Thanks to some outstanding research by the folks at Business Insider, we have good news if you're a kid growing up in Wyoming or Mississippi—you have a (relatively) great chance of becoming a Major League Baseball player someday. If you're from Utah, though? Eh, not so much.
Future Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees tore knee ligaments while shagging fly balls in batting practice in Kansas City on Thursday night. Rivera, 42, has since said that he will attempt to return to the mound, if not in 2012, then in 2013.
For many professional athletes, it’s hard to stay away from the court or off the field. During their free time, they will occasionally surprise fans by showing up for a game of hoops or to throw the pigskin.
There are athletes the public loves, and others that they love to hate. Nielsen and partner E-Poll Market Research surveyed America on the they jocks they most dislike, and the top two shouldn’t be much of a surprise.