So Reddit put out another awesome map that I can’t stop looking at. This one is a map of the most hated college basketball teams in each state:
Not surprisingly Duke is hated everywhere. Some of the states they’re hated in make no sense. What the fuck did Duke ever do to you Idaho? Bow your head in shame for not hating whoever the hell Boise State’s rival is. And Wyoming hates Ohio State fsr? WTF? Do people from Michigan vacation there or something? Shouldn’t they hate Colorado with a burning passion?
Let’s look at our region of the country:
Hey Boston College fans – this map proves once and for all that everyone hates you. Of all the schools people could’ve said they hated the most, the overwhelming choice was the training ground for professional assholes in Newton. And this is coming at a time when BC is a joke. We’re talking abysmal basketball and football. And people STILL find a reason to hate them. You’re not even loveable losers. Imagine if they actually started winning? People hate you guys a million times more. Like, you’re not even remotely relevant and people still hate you. Bow your heads in shame.
The people of this great state will NEVER get behind a school like Boston College because 98.4% of people who went to BC are dooshnozzles. You know they went there because it’s usually the first thing they tell you without being asked.
The sucky part about this is that they get jobs in sports broadcasting and media. Seriously, the media around these parts wants us to get on the BC wagon so badly, but it just ain’t happening. Remember when UMass basketball was on a roll early last season and the Globe’s headline was about 4-11 Boston College playing another crapbag ACC team?
I grew up thinking that BC was supposed to be the team we rooted for because they were always talking about them on TV. Turns out that’s only because the powers that be were just trying to shove propaganda down our throats.
Meanwhile, I had no idea UMass even existed until they started making the tournament. When I first saw the Minutemen I felt like a 12 year old at a 1D concert. Where was this team my whole life?
It’s a proven fact that people will get behind UMass if they give the people a product worth watching. The Final Four run from nearly 20 years ago was the biggest I have ever seen college basketball in this state. If you weren’t here for that then I feel bad for you, because I’ve never seen anything like it. It was all kids were talking about on the block and in schools.
The bottom line is that UMass is our state’s team. I hear a lot of people say they don’t like UMass because they didn’t go there. Newsflash – no one who likes Alabama actually went to college there. That’s the beauty of college sports. It has ZERO to do with academics. It’s just another reason to get drunk, belligerent, and territorial.
As you can see on the map, Massachusetts is not the only state that hates a team from their own state more than any other. But just like Mass, the other states who do this generally hate the ASSHOLE school in that state. Kentucky fans hate Louisville. Wouldn’t you hate a place that revolves around Mine Julep’s and horse racing? Utah hates BYU. Wouldn’t you hate a bunch of dingbats who don’t party and can’t kiss their girlfriends? Nebraskans hate Creighton. Wouldn’t you hate the private school in your state that gets more attention then your state team? Mississippi State is hated by most Mississippi folk, probably because they integrated without a riot first. Washingtonians seem to prefer Washington State, presumably because Washington is in Seattle and no one like people from Seattle.
The lone exception to the rule seems to be North Carolina. I would’ve bet my mortgage that Duke was the most hated team there. I mean, Duke is like BC dipped in a vat of dooshnozzle juice. But for whatever reason the people there don’t hate the Blue Devils or NC State, they hate the Tar Heels? Ummmm, what the hell is wrong with you people? I’m no UNC fan but any idiot who lives in that state and roots for Duke over UNC despite not going to either one, should be taken out back and shot. This is why you can’t have nice things North Carolina.
Oh and Rhode Island, what the fuck? Ummm, I’m semi-insulted that UMass is not the most hated team in that state. Or at least Providence. The fuck is wrong with you people hating Syracuse? PC isn’t even in the same conference as them anymore. Plus your state team is URI. I had faith in you people but you let me down.
Last thing on this I will say is that for the first time I somewhat respect the state of Connecticut. Hating Syracuse is a fine choice. They’re the BC of New York State. Every asshole you hear on the radio most likely comes from Syracuse. They put out an army of people with deep voices and cold takes.
Feel free to share your thoughts to keep the conversation going.