Whatever it is, something drives some football fans to hate their rivals at all times and in all places.
I admit, I hate the Utah Utes more than... just about anything. But even my hatred wanes a bit in the off-season. In fact, I don't really start hating the Utes in earnest until football season begins. It reaches its apex when BYU and Utah play each other, and then doesn't resurface until basketball season.
That's not the case for everyone, though, and the battle rages year-round in unlikely venues. Facebook groups, online message boards, and especially the comments sections of online newspaper articles. There are soldiers on both sides who valiantly patrol the Web to defend their schools' honor.
Only passionate fans, for instance, can turn an article about migrating honeybees into a classic battle of Utes vs. Cougars.
All the honey bees are leaving the state because they can't stand the self-righteous Cougars led by their king, Donko Mendenhall! Go Utes!!
Hey UteGuy- You shouldn't worry about the honeybees. If I were you I would worry about the crickets chirping when the Utes play their home-opener and no one is there to watch it. Go Cougs!
You kewg fans are so predictably lame. You only have so many fans because all the self-righteous Mormons make going to BYU games part of their enrichment activities.
Don't worry, Yewt fans, I'm sure Kryle Kwittingham will find a way to save the honey bees - that is, unless he's as scared of bees as he is of UNLV running backs.
By the way, the above exchange didn't actually take place, but you can find literally dozens of conversations just like this one taking place every day on myriad online venues.
I'm as big a Cougar fan as anyone, but even I am starting to find the constant bickering a little ridiculous. More and more I'm finding the articles I enjoy reading about BYU are marred by brainless Utah fans who feel it their duty to (anonymously) write stupid smack about BYU. The smack usually falls into these categories, by the way:
- The BYU basketball players' wives
- Bronco (Donko) Mendenhall's hypocrisy
- Multi-Level Marketing smack
If you want my two cents, this is really just another bit of evidence that we're all incredibly bored and we need something other than sports to occupy our minds during the long summer months.