing.

  36. Love the sanctimonious hypocrisy of Brady haters.
    Funny thing is they have no problem with Peyton Manning’s miraculous recovery being clouded by his admission that HGH was being sent to his home, and covering for it by intimidation of a witness and evidence tampering. And, oh yeah, his serial cheating on his wife.

  37. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    May 20, 2016 11:44 AM
    If Brady will just admit he cheated for 8 years most of us would forgive him.
    —————————-

    No you wouldn’t. He didn’t cheat but that’s not the reason you hate him anyway. He busted your one year dynasty, he’s got the highest win % of any QB with 50 or more games played in the SB era, he has played for less to help defeat salary cap parity, has as many SB rings as any other QB, he is tied with Montana for most SB MVP awards and is married to the world’s richest supermodel. If Montana played today he would be among the most hated as well. It used to be there was respect for quality opponents now it’s all just hate and whining. I have been a NE season ticket holder since ’82. I admired Marino’s and Kelly’s abilities even though I hated watching what they did to my team. Almost no one who ever played was more arrogant than Marino but Pats fans always gave the devil his due. But then as a babyboomer I wasn’t raised to expect anything I hadn’t earned but instead taught a little respect goes a long way.

  38. abninf says:
    May 20, 2016 12:02 PM

    Brady should have never destroyed his cell phone before he got out of his car to be interviewed.
    ————————

    He didn’t.

    Are you bozos payed to perpetuate Goodell’s lies?

  39. I don’t hate Tom Brady, I just think that he plays for a classless coach. Still salty about the Pats going for it on 4th down in the 4th quarter when they were beating my team by 30 points a few years ago.

  40. So the most hated player is a guy who:

    Drafted #199.
    Hardest worker in the game.
    Doesn’t do PEDs like Peyton.
    Doesn’t teabag women like Peyton.
    Doesn’t destroy innocent women’s careers like Peyton.
    Doesn’t beat women like Hardy and Rice.
    Doesn’t rape women like Ben.
    Doesn’t kill people like Lewis and Hernandez.
    Doesn’t attack cops like Shady.
    Has never been caught cheating. Science + Wells Report
    Never been caught lying. Science + Wells Report
    Always says the right things.
    Always does the right things.
    Plays for one of the cleanest franchises in the NFL.
    A consistent winner.
    Never throws teammates under the bus.
    Always puts others first.

    Are you kidding me?! This guy should be a saint! The hatred and jealousy run deep.

  41. scrappler says:
    May 20, 2016 11:52 AM
    that darn goodell! another conspiracy!

    the rest of the league better watch out. the patriots will take it out on the league and go undefeated next year!

    they’re just haters and jealous!

    tom is the greatest e-vah! i should know, i’ve been following football since they invented it in boston in 2001!

    ========================

    I’ll admit it: I laughed. 🙂

  42. abninf says:
    May 20, 2016 12:02 PM
    The better a player is, the more polarizing he becomes.
    ======================================

    Incorrect. Roger Staubach was not “polarizing”.

    Brady should have never destroyed his cell phone before he got out of his car to be interviewed. And then given his unbelievable excuse for it.

    ————————————————–
    Well….Here are the FACTS

    Ted Wells is on record saying Brady could keep his cell phone “Keep the phone…just give me the …documents…” (He probably never expected the NFLPA would allow a player to hand it over)

    He asked for and got:
    >5 cell phones from non union members (2 ball boys, Equipment Mgr, Belichick and the OC McDaniels)
    > Call and text logs from the phone company to show who and when he contacted – that way Wells had a record to ensure emails and texts were not deleted from the other phones.

    In reality Wells set a trap that is common in these types of cases. When the NFL heard Brady destroyed his phone, the they flooded the media with the news omitting that Wells specifically did not ask for the phone.
    Its the PR con game the NFL played throughout the entire $20M+ fiasco.

    Excerpt below…..

    -Ted Wells, 5/12/15:
    And I want to be crystal clear. I told Mr. Brady and his agents, I was willing not to take possession of the phone. I said, “I don’t want to see any private information.” I said, “Keep the phone. You and the agent, Mr. Yee, you can look at the phone. You give me documents that are responsive to this investigation and I will take your word that you have given me what’s responsive.”

    Brady provided all the relevant information from the phone during the appeal.

  43. PatsFanSince2002 says:
    May 20, 2016 11:55 AM

    1. Egotistical – Translated: Hard worker and confident.
    2. Bad father/Husband – As evidenced by what, exactly?
    3. Cheater – See question responding to inane comment #2
    4. Possibly autistic – File this one under “just pulling stuff out of my @$$ now…”
    5. Entitled – to some respect as one of the hardest working players in the league and one who will probably retire being regarded as the best QB of all time.

    Yeah it’s easy to see why Brady is so disliked – Yeah… questionable statements don’t prove this in the least…

  44. blue18hutthutt says:
    May 20, 2016 12:07 PM

    For all the idiot Pats fans that are screaming people hate him because he wins, what rubbish. Montana is still the GOAT, a winner and hardly anyone hates him
    ————————-

    That’s because Joe did all of his winning before “social” media, and before Goodell.

    Both of those things have nearly destroyed the NFL.

  45. Until recently, I liked Brady and thought he was maybe not the GOAT, but very close to it.
    What change my mind? Not Deflategate – although I’m certain he had those balls at the absolute lowest possible PSI he thought he could skate with. I do think he’s way overdone the innocent act as well.
    What really changed my mind was finding out he’s in business with the kind of quack/snake oil salesman that I regard as lower on the evolutionary scale that flatworms. Guerrero lied to sick people, gave them hope, and stole their money with no shred of regret. He’s apparently at it again – with Brady in on the scam – but using more guarded language for what he claims he can do. If Dahmer were still alive I’d lock them in the same jail cell and give Dahmer his choice of carving knives.
    Sucking up to Donald Trump doesn’t help, either.

  46. What idiot made up this phony list? Why would Brady even make the list? I don’t like the guy, but he isn’t even top 200.
    And, how the hell is OJ not listed at #1? Oh, and one more thing. This list is established from either current players, or those who have only been out of the league for a few years. So, by the Sporting News’ view, there were only nice and cuddly players before 1980? The HOF is littered with guys that were both disliked and hated. Why don’t they get a real list and let some of the thirty somethings know what some of the older players were really like? And as for Romanowski, I would have him on my team any day. Dude knew how to play the game, hit ’em hard so they don’t want to see you again.

  47. Peyton is forever the lovable loser and Brady is hated for crushing every team in his wake. People despise excellence and they cherish mediocrity. I think Brady who happens to have the best selling Jersey would rather have his 4 rings than some losing team’s fans love.

  48. PatsFanSince2002 says:
    May 20, 2016 12:01 PM
    rcosborne59 says:
    May 20, 2016 11:53 AM
    Utterly ridiculous. Most of these guys are criminals and Brady is a great family guy

    =
    Tell that to Tom’s first wife… You know the one he kicked to the curb when she was 8th months pregnant with his child
    _____________________________________

    Tom and Bridget Moynahan were not married. They broke up and THEN she found out she was a couple of months pregnant. BM even admits that.

    At least get your facts straight.

  49. Oh well, I’m sure he’s crushed over it. You know list is crap when Gronk is on it. Who the hell can hate that guy??? Even Red Sox fans liked Jeter and Mariano.

  50. Brady’s lawyers are high fiving right now. When Brady sues the NFL for defamation, wrongful punishment, manipulation, etc etc etc…..they can hang their hat on this survey to quantify the damage done to his reputation thanks to Goodell and his henchmen. This lawsuit is coming. No way Brady stops now. Any surprise certain refs have retired, NFL execs have been shipped off to Europe and China. Brady will be the first NFL player with a big enough bank roll to fund such a suit. Get your popcorn….we have only seen the opening act.

  51. Richie Incognito lands at 17. Seems high. Cutler lands at 12. Seems low.

    A bit of recency bias in this list, if you ask me. Keyshawn & Romanowski both strike me as way too low.

  52. And the Boston fan lands squarely at #1 in historically hated fan list; just above the soccer hooligans of Liverpool and that crowd in brazil that beheaded a referee.

    Some may think that this decision was made based on these fans unwillingness to EVER admit to the blame for any Patriot discretion (it’s Harbaughs fault, no evidence, it’s the Colt’s GM’s fault, we thought it was legal to video practices so we could beat the Jets and everybody is just picking on the Pats) but no, it’s mostly because as soon as they won the World Series…..finally…..every panzy-narcissistic fan decided they needed to write a book about how it made them feel. Which, of course, caused the rest of the country to collectively want to puke.

  53. By the rationale expressed by so many Pats fans here, people must only hate Ray Lewis because he was so good on the field.

    It’s possible to respect someone’s abilities and still hate them. Brady is an all-time great, no doubt. But Montana and Unitas and Manning and A LOT of other all-time greats did not immediately make a face of pained anguish toward the refs if they should happen to be knocked down during a play. But I know, I know, only John Harbaugh complains about anything, right?

    We don’t even need to get into the whole chronic, serial cheating part of this equation. Brady’s awesome, but comes off like a cranky, entitled pretty boy.

  54. RussianBreadMaker says:
    May 20, 2016 12:20 PM

    Still salty about the Pats going for it on 4th down in the 4th quarter when they were beating my team by 30 points a few years ago.
    ________________________________

    You realize they went for it on 4th to give your team a chance to stop them instead of just putting up an automatic 3 points right??? I mean really, you couldn’t stop who??? Mike Cloud… Never heard of him before or after that game. It really isn’t there job to stop themselves. Get over it.

  55. “osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    May 20, 2016 11:44 AM
    If Brady will just admit he cheated for 8 years most of us would forgive him.”

    He doesn’t need, nor care about, your forgiveness.

  56. PatsFanSince2002 says:
    May 20, 2016 12:01 PM

    Tell that to Tom’s first wife… You know the one he kicked to the curb when she was 8th months pregnant with his child
    ———————————————
    Giselle Bundchen IS Tom’s first wife. He was never married to Bridget Moynahan and they broke up before her pregnancy was even known. You Brady haters are so stupid, you’d lose a debate with Joe Biden.

  57. Well I guess it trends towards newer players, but I’ve heard stories about guys like Conrad Dobler. It’s like this list should be called…

    ‘Guys who’ve played in the 1980’s or later’.

    Not the guys from before who would do stuff like but lead weights in their casts and stuff like that.

  58. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 20, 2016 11:48 AM

    It doesn’t help that Brady is currently wasting millions of dollars fighting a four games suspension when most people are struggling financially. Brady is getting some really bad PR advice.
    ——————————

    The only money that has been wasted throughout this whole debacle is the money that Goodell spent to perpetrate the greatest fraud in sports history.

    Then he wastes taxpayer dollars on the appeals.

    Hopefully he spent his own money to bribe the two Federal judges, but I doubt it.

  59. What most Pats fans just don’t get is that a whole lot of us didn’t hate Brady at all until we found out how padded his results are from cheating. We’re still NFL fans and appreciate the difference between being one of the greats and being one of the great cheaters. Same goes for BB.

  60. Bill needs to laminate this and put it on Brady’s locker, so he see’s it every single day…

    The GOAT is gonna be coming out of the gates late and healthy… NE runs the table between weeks 5 & 17, smoking the NFL yet again… Locks up the AFC Championship and then onto SB LI victory….

