Unpopular Athletes

 

LeBron James is bringing his talents to South Beach — and unfortunately his reputation as well.

The new Miami Heat star’s popularity has plummeted since leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, with only 14 percent of the general population viewing the 25-year old as a positive figure, according to new “Q Score” research Tuesday….In January some 24 percent saw him in a positive light.

But that was before the brouhaha of this summer’s NBA free agency, when James publicly proclaimed he was leaving the Cavaliers in a much-criticized primetime special airing on ESPN.

Now, 39 percent of the general population views James negatively, compared to 24 percent for the average sports personality.

“It all seems to be related to the way he handled his decision on ESPN,” Q Score executive vice president Henry Schafer told NewsCore. “It clearly was perceived as a selfish thing on his part.”

Even worse for the Heat, James’ toxic aura is dragging down the team’s other stars. New arrival Chris Bosh, an All-Star forward, is seen as a negative figure by 35 percent of respondents, up from 21 percent in January when he played for the Toronto Raptors.

“This is the biggest drop I’ve ever seen for an athlete when an anti-social behavior wasn’t involved,” Schafer said, referring to problems faced by other sports stars like substance abuse, adultery and rape charges.

All in all, James is now the sixth-most disliked sports personality, trailing Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco and Kobe Bryant.

 

 

Would you pay for ESPN?

 

Hey Game-Timer’s check out this  article about cable tv wars and ESPN….very intresting!! 

 

Ain’t this something….LOL!!

 

 

ESPN TV personality and sports columnist Jay Mariotti has been arrested on a felony charge in Los Angeles….Officer Norma Eisenman says the 51-year-old Mariotti was arrested early Saturday in the police department’s Pacific Division following a “domestic incident.” Eisenman declined to provide further details.

The Sheriff’s Department website confirms Mariotti was booked on an undisclosed felony charge at 5:45 a.m. and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Mariotti lives in Los Angeles. He is a panelist on the ESPN show “Around the Horn” and writes a regular column for the sports website Fanhouse.com.

He was a longtime columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz declined comment. Calls to AOL were not immediately returned.

Dog Days of Summer……Greatest Sports Movies of All-Time

Greatest Sports Movies of All-Time

……checking out some of the popular sports sources out there they have come up with  interesting list’s of  Greatest Sports Movies of All-Time….some are great movies but some…..well you be the judge, click on the GTN  Greatest Sports Movies of All- Time link and leave your suggestions…..or drop an e-mail at gametime@ztwins.com

 

 

this clip is dated for February of 2009 …..but you get the point !!!

 

 

 

What’s Manny been up to???

Manny Ramirez will return to the L.A. Dodgers in 18 days, he is currently serving a 50 game suspension from MLB Baseball for testing positive for a banned substance…….so that leads us to the question what has Manny been up to?….maybe these pictures will shed some light.

 

B.B.Q

B.B.Q

Manny looks like he has been spending sometime BBQ’ing and kickin back

 

Rolling in the Whip

Rolling in the Whip

Manny has been spending sometime with his car just rolling the streets of L.A

 

Renewing his drivers License

Renewing his drivers License

……..it also looks like he needs to renew his license, you know the L.A.P.D don’t play

Chillin wit the Ladies

Chillin wit the Ladies

Manny being Manny chillin with the ladies,be careful Manny you saw what happened to Kobe!

 

Hey L.A. has no football  team

Hey L.A. has no football team

Manny trying out for the Green Bay Packers……..hey where is that  Bret Favre guy’??

Manny Love Hollywood!!

Manny Love Hollywood!!

Manny enjoying Hollywood getting to know the locals

The Dodgers currently lead the N.L. West by 7.5 games….. with a 42-22 record, the Dodgers own the best record in the Majors right now!

Brian Grant battles Parkinsons

Former NBA star Brain Grant has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, he is 37. Grant played with Sacramento,Portland,Miami,Phoenix, and the L.A. Lakers over his 12 year career, he averaged 10.5 pts. and 4.7 rbs a game……other notable people with Parkinson’s includes Muhammad Ali, and Micheal J. Fox. Brain Grant and family currently reside in Portland, Oregon.

 

Brain Grant & Family

Brain Grant & Family