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Arsenal WV
04-06-2009, 09:25 PM
This may seem like a rant post, well it is. But it's about 10 minutes before tip-off for the National Championship game and this must be said.

Everywhere I go, any state in the U.S. I always see somebody wearing Carolina gear. Why is that? why do they proclaim that they "LOVE" UNC and always say "My Team" when talking about them? I'd be willing to bet that more than 70% of people who proclaim to love UNC hasn't started to like them until they have started to be amazing the past few years.

This really upsets me

Does anybody else hate UNC for that reason?

Fin_Frenzy_84
04-06-2009, 09:37 PM
I hate them alot i love MJ but hate unc i hope michigan st. comebacks and kills them

Dolfan3773
04-06-2009, 10:20 PM
I've never liked them

CedarPhin
04-06-2009, 11:29 PM
I don't like Hansbrough.

That said..as much as I hate UNC, I hate Dook far worse.

JCane
04-07-2009, 02:40 AM
Colin Cowherd had Digger Phelps on his show yesterday morning and they brought up a good point.

How many players on Michigan State's team would start for North Carolina?

Unanimous answer was: 0

BleedinGreenNC
04-07-2009, 07:52 AM
Hate all you want, we are still National Champs!

SpurzN703
04-07-2009, 10:29 AM
Hate all you want, we are still National Champs!

Makes no difference to me. College teams can bite me :up:

Ferretsquig
04-07-2009, 10:54 AM
A couple of generations of success and a very large alumni base creates a great number of supporters and seems to bring out the detractors as well. I don't see how you can hate this team though.....they're a great group of kids.

houtz
04-07-2009, 11:14 AM
Teams that constantly win, I hate. See New England Patriots

Arsenal WV
04-07-2009, 11:27 AM
Hate all you want, we are still National Champs!

We? :lol:


Glad to see you played some last night!

Arsenal WV
04-07-2009, 11:32 AM
A couple of generations of success and a very large alumni base creates a great number of supporters and seems to bring out the detractors as well. I don't see how you can hate this team though.....they're a great group of kids.

I've seen enough bandwagon UNC fans the past 5 years to last me a life time. They refer to UNC as "WE". And fans talk crap when they beat a sub .500 team. I'd hope they can, they constantly get the best players from H.S. every year

Ferretsquig
04-07-2009, 03:46 PM
I can't speak for all fans of the team, but alumni and those attending the school certainly do refer to UNC as we and see the players as our representatives. I think most who attend the school attain a certain amount of pride and relish seeing the athletes in tar heel blue reach sporting pinnacles.

I do understand that the fans love the underdog and the hatred of Carolina that goes along with that, but at the same time would love it if people would look at these kids as student athletes and not as professional entertainers. Maybe at places like Memphis they've completely given up all illusions of amateur athletics but UNC players do go to class and they do graduate. Some of them may be superb athletes who will earn millions as professionals, but most aren't, and will use this as a vehical to a free education and employment after graduation.

Arsenal WV
04-07-2009, 08:44 PM
I have no problem at all with current students and alumni calling UNC "we". I attend West Virginia University and I refer to it as "us" and "we". I hate people my age who have never even been in the state of NC refer to UNC as "We"

btw: my older sister in a UNCC graduate, and she loves UNC and gives me crap all the time. But she honestly can name alot of the players and i believe she's even attended a few games...She's done alot more than alot of those so called UNC fans have.

No knock on you or your university, but it's the fans that make me hate UNC. Or the posers and I like to call them

JCane
04-08-2009, 02:31 AM
I will DEFEND UNC!

You have to separate fans from the program. I'm not a big fan of the Texas Longhorns because of one particular guy but I can't really hate on them. The have a great program. Gorgeous city in Austin, Texas. Great head coach. Great tradition. But every fan base has its share of goobers. Even small crap programs like North Dakota have a few gutterballs for fans. It's all about how much we interact with them and how many we know in our particular region. I don't know a lot of Southern Cal fans out here but I'm sure that if I were on the west coast I would meet a few that rub me the wrong way.

And you can't really hate teams for winning all the time either. That's just financial and success envy. Obviously, teams like the Spurs, Patriots, and Tarheels are onto something. Everyone likes a winner when it's them or something they've always rooted for. But when it's someone else winning, it's mostly jealousy.

And I have no problem with the "we" or "us" thing either. It's "we" in spirit. "We" pump our hard-earned money into these schools and these franchises. Technically we're a part of it because we're the driving force behind the success of these programs and franchises. Players and coaches recognize the fans as part of "them" so why not?