    Y’all like adding more motivation to someone who’s one of the most motivated players in the league…

    Good going….

  61. PatsFanSince2002 says:
    May 20, 2016 12:01 PM

    Tell that to Tom’s first wife… You know the one he kicked to the curb when she was 8th months pregnant with his child

    ********************************************

    Oh My Goodness. Just stop, enough about Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan, they were NEVER MARRIED. In fact, they broke up BEFORE she knew she was pregnant.

    TB and BM have done a tremendous job raising the child they share.

  62. Does anybody bother to read anything before posting?
    It was not a poll, it is TSN’s list. Manziel is at 16 and Tebow (21) and Newton (20) are more ‘hated’ than Jack ‘Call Me Assassin’ Tatum ???
    Hines Ward was not left off of it.
    Comparing feelings about Brady to any pre internet player is foolish.
    When Moynihan and Brady split she didn’t even know she was pregnant never mind him knowing.

    Eli Manning is on the list. Seriously Eli F Manning is one of the 40 most hated players of all time? Even if all they did was poll Pats fans he wouldn’t have made it.

  63. bigbroncomama says:

    Hey patsnation. Google cheating/brady/nanny/divorce. See what comes up. Your Prince has not sued one of these publications. Hmmmm…\

    ============================
    CORRECTED:

    Hey NFL Nation.

    Google cheating/manning/teabagging/HGH. See what comes up. And he has not sued one publication. Hmmmm…

  64. bigbroncomama says:
    May 20, 2016 12:10 PM

    Hey patsnation. Google cheating/brady/nanny/divorce. See what comes up. Your Prince has not sued one of these publications. Hmmmm…
    ————————

    You’re the prime example of how stupid people believe anything they read, and why it was so easy for Goodell to dupe a bunch of morons into believing his lies.

  65. Tom is a whiner
    Tom cheats and uses fall guys
    Tom left his girlfriend when she was 8 months pregnant for Giesle.
    Tom blatantly lied in the police investigation into the gun fire at his wedding.
    Tom destroyed his phone.
    Tom wears Uggs.

  66. No you wouldn’t. He didn’t cheat but that’s not the reason you hate him anyway. He busted your one year dynasty, he’s got the highest win % of any QB with 50 or more games played in the SB era, he has played for less to help defeat salary cap parity, has as many SB rings as any other QB, he is tied with Montana for most SB MVP awards and is married to the world’s richest supermodel. If Montana played today he would be among the most hated as well. It used to be there was respect for quality opponents now it’s all just hate and whining. I have been a NE season ticket holder since ’82. I admired Marino’s and Kelly’s abilities even though I hated watching what they did to my team. Almost no one who ever played was more arrogant than Marino but Pats fans always gave the devil his due. But then as a babyboomer I wasn’t raised to expect anything I hadn’t earned but instead taught a little respect goes a long way.
    ________________________________________

    Thank you for the most realistic post I have ever read on PFT. Although not a baby boomer myself, I grew up admiring talent and ability and tipping your cap to the opposition if/when they beat your team. Unfortuntely, most people nowadays have grown up believing its OK/easier to blame someone else when something doesn’t go your way. It’s never your fault, it’s always someone else’s. Its really pathetic but I guess the age we live in now.

    Ironically, many posts on here are saying “America hates cheaters” and all that crap. When you point out (with facts, I may add) that every team has been caught doing something to skirt the rules, you are accused of trying to deflect. Somehow 0.2 PSI (which we now all now was a direct result of mother nature) is worse than another recently retired QB using HGH. Its pathetic and sad, but again, lends itself to the blame anyone but me mentality of today.

  67. gtisme

    it’s mostly because as soon as they won the World Series…..finally…..every fan decided they needed to write a book about how it made them feel. Which, of course, caused the rest of the country to collectively want to puke.

    ============================

    we should get a little credit for at least forgiving buckner…

  68. Can’t be surprised Micheal Vick is at the top, I mean he is a convicted felon……errrr “person who committed a crime” and “individual who was incarcerated”

  69. Such jealous haters. This “outside of Boston” North Carolina resident respects and admires Brady because works hard, studies film, and kicks everyone else’s butts. He’s also movie-star good looking, has a former Victoria’s Secret supermodel for a wife, is incredibly rich AND still modest and respectful during interviews, has a worthy charity, and takes good care of his health. That to me makes him a total winner. Poor crybaby fans who can’t stand all that… get a life, envious losers!

  70. “Oh my god, we did it. I love you man” — phony Tom Brady winning Super Bowl

    “I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight” — down to earth Peyton Manning winning Super Bowl

  71. What most Pats fans just don’t get is that a whole lot of us didn’t hate Brady at all until we found out how padded his results are from cheating. We’re still NFL fans and appreciate the difference between being one of the greats and being one of the great cheaters. Same goes for BB.
    __________________________________________

    Yawn. Please explain how his stats are padded? Even if you believe the deflategate crap (making you the definition of a hater at this point), the 2015 season proved lower PSI do absolutely nothing in terms of a competitive advantage. At 38 years old, TB led the league in TDs and other statistical categories with a decimated offense. Keep hating bro, it suites you well.

  72. Players on that list mostly because they deserve it by their actions on the field (Suh, Burfict, Finnegan) or off (Lewis, Hardy, Peterson, Vick). Or just because (Manziel).
    As a Colts fan, Brady should not be on that list. Winning should be cause for envy, not hate. But I still want him to lose.

  73. bigbroncomama says:
    May 20, 2016 11:56 AM

    America hates cheaters. End of story
    ==============================Well If that were in fact true, Peyton Manning would be on the list NOT TB 12 GOAT!!

  74. 3menandablog says:
    May 20, 2016 11:42 AM

    “We do. He’s phony as hell”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    LMAO – This is the MOST laughable statement ever made about Brady – definitely top prize of STUPID comments list.

    Brady has lead the NE PATRIOTS to six SuperBowls and has won four.

    What has your QB done for your team – LMAO

  75. =
    “Tell that to Tom’s first wife… You know the one he kicked to the curb when she was 8th months pregnant with his child”

    More ignorance from the haters in their mommas basement.
    Brady was never Married to Bridget, they were dating. Brady broke up with Bridget, she was not happy. after starting to date Gisele, Bridget informed Tom she was pregnant. started out rough but they spend a ton of time with the kid and Bridget as well.

    You IDIOT!

  76. seatownballers says:
    May 20, 2016 11:51 AM
    Can Patriot fans trade in their Brady jerseys now?
    ———————-

    You mean the best selling jersey in the game?
    Your screen name says all there is to know about what motivated the post. Man he just toasted the legion of boast in that 4th qtr. You still mad bro?

  77. PEDton Manning = The Real PHONY QB

    Hides under the skirt of his wife for his HGH.

    We are LOL at you haters!

  78. I love these stupid lists so lets move forward and have the same type of lists for Sports writers and Sports announcers and do not leave out all the experts on ESPN, Fox Sports etc.

  79. Brady has lead the NE PATRIOTS to six SuperBowls and has won four.

    What has your QB done for your team – LMAO
    ————–
    Are you sure he lead the way? I mean if that were the case, I would think he would be much higher than 15th all time in post season passer rating which is a measure of individual performance vs. team.

    And of course who can ignore the institutional cheating that has been employed by B-Becheck.

  80. It’s about cheating, not winning. Proof? Well, I don’t know any Cowboy fans who hate Montana. I don’t know any Raider fans or old Oiler fans who hate Bradshaw. There’s no universal disdain for Aikman or Staubach from the NFL fans outside of their team’s fan base. I’m sure Patriot fans will have a very different take, they always do.

  81. Go figure? Fans of 31 Teams beaten by the G.O.A.T. = Hate Tom Brady!

    Complete SHOCKER!!!!

  82. Fans of 31 NFL Teams that have watched their team lose to the Greatest QB of ALL-TIME hate Tom Brady – Never saw that coming!

    Complete SHOCKER !!!

  83. Slideshow sites like that are my #1 most hated. Why do I need to click a whole bunch of times from 40 to get to 1. Just gimme a bunch of links in a list and I’ll read what I want to.

    But I digress.

    As for Brady… if he isn’t hated then he’s doing something wrong. Keep doing what GOAT QB’s do champ!

    🙂

  84. Yeah,
    this is SO meaningful.
    Considering that we have redefined “hate” in this country to mean “anything where you disagree with me.”

    Tell someone you believe in “Traditional marriage” and it’s labeled “Hate speech.”

    A college student who writes “Make America Great again” in chalk on the sidewalk gets calls from the president because liberal students cry “It’s frightening “hate speech”.

    No, I’m afraid the word “hate” is meaningless in this country now…

  85. No Rae Carruth. No OJ Simpson.

    The vile Jack Tatum all the way down at #26.

    #LOLOLOLAtThisList

  86. I’m embarrassed I gave that link one click.

    To give it 40 is insane.

    And no Cam in top ten = bogus.

  87. Why do I keep seeing this talk about GOAT on this article?

    This article is NOT about 5 time champion Bart Starr. If Patsie fans want to use Brady’s 4 championships as the measure, then Bart Starr is your man. 5 in 8 years.

  88. One thing these stories show is that there is a disproportionate amount of Patriot fans on PFT. The poll reflects the thoughts of the nation, not the New England area.

    Eli deserves to be on the list because of what he and his camera-loving dad, Archie, did on draft day “We’re not punks”.

  89. Roger Goodell is my #1 most hated commissioner of all time.

    See… no slideshow needed.

    🙂

  90. Peoples priorities are embarrassing these days.
    Even if you believe he cheated on football air pressure, to have him included with the criminals on that list says WAY more about the people voting than it does about Brady. I was never a fan of Brady`s but the more i hear idiots talk about him the more of a fan i become because i don`t want to be on the same side as those lunatics about anything.
    Only losers are jealous of winners.

  91. buffalostarwarsfan says:
    May 20, 2016 1:22 PM
    Why are we shocked at Eli’s inclusion? He got on there from all the sniveling Pat*iots fans who are still upset they can’t beat him.
    ——————–

    Why are we not surprised a Bills fan doesn’t realize this wasn’t a poll? Very few Pats fans have any grudge against Eli never mind any hate. The Giants D won those games fair and square. Any supposed Pats fan that says different is a fanboy not a real fan and no better than the clowns that hate Brady simply because he wins. The cheater crap is hysterical, the ‘hate’ was there well before framegate.

  92. Three things that cause you to hate an innocent person:

    1.) You believed the Gossip & Lies

    2.) You are insanely Jealous/Afraid

    3.) Your mind & soul are poisoned with Envy.

  93. Tom Brady is hated but to be fair he should never come in higher than Michael Vick, Ray Rice, Greg Hardy or anyone who harms or hurts a living being. I dislike Tom but not more than those dbags. I don’t dislike him because he is good, I dislike him because he cries more than any player in the history of the game. Hall of Fame Cry Baby.

