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SI: Top 25 most hated teams of all-time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The Heat are No. 25, which I say is way, way, way too low...

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1007/most.hated.teams.all.time/content.1.html
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I understand the idea of not wanting to make the current thing the BIGGEST THING EVAH!!!!! a la ESPN, but the vitriol/glee about this Heat bunch is top-five all time and will remain high on people's lists forever. The '94 Knicks are in the top 10 and there is no way NBA fans were rooting more against them than against LeBron.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    No way a hockey team was more hated than the Heat.

    Interesting to see Jimmy Johnson and LeBron on multiple teams, though the Heat deserve to be ahead of that Olympic team.
     
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    are any of the pistons' title teams on there? the '77/'78 yankees?

    how much is espn careful not to piss off current teams, like the heat, lower than they might when they no longer crave access? ??? ??? ???
     
  5. It's not really even the Heat. It's just LeBron.
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Pistons are No. 2. I loved that team.
     
  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Just guessing, I figured the 1976 Raiders would have been either No. 1 or No. 2. They're No. 8.
     
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Oh, man, remember those badass 1909 detroit tigers? how can they only be 24th? ??? ??? ???

    oh, yeah, that's right, few if any souls remain alive who 'hated' those s.o.b.s... ;)
     
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    There wasn't an overabundance of hate for that one, singular Cowboys team.

    That was one of their more workmanlike teams.
     
  10. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I was assuming every Duke team from the past 24 years would be 1-24.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Some oddball teams on that list. The '02 Leafs? The Jail Blazers? Hated in their moment, maybe, but not over the course of time.

    The East German '76 swim team? I don't hear any "hate" of that at all.

    The oddest was the '72 A's. Were they really hated by fans of the game at-large? I've never got that sense from the histories I've read that they were. They hated themselves and their owner.

    One notable team missing from that list ... the '85 Bears. For as many people as loved them, there were as many people at the time who thought they were a bunch of over-exposed, classless clowns.

    The late 90s Wojo Duke teams weren't exactly beloved either.
     
  12. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    LeBron and Wade, I think. Wade is just as big a baby as LBJ, and his part in the coughing incident makes him seem like a douche. Nobody has issues with Bosh, and that includes myself.
     
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