Most Polarizing Athletes in Sports Today

5 Of The Most Polarizing Athletes In Sports That We Love To Hate

Any sports fan has an opinion on one, if not all, of these athletes, which is what makes sports so great.


One thing that makes sports great is the fact that everyone can have an opinion on whatever they want. One thing people love to debate on is the quality of athletes, and there are some athletes who are quite possibly the most polarizing athletes in sports. While many athletes, like Mike Trout, are argued to be to one of the most boring superstars in baseball, when athletes show their personalities, it can rub some people the wrong way. These are the five most polarizing athletes that are actively playing right now.

1. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)

While the 7-footer is one of the brightest stars in the NBA right now, one thing that stands out more than his plays on the court is the way he runs his mouth off the court. Earlier this season, he claimed that he was the "most-unguardable players in the league" and many fans took offense to what he said. What some of his fans claim is that Embiid can back it up on the court. During the 2018-2019 NBA regular season, Embiid average 27.5 points per game, and 13.6 rebounds per game. Love him or hate him, Embiid may be a loud mouth off the court, but he is able to back it up on the court.

2. Odell Beckham Jr. (Cleveland Browns)

When Odell Beckham Jr. was drafted by the New York Giants in 2014, his impact on the league, as well as on the fans, was felt from day one. In his rookie season, Beckham made one of the greatest catches in NFL history on the biggest stage, Sunday Night Football. Although he has also had antics on and off the field, during 2016, after slamming his helmet onto the practice kicking net, he would later "propose" to the net after scoring a touchdown. Last season, Beckham scored a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles and pretended to be a dog relieving himself in the endzone. While he might have a flamboyant personality off the field, his stats on the field, averaging 14 yards a catch and 44 touchdowns throughout his career, are something that all football fans can't deny.

3. Kyle Busch (#18 NASCAR Toyota)

For those who don't know, Kyle "Rowdy" Busch is the definition of love him or hate him. There are very, very few people who are on the fence about him. What makes Busch hated is the fact that Busch will run in NASCAR's "minor leagues" and beat on weaker competition, and will have a piss-poor attitude after he doesn't win, even when he runs well by NASCAR standards. Once he came back in 2015, after he broke his leg in a crash at the season-opening race at Daytona, and won the championship, he gained the respect of many fans of the sport. Also, he is a generational talent with 54 wins in NASCAR's Monster Cup Series (the highest level of NASCAR racing) and 204 wins across all of NASCAR's national touring series.

4. Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies)

Whether it's his crowd-pleasing bat flips, benches-clearing brawls, or lack of effort running out an easy ground ball, most baseball fans have an opinion of Bryce Harper, and it's generally not a good one. When Bryce Harper came into the Major League, he was one of the most hyped up athletes in sports history, and unlike most athletes as hyped up as him, he was able to live up to the expectations. As his career grew, many fans didn't like the fact that Harper would express his personality. With his transcendent hairstyle or always swinging for the fences, Harper has drawn the attention of numerous fans. With a career average of .279, 188 home runs, and being one of the highest paid athletes in America, the numbers don't lie about how good he is and will continue to be.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus F.C.)

While, here in the states, soccer doesn't have as much popularity or fame as other sports, like basketball or football, across the world soccer is the most popular sport in the world. One of the biggest stars in all of the professional sports, there are many fans who either love Cristiano Ronaldo or hate him. Whether its because they feel Lionel Messi is the better player or they can't stand Ronaldo's antics on and off the pitch, he is one of the biggest stars in the world. The amount of publicity he has brought to soccer, especially in America, is undeniable, with an increase of youth soccer in the nation and many young soccer players trying to replicate Ronaldo's style of play.

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21 Things You Say To Your Roommate If You Two Are Practically A Married Couple

Until I made this list, I didn't realize how absurdly close my roommate and I were. #sorrynotsorry

Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"


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Starting My First Job In Over A Year Is A Lot To Take In

After the rough spring semester that I had, I'm glad that I got this job and that now I am getting the experience that comes with it.


The summer between my first and second years of college were both fun and boring, but I would say that it was probably more boring than before. The only reason because of this was because I didn't have a job at the time. I mean, don't get me wrong. Before I graduated high school and the summer after I graduated high school I had a job, but it wasn't a job that I thoroughly enjoyed or wanted to continue doing when I got back the summer after my first year of college.

Also, I wasn't lazy. I applied for a bunch of jobs but at the time only two of the jobs got back to me for an interview.

The first job said that they already had a lot of employees that were in college and while the second job said that they would call me back for another interview with the actual boss, I didn't get a phone call about it. So that summer was mostly spent with me at home doing housework as well as picking my brother up from band practices since he didn't have his license yet at the time. So you could guess that this was not a fun summer.

After that summer and learning that I would be able to move into the apartment complex that my friend Sam and I signed up for, I knew that I needed to get money in order to pay for things like groceries, utilities, and others. With that came finding a job. During the long winter break that I had, I was filling out job applications but no one was getting back to me. At this point, I was losing hope and praying that I could find a job as soon as possible so I don't have to apply to a place I didn't want to apply beforehand.

That was when I applied to two camps that were for children with special needs, and then after it passed the date of accepting applications, I got an email from one of the camps about a job interview. The hard thing was that it was hard to find time to do an interview because I had no time to come home from college and so I had to do a phone interview. But trying to find time to do a phone interview was hard because I had no free time. When I finally had time for a phone interview, I was so nervous about it. Afterward, I got told that I had gotten the job and that when I get home from school that I can go get the paperwork.

Now I am currently finishing my second week as a camp counselor and it is honestly one of the best things that could happen. After the rough spring semester that I had, I'm glad that I got this job and that now I am getting the experience that comes with it.

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