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Bryce Harper is quickly becoming the most unlikeable player in the game

Sep 22, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

You’re going to be shocked by this, but Bryce “120 percent” Harper’s sports rooting interests all happen to be the teams insufferable front runners with no geographic connection happen to root for: The Cowboys, the Yankees, the Lakers and Duke.

Why do you like the Cowboys, Bryce?

“Why do I like the Cowboys?” Harper repeated. “Because they were always a winner when I was growing up.”

That’s just precious.

Remember that post about me feeling old this morning?  What makes me feel even older is that Harper is too young to say that he likes the Chicago Bulls the best because “Jordan is awesome.”  But you damn well that would have been his choice if he came up a few years earlier.

  1. Lans Downe - Sep 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Damn, forgot the story. BTW, that car roll-over explains a lot.

  2. Old Gator - Sep 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Oh for Buddha’s sake, the kid is seventeen years old. At least give him a chance to become really obnoxious before unloading on him. A couple of years of big bucks, constant media attention, hot cars and easy access to even easier drop dead gorgeous centerfolds, supermodels and Lindsay Lohan should do it. Meanwhile, Johnny Cueto, Nyjer Morgan, Milton Bradley and Joey Votto have worked real hard to win this season’s Schmuck of the Year award. It doesn’t seem fair to trip them up so close to the finish line to award it to a neophyte.

  3. tony f - Sep 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Unfortunately it appears to me that more and more commentary about sports is no longer about the sport but an effort to create controversy over nothing!
    Who cares who or why he roots for! What matters is how he will play going forward.
    I am pretty sure that the Nationals would prefer a Barry Bond or Jim Rice type player rather than someone who appears to be perfect but cannot hit, field, or run.
    Babe Ruth had some pretty intersting character flaws as well but from what I can tell for the most part no one cared till he retired.
    Can we get back to reporting news and facts mixed with commentary that is relavent to the game as opposed to gossip as mundane as he is a “front runner”.
    Wow how bad is that? Must be worth at least worth a life sentence

  4. MVD - Sep 23, 2010 at 2:55 AM

    Who are these Cowboys and Lakers all of you speak of? A-ball teams that I’ve forgotten?
    And what is wrong with Duke? Any real man should be a fan of John Wayne.

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