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Et tu, Brute, Sidney?
Sidney Rice was a product of the Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre experiment. Rice benefited more than any other player did during the 2009 season when Favre was the starting quarterback for the Vikes. Rice put up big numbers and made his first Pro Bowl appearance.
The reason why the Vikings fans hate Rice is because he had a hip injury in the game against the New Orleans Saints, but did not get surgery for it until the end of the offseason because of his fear of not getting a big contract extension. The Vikings never re-signed Rice because he wanted more money than he was worth, and because he is one of the most injury-prone receivers in the NFL.
Vikings fans will always hate to see Rice because of the selfish attitude he portrayed with his contract negotiations. Luckily for Rice, the matchup between the Seahawks and Vikings in 2012 is not in Minnesota. When Rice does come back to Minnesota for a game, expect him to hear the boo birds early and often.
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