Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
The guy went to the University of Nevada. He grew up in a small town which wasn't an NFL town. A lot of these guys coming from college to the NFL don't understand the fandom, don't understand the loyalty (and hate) and so on.
Personally, I think it's silly but obviously, others disagree and call him "stupid".
Because they are professional athletes, and it's a business. In the FA era, a lot of these guys are friends off the field, vacation together, etc. Hell, you see them laughing and carrying on after games while still on the field.
"Rivalries" are for the fans. Nothing more.