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Most Hated Big 10 Rival?

View Poll Results: Which Big 10 Opponent do you hate the most?
Indiana University 55 63.95%
"the" Ohio State University 5 5.81%
Michigan 6 6.98%
Michigan State 1 1.16%
Northwestern 3 3.49%
Minnesota 0 0%
Iowa 14 16.28%
Penn State 0 0%
Wisconsin 1 1.16%
Purdue 1 1.16%
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:32 PM   #1
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So, I get friends who aren't Big 10 followers/fans ask me all the time who my least favorite team in the Big 10 is, or who our biggest rival is, etc. I've had the discussion with a number of fellow Illini fans or Big 10 fans, as well, and always found the results have varied. So...I thought I would poll the largest group of Illini fans I know...which would be all of you fellow message board nuts.

So...who do you hate the most?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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Operative word being "hated" . . .

Basketball - Indiana, Iowa
Football - Michigan, Iowa
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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It is really difficult to vote for Iowa anymore simply because they bring nothing to the table in basketball. Don't get me wrong, I still have a dislike for them, but I gotta go with Indiana right now.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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Wow - it's still unanimous...
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:44 PM   #5
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As far as basketball, IU would be high on the list, but for complete overall dislike, scUM.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:47 PM   #6
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Nothing pisses me off more than a loss to Iowa. Indiana is a close second but for me Iowa is tops on the hated list.

My whole conference would be

Iowa
Indiana
Ohio State
Michigan
Purdue
Penn State
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Michigan State


That purple school you ask????? They're not even on my radar.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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University of Chicago...those pesky Maroons.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:54 PM   #8
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I really really hate IU basketball, but I had a lot of friends who went there a few years ago and always had a great time visiting.

My friend and I made a Wednesday trip from Champaign to Bloomington for the IU-UI game during the 2006-2007 season. I remember we had the lead late but blew it down the stretch, and Killingsworth had a pretty good game.

Well, long story short, we bought tickets outside the stadium and of course we were the only 2 Illinois fans in the Indiana alumni section. An older guy next to us (had to be 60-70) was upset when we were standing up and cheering for Illinois, and proceeded to push my friend over a row of seats in front of us with about 5:00 mins left in the game. Needless to say, it was the most awkward final 5 minutes of a game I have ever been a part of because we were still next to the guy. The people next to us told us that was like 4th person the guy has pushed that season. Really classy fans I must say!
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:57 PM   #9
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Iowa, really guys?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:58 PM   #10
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It was Iowa for a long long time, but man, I still really hate Indiana. What they are going through right now is not enough...
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:59 PM   #11
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i HATE!!! Indiana

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 02:05 PM   #12
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Rivals

To me the teams, whom I like the least is dynamic in that it focuses on the current AD, Coach, or players. Past history has a way of being an emotional consideration (Iowa, IU), but the individuals from back then, are gone.

In basketball, now, it is OSU. Primarily because their coach always seems to have a smirk, and seems to personally enjoy, beating us. Maybe, it is because of his Illinois state roots, and an ax to grind for not being selected to replace Self? I just don't get the same feel from afar with him, as I do with Izzo, or the empathy for Iowa and PSU.

In football, it is Michigan. Their coach, again viewed from afar, and what I have read, does appear to be a snake oil salesman, or was it used car salesman? Too, slick for me.

Maybe reading both coaches in the wrong light, and "hate" is way to strong, but, if I have to pick two teams, it would be OSU in BB and Mich in FB.

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 02:06 PM   #13
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Iowa, really guys?
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Really?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 02:43 PM   #14
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No one right now, decent coaches all around now in FB and BB, its kind of peaceful in the Big Ten.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 02:55 PM   #15
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BB - Indiana, but hard when they suck...
FB - Michigan and Ohio State
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 02:56 PM   #16
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BB - Indiana, but hard when they suck...
FB - Michigan and Ohio State
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 03:20 PM   #17
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Indiana's uniform stink. The place they play in stinks. Most of all, their fan base a really S***. Go to their board and you'll see why.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 03:36 PM   #18
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Right now, Id have to say Ohio State. Where would we be if Evan Turner joined our squad? 26-1? Instead, he beats us and then rubs it in. All i want from Illinois is to beat the stink out of Ohio State @ Ohio State. Or, hopefully in the Big Ten Tourney.



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Old Feb 16, 2010, 03:41 PM   #19
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Right now, Id have to say Ohio State. Where would we be if Evan Turner joined our squad? 26-1? Instead, he beats us and then rubs it in. All i want from Illinois is to beat the stink out of Ohio State @ Ohio State. Or, hopefully in the Big Ten Tourney.


Ugh.

1. There is nothing that Ohio State can do that could match the contempt that I have for Indiana Basketball.
2. Illinois fans need to get over the fact that Turner isn't an Illini. Just get over.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 03:43 PM   #20
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I don't really hate any of the Big Ten teams.

But, if I had to pick one that really gets me mad when we lose, it's definitely Indiana.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:06 PM   #21
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Basketball- IU
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:34 PM   #22
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Michigan. As a proportion of people I know, I know far too many snobs that went to Michigan. Conversely, I know several people who went to Indiana who are good people...thereby making Michigan the worse of two evils.

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 05:04 PM   #23
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Iowa, really guys?
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+1 o.0 Really?
I believe the Iowa dislike really escalated back when Bruce Pearl - Asst Coach at Iowa tried to frame the Illini and get them sanctioned for revenge over losing Deon to us. Iowa was most hated (Pearl especially) until Indiana and Kelvin Sampson rushed past them in the Eric Gordon saga.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 05:41 PM   #24
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Indiana just beat out Michigan. Ohio State is moving up on the list listening to all the gloating after football and basketball games. I hope we show up for the next Ohio State game.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 06:56 PM   #25
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terrible poll question. Answers are too obvious. basketball thread -- easily indiana and iowa. although the IDKWTI debacle is a lot more fresher on everyone's minds than Pearl's snake job. Hate both, glad they are both terrible this year.

Football -- I hate Iowa the most. This past season didn't help either. Such a lucky season. If the ball bounced differently a few times on each game, they wouldn't have made a bowl game. Terribly lucky team and watching them get favorable call after favorable call really ticked me off. Stanzi sucks, Ferentz is a great coach that gets the most out of his players, but his players blow. CJ did not help either.

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