  94. granadafan says:
    May 20, 2016 1:29 PM
    One thing these stories show is that there is a disproportionate amount of Patriot fans on PFT. The poll reflects the thoughts of the nation, not the New England area.
    ——————————-

    Another thing it shows is how few people read anything before posting here on PFT. It was a TSN clickbait opinion piece, not a poll. The internet once again proving ‘It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt’

  95. Very few Pats fans have any grudge against Eli never mind any hate.
    ===========================
    Why would they hate Eli? Eli doesn’t make a habit out of cheating like Brady apparently does

  96. 2ruefan says:
    May 20, 2016 1:27 PM

    Yeah,
    this is SO meaningful.
    Considering that we have redefined “hate” in this country to mean “anything where you disagree with me.”

    Tell someone you believe in “Traditional marriage” and it’s labeled “Hate speech.”

    A college student who writes “Make America Great again” in chalk on the sidewalk gets calls from the president because liberal students cry “It’s frightening “hate speech”.

    No, I’m afraid the word “hate” is meaningless in this country now…
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Worth repeating 10,000x

  97. atmountaintime says:
    May 20, 2016 11:59 AM

    Romanowski was hated? That dude was a complete beast and played with intensity, was he a little dirty and took some cheap shots? SURE. But he didn’t murder someone and get away with it, or cheat
    ———————–

    Romanowski was one of the biggest scumbags ever to play the game.

    A little dirty? He spit in a guys face, for crying out loud.

  98. SKOLOLOLOL!!! says:
    May 20, 2016 1:08 PM
    Fans hate cheaters. Just look at Barry Bonds when he was busted for being a cheater. Welcome to the club Tom!

    This is your 4th different screen name. Time to get a life.

  99. It’s cause people today are so jealous and hateful. Tom Brady is the MAN. Every man’s man should love Tom Brady like they love John Wayne.

    Stop the hate. Emprace greatness.

    Signed,
    A Bengals Fan

  100. Bill Romanowski is the biggest A hole in that list, by a country mile.

  101. Any bets that the most hated fans are the Patriot fans? I’d bet they are #1 most hated.

  102. TB will break Montana and Bradshaw’s SB wins.

    5 is coming.

    How can Jamarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf not be on the list?

  103. BTW

    Hating only brings out superior performance.

    The only way to take a Man down is by “puffing” him up.

    Keep hating TB and he will keep winning.

  104. “The guy is the greatest player in the history of any sport”

    Brady is good, but he isn’t even the best football player in history, let alone any other sport. Here is an example. Ever heard of Michael Jordan?

  105. jimmyt says:
    May 20, 2016 12:37 PM

    What most Pats fans just don’t get is that a whole lot of us didn’t hate Brady at all until we found out how padded his results are from cheating. We’re still NFL fans and appreciate the difference between being one of the greats and being one of the great cheaters. Same goes for BB.
    —————————-

    So what you are really saying that a whole lot of you didn’t hate Tom Brady until Goodell told you to hate him?

    For the life of me, I’ll never understand what compels people to blindly believe all of the numerous verified lies that Goodell has told, and not believe Tom Brady, who has never done anything in his career to cause people to mistrust him.

  106. metalup666 says:
    May 20, 2016 2:27 PM
    “The guy is the greatest player in the history of any sport”
    ——-

    There are two QB’s who played in Denver who beg to differ (for good reason)

  107. Not so surprising. Tom Brady is not that likeable. Nothing to do with the quality of play. The cheating and lying scandals don’t help him. Eli Manning, however, is not surprising at all. He is very popular across the spectrum with men, women and especially children.

  108. Any bets that the most hated fans are the Patriot fans? I’d bet they are #1 most hated.
    __________________________________________

    Any bets on the Dolphins being the laughing stock of the AFCE? Which is hilarious given the same division includes the Bills and Jets.

    Que the……well, well, we beat the Pats the past few years in Miami. Congrats, maybe you can borrow the Colts participation banner.

  109. Any bets on the Dolphins being the laughing stock of the AFCE? Which is hilarious given the same division includes the Bills and Jets.

    Que the……well, well, we beat the Pats the past few years in Miami. Congrats, maybe you can borrow the Colts participation banner.

  110. Not so surprising. Tom Brady is not that likeable. Nothing to do with the quality of play. The cheating and lying scandals don’t help him. Eli Manning, however, is not surprising at all. He is very popular across the spectrum with men, women and especially children.
    _________________________________________

    Want a do-over on that one? Its not surprising TB is on the list, however its also not surprising Eli Manning is on the list because he is popular with men, women, and children? Maybe you should sit a couple plays out

  111. Tom Brady is clearly a great player.

    I don’t understand why he and his coach feel the need to cheat.

    Yet, they do.

    I don’t hate Brady. I loathe him. And I feel sorry that he felt he had to ruin his reputation by resorting to actions that are so close to violating the rules.

    I won’t split hairs here. I don’t like him – never will – and know that he’ll be in the Hall of Fame someday with a stain he can’t get rid of on his yellow jacket.

  112. oh and the bad family guy…

    Brady and Moynahan started dating in 2004 before calling it quits in December of 2006. Shortly after the breakup, Brady started dating Bundchen. Then in February 2007, Moynahan announced she was more than three-months pregnant with both her and Brady’s first child.

    Jack, was born on August 22, 2007, Moynahan said she was heartbroken and pregnant. When you’re suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you’re in your 30’s, it’s a hard conversation. She said when she brought home Jack for the first time, she cried. I walk in and just started sobbing. All of a sudden, you have this newborn you have no training for. It’s frightening.

    Gisele finally opened up in November 2015 about how she truly felt when news of Moynahan’s pregnancy broke. She considered just running away when she first found out that her then-new boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend was having his baby. “It was a challenging thing because here I am, you know, thinking I’m dating this guy. We met, we started dating, everything is great, and then this happens so I felt I didn’t know what to do,Do I just run away?”

    All in all, it seems she has adjusted to the situation and still loves Brady, saying he’s kind and a good man.

    Bundchen even talked about her love for Moynahan and Brady’s son Jack, “I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter bonus child.”

    At first there were co-parenting tensions in the media, I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child.”

    Moynahan has never made a comment about Gisele or Tom. I have a relationship with these people on a daily basis. I’m raising a child, and it’s public …

    E! and Daily Mail have captured “family moments” of the two mothers getting along and spending time together as co-parents.

    “My son has two loving parents in an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.”

    Moynihan has married Frankel Co-President of Stuart Frankel & Co., a Wall Street institutional brokerage firm. The two met through a friend and got married in October 2015. They have kept the details of their relationship and wedding fairly private. Frankel is Moynahan’s first husband.

  113. favreisadouche says:
    May 20, 2016 2:21 PM

    Tom,

    Why did you structure your 2016 salary to be so low the first four games? Can’t think of why he would do that
    ——————————

    Good grief. A second grader can figure that out.

    You must be really dumb.

  114. Funny, everyone gives Pats fans gripe about being homers, yet some of the hatred and vile comments by the haters is pathetic. This goes way beyond dislike for a player. There is deep rooted jealousy and its rearing its ugly head.

    Even better are the comments that suggest Brady is a “proven” cheater. That is the whole point here, in the 15+ months of deflategate, nothing whatsoever has been proven. That is what the Patriots logic has always been. If you have some proof, by all means send it to the NFL since they have already admitted they have no proof of Brady cheating.

    Please answer one question…..are the Pats the only team that has ever been accused of skirting the rules? Honest question. And since the answer is no, and the fact there have been significantly worse violations than 0.2 PSI in a football (which again, was never proven to be malicious), why do you hate the Pats/Brady so much but every other team gets a pass?

  115. I’ve started to really hate people that hate Brady, some guy at the airport tried to joke at me about “deflated” something or other due to my Patriots jersey, I kept ignoring him and he didn’t give in, finally he was practically on top of me and I said loudly “I don’t hear too well” innocently and he walked away embarrassed

  116. “Is there a text in which Mr. Brady instructs someone to put a needle in a football? No there is not such direct evidence.”

    That is a direct quote from Daniel Nash, lawyer for the NFL, addressing Judge Berman. He goes onto say

    “What matters is the commissioner’s thought on that. His judgement.”

    So basically, the NFL’s case comes down to: “Evidence isn’t important. It only matters that Goodell thinks Brady is guilty.”

  117. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 2:10 PM

    Any bets that the most hated fans are the Patriot fans? I’d bet they are #1 most hated.
    ——————————

    I’d put my money on the fans that cry about the Patriots “cheating”, while disregarding the fact that the teams they root for suck.

  118. fireroger says:
    May 20, 2016 2:15 PM

    People hate Brady for “cheating”. Those same people love Goodell for lying.
    ++++++++++++++++

    This is the TRUE but sad world we currently live in. Half of America has yet to engage their brain and realize they have been SUCKERED by Goodel, ESPN and the entire NYC NFL Office.

    Vote for that Beech who agreed to the death of our Defenders at Bengahzi.

  119. this list is freakin awesome!!!! as i scrolled through the only two players i didn’t agree with were ricky williams and tebow. i understand why they are on this list but it was more the hype and media attention on them then stuff they actually said or did.

  120. laserw says:
    May 20, 2016 2:50 PM

    Tom Brady is clearly a great player.

    I don’t understand why he and his coach feel the need to cheat.

    Yet, they do.

    I don’t hate Brady. I loathe him. And I feel sorry that he felt he had to ruin his reputation by resorting to actions that are so close to violating the rules.

    I won’t split hairs here. I don’t like him – never will – and know that he’ll be in the Hall of Fame someday with a stain he can’t get rid of on his yellow jacket
    +++++++++++++++++

    Poor Souls like this are unable to engage their brain and realize they have been SUCKERED by Goodel, ESPN & the NYC NFL Office.

    It would be completely LAUGHABLE until you realize that they really would rather accept being lied to by Goodel then have their team beat by Brady.

  121. laserw says:
    May 20, 2016 2:50 PM
    Tom Brady is clearly a great player.

    I don’t understand why he and his coach feel the need to cheat.

    Yet, they do.

    I don’t hate Brady. I loathe him. And I feel sorry that he felt he had to ruin his reputation by resorting to actions that are so close to violating the rules.

    I won’t split hairs here. I don’t like him – never will – and know that he’ll be in the Hall of Fame someday with a stain he can’t get rid of on his yellow jacket.

    —————-
    So you must loathe Andrew Luck as well then right? If not….why? The Colts footballs were under 12.5psi as well. Or did you simply fail 7th grade science?

  122. foolsgoldstandard says:
    May 20, 2016 2:49 PM
    Of course he’s hated. Everyone wants to call him the GOAT but he’s a known and proven cheater. It’s disrespectful to the real Greats of gears gone by.

    Get over it!!!

    How exactly is a “proven cheater”?

    When was it proven?

    Oh, in the second half of the AFCCG? Oh wait, he was nearly perfect in the cold and rain.

    Oh I got it, it was in the SB. No, he had one of the best 4th Q is SB history.

    I got, it was last season when he played horrible with the “properly inflated footballs”

    Wait, he led the NFL in TD and was in the top 4 in passing yards and QBR.

    And the Patriots as a team still at the top of the league in FEWEST fumbles.

    By saying he is a “cheater” it would mean he had some sort of competitive advantage.
    Sorry they crybabies were WRONG AGAIN.

