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lastfan
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Nov 2015
4685 posts

When have you cheered most for a rival

Any of the big 3 sports, name the time you cheered hardest for a rival that you usually cheer against.

For me, it was 1992 Bama vs Miami. At the time, the SEC was experiencing a national championship drought (at least by SEC standards). Some people were complaining that Bama didn’t belong in the game, pointing at Florida State’s narrow loss to Miami that season, saying that a rematch was the only way to determine who the best team in the nation was that year.

Well, the outcome spoke volumes. That game started a return to prominence by the SEC. My favorite play was watching Teague chase down that Miami receiver from behind.

Honorable mention: 2006 Florida vs Ohio St, mainly because so many people were clamoring for a rematch between Ohio St and Michigan.


Tridentds
Texas A&M Fan
Sugar Land
Member since Aug 2011
17278 posts

I was a shorthorn for the day when they played USC.


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DhanTigers212
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Glorious
Alabama Fan
Mobile
Member since Aug 2014
20395 posts

LSU against Clemson last year. Tennessee against Auburn the year that UT won in JHS. Genuinely couldnt tell you a time I rooted for Auburn


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ABearsFanNMS
The Citadel Fan
tLandmass or NE South America
Member since Oct 2014
14952 posts

I cheer for MS State when they aren’t playing Ole Miss or LSWho now that dickhead Mullen’s is gone. Wish State fans would generally reciprocate but sadly they don’t.


jumbo
Mississippi St. Fan
Nashville
Member since Dec 2011
4332 posts

Never have and cannot think of any possible scenario where I would


ChexMix
USA Fan
Taste the Deliciousness
Member since Apr 2014
18417 posts

Not necessarily cheering for my rival, however the national championship game between uga and bama was one i enjoyed. No matter who scored, i got to celebrate a rivals demise.

Bama missing the FG to win in regulation was a nice touch....then seeing Tua rip uga's soul out made me chuckle as well


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schatman
Montana Fan
Montana
Member since Nov 2018
1775 posts

If UA was playing Al Qaeda University, I'd still pull against them. Then, on the plane ride home, they get notified of impending sanctions.


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tgrmeat
Member since Sep 2020
2691 posts

For me bama when they played UGA in the NC game a few years ago.


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TheTideMustRoll
Alabama Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Dec 2009
6978 posts

LSU is not really a rival but I did pull for them in the '03 CG against Oklahoma.

I won't say that I ever pull for either Tennessee or Auburn, but when they play each other I prefer for Tennessee to win. So I guess that's about as close as I get.


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Kentucker
Kentucky Fan
Cincinnati, KY
Member since Apr 2013
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2006 Florida vs Ohio St, mainly because so many people were clamoring for a rematch between Ohio St and Michigan.


The Big X hype was nauseating. Gators were going to get steamrolled. After the first OSU TD, their fans acted like it was all over. Then 41-7 later…


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bunkerhill
Georgia Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2017
1095 posts

In a big bowl game I always want to see the conference teams do well. Look at who they are playing against, some big ten team, an ACC team or a big 12 team and I can't pull for those folks at all.

It is a regional pride thing, I fully confess. The national media dumped on the SEC for years way back in the day.


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TheGusBus34
Auburn Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2014
1620 posts

2011 LSU beat Bama in the 9-6 Game of the Century, when Bama missed 4 FGs at home, I smiled and cheered a lil bit.




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Henry Jones Jr
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Jun 2011
63054 posts

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Never have and cannot think of any possible scenario where I would

Same. I hate the casual fans or the Karens that say "OM fan but pulling for State to win because it's good for the state of Mississippi!"

Like, no bitch. It has no impact on the state outside of one school getting to gloat over the other one.


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Cdawg
Houston Astros Fan
TigerFred's Living Room
Member since Sep 2003
57499 posts

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Never have and cannot think of any possible scenario where I would

There was a time when we needed ole miss to beat somebody in basketball so we would have won the SEC. possibly '02 when they were decent with Barnes. of course they lost but there was that one time.


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TinGym
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Jun 2016
2403 posts

I cheer for OM when they don't play us. Got lots of friends OM fans. It's good for the state.


captainFid
Alabama Fan
Vestavia, AL
Member since Dec 2014
2699 posts

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LSU against Clemson last year.


This.

That beatdown was epic and topped off an amazing year for the Bayou Bengals.


shanklin12
Texas A&M Fan
Knowhere
Member since Oct 2012
391 posts

LSU v Texas in 2019, definitely was wanting a Tiger victory.

Guess that's pulling for one rival over another though.

Have never, and will never, cheer for the whorns to win anything. Football, basketball, baseball, track, underwater basket weaving; let them all be losses



Drebin
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Aug 2017
4245 posts

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I cheer for MS State when they aren’t playing Ole Miss or LSWho now that dickhead Mullen’s is gone. Wish State fans would generally reciprocate but sadly they don’t.



Why harbor so much hate in your heart just because a guy wouldn't call you Ole Miss?


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Henry Jones Jr
Ole Miss Fan
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63054 posts

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It's good for the state.
It's not though. If you pull for your rival then they aren't really your rival


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