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Charles Darwin must have been imagining the Super Bowl when he devised his theory on survival of the fittest. Only the strong make it to the finish line, and only the most fearless claw their way to the top, reigning over inferiors. 

The most colorful, the most aggressive, and the most boastful are the ones we wish to follow as fans. They are special, attracting attention for their bravura.

That, in part, explains why we are irresistibly attracted to bad behavior from the bad boys and girls on the playing fields, the ice, the tennis courts, and the golf courses. They are the ones who are not afraid to try the impossible and test the limits...often going beyond boundaries set for them. 

We love them because they go all out in their drive to win.

We cringe but applaud those vicious hits that rip off helmets or result in some poor receiver landing on his head, because the guy tackling isn’t afraid to lay his body on the line.  

But when the aggressor steps over some shifting line in the sand, we all step back, tsking and berating the player caught front and center in the media spotlight...when moments before we admired his or ...

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