  123. arcross12042004scorp15 says:

    Tom is a whiner – and you’re an idiot
    Tom cheats and uses fall guys – and you’re an idiot
    Tom left his girlfriend when she was 8 months pregnant for Giesle. – and you’re an uninformed idiot
    Tom blatantly lied in the police investigation into the gun fire at his wedding. – and you’re an idiot
    Tom destroyed his phone. – and you’re an idiot
    Tom wears Uggs. – and you’re still an idiot

  124. but yet he STILL has the NUMBER ONE selling jersey of all QB’s ..go figure

    btw, anyone who’s read the Wells Report and looked at the facts, ball deflation, there’s literally no proof of it, show you can’t say he cheated by deflating footballs, and as for the phone, it’s there in black & white text, he was told by Ted Wells that they didn’t need/want his phone .. the haters hate us because they aren’t us

  125. What a dumb media stunt. Yeah, lets add more baggage to the NFL by making a list who we hate most. I can see fans making a list, because America is fixated on what we hate most and can complain about. Sure it’s interesting, but for current players to do this is just stupid. About as stupid as players who post dumb twitter comments and then detract them once they exposed.

  126. At least the “lowly Fins” have beat the by GOD patsies the darlings of the NFL one game in the season for the last 4 years!!! Even when the rest of the division swept us WE were the patsies ONLY division loss & got spanked when the patsies needed the win to keep home field advantage!!! you’re welcome Denver. & thanks for spanking the patsies BOTH times 1 with a back up & the other defeat with a veteran on his way out!!! Cheater didn’t prosper last year!!!

  127. cheater, liar, whiny man-baby, all-around scumbag.
    what’s not to like?

    No class, no honor, no integrity, no remorse.
    That’s the Patriot’s Way.

  128. -Ted Wells, 5/12/15:
    And I want to be crystal clear. I told Mr. Brady and his agents, I was willing not to take possession of the phone. I said, “I don’t want to see any private information.” I said, “Keep the phone. You and the agent, Mr. Yee, you can look at the phone. You give me documents that are responsive to this investigation and I will take your word that you have given me what’s responsive.”

    Brady provided all the relevant information from the phone during the appeal.

  129. I don’t like him due to his smugness, arrogance, the way he treated Bidget Monahayn, the easy treatment he gets in the media compared to a black quarterback his support of a bigot like Donald Trump, His friendship with a convicted hate crime felon. His condescending attitude and remarks as as the remarks of his ignore high school drop out wife

  130. Surely Bradshaw, Montana, Aikman,Stabauch,Peyton Manning are numbers 41-45.If they had someone in an Ernie Adams role relaying intel to their helmets pre snap and it enabled them to win 4 more Lombardies than they already did they would surely get a bump up on this list.
    TeeHee😊

    Glad you have this spot on the list to motivate you Tom. And by the sheepish grin on your face in Santa Clara last February as SB MVPs were being honored , we could all tell how comfortable you were with all that booing.

    Good luck Monday- hope you get to play in the opener so your fanbase will have one less topic to whine about.

  131. iamkillerfin says:

    At least the “lowly Fins” have beat the the patsies

    ONLY division loss & got spanked when the patsies needed the win to keep home field advantage!!! you’re welcome Denver. & thanks for spanking the patsies BOTH times 1 with a back up & the other defeat with a veteran on his way out!!!
    =======================================

    living through the eyes of others, i guess that is all you have…

  132. he is hated because he is first a cheater, he thinks he is special, and he is most of all arrogant…he would learn some life lessons from Peyton Manning…now there is a good Quarter Back

  133. I’m kind of past the point of getting worked up about this, but since I bothered to read the dang article, two observations:

    1. This list is absurd. Eli Manning among the most hated ever? No way. Suh, Hardy, and Vick are all way higher than they should be just because they’re current players. I’m not saying they are choir boys, but I have a hard time believing Michael Vick is the most hated guy in football history.

    2. Pats fans seem to think the only reason anyone would hate Brady is out of jealousy. That, too, is absurd. Doubtless, there are a lot of fans that are sick of watching him torch their team year after year, but even ignoring that, he does have an undeniable smug factor, and his relationship with Donald Trump doesn’t help his image. With that said, I personally don’t mind him because 1) he’s never committed a crime, which already sets him in the top half of the league character-wise, 2) I think his refusal to appease Goodell is awesome, and 3) he did an interview before the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight last year during which he was clearly hammered, and it was pretty hilarious. It was the first time he seemed like a laid-back guy. And I think his super-serious, humorless persona rubs people the wrong way…but being that serious is probably a big reason he has been as successful as he has.

    I guess my point is that people on all sides need to take their heads out of the sand.

  134. Brady probably puts this list behind these other lists;

    Playoffs (career)
    Most games played – 31
    Most games started for a quarterback – 31
    Most games won as starting quarterback – 22
    Most career home wins, post-season, by a starting quarterback: 15,
    Most touchdown passes – 56
    Most yards gained – 7,345
    Most passes completed – 683
    Most passes attempted – 1,085
    Most division titles for a starting quarterback – 13
    Most NFL conference championship appearances for a starting quarterback – 10
    Most NFL conference championship wins for a starting quarterback – 6
    Most career 300+ passing yard games in postseason history

    Super Bowl (career)
    Most touchdown passes – 13[150]
    Most yards gained – 1,605
    Most passes completed – 164
    Most passes attempted – 247
    Most passes completed in first half of a single Super Bowl – 20
    Most passes completed in a single Super Bowl – 37
    Most Super Bowl appearances – 6

    Having a hot actress girlfriend
    Having a hot model wife
    One of the richest NFL players

    I’m sure there are many more lists ahead of him being hated.

  135. FoozieGrooler says:
    May 20, 2016 3:51 PM
    cheater, liar, whiny man-baby, all-around scumbag.
    what’s not to like?

    No class, no honor, no integrity, no remorse.
    That’s the Patriot’s Way.

    Crying on the Internet.
    That’s the fan of a sorry team way.

  136. he would learn some life lessons from Peyton Manning…now there is a good Quarter Back
    =============================
    Gee, what could he learn ?? How to tea bag a female trainer, or maybe cheat on his wife , and let’s not forget how to send HGH to himself in his wife’s name??
    Physics proves there was no tampering. The ONLY one guilty of cheating is the NFL!!

  137. Let’s see, he doesn’t beat his wife, he doesn’t beat his kids, he doesn’t swear or berate other players, he works harder than anyone else to be the best he can be, he takes a beating and gets up each time to make a great play. And despite the cognitively deficient opinions he does NOT cheat. He does the thing that everyone wants out of their pro athletes, he wins. When he loses he does not trash anyone or anything. He takes responsibility for the loses. Yep, lets hate that. This poll clearly demonstrates the degree and depth of the senseless hatred that exists in this country.

  138. All these guys have committed crimes, except Brady and Owens. Suh just hasn’t been prosecuted for his. The results of the poll just reflect current passions. Once he retires, Brady will be viewed for what he is. He will own every passing record there is, except INT’s, when he retires. He may also retire with the most Super Bowl Rings earned as a player, by any player in history. He and Vinatieri are currently tied as Active players with the most SB Rings (4), and Brady, Montana, and Bradshaw are the only QB’s to earn four as players. Brady is the only one to play in a 24/7/365 sports “news” social media circus. The fan reactoion is predictable. Personally, I think he handles things quite well, and I see nothing about him that would make me not want him to be my teams QB….if you feel that way, you aren’t paying much attention.

  139. PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER SOMETHING:

    Aside from the old timers, most people who “hate tom brady” and who watch football are under 35. Most in their 20s and teens.

    That means that they’ve watched Thomas F. Brady DEMOLISH their pathetic teams FOR 15 YEARS NOW! For most of these losers that 50%, 60%, 70%, or even 80% of their whole lives!

    Imagine living out your entire meaningless existence while watching the big, bad GOAT come into your stadium and lay the smack down every Sunday. Like, your whole life!

    Man, I think I’d hate him too.

  140. The responce given by those Patricheat fans who are too embarassed to admit they know it’s true that they are cheaters but must suffer through the Bradycheat & Belicheat years with some form of self-dignity (even if it is inspired by dillusion): “You’re jealous”.

  141. Pat fans are the ones that have been suckers into the belief that their team has ant real talent. Brady doesn’t even buy into it or he wouldn’t have been part a team that was caught cheating and punished by the league multiple times.

  142. Man I wish I was him…..
    What a life…. What a career….
    Just don’t get much better than he’s got it!!
    & he’s like the enigizer bunny…. Still going… Dang!!!
    The guy is so passionate about his profession….truly a very lucky man!!

  143. The fact that the league felt it necessary to punish the Patriots for cheating MULTIPLE TIMES shows that is who and what they are. Their fans that support cheating shows just how dumb they are.

  144. I’m a bit old school, but the first name I thought of was Bill Romanowski. King of steroids. I watched him slap Tony Gonzalez in the face along the Chiefs sideline during the beginning of a game, right along the entire Chiefs team. He didn’t do it as a reaction to someone else but just because he was hopped up on roids amongst other things and he couldn’t control himself. Of course (big surprise here), a Chiefs player reacted and shoved him, and got flagged. And of course, an official didn’t see Romanowski hit Gonzalez in the face, so he and the Broncos got nothing at all. After he retired he admitted to taking roids his entire career. Guy is trash, can’t stand him.

    As far as the rest of the list, it’s too new school. OJ should be on there. He is hated to this day by many people outside of football. What about Keyshawn Johnson? Not the analyst, the football player of old?

  145. All you little Hillary/Bernie “beta manlets” better check yourself. Whining is your default go-to move, especially from behind a keyboard. You can’t help it because you’ve been programmed this way since birth, but you’re not endearing yourself to anyone. Women are repulsed by your lame attempts to gain their affections by displaying your “feminine” support side. What woman in her right mind is going to be attracted to that? That’s what girlfriends are for. Alpha Dogs don’t supplicate. The Trumpening is upon us. Tom knew it from the beginning. Watch and learn.

  146. -Ted Wells, 5/12/15:
    And I want to be crystal clear. I told Mr. Brady and his agents, I was willing not to take possession of the phone. I said, “I don’t want to see any private information.” I said, “Keep the phone. You and the agent, Mr. Yee, you can look at the phone. You give me documents that are responsive to this investigation and I will take your word that you have given me what’s responsive.”

    Brady provided all the relevant information from the phone during the appeal.

    ——————————————————————–
    Yeah, at the appeal. Not the initial investigation to which Goodell then suspended him and a panel of Judges ruled that was within his disciplinary rights as the commissioner. The suspension has less to do with deflating footballs and more to do with consistently bending, or flat out ignoring rules set in place that all teams must abide by; (See Denver: Capgate- got caught, manned up and took punishments and cooperated with the league). 31 other owners were tired of Kraft after Spygate (FACT) Goodell had to set an example for the team he let off with a slap on the wrist the first time (FACT) and if Brady had just cooperated and admitted to letting air out of footballs no one would care right now (FACT) Cry in your soup about that.

  147. Now that we know Brady is a dirty player I recommend opposing teams play dirty against him.

  148. Let me guess, AP is on the list bc he runs over Packers dB every time and punishes them. Haters gonna hate when they can’t stop him. Lol

  149. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    The fact that the league felt it necessary to punish the Patriots for cheating MULTIPLE TIMES shows that is who and what they are. Their fans that support cheating shows just how dumb they are.
    ++++++++++++++++++

    You forgot “the league felt it necessary to punish the Patriots for PARITY and without evidence”

    Shows how dumb and easily manipulated some fans are.

