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America can be forgiving for many things, but Michael Vick still has a ways to go. He remains the most hated athlete in America, according to a Forbes poll.

Vick clocked in with an usually high awareness rate of 42 percent, meaning he’s well-known in America even among non-NFL fans ... but not in a good way.

“His awareness is up there with Peyton Manning, but a lot of it is people knowing him for the wrong reasons,” said Stephen Master, VP of Sports for Nielsen.

Top Dog!

Other notable names toward the top of the most-disliked list include Kris Humphries (Kim would totally be #1) Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and Kurt Busch.

Mark McGwire, Randy Moss, Manny Ramirez and Ben Roethlisberger fell out of the dubious top 10, even if there was no major image rehab in any case.

One shocking 180 was that of the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh, who went from one of the NFL’s best-liked players to one of its worse in a matter of months.

Suh’s reputation took a beating after a highly public stomping of a Green Bay Packer on national TV on Thankgiving. It's no animal cruelty, but that'll do it.

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The New Orleans Hornets are 4-22. It takes A LOT for this atrocious basketball team to make headlines.

Enter Will Ferrell.

The hilarious actor took over pre-game introduction duties last night, calling out the names of the starting players for both the Chicago Bulls and the Hornets, while adding the occasional random fact, such as how Emeka Okafor "minored in love" and Derrick Rose's favorite movie is The Notebook.

New Orleans then went out and lost 90-67. So this was easily the team's highlight of the season night:

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New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has a brief message for supermodel Gisele Bundchen, following her blaming the New England Patriots' Super Bowl loss on dropped passes by husband Tom Brady's teammates:

Just shut yer yap and just look gorgeous!

The Brazilian beauty made news after she was filmed, unknowingly, by The Insider, defending Brady from gloating Giants fans shortly after Super Bowl XLVI.

"You have to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball," yelled Bundchen to Giants fans as she was on her way out of Lucas Oil stadium.'

Gisele and Brandon

"My husband can't f--king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time," she continued. "I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

When asked by reporters about the rant during Tuesday's victory celebration at MetLife stadium in New Jersey, Jacobs offered some unsolicited advice:

"She just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up," the outspoken star said.

His teammate, defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora, expressed a little more sympathy:

"I mean she's supposed to stay out of things like that, but at the end of the day that's their relationship and she has the right to say whatever she wants."

Gotta like a gal standing by her man, even if you're glad said man lost.

She's also not wrong. That Wes Welker drop was an absolute killer.

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His Super Bowl ad got Roland Martin all fired up, but the CNN commentator isn't the only one making headlines for an incident involving David Beckham.

He may be the most famous soccer player in the world, but that didn't stop a referee from giving the 36-year-old a red card at a children's match in L.A.

Before his son Romeo took the field, "there was a penalty given" to a young player from another team, Beckham recalled on The Jonathan Ross Show.

"The kids are 7 years old and [the referee] sent the kid off. And I was like, 'Come on, he's 7 years old, referee! You can't send him off,'" Becks said.

"And he looked at me and was like, 'Yes, I can.'"

Becks

Beckham grew defiant and fought back, arguing: "You can't - he's 7 years old!' And [the ref] came over and he gave me a red card," the L.A. Galaxy star said.

"He told me to get out of the park. For real."

The British superstar/underwear model "went to the other side of the gate" for the duration of the game, "and I came back when my son's game was on."

Beckham's presence is usually welcomed at local sporting events: "The dads like seeing me there," David admitted, "and I coach the kids at times."

Tell us: Would you give David Beckham a red card if he were questioning your calls as a referee? Or stare in awe and ask him for an autograph?

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Jeffrey Fraza, a struggling boxer who competed on the reality show The Contender in 2005 and was looking to make a comeback, was killed in tragic fashion this week.

He was struck by an empty train on the commuter tracks in Haverhill, Mass.

"He was a great kid. I love him like a brother. I'm kind of in shock," trainer Micky Ward, the retired pro played by Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter, told the Boston Herald.

"He was going to try to make another run at it. It's just a shame."

Fraza

Was Fraza's death an accident? The case remains under investigation, but according to his friends, Fraza walked those train tracks in his hometown regularly.

And though he struggled recently after being diagnosed with Chron's disease, which causes inflammation of the digestive tract, many believe it was an accident.

"He was a good man," ex-girlfriend Sylvia Pastrana said.

"He was training little kids at the Haverhill Boxing Club," said Pastrana, who lived nearby with their 14-year-old son, Antonio. "He was fine and he was in good spirits."

Per the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Fraza was on his cell phone when he was struck near Hale Street by a train inbound to Boston.

He was found dead at the scene at 1:24 a.m. R.I.P.

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Gisele Bundchen prayed for husband Ton Brady to win the Super Bowl last night.

Alas, when those prayers were not answered - the Patriots fell to the Giants 21-17 - the super model turned to curse-filled trash talking.

Comforting Tom

It's okay, dear. I'll catch all of your balls tonight.

On her way out of Lucas Oil Stadium last night, New York fans taunted Gisele, with one yelling: "Eli owns your husband!"

At this, Bundchen turned around and replied: "My husband cannot f-cking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

Gisele, of course, is referring to a number of near-catches by Patriot wide receivers, most notably a missed snag by Wes Welker at the New York 20-yard line with four minutes remaining and New England driving for a clinching score. Should Welker have had it? Probably. Did Brady throw a couple balls behind his teammates in the second half, along with a key interception? Yes.

