When they speak “reverently” of Mayweather is it because they aren’t aware he beat up women out of the ring more often than he beat up men in the ring? Or is it because they’re more in favor of the former than the latter?Was it always this way with dynasties and greatness? I feel like anytime a team or a player is great, a sizable amount of people want to hate them for no good reason. Yet, looking back so many people became fans of dynastic teams like the Niners or Cowboys or Steelers precisely because they were great and people still speak about those teams reverently. Same with individuals - Mayweather, LeBron, Kobe - any time there's a historic talent, people want to shit all over them instead of being grateful for the opportunity to watch greatness. I'm not saying everyone has to go all Vision Quest, but I don't get why people aren't embracing the opportunity to watch teams and athletes that are historic, achievements they can tell their grandkids about.
Maybe it was always this way, or maybe it's the need for 24 hour content driving naysayers whose hot takes are picked up by idiots and contrarians, but it's the freaking Player Haters Ball in sportsland.