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02/08/2013 03:32 pm ET | Updated Feb 08, 2013

Jay Cutler, Most Hated Athlete In Chicago? In The Entire NFL? But Why?

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?

Why Does Chicago Hate Jay Cutler?

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