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Everybody around here was bummed out that the Ravens lost this past weekend. I stopped watching football a few years ago but still feel something for my old team so I felt bad for the people in my office. Then one of them pulled out some old pictures including a playoff game from five years ago with Ray Rice. One coworker said "this was back when it was okay to like him" and someone replied "you still can - as long as you're not a woman" and I went right back to remembering why I stopped caring/watching the team/football.
I don't think it makes you weak. I agree the NFL should have done more about Ray Rice and others that have hit women and done other bad things. Hey, I once stopped being an Eagles fan for awhile while the dog murderer was on the team. But still, not all the players are criminals or women beaters or dog murderers or what not. Some do a lot of good for their communities and what not.
The Pats, Tom Brady, and Bill Bilicheck are still the Pats, Tom Brady, and Bill Bilicheck. I suspect Anyd Reid will find a way to blow the game again them. I think it will be the Saints vs the Pats in the Superbowl. I would not bet against the Pats in the Superbowl.