  150. One thing about Brady is I don’t know anyone who feels indifferent about him or the Patriots.

    He’s probably in the top 10 of the most loved of all time if you do that list.

    I mean they did a poll last year which showed he was both the most loved and most hated player in the league.

    Football won’t be the same when he’s going and the pats are back to being blah, but until then screw that guy.

  151. LOL at all these physics experts on here.
    The things that prove he cheated are the amount of text messages between him and the ballboys after this came out (and no messages before this came out), the “deflator” name (really, cuz he was losing weight?), the destroyed cell phone and then the prior history of him and his team.

  152. It’s going to be a wonderful thing to see every single one of these fans disappear when this player retires.

  153. jchipwood says:
    May 20, 2016 12:06 PM
    Dolphin fans love him when he comes to Miami once a year. Especially his last 3 trips.
    ========================================
    Especially his most recent trip, where NE rested 90 percent of the starters and pulled the other 10 percent by halftime?

    You are so proud of that W that BB had no interest in by the pregame meal, aren’t you? lol

  154. favreisadouche says:
    May 20, 2016 2:21 PM

    Tom,
    Why did you structure your 2016 salary to be so low the first four games? Can’t think of why he would do that
    _________________________________
    Hmm, let’s start with this: His contract was extended giving him more upfront money, this way the Patriots created more cap space to sign other players, free agents, draft picks, etc.

    Do you get it now?

    But if he does get suspended for 4 games, it only costs him about 200k, rather than 2+Mil.
    Actually quite smart when you think about it!

  155. Patriot fans have been manipulated by one of their top players and their head coach. I guess you could say their fans are dumb.

  156. Lie and cheat for long enough and anyone can end up here on that list. What’s there to be surprised about??? Right, they were talking about body weight, uhum.

  157. nflfan4now says:
    May 20, 2016 5:01 PM

    LOL at all these physics experts on here.
    The things that prove he cheated are the amount of text messages between him and the ballboys after this came out (and no messages before this came out), the “deflator” name (really, cuz he was losing weight?), the destroyed cell phone and then the prior history of him and his team.
    ================================
    First of all there are NO text messages between Tom and the ball boys. NONE. NOT ONE!
    Secondly His nickname is Bird, he actually says to his friend who he saw on TV @ an away game deflate and lose the jacket, funny how that NEVER made into the wells/Pash report.
    Tom’s phone was not required by Wells, he even told Tom to “keep the phone”.
    What prior history are you making up? Do you even know what spygate was? filming from the wrong area of the field, the same thing the Jets did the week before with out any discipline!
    And Yes, Physics proves there was NO TAMPERING!!!

  158. It’s amazing that with all of the “hate” for Brady in this article the thumbs up are almost four to one to the thumbs down…And no OJ, Ray Carruth, Aaron Hernandez, etc.? What’s with that?

    Not a Patriot/Brady fan, but even a blind man can see that the NFL has tried to frame them!

  159. Yeah, at the appeal. Not the initial investigation to which Goodell then suspended him and a panel of Judges ruled that was within his disciplinary rights as the commissioner.
    ==================================WRONG: Wells NEVER asked for Tom’s cell phone. “Keep the phone” he insisted the investigation was thorough without it. “I don’t think it undermines in any way the conclusions of the report.”
    As far as Tom’s cooperation Wells had this to say after FIVE hours of interrogation: “Totally cooperative”.

  160. nflfan4now says:
    May 20, 2016 5:01 PM
    LOL at all these physics experts on here.
    The things that prove he cheated are the amount of text messages between him and the ballboys after this came out (and no messages before this came out), the “deflator” name (really, cuz he was losing weight?), the destroyed cell phone and then the prior history of him and his team.

    The only thing to “LOL” about is you clearly don’t know what you are talking about

  161. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 5:27 PM
    Patriot fans have been manipulated by one of their top players and their head coach. I guess you could say their fans are dumb.
    ——————————————————————-

    Considering the real truth is that the average joe who hasn’t actually read all the court documents, reports, and transcripts was manipulated by the only PROVEN liar in this whole thing (Goodell) and his media minions…

    Your post is just dripping with irony.

  162. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 5:27 PM

    Patriot fans have been manipulated by one of their top players and their head coach. I guess you could say their fans are dumb.
    ===============================
    Those who believe the NFL’s multiple LIES have been manipulated, 56 alone in the Wells /Pash report.
    I guess you can say they are DUMB !

  163. Sorry, your team is considered by the majority of the people in the US to be cheaters, and Brady is def considered to be a cheater – nothing you can do about it.
    And you are going to look real foolish after Brady retires and admits they were deflated.

  164. This was the best post of the year…

    seatownballers says:
    May 20, 2016 11:51 AM
    Can patriot fans trade in their Brady jerseys now?
    Or does that only apply to Hernandez jerseys?
    Let’s not mention deflated balls. Let’s talk about the patriots cooperation during an investigation. Owner surrenders a first round pick to move on from the publicity. A qb destroys his phone by pure coincidence.
    That is how everyone outside of Massachusetts will remember you. Snakes

  165. These comments just prove how stupid you have to be to believe Tom Brady’s lies. He’s made these Patriot fans look like such morons.

  166. glow205 says:
    May 20, 2016 4:10 PM
    he is hated because he is first a cheater, he thinks he is special, and he is most of all arrogant…he would learn some life lessons from Peyton Manning…now there is a good Quarter Back

    This comment shows how hypocritical people are.

    A guy calls himself the “deflator” ONE TIME in the month of MAY.
    Brady’s guilty!!!!

    Manning has multiple neck surgeries, can barely throw a football has HGH sent to his house then comes back the next year and has a record breaking season.

  167. Gee can any of you Brady lovers explain these to me? And this came from your web site, NESN.
    The two Patriots employees in question are Jim McNally, the officials locker room attendant, and John Jastremski, an equipment assistant. According to the report, those two “participated in a deliberate effort to release air from Patriots game balls after the balls were examined by the referee.” The Wells Report uses text messages between McNally and Jastremski in an attempt to show Brady was “at least generally aware” of what they were doing. One exchange went like this: McNally: Tom sucks…im going make that next ball a (expletive) balloon Jastremski: Talked to him last night. He actually brought you up and said you must have a lot of stress trying to get them done… Jastremski: I told him it was. He was right though… Jastremski: I checked some of the balls this morn… The refs (expletive) us…a few of then were at almost 16 Jastremski: They didnt recheck then after they put air in them McNally: (Expletive) tom …16 is nothing…wait till next sunday Jastremski: Omg! Spaz The two also spoke Oct. 23, three days before the Patriots’ game versus the Chicago Bears: Jastremski: Can‟t wait to give you your needle this week McNally: (Expletive) tom….make sure the pump is attached to the needle…..(expletive) watermelons coming Jastremski: So angry McNally: The only thing deflating (Sunday)..is his passing rating The next day, the two exchanged these texts: Jastremski: I have a big needle for u this week McNally: Better be surrounded by cash and newkicks….or its a rugby sunday McNally: (Expletive) tom Jastremski: Maybe u will have some nice size 11s in ur locker McNally: Tom must really be working your balls hard this week Even before the season, McNally, who referred to himself as “the deflator,” lobbied Jastremski for more free gear: McNally: You working Jastremski: Yup McNally: Nice dude….jimmy needs some kicks….lets make a deal…..come on help the deflator McNally: Chill buddy im just (expletive) with you ….im not going to espn……..yet

  168. as to brady, the best reason to hate him is the 250 apologists above. as if you mooks understand the ideal gas law.. but brady’s smugness is almost understandable as he at least did win all those games, but anyone who thinks the hardest working, most honest and upright qb since time began doesn’t notice if the football is underinflated is a fool. its like changing the weight of a carpenter’s hammer or tiger wood’s driver. a meticulous pro can’t help but notice something like that.

    but the smugness of the pats fanbase is beyond hilarious. as if they had something to do with the fact that one of the saddest sack franchises from the old a.f.l. finally became a winning franchise….
    even the long suffering red sox fans don’t act the way the pats fans do…

    as for eli, the level of hate came from giants fans polled right after he threw another of those almost incomprehensible interceptions….

  169. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 5:27 PM

    Patriot fans have been manipulated by one of their top players and their head coach. I guess you could say their fans are dumb.——————————————–Brady, the Patriots and Pat Nation appreciate all your attention. Time to change your name to computersidejames. We affect your life. Always will.

  170. Brady is more hated than Ray Lewis? I am no Pats fan, but finishing a most hated competition between a woman beater and murderer is tough.

    I guess murdering my team is worse than murdering a person.

  171. bigbroncomama says:
    May 20, 2016 5:54 PM

    Brady is a serial cheater. Google brady, cheating, nanny, divorce. All those articles and not one lawsuit. Wow.
    —————————-

    You’re the prime example of how stupid people believe anything they read, and why it was so easy for Goodell to dupe a bunch of morons into believing his lies.

  172. Of course this topic is all about Tom Brady because he really does rule the NFL. Notice this title didn’t say “Vick is the NFL’s most hated player of all time” because everyone else other than Brady really is quite irrelevant. 🙂

    Let’s hear it for Tom Brady, the undisputed greatest quarterback that ever graced an NFL football field with his presence! 🙂

    ALL HAIL THE KING.

    ALL HAIL THE KING.

    ALL HAIL THE KING.

    ALL HAIL THE KING.

    ALL HAIL THE KING.

    ALL HAIL THE KING.

  173. It’s always amusing when people claim Brady is hated for his success. There are more talented QBs (Manning) better Super Bowl QBs (Montana) hotter guys with more glamorous wives (Brad Pitt) but none are hated like Brady is. Besides, if it wasn’t for the tuck rule and the worst call in sports history, Brady wouldn’t even be mentioned alongside Montana…

  174. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    The fact that the league felt it necessary to punish the Patriots for cheating MULTIPLE TIMES shows that is who and what they are. Their fans that support cheating shows just how dumb they are.
    ——————————–

    The fact that you have to post the same nonsensical drivel time after time after time after time after time after time after time after time, shows how stupid you are.

  175. goodellMustGo says:
    May 20, 2016 1:24 PM
    Slideshow sites like that are my #1 most hated. Why do I need to click a whole bunch of times from 40 to get to 1. Just gimme a bunch of links in a list and I’ll read what I want to.

    For me it’s the click baity titles like “She opened the door and then THIS happened!”

    yeah, I’m not reading that lol

    Could also care less if the QB of my fave team is hated or not. KInd of surprised he’s not higher if anything. Buncha babies on this earth nowadays.

  176. Its hard for Patriot fans to hear the truth. Its something they are not use to hearing. For me I started to dislike Brady when he walked out on his girlfriend when she was 8 months pregnant and went with Gisele. He was a cheater then and is a cheater now.

  177. Besides, if it wasn’t for the tuck rule and the worst call in sports history, Brady wouldn’t even be mentioned alongside Montana…


    What does Roughing the Passer, Defense #71 have to do with Tom Brady? 🙂

    #EvenSnakeSaidHeWasntTouched
    #AlPaidOffTheRef

  178. Only in America where dog fighter is worse than rapists and supposed killer

    Wow! Could you have possible been more inaccurate? If by rapist, you mean had sex and was blamed for sexual assault then yes but the way you understate that is fantastic.

