Thursday, March 9

Most Hated...

3 Steve Spurrier (South Carolina) - If I was conducting this unscientific poll in the late 90s, I think we both know where Spurrier would land. We've heard the stories about how he ran up the scores, talked vicious smack and Owned Phil Fulmer's eternal soul. Steve Spurrier was to College football what J.J. Reddick is to College Basketball: That smirking prick who always beats you.

But that stuff is ancient history, right? In this "what have you done for me lately" world of college football, fans have short memories. Good or bad. Plus, The Old Ball Coach seems to have mellowed in the last few years. Have the floggings Coach Superior took in the NFL made him a better man? I think not. Just give it some time and a few more wins.

Fact is, I think a lot of people genuinely respect the guy these days. It's funny how hate evolves into respect when you aren't getting a beatdown once or even twice a year. One truth I've realized is that nobody really hates you until you start to screw with their livelihood, or in the case of SEC fans, their personal happiness.

USC practically won The Powerball getting The Man to Columbia. Since arriving, Steve has been relatively quiet with the exception of pulling a few scholarships and upsetting some high school coaches. Mere child's play. 2006 should be a lot more fun now that the honeymoon is over. Look for the old swagger to return after he takes out UGA in Columbia this season.

Don't get me wrong; A lot of fans still genuinely hate the guy. All in all, Spurrier gets the award for being the most fun to hate, and I'm sure that everybody, outside of Gainesville, is happy to have him back in the fold.

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  1. Hmmm...Strange. Spurrier gets Zero Comments.

  2. It was great this year seeing that he still owns Fulmer.

  3. The COCKS will be the SEC champs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks Coach

  4. Whoops, UGA shut out USC that game. USC did have a good showing against the mighty, mighty Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders though

  5. What a Vanderbilt stepped up beat USC this past season?? And then after that, they couldn't win a game to save their lives.

  6. I just can't bring myself to hate this guy. He wins at everything he does (save the NFL), he even beats these other coaches at golf. Sure, he's cocky, arrogant, etc. but like Dizzy Dean said "it ain't braggin' if you can do it"---Steve gets it done and takes the blame if he loses. I'm an Ole Miss Rebel and we don't have to face the guy often, but he hasn't done anything to piss me off yet.