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Sports are emotional, there is no doubting that. 

With every game that takes place, college or professional, you are bound to come across more than a few angry fans cursing the very existence of a rival player. The sports may vary, but the animosity remains the same. 

Ravens fans hate Ben Roethlisberger the same way Lakers fans hate Kevin Garnett, with all their heart and their soul. Whenever two rivals are playing, search the twitter feed and you'll find plenty of profanity-laced rants, silly generalizations and envious taunts.

The need-to-hate, or "talk smack," has always been there. It is as much a part of tradition as your lucky jersey and it is something that we all have participated in. Just this morning a friend and I took turns exchanging insults about our football team's beloved quarterbacks (his precious Philip Rivers against my Rams' Sam Bradford).

As much of a normality as it has become, it has taken an ugly turn in recent years through the introductions of cell phones, social networking sites and other variables.

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