One of the inherent problems of addressing concerns of sports fans rationally is their disjointedness based on location. It is very difficult for a sports fan to acknowledge the greatness of a rival team, or even the players on a rival team, and it's almost impossible to do so as a casual fan. So while I can acknowledge that my status as a devoted Packers fans will inherently make my opinions on last night's Packers-Vikings game seem biased. No Vikings fan wants to acknowledge that the team's victory may have been more the product of ticky-tack referee calls. Certainly ESPN wouldn't acknowledge anything resembling referee favoritism, especially when it involves one of the flagship financial goldmines of the NFL season: a Monday Night Football game involving Brett Favre, the most popular N ...
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