“For the Vols, it may not be so tough to predict.”

I have to say if there’s one common ground for Alabama and Georgia fans, it’s contempt for Tennessee football.

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65 responses to ““For the Vols, it may not be so tough to predict.”

  1. Derek

    …and all things Auburn. Bama’s universal contempt for Auburn is its most redeeming quality.

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    • As much as I’d like to say that’s common, I have to admit Alabama’s Auburn hate burns with the heat of a thousand suns. We’re probably more at a level of a hundred.

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      • 81Dog

        Speak for yourself, your Excellence. To paraphrase Grizzard quoting Jim Minter about Tech, I wouldn’t pull for Auburn with both engines out on the team plane. (sorry, Ward). When you get right down to it, I hate almost everyone we play, and a few teams we used to play, and a couple of teams we played once or twice, and some teams we might play in the future. It’s possible I got issues.

        I don’t care for Auburn. That much is clear.

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      • Derek

        Depends on who you’re talking to. I’d put my hatred of Auburn on par with bama’s.

        A Georgia fan’s hatred does depend a lot on geography and generation.

        In my formative years, we owned UF and GT and didn’t play UT much. Meanwhile, Auburn was hosing our fans, keeping it down home cuz,, stealing far too many players from Georgia and winning far too many of the games. And they ended our 23 games SEC winning streak in Athens.

        Whether it’s the hoses, alums asserting illiteracy, cam newton, jet-gate, the women’s softball fiasco last summer, their “tradition” of rolling toomer’s corner being based on toilet humor (I can explain if anyone doesn’t know, just ask) which is both disgusting and sad, or a thousand other sins that would take too long to list, I hate them more than anyone else and I’ll never stop.

        On one matter I agree with Auburn: I hate Harvey Updyke. But for decidedly different reasons.

        When I heard about the trees I felt sorry for Auburn for like 15 seconds. I’ll never get that time back Harvey, you bastard!

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        • Comin' Down The Track

          Apart from the trees (I still think that was wrong), I’m with you. my hate rate goes:
          1. Nerds, forever and always.
          2. The Barn, copying every UGA tradition does since 1892.
          3. (tie) UF/UT my favorite meteor game.
          5. Son of Clemp, I would walk 100,000 miles… or kick.
          6. Notre Dame, NBC gets my eyeballs ever since they signed that deal. I hate watch them so hard.
          7. The rest of the SEC. I do not cheer for conference bowl wins.
          8. Various Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Southern Cal, [insert perennially overrated team], etc.

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          • Derek

            Of course it was wrong. However, (since no one has yet asked) do you know from where that rolling the trees at Tommer’s “tradition” comes?

            In 1972, before the iron bowl game, an auburn player said that they would kick “the #2” out of #2 ranked Alabama. That was the luckiest win in auburn history. Quite a feat, I know. 2 blocked punts for TD’s later and they rolled toomer’s corner to celebrate their scatological victory.

            And that’s the most Auburn thing ever. Shitty place, with shitty people, running a shitty program, celebrating with shit paper.

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          • PTC DAWG

            UF for me…everyone else is a distant second.. the Nerds don’t register much with me anymore. 55 and hopefully getting older.

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            • Otto

              Agreed the Crocs are #1, the Nerds are yellow jackets, annoying until they sting you otherwise they just buzz around and annoy you.

              Bama may have moved up to 2nd, oddly going to the Bama Washington playoff game wearing Crimson helped confirmed this, what a classless bunch of arrogant degenerates and I had club level seats.

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            • Raleigh St. Claire

              UGA’s 2 rivals of importance are UF, followed by AU.

              GT is the team we play to end the season.

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          • Comin' Down The Track

            *whoops, rogue “does”

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        • Faltering Memory

          This reply should never be interpreted as a defense or excuse for the despicable acts of Harvey Updike, but the trees were dying before he poisoned them. AU and/or the town used high pressure hoses similar to the ones turned on UGA fans to clear the tp out of the trees. Such stupidity damaged the bark on trees, often ripping it completely off limbs, so the trees were being mortally damaged already.

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  2. ASEF

    Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Florida. LSU. That”s the foundation of the conference. Lot of hate there.

    But Phil and Gus seem to take it to another level.

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Tennessee is just so . . . Tennessee. It’s just out there in nowhere, it wears the most hideous shade of the most hideous color, Lulu and Junior root for it . . . just WUH!

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  4. Greg

    LOL!….lived in both places. Thought Bama had THE WORST fans of any I have ever been around in my lifetime…..until I moved to TN. The hell with both of them

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  5. Friends don’t let Friends wear Orange. About covers it. I grew up around some classy Auburn Alumni and Fans. So my hatred for Auburn doesn’t burn as bright. My youngest son however, was in high school during Scam Newton’s one year of sitting in the back of the class doing nothing. They jumped to the top of the line and I doubt they will ever leave… Me? It will always be UF and Georgia Tech.