CedarPhin
04-08-2009, 02:46 AM
Southern Cal fans are terrible. Absolutely terrible. None of the ones north of LA became fans until 2004.

Same goes for Kalifornia-Berkeley "fans". 95% of them became fans when UK became good and the Raiders/Niners began to falter. Football didn't exist for them until 2003.

Arsenal WV
04-08-2009, 03:00 AM
JCane, so you're saying when a 18 year old kid buys a UNC shirt off the internet just because, and you even said it, they are winners, that makes it right?

I don't think so, nor will I ever think so. I know people who were die-hard Kentucky fans, wore UK shirts, hats and everything. I see those guys now, they wear nothing but tar-heel gear


Fans make the rep of a university sports team, ask any WVU fan that's on this board. WVU is known for having crappy fans, loyal, but crappy. We treat visiting fans like crap for the most part. I'm going to say it's only the fans who do it, and probably on about 50% of those fans actually do that. Which is why so many people hate WVU

Which is why I hate UNC. My sister is an Alum and I hate UNC

JCane
04-08-2009, 03:09 AM
I'm not saying that it makes it right. I'm saying a team's success can create a monster of useless fans, but a team's goal is to win it all. Crap like this happens because of a team's success, but that's in no way a reflection of the team.

As much as I despise the Florida Gators, I can't really say anything bad about Tim Tebow. Despite how much media attention he receives, etc., he's a great guy. He does a lot to deserve a lot of the attention he gets. But I hate the fan base with an extreme passion and I hate their Athletic Department. I hate their Athletic Department because of their continued efforts to duck the University of Miami in football every chance they get. They had no problems playing us in the Swamp this past season with their refs, but now they're trying to skip out on coming to South Florida. It's garbage and it's unprofessional.

Hanbrough is a wonderul kid yet a lot of people just hate on him because he's a great player. Same goes for JJ Reddick a few years ago at Duke. Kid was a great player and liked poetry so people hated on him for that lol. It was ridiculous.

When I see that 18 year-old kid buying Tarheel gear and then trading it in for Kentucky gear 5 years later, I attack that kid. I attack fan bases. I'm FULLY aware of how West Virginia fans conduct themselves. But I can't hate on Pat White. I can't hate on Owen Schmitt. I can feel a little bit of dislike for Noel Divine because he spurned my 'Canes, but he's a hell of a talent and I can't really fault a kid for making an adult decision like an adult and doing what he truly felt was best for his future.

Dolfan3773
04-08-2009, 09:40 AM
I'm not saying that it makes it right. I'm saying a team's success can create a monster of useless fans, but a team's goal is to win it all. Crap like this happens because of a team's success, but that's in no way a reflection of the team.

As much as I despise the Florida Gators, I can't really say anything bad about Tim Tebow. Despite how much media attention he receives, etc., he's a great guy. He does a lot to deserve a lot of the attention he gets. But I hate the fan base with an extreme passion and I hate their Athletic Department. I hate their Athletic Department because of their continued efforts to duck the University of Miami in football every chance they get. They had no problems playing us in the Swamp this past season with their refs, but now they're trying to skip out on coming to South Florida. It's garbage and it's unprofessional.

Hanbrough is a wonderul kid yet a lot of people just hate on him because he's a great player. Same goes for JJ Reddick a few years ago at Duke. Kid was a great player and liked poetry so people hated on him for that lol. It was ridiculous.

When I see that 18 year-old kid buying Tarheel gear and then trading it in for Kentucky gear 5 years later, I attack that kid. I attack fan bases. I'm FULLY aware of how West Virginia fans conduct themselves. But I can't hate on Pat White. I can't hate on Owen Schmitt. I can feel a little bit of dislike for Noel Divine because he spurned my 'Canes, but he's a hell of a talent and I can't really fault a kid for making an adult decision like an adult and doing what he truly felt was best for his future.

Took the words right out my mouth....I have felt the same exact thing from the begining to end of your post...:thanks:

GoonBoss
04-13-2009, 11:09 PM
I'm a Tarheel. I was born in NC, and, when I was growing up, you liked State, or UNC...Duke didn't even enter the equasion. UNC are my boys. They have choked so many times I don't even understand how anyone can hate UNC.....Roy and Dean are good men.....Our kids are good kids...How can you hate UNC?

You have to understand, that NC is basketball country. Basketball is what we live and breathe. All of the NC colleges in the ACC are getting better as the years go.

I can see hateing Duke before UNC honestly. Most of the guys rocking the UNC gear are posers, but, don't hate UNC for that..Hate the posers.