With Success Comes Haters, Especially if You are Sidney Crosby

May 10th, 2010 by Melissa Bauer-Herzog Leave a reply »

With success comes great responsibility. Or at least that’s what I’ve been told.


However, the coaches that lecture us about the responsibilities of success never talk about the hateful anti-fans that come with a new status. Even if a successful player keeps his nose totally clean and stays out of trouble both in and out of the rink or arena, he will have people that hate him purely for the fact that he is so successful in his sport. During NHL Stanley Cup playoff time, this is even more obvious. 


Take Sidney Crosby for example, he is being booed no matter what he does. During games three and four (both on the road games for the Penguins) in the semi-finals against the Montreal Canadiens, whenever Sid touched the puck, the Bell Center wou ...

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