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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: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 9:05 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

The team I hate the most is Notre Dame hands down. Their fans feel they should win for no other reason than they are the most holy Notre Dame. I so enjoyed watching them get beat last year by Army. And few years ago by the Oregon State.

In fact they have been spanked in the last several bowls they've been in. Why? Because they're invited to most bowls for no other reason than they are the blessed Notre Dame.

I hope NBC is losing money on their contract with the self-righteous Notre Dame.




Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2008 9:02 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Got it, kporter15.  Always a safe bet to go with the favorites (or anti-favorites!).



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 8:54 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Notre Dame



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2008 8:37 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

WE HAVE A NEW LEADER!!!!

UPDATED STANDINGS:

AS OF 8:35 PM EST ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 YOUR LEADERS ARE (WITH VOTES IN PARENTHESES)...

NOTRE DAME (14)

MIAMI (13)

BYU (12)

USC (10)

MICHIGAN (7)

OHIO STATE (6)

FLORIDA (5)

TENNESSEE (4)

FLORIDA STATE (4)

ALABAMA (3)

IDAHO (3)

AUBURN (3)

OKLAHOMA (2)

GEORGIA (2)

UTAH (2)

IOWA (1)

OREGON (1)

PENN STATE (1)

WASHINGTON (1)

UCLA (1)

COLORADO (1)

MISSOURI (1)

BOSTON COLLEGE (1)

NEBRASKA (1)

MARYLAND (1)




Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2008 8:35 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Got your vote, Gatorfan100.  Thanks for stopping in.  Look for the beginning of the "Hate Bowl Playoffs" soon!



Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 8:28 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

OHHHH so many teams. Which one should i go with? Aw what the heck i really hate Notre Dame so they get my vote.




Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2008 8:26 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

FanOntheFringe leaps out of the regional hate to the BIG PICTURE.  Thanks for our submission!



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2008 8:24 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Thanks for the votes, byu sranje kura.  Unfortunately you only get one.  So BYU it is.



Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 5:37 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

Wow.  Interesting topic.  Too bad those BYU haters can't see past the big Cougar blue.  I'm a Utah Ute fan and need to list the most hated teams as: 1: USC.  2: Notre Dame  3: Miami and of course the biggest group to hate are those arrogant BCS people. What's up with that?



Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 5:15 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008

1. BYU
2. USC
3. BYU


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