T Funke wrote:
Is it not because he is exceptionally ugly (looks like a League of Gentlemen extra), is a NOP drugs cheat, and has shown himself to be an arrogant character in the past? Aren't those the reasons he's disliked?
^this...i will add some more
was the super rich white privileged hs kid would couldnt win footlocker with all that Nike and al sal could hook him up on at the time. even then he had the "quiet humble, but really im being super arrogant" attitude. no one likes the fake humble, its annoying, standoffish, and no one can believe you.
then there is the going "pro" and then getting to run for OU anyway. then he trained on his own while on the team. then there was the rupp certified memes, this was the start of people noticing that he has no courage, and refuses to talk for himself. al sal thinks and talks for rupp.
then there was the temper tantrum when solinsky got the 10k record, the nerdy but arrogant flamboyant things he did before and after races
then there is the run ok races, and then ignore the fans and do a hard workout and faster than the race afterwords...then ignore the people there wondering whats going on, and leave.
there is the 3 races a year, not engaging fans or media, never saying he was gunning for a fast time or AR or anything. as if he is more concerned with running fast workouts that are rupp certified than actual races
to me he acts like a rich spoiled brat kid, who never had to work for anything and has the annoying entitlement attitude. and pulls the "silent" pouting as the only emotion. if he never had running he would prob be some accountant or some sort of IRS lawyer.
i think he would have way more fans and be likable if he showed some balls, was transparent about sal and NOP, told fans and the media what he was going to gun for, try to be a hero and risk it and not the sit and kick or try and stay with mo for as long as he can, if he gave props to other runners and tried to show that he actually likes his profession.
i honestly think if al sal got banned or retired, rupp would quit too cause he is lost without him