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Derek Jeter

Bird at Play: Hate the team, respect the player

I hate the Yankees. I know hate's such a strong word, but if there is such a thing as hating a sports team, I'm pretty darn close to hating the Yankees. As a Notre Dame football fan, there's really no opponent that I hate. I appreciate the challenge that each team brings to the field against Notre Dame, regardless of where either team is in the title hunt. I've been treated to some awesome football games over the years. As a Baltimore Ravens fan, it would be easy to hate the Steelers, but their ownership is first class and the coaches they've had are quality men. Some of their players I could do without, but I don't hate the franchise. I can say I...