Watch the Gisele/fan interaction now at The Insider.

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The New York Giants needed a big play late in the Super Bowl and Eli Manning delivered, lofting a pass to Mario Manningham that sent them on their way to a winning drive.

Somehow managing to keep two feet in bounds while making a fingertip catch in double coverage, Manningham defied comprehension - and stunned the Patriots.

New York went on to win 21-17 and Manning claimed his second Super Bowl MVP award thanks to Manningham, who made the biggest play of the Giants' season.

Watch below: Was his Super Bowl catch the best ever?

One guy who may give Manningham a run for his money: David Tyree. Four years ago, HE made a key reception of a Manning pass that helped lead the Giants to victory.

Also trailing late in the fourth quarter against the Patriots, Eli's escape and Tyree's catch off of his own helmet have already gone down in Super Bowl history.

Take a look at that catch below:

Which Giant's Super Bowl reception was better?

 

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It's all come down to this: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, The Rematch!

These two rivals will go at it again in Super Bowl XLVI, four years after an epic 17-14 upset that cost New England the first 19-0 in league history. So, which team will come out on top this time? THG analyzes the big game from every angle below - except the commercials - and makes a bold prediction...

Giants/Pats

RANDOM TOWN THEY PLAY IN AND NO ONE WOULD KNOW EXISTED OTHERWISE
Giants: East Rutherford, NJ
Patriots: Foxboro, MA
Edge: Patriots

NUMBER OF SUPERMODELS ASKING FRIENDS TO PRAY FOR THEIR STARTING QUARTERBACK OF A HUSBAND
Giants: Zero
Patriots: One
Edge: Giants

POINTS SCORED IN PREVIOUS SUPER BOWL MEETING
Giants: 17
Patriots: 14
Edge: Giants

HAVE NEVER ONCE EMPLOYED ...
Giants: Cheerleaders
Patriots: A star wideout who shot himself at a nightclub
Edge: Patriots

BASEBALL TEAM WITH WHICH THEY SHARE A HOME STATE
Giants: Yankees
Patriots: Red Sox
Edge: Giants

SUPER BOWLS WON BY BILL BELICHICK
Giants: 2 (XXI, XXV as Defensive Coordinator)
Patriots: 3 (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX as Head Coach)
Edge: Patriots

FOOD RELATED HOME TOWN NICKNAME
Giants: The Big Apple
Patriots: Beantown
Edge: Even

SONGS POPULARIZING CITY
Giants: "New York, New York" (Frank Sinatra); "New York State of Mind" (Billy Joel); "Empire State of Mind" (Jay-Z Ft. Alicia Keys)
Patriots: "Dirty Water" (the Standells)
Edge: Giants x 10,000

MOST LIKELY NEW YORK POST BACKPAGE HEADLINE IF TEAM WINS
Giants: One Giant Step for Manning Kind
Patriots: EEEK-Li!
Edge: Even

EMPLOYERS OF VICTOR CRUZ
Giants: Yes
Patriots: No
Edge: Giants

VERDICT: Sorry, Patriots. But no revenge will be had this year, not when Victor Cruz is lining up against a wide receiver playing in your defensive backfield and not when Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z are all so clearly in New York's corner. The G-Men take this one 5-3-2.

WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN?

 

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We know who Gisele Bundchen will be voting for in this poll ... once she finishes praying for a Patriots win in Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night. But what about you?

Gisele's husband, Tom Brady, goes for his fourth Super Bowl win when the Pats take on the New York Giants and Eli Manning, who's in search of his second ring.

The big game is as close to a toss-up as you can get, and both quarterbacks have proven themselves to be MVP-caliber. But which would you rather ... you know?

Vote for the hottest signal-caller in THG's survey below!

And the Winner is?

Eli Manning or Tom Brady: Who would you rather ... you know? Vote for which QB is the bigger hunk in THG's very scientific and important poll now! View Poll »

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Mark Sanchez tossed 18 interceptions last season, but is it possible this New York Jets quarterback saved his worst decision for off the field?

A new report claims Sanchez is dating Kim Kardashian. A source tells TerezOwens dot com that the relationship started, in secret, prior to Kim ever pretending to love getting together with Kris Humphries - and that the romance has now heated up again.

“Kim and Mark like to meet in hotels for dinner dates and flings," according to an insider. “Whenever Kim is in New York, they hang out. They are very careful with not being seen together."

  • Kim Kardashian in Beverly Hills
  • Mark Sanchez Red Carpet Pic

Sanchez - who many believe should no longer be the Jets signal caller, especially if Peyton Manning is released by the Colts - hasn't been shy about dating celebrities in the past. His bedpost notches include Kate Upton and Hayden Panettiere, while he also reportedly had intercourse with 17-year old Eliza Kruger.

Sanchez was also teammates at USC with Reggie Bush, making it likely he does know Kim in some way.

But does he know Kim in that way? We assume a sex tape will soon come out that settles this issue once and for all.

UPDATE: Kim has Tweeted, in response to this rumor: "Dating rumors are always fun when u don't even know the people your supposedly linked to! Who makes this stuff up!"

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