Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
Interestingly though, wouldn't you agree that peoples' desires to see athletes punished usually are based on what team they play for? It's a funny thing: teams they root for or like, fans will do a lot to justify not deserving much of a punishment (if any). Teams they hate... amazingly their judgment is suddenly of a very high moral fiber.
Oh, definitely. If we were Cardinals fans, we'd want to see Cueto suspended for life.
I think if allegiance were stripped from the equation entirely, which I suppose is next to impossible, that most people would be rather indifferent on punishment. It seems it's when likes or dislikes come into play is when people suddenly start caring.[/QUOTE]
And that's a problem but, like you said, it's nearly impossible to remove an agenda from one's opinion. But, regardless of affiliation, I do think people like to see someone important being taken down for a misdeed. I suppose it makes them more human.