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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by largartos, Jan 24, 2014.
Sigh, yes. We are fundamentally superior as humans. Got it.
Sigh...If you say so. Nobody said that but you.
thought it was a great interview
Of course the references on fan behavior are anecdotal. Nobody is paying for a scientifically conducted comparative study of fan behavior.
Speaking of anecdote, I eagerly await the anecdotal incidents from other fan bases that are even remotely comparable to the ones already cited. I'd also be interested to see a writer who is a member of a fan base who excoriates them like this WVU writer did.
Finally, while we Gators have our share of crappy fans (like FireRonZook.com before he ever coached a game, or the infamous urine throwing episode with Fulmer's wife), that doesn't change the point that some fan bases are worse than others.
In fact, those incidents as contrasted with incidents like the shared experience that Gator fans had with Nebraska fans of them being the best fans we had been around, is illustrative of the fact there is in fact significant differences in behavior among different fan bases.
The idea that you might get pelted with batteries and bottles, drowned out with eff bombs, and spat on by grandmothers is completely out of the realm of thought with Nebraska fans, but it's a fact of life you better be cognizant of if you're dealing with WVU fans.
Anecdotally, that's reality.
I've been a fan of the Gators for many years way back before the Spurrier dynasty began. I had the normal "hatred" towards UM, FSU, and Georgia like most other Gator fans. No real ill-will towards any other fanbase that I could remember --- until the 2007 BCS game versus OSU!
Never had a met a more arrogant, low-class a-hole fanbase in my life -- in the bars, at the hotel, at the convenience store, at pre-game, and postgame (which was understandable). I made a decision at that time to NEVER root for them. I was even resigned to root for FSU if it was them and OSU in the title game (thankfully MSU didn't force my hand).
THIS^ x 100
You are young = you haven't been around = you have no idea what the *&^% you're talking about.
But why is the Gator fan base the most hated in college sports? Just asking
You can be successful and still be a liar. That is Urban Meyer. He had a line of buxx Shxx a mile long. I love the championships but not the man.
Where'd that come from?
Coaching, football, sports in general brings out that worst and best in people, fans -that includes coaches (they're almost like people)....part of the deal.
Let me put it this way: somewhere some member of another fan base is talking about Gator fans being the "worst."
Fair enough. That is possible.
It doesn't change the fact that there's a world of difference between Nebraska fans on the good side and WVU fans on the repetitive felony behavior bad side, nor that Bucknut and Canes fans are way over on the WVU end of the scale.
Hopefully we're not too far on the WVU end of the scale, but it could be tough to gauge that from an unbiased perspective. I suspect we're probably more towards the Notre Dame self entitled arrogant side of the scale, where people don't like us, but they don't fear for their safety around us.
I prefer Benedict Meyer.
This isn't even about Nebraska fans being bad fans, it's about Nebraska fans being bad parents. Is that all Google turned up?
The other link mentions this:
I think you can find extremes at any school, but what is being referenced are the number of incidences identified varying between schools. We're either to believe that all schools' fans are exactly the same and that there is no variance or that some schools may have more extreme behavior amongst their fans than others. To me it's a bit more presumptuous to believe that all schools fans are exactly the same, so the only question left is to what extent the variances exist between schools' fans...but it seems unreasonable to deny that the variances do exist.
Can't speak for others, but for me--it wasn't so much the teams/fans gloating back in the 70's and 80's which turned me into hating several teams, but more of the MEDIA gloating about those teams. If you weren't around back then to hear the national media love pour it on so friggin thick for ND/Big 10 schools/some Big 8 schools---you can't begin to appreciate just how overwhelming it was.
Just the first two things it turned up. And given some of the examples (off the field), it's applicable. The point being that someone, somewhere thinks any given fan base is the "worst" based on anecdotal evidences or preconceptions.
People are people, and in a large group (like a D1A fanbase), there is far less dissonance than people convince themselves.
GET OFF MY LAWN!
i agree with obob for the most part but there have been examples of pattern behavior by segments of fanbases that do support the opposition here. There is a segment of raider or eagle fans for example that pride themselves on making their home stadiums hostile. Not the entire fanbase mind you but enough to differentiate them from other nfl franchises. To a degree mob mentality takes over and there is almost an obligation for these idiots to maintain their reputation as such.