    And dog fighter? I’m assuming you mean the illegal dog fighting operations where hundreds of dogs were abused and killed? There’s a big difference between what actually happens and what you called it.

  179. I hate Brady cause my team can’t beat him. Nothing more than that. I don’t hate him cause he is great. Marino was great and I hated him because he played in Miami and back then we had to hate Miami. But we always did well against him

  180. NFL LIE: planted into multiple media outlets: “Brady destroyed his phone”

    TRUTH: “Ted Wells, 5/12/15: And I want to be crystal clear. I told Mr. Brady and his agents, I was willing not to take possession of the phone. I said, “I don’t want to see any private information.” I said, “Keep the phone. You and the agent, Mr. Yee, you can look at the phone. You give me documents that are responsive to this investigation and I will take your word that you have given me what’s responsive.”
    Brady provided all the relevant information from the phone during the appeal.”
    (Already posted by someone above)

    RESULT OF THE LIE: “Brady destroyed his phone” is now echoing in the empty heads of basement dwellers, in a Marge Simpson like voice, as the duped suckers repetitively type and repeat the lie as online comments under any Patriot related article.

  181. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 4:33 PM

    Pat fans are the ones that have been suckers into the belief that their team has real talent.
    ++++++++++++++++

    Almost fell off my chair in LAUGHTER on this comment.

    If even 33% of our Nation is that dumb, China & Russia will be able to take over in the next five years.

  182. savojah says:

    “Only in America where dog fighter is worse than rapists and supposed killer.”

    Dogfighting is a vicious sport. Dogs get toen apart in those fights, but that isn’t “all” there is. There was also a whole lot of TORTURE and outright MURDER of a large number if dogs.

  183. billsfan1 says:
    May 20, 2016 7:05 PM
    I hate Brady cause my team can’t beat him. Nothing more than that. I don’t hate him cause he is great. Marino was great and I hated him because he played in Miami and back then we had to hate Miami. But we always did well against him

    —–
    Hey look, a honest fan.

  184. fritz96 says:
    May 20, 2016 6:32 PM
    It’s always amusing when people claim Brady is hated for his success. There are more talented QBs (Manning) better Super Bowl QBs (Montana) hotter guys with more glamorous wives (Brad Pitt) but none are hated like Brady is. Besides, if it wasn’t for the tuck rule and the worst call in sports history, Brady wouldn’t even be mentioned alongside Montana…

    Stupid!

    So if not for the tuck rule in 2001 then they wouldn’t have won 2 more SB 2 years later.

    Christ!! You people are dumb

  185. You don’t hate a player because he’s good. Lots of players are good and are viewed as great guys.

    You don’t hate a player because he leads a team that beats your team. Depending on your team, that could encompass quite a few players who are really upstanding guys.

    You don’t hate a player because you’re jealous of his success. Lots of very endearing players have been extraordinarily successful.

    You don’t even hate a player for a rules violation. That too could encompass quite a few players who are otherwise really good guys.

    You hate a player who cheats the system, who acts like a smug prima donna, who won’t admit he’s done anything wrong, who thinks he’s above the rules, and who plays for a team known for cheating.

    There have certainly been players who have committed far worse acts than Tom Brady, but none who have the audacity to act like we’re just all too stupid to figure it out.

    THAT’s why people hate Brady. THAT’s why people hate the Patriots.

  186. Here is what Sporting News wrote in its “Countdown to Hatred” post and you’ll see why this list is laughable.

    “Who is the most hated NFL player of all time? That has become an intense and increasingly difficult question to answer in today’s climate, because it’s impossible to weigh the reasons not to like a player.”

    To not include phoniness makes it 100% impossible to trust you.

    Besides, couldn’t Sporting News have done a poll that asked us which player(s) we found hateable for every decade?

    This made this list off the top of their heads and guess where their heads were?

  187. Brady should be #1

    After all, he violated the Laws of Physics by deflating footballs which were later found not to be deflated

    Actually I’m not sure what he did but Roger Goodell says it’s bad

    Regardless, Vick just killed dogs and Hardy just beats women sensless – and we all known that’s not anywhere near as bad as Brady being generally aware of something that might or might not have happened depending on whether you believe in things like the Laws of Physics

  188. Everybody hates a winner, which is what Tom Brady is. And he’s a very rich winner, which makes people hate him even more. Throw in he has a gorgeous wife who is very rich in her own right, and people hate him even more.
    Jealousy is one of the traits which makes humans so mean.
    If all the people who have done something which crosses the line of honesty were hated, everybody would hate everybody. Especially in pro sports.
    But this much I know. All the hating on Tom Brady by NFL Fans is because he doesn’t play for their favorite team. If he did, they’d love him just as Patriots fans do. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.
    If hating fans want to hate some people who deserve to be hated, why don’t they try hating all the jerks who go to NFL games, get drunk, and act like complete imbeciles. They ruin the enjoyment of fans who go because they love the game. They disturb everyone around them with their foul mouths and stupid comments.

  189. “flash1287 says:
    May 20, 2016 7:57 PM
    fritz96 says:
    May 20, 2016 6:32 PM
    It’s always amusing when people claim Brady is hated for his success. There are more talented QBs (Manning) better Super Bowl QBs (Montana) hotter guys with more glamorous wives (Brad Pitt) but none are hated like Brady is. Besides, if it wasn’t for the tuck rule and the worst call in sports history, Brady wouldn’t even be mentioned alongside Montana…

    Stupid!

    So if not for the tuck rule in 2001 then they wouldn’t have won 2 more SB 2 years later.

    Christ!! You people are dumb”

    Obviously he would have won the next 2 SBs. But with only 2 rings he wouldn’t be considered Montana’s equal.

  190. seattlesue427 says:
    May 20, 2016 8:02 PM
    You don’t hate a player because he’s good. Lots of players are good and are viewed as great guys.

    You don’t hate a player because he leads a team that beats your team. Depending on your team, that could encompass quite a few players who are really upstanding guys.

    You don’t hate a player because you’re jealous of his success. Lots of very endearing players have been extraordinarily successful.

    You don’t even hate a player for a rules violation. That too could encompass quite a few players who are otherwise really good guys.

    You hate a player who cheats the system, who acts like a smug prima donna, who won’t admit he’s done anything wrong, who thinks he’s above the rules, and who plays for a team known for cheating.

    There have certainly been players who have committed far worse acts than Tom Brady, but none who have the audacity to act like we’re just all too stupid to figure it out.

    THAT’s why people hate Brady. THAT’s why people hate the Patriots.

    This Bills fan does not agree with you.

    billsfan1 says:
    May 20, 2016 7:05 PM
    I hate Brady cause my team can’t beat him. Nothing more than that. I don’t hate him cause he is great. Marino was great and I hated him because he played in Miami and back then we had to hate Miami. But we always did well against him

  191. He’s definitely one of the greatest QB’s that ever played. I don’t like it when he acts like a spoiled brat, but he’s used to winning and he doesn’t whine all the time. The fans need to just admit that their team cheats.

  192. ALLEGED PATRIOT CHEATING:

    New England Patriots – September 9, 2007 – In a very public way the NFL told everyone that the Patriots cheated by illegal filming.
    What actually happened – Not an actual rule, but a September 2006 memorandum sent out by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson, though, all teams were told that “videotaping of any type, including but not limited to taping of an opponent’s offensive or defensive signals, is prohibited on the sidelines, in the coaches’ booth, in the locker room, or at any other locations accessible to club staff members during the game.
    Unfortunately for Bill Belichick and the Patriots Bill interpreted the last sentence above to mean that the film just couldn’t could not be used during that game. The author of the memo disagreed.
    The next day, Belichick issued a statement in which he apologized for what he called a “mistake” in his interpretation of the rules. However, he denied ever using videotape to gain an advantage while a game was underway, which Goodell also acknowledged.
    RESULT: Coach and team fines totaling $750,000. Plus in a blatant effort to impose league parity the Patriots made the playoffs they were deprived of their 1st round pick in the 2008 draft in a punishment that was dependent on how many games they won in the 2007 season. (League parity first instance!)
    (Now keep in mind that filming opponents was still allowed – it was just the camera location that was the issue here. So the attention that this received and still receives by some is disproportionate to the actual offense)

    New England Patriots – Jan 18, 2015 In a very public way the NFL made many people believe that the Patriots cheated by deflating footballs when the NFL failed to understand that footballs naturally lose pressure when exposed to cold and wet weather conditions. The NFL did this by intentionally keeping false reports about 2 PSI circulating in the national media for 6 months after the NFL learned that the information was not accurate.
    RESULT: Team fine $1,000,000. Plus in a second blatant effort to impose league parity the Patriots lost their 1st and 4th round draft pick plus they are being forced to keep their best player off the field for 4 games in 2016.
    (League parity strike again!)
    Colts also had footballs that were measured to be below 12.5 PSI and no punishment for them.
    But then again it was the weather anyway so they don’t deserve any punishment and either do the Patriots.

    ACTUAL NFL CHEATING:
    (partial list – feel free to add to it)
    Notice that the punishments are not as severe as what the Patriots received and in most cases aren’t intended to hurt the team’s chances of winning games.

    Carolina Panthers – November 30 2014 – VIOLATED NFL RULES while being caught on film using a heater on the sideline to warm up footballs during a game played in Minnesota.
    RESULT: warned not to do it again.

    Minnesota Vikings – November 30 2014 – VIOLATED NFL RULES while being caught on film using a heater on the sideline to warm up footballs during a game played in Minnesota against the Carolina Panthers.
    RESULT: warned not to do it again.

