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Win or lose, there are some people in sports that just don't get the respect they think they deserve.

Updated: February 9, 2005, 12:05 PM ET
By Dan Shanoff | Page 2

Perfected by Patriots fans during New England's Super Bowl run, the cry of "disrespect" has become the most ridiculous cliché in sports.

"We're disrespected" is even more knee-jerk (emphasis: "jerk") and disingenuous than "One game at a time," "Happy to be here," and "Thanking my hands" -- combined!

Any day now, expect Aretha Franklin to re-release a new take on her old hit: "Dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T!" ("Find out what it means to me!")

You'd think that the "disrespect" ...

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