This was a thread several years ago on EDSBS, and I propose it now as a way to heal latent Hate Week-related wounds.
Everybody has them...those nagging, annoying, embarrassing thoughts that flit through your head, unbidden and unwelcome. You try to deny them, but they're there. We all have at least one thing about a rival that we envy/appreciate/enjoy/admire. It's terrible. But that's life. We also have things about our own team that drive us nuts and that we would like to see disappear.
Orson himself has admitted that he likes Georgia's colors. No one is above the admission. I think now, as we move toward the season of goodwill and brotherhood, is the right time to air these
shameful bridgebuilding thoughts, or to admit the things we dislike about our own teams to support the cause of TROOF in this lying world.
I mean God damn, even World War I had a Christmas Truce. via 4.bp.blogspot.com
I'll get the ball rolling.
For various familial, financial and geographic reasons, I grew up loving Auburn but went to Georgia. This means I now powerfully dislike Florida and Georgia Tech, but will always reserve the truest hatred in my blackest heart of hearts for BAMA. Thus, my entry:
Florida: I envy their loud-as-shit stadium, since Sanford is impossible to get that loud (like, louder than a fucking library), much less deafening.
Tech: Great fight song. I love a good fight song, and theirs is next level. Wins for this lyric: "Oh I wish I had a barrel of rum and sugar three hundred pounds / A college bell to put it in and a clapper to stir it around."
Bama: God, I hate you, you bastards...but I do think it's cool that houndstooth has become a kind of unofficial third color.
I invite the commentariat to throw out your own admissions in the name of our tenuous grip on goodwill.