A few outliers might have criticized him, but his self-esteem would not take a hit here.
Did you just tell us that you better know how Chad's self-esteem would be affected than he does? Chad already established that this place would have been bad for him. How in the world can you legitimately say that it wouldn't have?
And I get what you are saying, but who's to say that Chad's self esteem doesn't take a hit when he reads a constant barrage of insults onto his teammates, his friends? He may consider himself a mentor to some of the younger players who are getting bashed and takes their perceived hatred as a personal failure.
I understand that on the rant, people should be able to rant. Fine, no argument there. But saying that you better know how an individual would react to an onslaught of insults than they do is absolutely absurd and shows a complete lack of grasp on reality. The ego on some of you is insane.