"Isn't it possible that when a superstar acts like a disagreeable moron, the other players kind of shrug and accept it? If the social norm is that some superstars are a**holes, and you just have to get used to it if you wan to win, then it might cause no harm at all." Phil Birnbaum rounds up some relevant studies and examines the problem of clubhouse cancers. The individual in question here is Milton Bradley, but there are obvious parallels to FNS. Worth a read.