Most sports fans, and a lot of the sports media, are complete suck-ups when it comes to professional athletes.
Take the Ray Rice case.
The Baltimore Ravens held an open practice for fans at training camp this week where Rice, a veteran running back, received a number of huge ovations despite being suspended for two games by the NFL after being accused of hitting his female fiancee in Atlantic City last February. Security cameras, in fact, show Rice dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator. However because the woman is now his wife and he's agreed to take some court-ordered counselling, Rice is expected to avoid any jail time. But the light two game suspension and the cheering fans at training camp have shocked a lot of people, with some folks on Twitter calling the applause Rice received, quote: "Unbelievable".
But is it?
To a lot of people, as ...