Mike Bradley: Devendorf Syndrome: Players We Love to Hate

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Published: March 28, 2009


... player they simply love to hate.

The trend can probably be traced back to its roots when Ty Cobb was the polarizing, racist, cheap, standoffish star that drew the ire of the country.

Since, Cobb's villain routine in the early 1990s, many other American athletes have taken his path.

The player who draws boos wherever he plays; The guy who knows how to push the buttons of the average fan; the Prima Donna who simply has no time for the media or his devoted fans; even the star that time and again sticks the dagger through the hearts of your favorite teams.

They come in all shapes and sizes, but the amount of hatred felt towards them remains constant. With Laettner, Redick, Noah, and Hansbrough on the short list of the crowded college basketball hate wagon, the other sports don't get their due.

So, without further ado, Standing Room Only presents to yo...

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