Rank 'Em: New York's Most Loathed of 2012

December 18, 2012

New York's Most Loathed of 2012

Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan

Those two AFC title games in Ryan's first two seasons as head coach are a distant memory as Gang Green has now missed the playoffs in two straight years.

Mike Tannenbaum

Mike Tannenbaum

The GM has to take responsibility for the Jets' lack of talent in 2012 and for bringing in Tim Tebow. Tannenbaum can't feel too confident about his job status right now.

Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

The Jets are in the market for a new QB, because Sanchez has turned into a bust. The former fifth-overall pick regressed in his fourth NFL season, culminating in a butt fumble and a benching.

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod hit .272 with 18 homers and 57 RBIs in 122 games in the regular season, and then was pinch-hit for and benched in the postseason, and took heat for paying a little too much attention to women in the stands.

MIke D'Antoni

MIke D'Antoni

D'Antoni resigned in March, with the struggling Knicks seemingly on the road to a third losing season in four years under his watch. New coach Mike Woodson has thrived in his place.

The Wilpons

The Wilpons

The Mets stumbled to their fourth consecutive sub-.500 season, collapsing in the second half to finish 74-88. The owners continue to limit the payroll, handcuffing GM Sandy Alderson.

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

D12 says he wanted to join the Nets, and the Nets certainly wanted him. But if Howard is being honest, then he made a big mistake by waiving his early termination option. He wound up in Los Angeles, making him none too popular in Brooklyn.

Woody Johnson

Woody Johnson

The owner -- who said you can't have too much Tim Tebow -- ultimately has to take some responsibility for the mess that the Jets became in 2012.

Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher

Swisher had another solid regular season for the Bombers but once again flopped in October, going 5-for-30 (.167) with no HRs and two RBIs, not to mention drawing ire for criticizing Yankees fans.

Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson

The Yankees' center fielder had 43 home runs and 106 RBIs, but hit a career-low .232 with a Yankees-record 195 strikeouts. He had only three hits in the playoffs.

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