No group of people is more opinionated than sports fans, which is why athletes can become so polarizing these days.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, of course, is the prime example at the moment. Some people worship him, others despise him. Depending on your point of view, the Broncos are in the playoff race because of him, or in spite of him. There's not much middle ground.
In Detroit, Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge is the polarizing figure. On one side, fans adore him because he stuck through the franchise's tough times and he's a personable guy. On the other side, many trash him endlessly for his .235 career average.
As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Take Denard Robinson, who is 1,311 yards from breaking the NCAA's FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) record for career rushing yards by a quarterback set by West Virginia's Pat White (4,480 yards from 2005-08).
No one in college football is more polarizing than the electrifying Michigan quarterback.