Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was named this week among the Forbes' list of America's 10 most hated athletes.
Cutler -- bested only by Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o and Tiger Woods -- was described by Forbes as "standoffish" with teammates and a stationary bike rider, but should such attributes really warrant a ranking above the likes of Alex Rodriguez, Michael Vick and Tony Romo?
After Cutler caught flack, again, for reportedly proposing to fiancee Kristin Cavallari via text message and mailing her a wedding ring, we wanted to get at the heart of the matter: Why the Jay hate? And why, specifically, do so many Bears fans -- who have been waiting for a Super Bowl win for some time now -- dislike the guy?
Our resident sports blogger Michael Tomaso described Cutler as possessing a combination of two qualities that Chicago sports fans loathe immensely: "poor attitude and poor performance."
"Cutler lives in a no mirror zone. It’s never his fault. It’s always somebody else’s," Tomaso told HuffPost. "Chicago sports fans have no patience or love for a guy who doesn't win, and then blames everybody but himself."
We also reached out to our readers on Twitter and -- from Cutler's Indiana roots to his.. face(?) -- we got more than a few lively explanations. What'd we miss?
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