Read nothing into comments on ESPN in general; no matter the subject, trolls emerge there to spew hate. I find that the commenters on sbnation, while fewer, are better informed sports fans. Here's the latest from sbnation on this same topic:
Commenters here are much more even-handed. I like to believe that "sports fans" will throw out their hot takes on ESPN, but their opinions count for nothing . More intelligent fans, like the ones generally on sbnation, are the ones you'd rather sit down and have a beer with.