Most Hated Rival (Basketball)

Who is your most hated Illini rival in basketball?

  • Iowa

    Votes: 133 45.9%
  • Indiana

    Votes: 65 22.4%
  • Mizzou

    Votes: 61 21.0%
  • Michigan

    Votes: 19 6.6%
  • Michigan St

    Votes: 4 1.4%
  • Northwestern

    Votes: 3 1.0%
  • Purdue

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wisconsin

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Ohio St

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Other (Who)

    Votes: 1 0.3%

  • Total voters
    290
  • Poll closed .
#29      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
How did we get this far into the thread without an even slight mention of ........................................SATAN...........

I hate Booby Knight and all things Loosiers
scUM.....b/c they really are scUM
MSU........crybaby dwarf coach

But what Bruce Pearl tried to do to the Illini program, along with that smug S.O.B. coach Dr. Tom Davis and all the traitor Illinois HS players who went to
IO-WAY.......It's the squwaks that I hate , despise , thoroughly loathe , etc etc........
Fran is entertainment level hatred for me.....But Bruce Pearl is in a class by himself ....
 
#30      

Retro62

North Bethesda, Maryland
I grew up in Moline, so Iowa is the easy choice historically. Fran throws gas on the fire, but Satan (Pearl for anyone who doesn’t recognize the appellation) stoked it plenty.

I wrote this before I saw pruman’s post…but I obviously agree with the gifmeister 👍🏻

Second edit: If pruman is the gifmeister, skyldub is the gif wizard…and there are a few others who deserve pithy titles as well…thanks for the entertainment
 
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#31      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
I grew up in Moline, so Iowa is the easy choice historically. Fran throws gas on the fire, but Satan (Pearl for anyone who doesn’t recognize the appellation) stoked it plenty.

I wrote this before I saw pruman’s post…but I obviously agree with the gifmeister 👍🏻

Second edit: If pruman is the gifmeister, skyldub is the gif wizard…and there are a few others who deserve pithy titles as well…thanks for the entertainment
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We are all here to have a jolly good time posting about the GREATEST University on the planet and the MOSTEST ELITETIST college sports program....
If anyone can bring a smile to another's face with a gif or elaboration of thought text , then they are most worthy of pithy titles.....

Gifs Anon was born from the frustration's of gif-ting for the absolute fun of doing and to counter the complaintologists attacks, that are unwarranted....

Bruce Pearl deserves to be ridiculed for the rest of his pathetic life and then thrown into what ever celestial void he ends up in......
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"" Hey Ed, did you like that putz Bruce Pearl up there on Earth ??....I can't wait till he shows up here......Try to take my name , will you ????...HAHA ""
 
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#32      
As long as Fran McCaffery is running the show in Iowa, they are my #1. I just can't stand that guy.

Coaching can definitely fuels rivalries. When Indiana hired Sampson, they moved up a couple notches in my rivalry pantheon.
 
#36      

uofi7477

Silver & Gold Vandals
There is only one possible vote for those of us who grew up Illini fans in the St. Louis area.
Totally with you on that brother. Their obnoxious behavior is partially due to their academic inferiority complex.
 
#39      
Iowa and Michigan lately, MSU edges out tOSU for third after what Izzo did during the Weber firing and for intentionally breaking Ayo’s face. I like Holtmann and they seem to play with enthusiasm and class but it’s still tOSU. If Indiana gets good again they’ll shout right up the rankings.
 
#40      
Iowa and Michigan lately, MSU edges out tOSU for third after what Izzo did during the Weber firing and for intentionally breaking Ayo’s face. I like Holtmann and they seem to play with enthusiasm and class but it’s still tOSU. If Indiana gets good again they’ll shout right up the rankings.
For what SPRM did in that one game alone should forever earn them the disgust and hatred of every O&B Fan.

That wasn't basketball, that was;

Karate Kid Sweep The Leg GIF by IFC
 
#46      
As noted above, what Satan did to our program and at the direction of the Iowa athletic department puts them at number one, without peer.

As to rivalries in general, I guess I don't get recency bias. To me, a rivalry that doesn't have a deep history, isn't much of one.

As to Mizzou, I guess my bias is recalling the 80s when we were kicking them so badly that it was less rivalry and more fun. I've never been able to work up the hate that others have because of that. Although Martin is doing his best to change that.
 
#49      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
I really enjoyed the Braggin Rights games with Norm Stewart and Lou coaching against each other....Always bitter games contested with all out effort by both teams....Norm was always fun to watch, but with the arrival of Clownzo and Charmin Smith, Tilmon, etc , Misery is now in my top 3-4 most hated teams....The Loosiers are there also, but IO-way is # 1 for me........

SATAN....Think about that......The Illini Nation has nicknamed a coach SATAN...........Sinking in and making me seethe just thinking about that POS.....
 
#50      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
I'm listening to Linkin Park right now....Posting about SATAN has brought the need to get down and dirty with some butt kickin tunes....
Papercut and now One Step closer is makin me wanna grab that POS and wail.....welp....wail and welp .........

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