I agree.....Many people completely despise the NY Yankees for the same reasons. But, when the Cubs and the Indians went to WS, I was so impressed with the sportmanship both teams and players had- they all paid mad respect to the leagues that got them there, albeit for the Cubs a 100 years later.
I cheer and watch mostly the underdogs. Ten years ago when the Detroit Lions could not win a game, a professional peer who drove a Cadillac at the time has a Detroit Lions license plate frame. I told him how much I respected him for that. I love sports sans overblown egos. But, when you are TYPE A and making a gillion dollars, hard to keep that ego in check.