    Green Bay Packers – week of November 24 2014 – ADMITTED TO VIOLATING NFL RULES – Aaron Rodgers According to Phil Simms, Rodgers admitted to them that he likes to over-inflate game balls. “I like to push the limits of how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do,” is what Simms recalls Rodgers telling them.
    RESULT: no investigation

    San Francisco 49’ers – Jan 17th 2015 – ADMITTED TO VIOLATING NFL RULES – “In a video segment that was published on ESPN.com on Jan. 17, Rice admitted that he used to put stickum on his gloves during his playing days.” “Stickum and other adhesives were banned by the NFL in 1981. Rice played in the league from 1985 to 2004. So if Rice used stickum, it wasn’t a “little illegal,” it was all illegal.” (cbssports).
    RESULT: no investigation (maybe the NFL has a statute of limitation for punishments)

    Denver Broncos – 2003 to 2015 – VIOLATED NFL RULES – 12 separate instances of players taking performance enhancing drugs to give the players an unfair advantage over players on other teams.
    RESULT: “In the past decade, the Denver Broncos have had — by far — the most players suspended for PED usage. Each player (except Gardener, who was listed in a BALCO document) was suspended for between four and six games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Welker’s suspension was later reduced.” (yourteamcheats.com)

    Denver Broncos – “On September 17, 2004, the league announced that, for the second time in three years, the Denver Broncos were fined nearly a million dollars and would, once again, lose their third-round draft pick because of salary cap violations between 1996 and 1998.” (yourteamcheats.com)

    Denver Broncos – January 1998 – the NFL fined the three offensive linemen $5,000 apiece yesterday for using a foreign substance, which can make it harder for defenders to get a grip. (philly.com)
    “Consider Mark Schlereth, who spent six seasons as a Denver Broncos offensive lineman, protecting quarterback John Elway en route to two Super Bowl victories. In a 1998 playoff game at Kansas City, Schlereth and his fellow linemen coated their arms and the backs of their jerseys in Vaseline. The Chiefs’ defenders couldn’t grab onto the slimy Broncos and quickly complained to officials. It was quite a scene, Schlereth recalls, as officials used towels on the sidelines to wipe down the oily visitors in a game Denver would ultimately win, 14-10, on its way to a Super Bowl triumph.
    “Did I grease up my jersey, and use sticky substances on my gloves? You’re damn right,” Schlereth said recently. “What you call cheating is a fine line. It’s an interesting line. What we did, in the locker room, is called being creative. Certain cheating is snickered at, or applauded.” (latimes.com)

    Denver Broncos – In 2010, the Broncos self-reported that former team director of video operations Steve Scarnecchia had videotaped a portion of the San Francisco walk-through practice before a game between the two teams in London.
    RESULT: Scarnecchia was fired with cause, the Broncos were fined $50,000 for the violation, and former head coach Josh McDaniels was fined $50,000 for not reporting the violation. (yourteamcheats.com)

  193. The fact he’s more hated than a rapist tells you everything you need to know about NFL fans. I wouldn’t trust NFL fans in an IQ test against a single sell amoeba, bet on the amoeba to have a higher IQ there I think.

  194. How is Johnny Manziel even on this list, much less the Top 20. Seriously. 99.9% of people don’t even care about a guy that flamed out in his first 2 years in the league.

    Most hated? Please. Nobody even cares.

  195. What a joke. Society today is sad. You have men who beat their wives or girlfriends, and kids. Never mind the rapping woman. NFL player that have murdered people. The list goes on and on. Bradys character was ruined by Goodell. Luckily Brady is the GOAT and this is nothing to him anymore. He’s heard it all. So have his fans.

  196. bradyakagod says:
    May 20, 2016 11:57 AM

    Brady is the only player on this list that is in it due to jealousy. The guy is the greatest player in the history of any sport but he is ranked behind Andrew Luck in last years qb rankings across the board. Total jealousy.

    __________________________________

    i guess Muhammad Ali … or Michal Jordan or… Tiger woods or Babe Ruth or any other top player of any sport is just dirt? gawd youre a simple minded person

  197. I hate Brady because he’s a fake douche that wears Ugz and poses for pictures like a lady. I could care less about his winning because I’m a Giants fan and we always beat him when it counts.

  198. His team beats mine every time. I still don’t hate him because he has been a terrific football player. QB is the hardest position to play. He has been a great one.
    Now, about that coach of his. Grrrrrrrrrr!

  199. yeahok says:
    May 20, 2016 3:56 PM

    his support of a bigot like Donald Trump, His friendship with a convicted hate crime felon.
    ********************
    Donald Trump has no criminal record, hate crime or otherwise. Not even an arrest, let alone a conviction.

  200. Whether you Patsies like it or not, the legacy left forever outside of Beantown, by your QB, your coach, and your team, will be -YOU HAD TO CHEAT TO WIN
    You should be ashamed

  201. Tom Brady owns all inferior teams and their inferior fans.

    And the best part of all?

    He always will. 🙂

    Just telling the truth. Cheers!

    🙂

  202. factpurveyor says:
    May 20, 2016 8:47 PM
    ALLEGED PATRIOT CHEATING:
    ////////////////
    You are delusional. Spygate was stealing the defensive teams signals (Pats guilty). I agree the deflation appears to be nothing more than a poor attempt to cheat. The employee text messages are definitive proof of attempted cheating (not the leagues fault the Pats suck at it). Then of course their is Shady himself “I am not guilty”: destroys cell phone for no reason. Spygate appears to encompass a lot more than 2007. The league destroyed those tapes for a reason. As a Packer fan I take exception to two other things. The Packers have no problem beating the Pats when it counts. Finally Rodgers likes to push the limits of air pressure BEFORE the refs inspect the balls. The refs can take air out. The difference is the Packers are not tampering with the balls after the official inspection. One last note the nation really does not care about deflation. We know the Pats are already on to their next “bending the rules” incident. The only question remaining is how much circumstantial evidence do Pats fans need to finally come to grips with reality? The general public has already found enough to convict Shady Brady.

  203. Brady is hated not because he wins, but because of how he does it. D-bag cheater.

  204. NFL LIE: saturated through multiple media outlets: “deflated”.

    TRUTH: The term “deflated” conjures up simplistic imagery of someone poking a needle into a football to let air out. The truth in this case is slightly more complicated because it involves science that can only be understood by someone that was awake during 6th grade science class or wasn’t too stupid to understand the concepts. The cold and wet weather conditions allowed the air pressure in the footballs to drop. No air escaped or was removed from the footballs. The pressure of the air that was already in the footballs was lowered naturally. It’s that concept that the herd of simpletons across the country is still unable to comprehend.

    RESULT OF THE LIE: Many duped suckers still cling to the “deflated” or “deflate-gate” terminology that was used by Goodell to smear the Patriots and Tom Brady These same dupes continue ignore a scientifically accepted equation that has stood the test of scientific minds since 1834. (PV = nRT)

    The NFL knew from the beginning that a simple single-term concept would be an effective way to market the lie to simpletons. The NFL could count on the gullible masses to never take any time to understand anything past the repetitive spin and headlines.

  205. scrappler says:
    May 20, 2016 11:52 AM
    that darn goodell! another conspiracy!

    the rest of the league better watch out. the patriots will take it out on the league and go undefeated next year!

    they’re just haters and jealous!

    tom is the greatest e-vah! i should know, i’ve been following football since they invented it in boston in 2001!

    102 115

    just in case people forgot what douchers pats fans are here is a reminder

  206. THAT’s why people hate Brady. THAT’s why people hate the Patriots…

    And because, you know, he beat my team in the Super Bowl.

  207. seattlesue427 says:
    May 20, 2016 8:02 PM

    You hate a player who cheats the system, who acts like a smug prima donna, who won’t admit he’s done anything wrong, who thinks he’s above the rules, and who plays for a team known for cheating.

    There have certainly been players who have committed far worse acts than Tom Brady, but none who have the audacity to act like we’re just all too stupid to figure it out.

    THAT’s why people hate Brady. THAT’s why people hate the Patriots.
    _______________________________________

    When did he cheat the system? Be specific and you can’t use any of the already proven 56+ NFL lies as “proof”. That would be ignorant….

    CRICKETS!

    Every team is know for cheating. Even yours!(Yourteamcheates.com)

    So, you must hate every team the same then? Or, you now lied, and hate him/them for all the reason’s you said you didn’t…

    The only people acting “stupid” are the willfully ignorant trolls, who haven’t even taken the time to read the Well’s Report or supporting documentation, but then get on message boards regurgitating the already proven NFL/ESPN lies as facts.

    Troll, you can pound your chest all you want and pretend like you’ve proven or won something. Fact is, Patriots and TB12 have DOMINATED the NFL over the past 20 years and all the name calling, #s and speculative accusations don’t change that…

  208. NFL players must feel cheated by this guy. Now he has hired 3 lawyers @ 1800 an hour per lawyer the players association pays for. The same players pick up this tab are the same players he’s accused of cheating.

  209. “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” George Carlin

  210. I lost all respect for the cheater. He cheats. He lies about it. He corrupted other people by bribing them. Kraft has no integrity either. Kraft defends Brady. The Patriots are a joke.

  211. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 6:44 PM
    Its hard for Patriot fans to hear the truth. Its something they are not use to hearing. For me I started to dislike Brady when he walked out on his girlfriend when she was 8 months pregnant and went with Gisele.
    ________________

    ‘Pats fans can’t handle the truth’ coming from a guy promulgating a preposterous lie.
    8 months pregnant? So she had a 17 month pregnancy? Even she didn’t know she was pregnant when they split. Follow the time line:
    End of November Moynihan and Brady split.
    December 6th her publicist confirmed it.
    August 22nd their son was born.

    Who can’t handle the truth? You started hating Brady because his team dominates your division. The truth is if he was your team’s QB you would think he walks on water.
    I’m not a Pats fan but I appreciate that I am watching one off the GOAT and easily the best of the cap era .

  212. Who is the genius that made this comment?

    “Romanowski was hated? That dude was a complete beast and played with intensity, was he a little dirty and took some cheap shots? SURE. But he didn’t murder someone and get away with it, or cheat.”

    This pretty much sums up the ignorance of football fans and why Pats fans don’t take you seriously. “A little dirty” really??? Didn’t spit in a black players face?? Also wasn’t he the player that told his teammates that the only way to stay competitive with Black athletes, you have to hit the Juice. Not to mention that he was a known user.

    What a great guy and player!! Couldn’t agree more!! LOL

  213. dumbaseinstien says:
    May 20, 2016 4:32 PM
    The responce given by those Patricheat fans who are too embarassed to admit they know it’s true that they are cheaters but must suffer through the Bradycheat & Belicheat years with some form of self-dignity (even if it is inspired by dillusion): “You’re jealous”.
    ____________________

    Only on the internet could someone calling themselves dumbaseinstein misspell response, embarrassed and delusion while mocking someone else. Don’t they at least teach spell check at whatever community college you flunked out of?
    I am married to a Patriots fan, she laughs herself silly whenever she reads this stuff. Can’t say I fault her for it, I am a Giants fan and it amuses me

  214. iamkillerfin says:
    May 20, 2016 12:22 PM
    BECAUSE HE IS A KNOWN CHEATER!!!

    ======================================

    It amazes me….there has never been any proof, even the NFL, under oath, admitted there was no evidence that Tom Brady cheated.

    However, Aaron Rodgers openly admits to cheating by having the footballs inflated over the legal PSI but he’s not on the list.

    Yeah, this list has about as much weight as a spec of dust. It’s not worth the clicks to read it.

  215. At 5400.00 an hour for lawyer fees that comes to 43k for an 8 hour day. I wonder how many days it takes the NFLPA to wake up to Tom’s free ride at the players expense. Same players he cheated.

  216. I’m not a PATS fan either and learned that honest people don’t accept cheaters and understand that its cheating that breeds hatred.

  217. Delusional DOPES.

    No evidence whatsoever of Patriots cheating = NONE.

    Goodel, NFL, ESPN are proven LIARS and you dopes continue to believe the lies.

    No wonder our country is in such a state of confusion. You cannot use your brain to override your emotions.

    Three things that cause an innocent person to be hated:

    1.) You have BELIEVED the LIES & SLANDER

    2.) You REFUSE to except the FACTS and rely on emotional feelings, and follow the crowd = SHEEPLE

    3.) Your are mind & soul are poisoned with ENVY which cripples your brain and intellect

  218. tbradysgay says:
    May 21, 2016 11:38 AM
    I’m not a PATS fan either and learned that honest people don’t accept cheaters and understand that its cheating that breeds hatred.
    ———————-

    Oh look chip/beachside has another new handle and this one sinks to the truly ridiculous level.