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  6. 3rdandGrantham

    As a UGA student from the 90’s, it goes without saying that I hope UT never regains their footing ever again. That decade was brutal, and you’ve never met a more obnoxious fan base than UT fans when they are riding high. For you younger types, try to picture SCU fans after they win several SECC and a natty as well. Of course, that will never happen, but just try to imagine how insufferable they would be. That’s basically how UT fans were back then.

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  7. Bulldawg Bill

    Personally, I have old school hate for Clemson. Most of you younger guys may not be old enough to remember the Danny Ford days back in the ’80’s when they used to beat us up and take our lunch money! Stuck with me ever since!!

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    • Derek

      I certainly do. From 1980-86 or so??? Clempson was THE #1 rival.

      The night game in 1991 will always be one of my favorite memories. The braves clinched right before KO, we did the chop, and won the game.

      (Btw: I take credit for starting the “hey hey goodbye” in the 4th quarter. Fun times.)

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      • Brandon

        That was probably the best win of the Goff era, not that there were many, but it was a great one. You can watch it on YouTube.

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    • RangerRuss

      Clemson. What a shithole. After all those close defensive contests of the 80’s I didn’t know what to expect when I ventured across the river Labor Day weekend 2003. The Clemson alumni were gracious and welcoming. “Too bad the Dogs have ten players suspended. Otherwise this might be a good game.” All that big talk about the Tiger’s superior conditioning. Redneck sidewalk fans with beards and overalls screaming in my face,”You in our house,muthafuckah!” Miserably hot. Packed in like sardines. Old folks and young drunks passing out from the heat. John Rocker sitting behind me not even sweating. Then the game. Third qtr Pollack doing jumping jacks as the Clemson Center is hauled off the field after puking on the ball. Fourth qtr being able to spread out and sit anywhere as all the delusional Tiger fans had enough. 30-0. In your house muthafuckah. The same alumni who’d been so nice earlier dropping their head and turning around when I walked by. I got my lunch money back that day, Bulldawg Bill.

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      • 81Dog

        Just remember that while everything you said is true, Clemson is Paris compared to the oozing sore on the earth known as Auburn.

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    • Cojones

      DF was responsible for reporting that UGA gave a recruit a t-shirt, done in retribution for their getting caught cheating. Assholes.

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  8. Spike

    For me? the Gators.. But, can’t we all just get along? LOL..

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  9. 202dawg

    unFairley, $Cam, and Trooper the Towel Idiot took auburn into the hate stratosphere for me. The next game in Athens was glorious. That Rambo INT return for TD was one of my all time favorite UGA moments for a while.

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  10. Bigshot

    I think you can add contempt to AU fans to that also.

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  11. Hillbilly Dawg

    I really really do hate the vawls. I hope CKS puts 50+ on em this year

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  12. UF – they don’t acknowledge football was played before 1990. The game I love to win the most.
    Barn – I was there in 1986 and in 1992, but the hate went ballistic in 2010.
    Fech – I detest them. It’s the game I hate to lose most.
    10rc – I hate them in a new sort of way. They aren’t on the same level as the Big 3.
    Clempson – as an 80s student, no inter-conference rivalry was as hot as this
    USCjr – they should be higher but their fans are so delusional and pitiful

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    • Comin' Down The Track

      It’s the game I hate to lose most.

      To me, that’s the very definition of one’s biggest rival.

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      • The only reason they are #3 on my list is a loss to UF or the Barn means more in the bigger scheme of things … Losing to the trade school is worse than fingers across a chalkboard (some of you millenials probably have no idea what that reference means).

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      • stoopnagle

        I’ll admit: being there while we kicked their teeth in felt pretty damn good.

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      • ugafidelis

        That’s Florida for me.

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  13. ChiliDawg

    5 wins for Tennessee this year is being generous. Kentucky is in better shape right now than UT, wouldn’t pencil that game in as a W.

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  14. HR

    What’s all the talk about the gamecocks being so strong? What kind of sneaky crap is muschamp up to over there?

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  15. Go Dawgs!

    The best part about this snarky preview of the Tennessee football season? It’s pretty fair. They could have been much, much more harsh with the Vols!

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  16. neil

    I grew up in a Bama household and my dad always said Georgia was one of the good guys because they hated the color orange as much as we do.

