Thursday, June 19, 2008

The human torch was denied a bank loan.

By now you know. Phil Jackson was denied his 10th championship. He started 9-0 on the Finals and is now 9-2. I like Phil Jackson, now that he's a Laker, but I used to hate him. Well, I guess I used to hate his former team.

I'm hoping this is therapeudic or at least helps to ease the pain, but here are the sports teams* I hate the most.

NFL
1) Washington Redskins
2) Philadelphia Eagles
3) San Francisco 49ers
4) New England Patriots

MLB
1) Houston DisAstros
2) Chicago Cubs

College Football
1) t.u. (University of Texas)
2) Notre Dame

NBA
1) Boston Celtics
2) Detroit Pistons
3) Houston Rockets

NHL
1) Detroit Red Wings

These are the teams I want to lose. In fact, a loss for one of them is almost as good as a victory for my favorites.

The most hated teams are typically the nemesis of my favorite teams (e.g., Cowboys, Cardinals, Aggies, Lakers, Mavericks, and Stars). But others are cheaters (e.g., Patriots) or over-hyped (e.g., Notre Dame).

* I don't necessarily hate the individuals on the team, but more so hate the team. In other words, I hate the name on the front of the jersey, not necessarily the name of the back. I learned that when Deion Sanders became a Cowboy. I used to hate him when he was a Falcon, then I REALLY hated him when he was a 49er. But I loved him when he put on the Cowboys uniform.

Care to vent?

12 Comments:

At 19 June, 2008 09:18, Blogger KELLY said...

Being that I am a NASCAR fan and also a Roller Derby fan - glad none of my favorites were on this list! LOL

Yes, I'm a girl....a girlie girl and I love fast cars and derby! Go figure! :)

 
At 19 June, 2008 10:39, Blogger Oilcan said...

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I am glad the Lakers lost, even though I hate the Lakers and the Celtics, so I am not happy about it. It was a lose-lose for me.

Though, I suppose that is a real test of hatred - do you still hate the team even when they are down and are no threat to your own team?

By this standard, I hate:

NFL:
1. San Francisco 49ers
2. Washington Redskins
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Oakland/LA Raiders
5. New York Giants
6. New England Patriots (newest)

MLB:
1. New York Yankees
2. New York Mets
3. Houston Astros
4. Boston Red Sox (newest)

NBA:
1. LA Lakers
2. Boston Celtics
3. Detroit Pistons
4. Utah Jazz
5. San Antonio Spurs
6. Miami Heat (newest)

NHL:
1. Detroit Red Wings
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Colorado Avalanche
4. Edmonton Oilers

Colleges:
1. t.u.
2. t.u. (double portion of hate)
3. Notre Dame
4. Brigham Young
5. LSU
6. UCLA
7. USC

Although impossible, all these teams could never win another game ever again and I would be quite happy.

 
At 19 June, 2008 14:56, Blogger GUNNY said...

Great question, Oilcan, about the ebb and flow of team hatred.

I was more than a little disappointed with myself over the hate for the 49ers dwindling.

I used to REALLY hate the Mets as well, but I haven't felt any heat from them in a while.

I should be more inclined to hate the Giants after their slooginess with getting Eli Manning and beating the Cowboys in the playoffs last year.

They were an almost.

I almost went with the Cleveland Browns. I don't hate them, I guess, but I do want them to be perennial losers. I just think it's so bogus that the Ravens history somehow gets attached to a new Browns team. Who are the ad wizards that came up with that one?

I'm probably negligent in my hatred toward the Red Sox as well. They swept the Cardinals in 2004 and they generally beat me down, as do all Boston teams.

5 years ago I definitely would have had Satan (i.e., NJ Deviltry) on my list. I take the rebuke by seeing them on your list and say, "Amen."

Kelly, I don't know enough about NASCAR, but is that really even a sport?!

;-)

Hmm. Roller derby? Now that sounds interesting.

 
At 19 June, 2008 15:41, Blogger Lance said...

