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After 2 years, which team/fanbase do you dislike most in the Big Ten

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Question is straightforward. I'll start with mine: Michigan

 

I despise everything about Michigan except for Denard Robinson (hard to root against him, he's humble with a million dollar smile). Perhaps it's the saying "We dislike most those who remind us of ourselves". And as much as I hate to say it, Michigan is a mirror image of us. College football blue-blood, top 5 overall in victories, heismans and NC's etc., the Rich Rodriguez and Bill Callahan situations are eerily similar (offensive wizards who were brought down by subpar Defenses), similar block M to our Block N logo (just a blue version) to name a few.

 

But it goes deeper than that (1997 comes to mind). Their fans are arrogant. In my interactions with Michigan fans online and in-person I get the sense that they thumb their nose at our tradition and contributions to college football. It seems like every Michigan fan I spoke to in 2010 had no real excitement or concern about us joining in the big ten, basically revealing their thoughts that we would be a push-over in conference play. Virtually every Michigan fan thinks that they would (not could) have beat us in 2012 if Robinson/Gardner played qb against us, and that they would have scored a touchdown on that drive that Robinson got hurt.

 

I really thought that OSU and Michigan would be Texas and OU respectively before we joined. However, I find it is the complete opposite. Every single OSU fan I talked to in 2010 was genuinely excited to have us in the conference, acknowledging room for multiple powerhouse programs. One of my buddies, who is a Michigan fan, after the Michigan 2011 game (after which they truly felt they were 'back') posted a facebook status: "I remember when a man named Bo Pelini said he had no interest in the Michigan job. No one in Michigan wanted you anyways and today we showed you why" and it really set me off.

 

I feel like we will meet OSU in the CCG on a semi-consistent basis for years to come and that those games will be hard fought to contribute to a respectful rivalry a la OU towards the end (I realize NU and OU hated each others guts in the 60s-90s). But I think the right to represent the legends in the CCG will almost always be decided by NU and Michigan, and consistently having these stakes for our games will make our feelings towards the Maize and Blue get downright nasty like Texas.

 

Refute some of my points if you feel differently

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I understand many of the huskerboard folks probably interact with many Iowa fans, so that might be why they don't like them, but they feel too 'little brother'-like for me to hate them. Iowa fans just amuse me because they have absolutely nothing to talk trash to Nebraska about.

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I understand many of the huskerboard folks probably interact with many Iowa fans, so that might be why they don't like them, but they feel too 'little brother'-like for me to hate them. Iowa fans just amuse me because they have absolutely nothing to talk trash to Nebraska about.

Yet they do

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Iowa

They shouldn't count, I hated them before we were even in the conference.

I disliked them before we joined the Conference and now that we are in the B1G, I despise them even more because now their fans are more arrogant and obnoxious than they were before.

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Wisconsin with a close 2nd nod to Iowa. Still nobody of Colorado caliber yet but these two seem to be worthy of that kind of loathing.

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I don't like Penn State. Never have. For a lot of reasons.

 

I didn't make the trip up to Madison last year so I can't say anything about Wisconsin, but all my friends who made the trip said they were treated very poorly.

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Michigan had okay fans, except the students were a load. And this fat ass sitting next to me who would yell cheating every time one of our players went down, then the one time i yelled cheating at one of their players down he turned to me and sternly said "now how is that cheating? we have an injured player down and you are yelling cheating, do you know anything about football?" what a tool. NW fans were excellent when we were there, probably because they knew if they weren't half of their stadium was against them. I heard terrible things about Wisconsin. Penn state i heard was fine last year, most likely because of the situation and the fact that there was mutual respect with the prayer before the game. Iowa will always be up there as well

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