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  17. CPark58

    Florida and it’s not even close. I hate everything about them, the colors, the mascot, Steve spurrier, Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer, the 90s, the jorts, the mullets, the hairgel, the white rimmed glasses, the jersey shore look, north Florida in general, the stupid fourth quarter thing, the two bits guy, the gator chomp, the swamp, all of it. Like the entire state of Florida, the gator people and fan base are just fucking weird. At least with the rest of the fanbases you can find some common ground but not with that bunch.

    No quarter should be given nor expected in Jacksonville. I’m glad they beat the shit out of us every time they could because now we are the stronger program and the gap is widening and the top dawg understands the hate because he was born in it, molded by it, didn’t see winning until he was already a man. I have no doubt Kirby will light those bastards up like a pinball machine every time he gets an opportunity.

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    • Spike

      And don’t forget that stupid sign they put on a bedsheet and hang in the Swamp that says “Work em Silly, Gators.” What the hell is that about?

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    • Gaskilldawg

      I will not spend a dime of my money in Florida. I always stay on the GA coast, buy my beer and ice and tailgate supplies in Georgia, and gasoline in Georgia. I buy a parking pass from the Jacksonville Bulldog Club so I won’t be giving money to a Florida business (i guess that is spending money in Florida, but it goes to a good cause.) I won’t even buy a concession at Everbank Field. That is how much I hate Florida.

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  18. PTC DAWG

    I had forgotten they beat GT last year…good for them.

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  19. cigarstock

    I HATE Allbarn with a passion. Hate them more than techmites. But, we all have friends who have children who couldn’t get into UGA and got in at Allbarn and their dumbass children are the worst now. Makes me hate them too.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Ask them how many of their friends went to UGA because they couldn’t get into Auburn.

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    • stoopnagle

      You know the SEC Championship Game was the worst news those kids had heard since they got the rejection letters from Georgia.

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  20. Not sure how to classify my most hated rival. The team I enjoy beating the most is UF. The team I hate losing to the most is GT.

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  21. HirsuteDawg

    The thing is – let UGA and Kirby go on a run like Dooly did in the early 80’s and Georgia Fans will show the conference what obnoxious fans are really like! We were wonderfully obnoxious and I hope to have that experience again – Go Dawgs!

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    • Brandon

      I don’t think there is anything great about being obnoxious. Act like you been there before is sounder advice I think. JMO.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        While I agree with you, expecting any southern football fans as a group to show humility, especially online, is wishful thinking.

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  22. stoopnagle

    Always and Forever: Florida. I’m 0-6 in Jacksonville. I’m never going back.
    Auburn? We beat them so much, but when they win they always have to rub it in which makes the next game (and the next and the next) particularly sweet. I’m still disappointed with Coach Richt for not getting one more TD in 2012 so we would own the largest margin of victory in the series. “Dog crap” indeed.
    Tech. They’re just so sad and pathetic, losing to them is the absolute worst. If we lose, they go straight to #2.
    Tennessee. The 90’s man. But Mark Richt turned that series around with P-44 Haynes and for that I will forever love him.
    South Carolina/Clemson. Look at the records: they’re the same team.

    Wildcard: Alabama. I am so f*&^%n’ sick of Bama. I could put them #1 right now if I didn’t have UF so damn much.

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  23. 92 grad

    This comment thread is inspirational. Thanks to all. I fully embrace the hatred and banning of all things orange. It covers all the bases in my house. I have two kids (16 and 10) and they are banned from anything orange on my property. I allow pumpkins at Halloween and maybe 4 times a year they crave orange juice. I can tell you this, in all honesty and humility, zero orange is allowed and none accepted outside of these things not associated with our neighbors in the south. Additionally, not one dime of my money, and that of my wife’s, is used to buy Gatorade. UF gets royalty fees for all sales of the gruel and it’s horse piss if you ask me. Powerade red and grape is all we get, noe exceptions.

    I HATE Gators. I HATE vawls. I HATE WARPLAINSTIGLESMEN. PERIOD.

    RE: ‘91 Clemson in Sanford. I was on the sidelines as a redcoat and just after halftime the field exits were blocked because halftime went over a bit. Us redcoats (trumpet section leader was I) just spread out and waived to the crowd to cheer and raise the noise level. We were throwing our hands and trumpets in the air to help bring the crowd noise up to fever pitch, and I swear, the team heard it. The return to the second half has always been one of the true points of pride for me as it was intensely emotional and such a great win for our team at the time. Powerful stuff.

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  24. Ozam

    I don’t wear orange… period. My wife thinks that’s silly but I don’t care!

    I don’t hate UF because they beat our ass year after year for two decades. They earned my respect (which directly led to my Munsonian attitude).

    UT has enough issues to deal with on their own…. I can’t be bothered.

    And then there is AU. My irrational hatred of that cult has no bounds.

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