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HATE BOWL 2008

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



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Comments

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2008 11:38 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

1) Ohio State

2)  Texas

3)  Miami

4)  Michigan

5)  Penn State




Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2008 9:21 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

coming from a duck fan...

1) oregon state

2) oklahoma (quit whinning)

3) utah

4) usc

5) byu

6) arizona, just because of last year :(

 




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2008 6:17 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

BYU has got to be the most hated! Because even those of you not fortunate enough to be able to listen to the constant whining and face changing of the AVERAGE BYU fan, hate them too.......you just may not realize it yet!




Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2008 1:28 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Purdue. Period. Year after year (minus this year) it is so annoying when Purdue schedules MAC and FCS schools out of conference, gains a national ranking, and then once Big Ten season rolls around the finish .500 or worse in the conference. This year they schedule Oregon and throw the game away in true boilermaker fashion, and then nearly lose to Central Michigan. Ball State is the center of Indiana Football this year!



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2008 1:19 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008

The Utah Utes are my most hated team!

Nov. 22 baby!!




Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2008 10:10 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

How could anyone hate BYU? They're one of my favorite universities, and I'm banking on gettin in to thier law school

My most hated team is: Missouri




Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 8:58 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

I've got to go with Utah too.  Love the people, hate the school.  Sorry its just how I'm wired.




Since: Jul 23, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2008 7:53 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

wow, utah fans have been having some fun on here. speaking of the utes, they, by far get my HATE vote.




Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 3:10 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

FROM A GATOR TO A NOLE.... I HATE FSU, THE FLORIDA STATE CRIMINOLES MAKE MY LIST

GO GATORS




Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2008 12:40 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008

My vote goes to the stupid Gators. I'm with the guy talking about hating everything about the team. I hate Urban, Steve S., Tebow, orange and blue, the swamp, Ben Hill Griffin, gator boots, gatorland, the university. Okay I have made myself sick. Peace!!!


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