OK, as a counterpoint to the other thread, what team do you hate? What team to you take pleasure when they do bad?
To me, it's a 3 way tie between Duke basketball, Boston Red Sox and Toronto Maple Leafs. If I had to choose, I'd probably say the Red Sox because I can't imagine anyone more annoying than Curt Shilling.
By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."
Originally posted by ScarThe Leafs. And their fans.
Were you that guy we gave the wedgie to?
I tend to dislike personalities, and by extension, the teams they're associated with, ie. Bobby Clarke and the Flyers. I used to dislike the Senators, but that was mainly due to Alfredsson's hair, which he has graciously cut off. I'm a Leaf fan, but I don't like Lindros, so I have a bit of a quandary.
Also, I don't like the University of Guelph Gryphons, and the Italian national soccer team.
As a dyed-in-the-wool Steelers fan, my answer here is supposed to be the Cleveland Browns, but, in all honesty, they've sucked so long it's impossible to bring myself to care and, despite whatever McMahon-esque rewriting of history the NFL wants us to choke down, the real Browns are playing out of Baltimore and those guys are just some expansion team in ugly uniforms. So my answer is the Baltimore Ravens. I care more about the Steelers beating the Ravens than I do about the playoff games. We could go 2-14, as long as we beat the Ravens both times, it was a sucessful season.
That and those cocksucker New England Patriots, but that's only because they always beat us in the playoffs (and that's only because they're, like, really good.)
Oh, and I hate the New York Yankees like every real American should.
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Originally posted by OFB the real Browns are playing out of Baltimore and those guys are just some expansion team in ugly uniforms. So my answer is the Baltimore Ravens. I care more about the Steelers beating the Ravens than I do about the playoff games. We could go 2-14, as long as we beat the Ravens both times, it was a sucessful season.
Thanks, the feeling is mutual! By the way, I don't think you'll be finding this season "successful." I'd respond to that uniform comment, but I wouldn't want to step down to the level of a Steelers fan. :-)
Anyway, I despise Duke Basketball most of all. I wouldn't root for them if they were playing a team comprsed of Satan's army.
And of course the Yankees and Red Sox have a special place in the darkest part of my heart.
Let's put it this way: If Osama Bin Laden put together a barnstorming team called the Al-Queda All-Stars, and he challenged the Yankees to a game, I wouldn't know who to root for. I really hate the concept of the Yankees more than any individual player, since I think Joe Torre is a really classy guy, and I have no specific ill will towards guys like Bernie or Rivera. Jeter is a punk, but I've developed a grudging respect for him. The rest of the team can go for a swim in the Hudson River, however.
Actually, as a Blue Jays fan, I pretty much hate every other team in the AL East. I also hate the Brewers since they traditionally own Toronto, Texas and Houston for hard-to-say-why reasons, and I hate the Rockies since they're not a real franchise.
In hockey, I hate the Flyers (Bobby Clarke is the biggest douche in the land), and any of the fly-by-night teams in lame markets, i.e. Atlanta, Carolina, Dallas, Florida, Nashville, Phoenix.
On the flip side, congrats to ABC for hiring Tim McGraw to tailor the lyrics to "I like it, I love it" for every halftime highlight show throughout the "Monday Night Football" season. Just last week, my buddy House and I were discussing Cosell's classic highlight narratives in the '70s, and how nobody had approached them since, and I told House, "Only one thing could ever come close, and I know it's a long shot, but what if ABC hired Tim McGraw to tailor the lyrics to 'I Like it, I Love It' for each week of NFL highlights throughout the season?" And wouldn't you know, it happened! See, dreams can come true. --- Bill Simmons, www.sportsguy.net
Whoever is playing the Yankees....especially Boston, Baltimore, Toronto, Tampa, Cleveland, Detroit, the White Sox, KC, Minnesota, Oakland, Texas, Anaheim, Seattle, the Mets, Atlanta, Florida, Washington, Philly, the Cubs, the Brewers, Pittsburgh, Cincinatti, Houston, St Louis, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Arizona.
NFL - New England Patriots NBA - Los Angeles Lakers NHL - Colorado Avalanche (I HATE HATE HATE the now-retired Patrick Wha) NCAA Football - Michigan Wolverines, Miami Hurricanes, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Oklahoma Sooners
Well I also hate the Yankees like most of you seeing how I'm a Mets fan. But I actually hate the Braves more. After all the Yankees beat us like six times a year, the Braves beat us like 20 times a year it seems. I especially hate Larry Jones.
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Any team from Flordia. And I mean ANY TEAM. College teams. Professional teams. High school teams. Pick-up games at the park? Yeah, I hate those teams too. Doesn't take a brainiac to see why. A plague on all teams from that state and their houses.
And the Toronto Make-believes (Maple Leafs) and Boston Pooh'ns (Bruins).
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Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul the II)....pray for us.
A couple Cubs-related: 1. When Burt Hooton pitched a no hitter on my birthday in 1972 (I was 7). It was so cool at the time. 2. When the Cubs actually won a post season series against the Braves in 2003.