I am finding that I actually appreciate the teams I "hate."

I appreciate the Texas Longhorns. They make the second Saturday in October like Christmas.

I could go on with other teams I "appreciate," but thinking theologically, I genuinely "hate" the devil. He does not make my life better because of the challenge he poses. I'd just as soon his little red butt go in the Lake of Fire tomorrow.

But rivals are great to have around. While I can't see how people could root for them, my life is made more zesty by their presence.

Boomer Sooner!

 
At 19 June, 2008 18:43, Blogger Rev. said...

NFL
1) Philadelphia Eagles
2) San Francisco 49ers
3) Washington Redskins
4) New York Giants
5) Baltimore Ravens

MLB
1) San Francisco Giants
2) New York Mets
3) Atlanta Braves

NBA
1) Detroit Pistons
2) New York Knicks

NHL
1) Detroit Red Wings

NCAA Football
1) Nebraska Cornhuskers
2) Oklahoma Sooners
3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish

 
At 20 June, 2008 12:01, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

An enemy of Detroit is an Enemy of mine! Bring it on sucka!

 
At 20 June, 2008 12:08, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

So let me add mine while I am at it on this horrible blog! LOL!!!


NFL:
1. Cowboys
2. Packers
3. Bears
4. 49ners

NBA:
1. Jazz
2. Spurs
3. Lakers
4. Bulls
5. Maveicks (even when they sucked)

MLB:
1. Braves
2. Cardinals
3. Yankees
4. White Sox

NHL:
1. Any Canadian Team
2. Blackhawks
3. Penguins
4. Bruins

College:
1. Norte Dame
2. Norte Dame
3. Norte Dame (did I say that already)
4. Longhorns
5. USC
6. Sooners (they are actually tied for 1)
7. A&M (second most overrated team and they have looney fans)
8. Duke (I love watching them play football)
9. Ohio State (okay they are really tied for one)
10. Any SEC Team


Go Woverines!!!!! Big Ten here we come.

 
At 20 June, 2008 12:58, Blogger GUNNY said...

Lionel ... that's a lotta hate. I love it, except it really seems to be the ravings of a madman.

The darkside of Detroit has clouded your judgment, young Jedi.

There is still good in you; I can feel it.

P.S. How can you not hate the Celtics?! They smoked your bag in the 80s and sent you packing again this year. Is this Detroit love just an act?

Never overestimate the heart of a champion!


Lance, I think I only "appreciate" my teams' rivals when we win. If we lose, it's just your garden variety hatred.


Rev, nice list. I'm glad to see as Christians we can all agree on our hatred of Notre Dame.

 
At 20 June, 2008 15:29, Blogger KELLY said...

Well, Gunny.....we like to think NASCAR is a sport! And roller derby rocks! If I was not afraid of getting my rear end kicked day after day - I might consider trying out for a team...but, I still have a child to raise! :)

 
At 20 June, 2008 16:51, Blogger GUNNY said...

And your child would probably like Momma to have all her teeth. I've seen them throw a few elbows in that roller derby.

It's kind of like hockey on wheels, but more difficult to understand.

Well, if a jockey is an athlete, then I guess a race car driver is also.

But, at least in horse racing, it's the horse that gets all the accolades and the jockey who gets the champagne. Perhaps the car should get more credit in NASCAR, at least the pit crew.

 
At 23 June, 2008 12:55, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

I do hate the Celtics but not as much as the other teams. Namely the Bulls for the last 2 decades until 2004. To sit year after year and watch Michael "Sold my Soul" Jordan dismantle the Central Division was very painful. Then our few years of being very horrible. So the Celtics have been a bug in my ear but we have owned them for the last well 17 years.

 
At 23 June, 2008 15:29, Blogger GUNNY said...

Lionel, check out my Mondays post (6/23) where I have a link to David Aldridge's thoughts on the days when African Americans nearly universally hated the Celtics and how that's changed.

 

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