I appreciate the compliment. Allow me to explain my usage. Yes, at times it is meant as over-the-top. I have used the word in the past to explain the curious thing where some pockets of Cardinals Nation go out of their way to blame everyone but the actual player. It's the coach's fault, or the front office's fault, or the manager's fault, or the media's fault for not demanding something something, but there are some corners where it's rarely rarely the player's fault for not executing. To me that's fitting of the word "adore." I'm going from my dictionary here at my desk, where, yes, adore does have the reverence/worship element, but it also fits these descriptions:
-- To love or revere deeply.
-- To like a lot.
As with any word the context of its usage is not an island, rather it leans on the words and tone around it, and I'll defend how that word works within the structure of the sentence it appears, to whomever I must defend it.