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HATE BOWL 2008

Posted on: October 24, 2008 11:42 am
Edited on: October 27, 2008 9:46 am
 

As the Plain White T's say, hate is a strong word.  A violent word.  But in sports, we don't say we "really, really don't like" teams.  We HATE them.  An interesting take on this is that football "hate" is highly dependent upon a team's success or failure.  Face it.  It's hard to hate FIU or North Texas.  It's easy to hate Florida or Ohio State.

Of course there are a lot of factors that play into football emotions.  Longstanding rivalries, fleeting coaching gaffes, media love, and conference ties (shout out to all of you other SEC homies!) all play into it.  There's also the evolution of the BCS...I don't remember hating so much back when the Cotton Bowl meant something.  The dissolution of bowls as a reward to players and fans has kicked the whole hate thing up a notch.  You know, I've been a Gator nearly my entire 50 years, but I still remember enjoying the fanfare surrounding a classic USC-OSU Rose Bowl or a 'Bama-Penn State Sugar Bowl.  Heck, I even road-tripped to NOLA in '78 just to be in town to experience the latter one. 

But I digress.  Back to the topic.  Hate.

If you're a true-blue college football fan you've GOTTA hate some other team.  It's in the rule book we all get when we sign up, right below the rule about standing up for the National Anthem.  So here's what I've got for you.  Let's settle this post-to-post.  Just who (or whom, I could never get that right) is The Most Hated College Football Team in America.

Here's how it goes.  You give me ONE team.  The one you hate MORE THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN FOOTBALL.  Only one.  I collect yours and a bunch of others submitted by other football fans.  Based on the number of submissions I'll rank them and seed them, and then we'll play them off against each other (in the same manner as those other blogs that rate rock guitar players and scariest movies).  This HIGHLY NON-SCIENTIFIC study will show us two things...who gets the most hate mail and who, given the opportunity of playing against a number of other hated teams, would most of us hate until the end of time.

I'll set a preliminary timeline of collecting the front data until Friday, November 7.  If I'm getting a ton of submissions I'll extend it.  If not, I'll take a couple of days and post the first round of the playoffs. 

So here it is.  I humbly await your best hate.



Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 11:40 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

1. U of Washington
2. Oregon State
3. USC



Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2009 4:36 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

USC, definitely. The cry about EVERYTHING that doesn't go their way. USC fans can't admit that UF was BETTER last year. There is always some bitch about USC not winning the National Title. Face it USC Trojan fans, your team has not been good enough, so grow up and get ready for next year. USC can't go through a pitiful PAC TEN schedule without losing to somebody that sucks worse than they do, and then they want to gripe about not getting into the Title game. BOO-HOO!

Oklahoma, because they are always ranked higher than they should be. And they are the most over-rated team in football. OU always loses their bowl game. When was the last time they won one? Let' see, they lost to Fla. last year, got stomped by WV the year before, lost to Boise the year before.... 

 




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2009 5:02 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

The top three teams in my Hatorade Bottle.

1.  Michigan or Michicant lately, pompous and arrogant with no right to be either because lately they just suck!

2.  BYU - went to a bowl game against BYU, the worst fans ever and undeserving of their lone national championship, who did they beat?  michicant, alot of people did that year

3.  USC- for one reason Sam Bam Cunningham

 

 

 




Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 1:20 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

As a Utah and USC fan:

Ohio State

Texas

Notre Dame




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 12:25 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

See.......even here, AVACADO has to whine about the UTE fans not filling their stadium. I Suppose that if BYU were in the deep south their attendance would be half what it is. We can't help that the superior University just happens to be located in the heart of the people that support your program. Come up with something a little more profound next time you want to snivel.



Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 10:13 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Notre Dame.  Even on an off year.  Privileged elitist snobs.



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 3:03 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008

BYU




Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2008 2:15 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Utah Utes -- their fans are insecure wannabes (reminds me of barking chihuahuas) and they can't even consistently fill that dinky stadium in spite of having a great team.




Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2008 1:39 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

HMMM...another one thats h8s my favorite college......The Big Ten is honestly not the best conference in the world! Get over it!



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2008 12:31 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Add another vote for BYU! Most annoying team ever.

Austin Collie has to be one of the dumbest football players I've ever seen interviewed, and that's saying something.


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