I hate A&M because they gave Colt a supreme cheap shot a couple years ago on a play that was over. They were trying to hurt him.
I hate USC because their coach claimed to be playing Michigan in the Rose bowl for the national championship in 2003, when in fact all the coaches had previously agreed that the BCS national championship would decide, get this, the NATIONAL CHAMPION.
I hate OU because they lobbied to win the Big 12 South last year by running up the score on weaker competition, and then took a dump in their BCS game. They make the Big 12 look bad every time they go to a big bowl game because they stink it up.
These reasons for hating are justified in my mind. I got a wake up call the other day at work, while discussing college football with a coworker. This person is an avid LSU fan, and I was surprised to learn that this person hates the Longhorns, for no apparent reason!
Side note - my wife is an LSU grad (you can imagine what it was like during the college world series earlier this year...suffice it to say we had to watch in separate rooms with the doors closed). I've always been fond of LSU.
Back to the topic of hating on other teams. Some teams and alumni just hate other teams because they are rivals. Why would anyone hate the Longhorns? Being a biased alumnus, I had never really considered this question since anyone that did not love the Horns must have a mental disorder (I give A&M and OU a pass on this, as we are rivals, but some of them probably still have mental disorders).
If you look at my reasons for hating A&M, USC, and OU, they are:
- players are mean spirited (A&M)
- coaches are whiny (USC, OU), classless (OU), and have a feeling of entitlement (USC, OU)
So other than our traditional rivals, why would anyone hate UT?
The only things I can think of are jealousy, and we have had some players have a few run-ins with the law in recent years. Remember "book 'em horns"?
I don't really have a point to bring home....just random thoughts.