The worst of fans, best of sports

Cundiff, Williams miscues draw vile public response and heart-warming defense

Updated: January 29, 2012, 11:09 AM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Sports reminds us almost every day just why we love it so much, why we're so passionate about the victories and defeats, the triumphs and failures.

And every so often, it shows us why we hate it, too.

The news that the two men whose miscues were the signature moments of the NFL's conference championship weekend received death threats was another sickening reminder of one of the ugly by-products of our games -- fans who allow their passion to become insanely pathetic. ...

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