Around the world of professional sports, there are many polarizing characters that are thrust into the spotlight and public eye. Professional sports have been riddled with positive and negative players throughout history — “heroes” and “villains,” if you will.
Recent comparisons, or more aptly, contrasts, between Super Bowl 50 quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton led me to consider these “heroes and villains” as they’re present in every professional league in the world.
So, here’s a breakdown of the most polarizing or most popular heroes and villains in each major professional sports league. We’ll start off with the NFL, whose quarterbacks seem to dominate the headlines.