    “When debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

  219. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 20, 2016 11:48 AM

    It doesn’t help that Brady is currently wasting millions of dollars fighting a four games suspension when most people are struggling financially. Brady is getting some really bad PR advice.
    ==================================
    Hey patsfan4lifesbchamps,
    I was talking to Tom Brady earlier this week and you are correct. He really is upset that he is wasting his money on his defense and recognizes that he is getting a lot of really bad PR advice. He also mentioned that he tried to reach out to you so you could straighten all this out for him. But said that the last several numbers you provided to him all seem to be disconnected. He was truly saddened by that cause he is an avid reader of all your posts and truly feels you’re the type of honest, knowledgeable and trustworthy person he needs in his life right now. He asked me to pass on a message to you to call him as soon as it’s convenient for you. You have his number.

  220. BTW, despite the cheaters history of continued cheating and being punished for cheating by the league the Miami Dolphins have beaten the Patriots more times. Just a fact. Anything won by the Patriots during the cheating years is tainted. Another simple fact.

  221. C’mon Brady…three more years. You might make it to the top of the list. I know you have it you.
    Just put the poll on your locker.

    I figure one more super bowl ought to do it…two for sure!

    If only Brady needed more motivation….

    I can clearly see how many poor-sport losers there are. 378 and counting….

  222. Now that the league and the other teams are watching for the cheating closer I’d say the records start now. So lets see what your teams got.

  223. The title of this is called:

    “40 most hated NFL players of all time: loudmouths, cheaters and criminals”

    Guess which category Tom Brady falls under?

  224. curmudgeon13 says:
    May 21, 2016 10:12 AM

    Surprised? Brady is the face of the slimiest organization in all of pro sports. Belicheat, Krooked and Shady should be banned for life…….
    _______________________________________

    Said all the losers in the Loser’s Circle…

    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.”

    ~Socrates

  225. dumbaseinstien says:
    May 20, 2016 4:32 PM

    The responce given by those Patricheat fans who are too embarassed to admit they know it’s true that they are cheaters but must suffer through the Bradycheat & Belicheat years with some form of self-dignity (even if it is inspired by dillusion): “You’re jealous”.
    _______________________________________

    Awe, how cute! A typical Troll response complete with little nicknames and everything! Precious!

    If only the NFL gave out trophies for name calling and #s. Then the Trolls could fee like they won something.

  226. LIE: planted into multiple media outlets: “Brady destroyed his phone”

    TRUTH: “Ted Wells, 5/12/15: And I want to be crystal clear. I told Mr. Brady and his agents, I was willing not to take possession of the phone. I said, “I don’t want to see any private information.” I said, “Keep the phone. You and the agent, Mr. Yee, you can look at the phone. You give me documents that are responsive to this investigation and I will take your word that you have given me what’s responsive.”
    Brady provided all the relevant information from the phone during the appeal.”

    RESULT OF THE LIE: “Brady destroyed his phone” is now echoing in the empty heads of basement dwellers, in a Marge Simpson like voice, as the duped suckers repetitively type and repeat the lie as online comments under any Patriot related article.

    The liars knew from the beginning that a simple four-word phrase would be an effective way to market the lie to simpletons. The liars could count on the gullible masses to never take any time to understand anything past the repetitive spin and headlines.

  227. Now that everyone has to use fully inflated footballs the Patriots will have 900 fumbles this year. The proof will be in the numbers! Just watch!

    —- Patriot Hater last winter

    🙂

    #Whoops
    #WhaHappened
    #TeeHee
    #UGotOwned
    #UGotPunked

  228. factpurveyor says:
    May 21, 2016 7:57 PM
    LIE: planted into multiple media outlets: “Brady destroyed his phone”

    TRUTH: “Ted Wells, 5/12/15: And I want to be crystal clear. I told Mr. Brady and his agents, I was willing not to take possession of the phone. I said, “I don’t want to see any private information.” I said, “Keep the phone. You and the agent, Mr. Yee, you can look at the phone. You give me documents that are responsive to this investigation and I will take your word that you have given me what’s responsive.”
    Brady provided all the relevant information from the phone during the appeal.”

    RESULT OF THE LIE: “Brady destroyed his phone” is now echoing in the empty heads of basement dwellers, in a Marge Simpson like voice, as the duped suckers repetitively type and repeat the lie as online comments under any Patriot related article.

    The liars knew from the beginning that a simple four-word phrase would be an effective way to market the lie to simpletons. The liars could count on the gullible masses to never take any time to understand anything past the repetitive spin and headlines.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Goodell and his staff know how to play the Media to sway the public. They did it multiple times throughout deflategate.
    At several points the Patriots attorneys wrote a letters to the Pash the NFL attorney to stop the leaks to the Media.

    – when Belichick or Brady were asked questions at news conferences, they were hearing the information for the first time…From the Media!

    It was so out of control, Kraft took the unprecedented step -for an owner -of publishing the letters so the public could see the NFL was behind the leaks. Those letters specifically accused the NFL commissioners office of trying to damage the Patriots and Brady with leaks of innuendo and half-truths.
    Look it up, read the letters -then ask yourself how much credibility Goodell and his staff have.

  229. Without fail every article about the Patriots and or Tom Brady is followed by a false information posted by uninformed sheep that parrot the same incorrect information claiming that the “Patriots have a history of cheating” or some similar drivel to insinuate that they are worse than other teams in the NFL.

    Luckily for the informed few, there is a website that is dedicated to document proven and alleged cheating by all 32 teams. See for yourself at Yourteamcheats.com. They even document the things that were proven to be false.

    The site has a ranking system where they assign values to the cheating. The documentation and scoring appears to be a pretty fair. I did see that they incorrectly assigned 4 points to The Patriots for “Headsetgate”. The NFL already came out and admitted that the NFL controls the headsets not the home teams. So the 4 points should not have been assigned to the Patriots by this website.

    Now comparing The Patriots score to the rest of the 31 teams is interesting because only 9 teams out of 31 have lower cheating scores than The Patriots. Then when you subtract the 4 incorrectly assigned points there are only 6 teams with lower scores. And those scores are only slightly lower than The Patriots.

    It’s all documented on that site but the drooling masses will still perpetuate the false narrative that The Patriots or the QB or the coach or the Owner cheat and the other 31 teams do things the right way.

  230. LIE: saturated through multiple media outlets: “deflated”.

    TRUTH: The term “deflated” conjures up simplistic imagery of someone poking a needle into a football to let air out. The truth in this case is slightly more complicated because it involves science that can only be understood by someone that was awake during 6th grade science class or wasn’t too stupid to understand the concepts. The cold and wet weather conditions allowed the air pressure in the footballs to drop. No air escaped or was removed from the footballs. The pressure of the air that was already in the footballs was lowered naturally. It’s that concept that the herd of simpletons across the country is still unable to comprehend.

    RESULT OF THE LIE: Many duped suckers still cling to the “deflated” or “deflate-gate” terminology that was used to smear the Patriots and Tom Brady These same dupes continue ignore a scientifically accepted equation that has stood the test of scientific minds since 1834. (PV = nRT)

    The liars knew from the beginning that a simple single-term concept would be an effective way to market the lie to simpletons. The liar could count on the gullible masses to never take any time to understand anything past the repetitive spin and headlines.

  231. If you initially fell for the “Brady cheats” lie and still ignore all the facts that exonerate him then please do everyone a favor and demand to be excused if you are ever called to be on a jury for anyone accused of a crime. You have proven that you have a total lack of reasoning and are highly susceptible to orchestrated media spin. If you don’t get excused someone then someone that is innocent will likely do time.

  232. I think this poll at least with Brady’s concern should be the most envied football player. Haters gonna hate the winners.

    More motivation is all Brady needs. Keep feeding!!!

  233. What’s interesting is the lack of commentary about players other then Brady on the list, indicating a common agreement or at least understanding as to the reason.

    I wonder why if brady is so hated, sales of his jersey are #1? It’s not just NE fans.

    The Staubach and Mannings were never the victim of an NFL propaganda machine the parallel’s the Nazis. And Manning cheated for sure with HGH – you’re deluded of you think otherwise. Forget about the whole teabagging / destroying people’s lives thing. It’s very, very unclear if Brady cheated. But when the NFL is out to getcha, they’re gonna getcha.

  234. It’s pathetic that there are still many ignorant individuals that continue to believe the false narrative claiming that Tom Brady had footballs deflated even after all the evidence that exonerates him has come out. These duped suckers still cling to the “deflated” or “deflate-gate” terminology that was used to smear the Patriots and Tom Brady These same dupes continue ignore a scientifically accepted equation that has stood the test of scientific minds since 1834. (PV = nRT)

    The sad thing is that because of the availability of information on the Internet these drooling fools that continue to label Tom Brady as a “cheater” have no excuse for their continued ignorance. Even those drooling fools should be able to understand that temperature plays a role in the pressure of gas in sealed containers after watching any of the following youtube videos.
    Video #1 should really make it clear when the soda is seen getting crushed without being stepped on by someone that once sent a text saying that “we CRUSHED the colts”.
    Video titles:
    The Ideal Gas Law: Crash Course Chemistry #12 (Crash Course)
    Ideal Gas Law Introduction (Tyler DeWitt)
    Ideal Gas Law (Bozeman Science)

    Plus it was raining during that football game so the wet leather would be able to stretch some and would allow a slight increase the size of the container. So there were 2 factors that provide a natural explanation for the footballs of the Patriots and Colts having a lower pressures at halftime than when they were measured indoors prior to the game. If they had not allowed the Colts 4 footballs to warm up indoors while they measured all 12 of the Patriots footballs twice then the even more of the Colts football measurements would have been below the 12.5 PSI that is required by league rules. The Colts football measurements can be seen on Wikipedia. The NFL measurements for the 2015/2016 season along with documentation about the game time weather conditions….not a peep from the NFL….crickets…..and the NFL already had the corrupt 2016 draft and teams are already preparing for the 2016/2017 season.

  235. guadalahonky says:
    May 21, 2016 9:12 PM

    He’s Number #1 on my list. He transcends the NFL and is up there with Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, and the Chicago Black Sox.
    ————————

    I love how so many bozos make it their mission in life to demonstrate that they are nothing more than easily duped, delusional morons.

  236. metalup666 says:
    May 20, 2016 2:27 PM
    “The guy is the greatest player in the history of any sport”

    Brady is good, but he isn’t even the best football player in history, let alone any other sport. Here is an example. Ever heard of Michael Jordan?

    —————————————————————–

    No, you almost got it right…

    Greatest basketball player of all time is Bill Russell,
    greatest hockey player of all time is Bobby Orr,
    greatest baseball player of all time is Ted Williams,
    and the greatest football player of all time is Tom Brady.

    There you have it, the Mount Rushmore of sports!

    Now go away…

  237. What do you mean science can fully explain every bit of the pressure loss in the footballs? But what about the texts, bathroom video and the withheld phone? Phah. Science!

    If you seriously want to argue science isn’t involved you need to remove yourself immediately from the soap box you’re preaching from. The deflation can be explained. Even if everything else can’t.

  238. Envy and jealousy. That’s all this is.

    Well, actually one other factor too…..the abject stupidity of Brady haters. Very few working brain cells in these clowns.

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