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Steelers Fan Playa Hatin' Round 1: No. 3 Adam “Pacman” Jones vs. No. 14 Travis Kelce

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BTSC continues to establish the most-despised NFL player according to our readers. We continue with a cheap-shot artist and a recent sore loser.

NFL: AFC Divisional-Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

BTSC continues with the first round, polling Steelers Nation which ogre of the opposition they despise greatly. In the 3/14 matchup, we see a fiendish foe battle a newly minted one.

Let’s take a look.

#3 Adam “Pacman” Jones

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

A decade ago, I had season tickets to West Virginia Mountaineer football. Pacman Jones was one of the reasons I let them lapse. He was the personification of a thug and it soured my taste. It didn't go away when he turned pro. There are too many transgressions to list. The lowest of the low lights include slamming a stripper’s head on a stage after making it rain with upwards of $81K, a member of his entourage shooting into a crowd and paralyzing a man, domestic abuse, spitting on a nurse and telling a police officer that he hopes that the officer dies tomorrow. He doesn’t seem to be the kind of guy you want your daughter to bring home to meet you. That's the nicest thing I can write.

Against the Steelers, if there is a chance to play dirty...Jones has time after time. His meltdown in the 2016 WC helped the Steelers advance. He is the embodiment of the Bengal philosophy of hiring low character individuals with talent.

#14 Travis Kelce

NFL: AFC Divisional-Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The only eyebrow that Travis Kelce ever saw raised from Steeler Nation before the 2016 was due to his big-bodied dominance of the Steeler defense. He did not dominate when it counted in January, unless you count pouting. He dropped a big gain and shoved Ross Cockrell after dropping a pass. That netted an unsportsmanlike conduct. But after a holding penalty on Eric Fisher disallowed a two-point conversion that would have tied the game, Kelce went off on the referee by saying “Referee No. 51 shouldn't even be able to wear a zebra jersey again. He shouldn't even be able to work at a f***ing Foot Locker”. It's original, but the game was a defining moment of villainy for No. 87.

Be sure to vote and comment. The results will post soon, so check back to see who moves on in BTSC’s ratin’ of hatin’. Also, come back for #5 vs #12.


Pacman or Pout-man? Who in this matchup irks you the most?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    #3 Adam "Pacman"Jones
    (602 votes)
  • 9%
    #14 Travis Kelce
    (60 votes)
662 votes total Vote Now