Nolan Ryan Is Most Popular Player In America: We Should Just Close Blog

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NolanRyan.jpgI simply refuse to believe this is true. According to the Houston Business Jounal in this years Q Scores freakin' Nolan Ryan was listed as the most popular baseball player. Huh?

He may not have suited up in a Houston Astros uniform for 20 years, but pitcher Nolan Ryan still is the most recognizable and well-liked baseball player in the country, according to a new survey.

The annual survey by Sports Q Scores is conducted by Marketing Evaluations/TvQ. The rankings are seen as an indication of how well players are regarded for potential advertising sponsorships.

At the top of the list as the most recognizable athlete in any sport is another player who is no longer active in his sport: Basketball superstar Michael Jordan, whose string of championships with the Chicago Bulls revitalized the National Basketball Association.

At No. 2 is golf wunderkind Tiger Woods, with Ryan -- who bolted from the Astros to the Texas Rangers in 1988 after a contract dispute -- ranked at No. 3. At No. 4 is Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, while former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana rounds out the top five.

Look at that picture! That guy! He's ranked #3 OVERALL??!? Who in God's name did they interview for this? Nolan Ryan made his pitching debut IN 1966, PEOPLE. I think this is just another case of the Bush administration changing information to their liking. The president got ahold of the Q Scores, and said "Derek Jeter? David Ortiz? No way. Nolan Ryan is totally boss. We're making him #1."

That's the only explanation. Either that or perhaps I just do not want to believe that after 40 years my fellow Americans have such a long way to go in hating Nolan Ryan.

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"The Rock is strong, but Nolan Ryan is wise."

People sympathize with his addiction to pain meds.

At No. 2 is golf wunderkind Tiger Woods, with Ryan -- who bolted from the Astros to the Texas Rangers in 1988 after a contract dispute -- ranked at No. 3. At No. 4 is Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, while former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana rounds out the top five.

Yeah! Who the fuck is Muhammad Ali anyway?

@Rob, well he did do commercials for Advil.

Maybe people love him for beating the shit out of Robin Ventura?

My guess is the survey called people that have landlines, which skewed the data older. Out of the top 10 only Tiger and Favre have been active in the past 5 years.

So old people like to see the people they knew, not these young whippersnappers with their tattoos and piercings and loud music

This is but a microcosm of the national elderly people bias that is sweeping the nation.

Don't blame me, I voted for John Jaha.

Joe Montana thinks he'll just be in his room, masturbating.

Perhaps it is a result of America's nostalgic fascination with trains. All aboard the Ryan Express!

Did that old fart quit heroin too?

Where the hell did they conduct this survey? The streets of Amarillo?

Jordan, Favre.........is this a list of most famous athletes to unretire?

Is Nolan Ryan coming back? He will fit in with Houston's shitty pitching staff quite well.

"This guy here is dead."

"Cross him off then."

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