August 11, 2005

He Hate Them: Randy Hill lists his 10 most despised NFL franchises.

posted by curlyelk to football at 12:23 PM - 25 comments

Sounds like ol' Randy needs to follow a different sport.

posted by dyams at 12:50 PM on August 11, 2005

Randy Hill-- Who is this Schmuck???? I cant recall ever hearing of him!????

posted by daddisamm at 12:54 PM on August 11, 2005

Apparently, this Hill character has no eye for talent. Is there anybody he does like?

posted by tuffy_earl at 01:04 PM on August 11, 2005

This guy is a joke,he names some of the nfl best franchises.I'm a huge rams fan considering they left us a decade ago.I Agree with one thing georgia it's a shrewd woman,stabbed us in the back.

posted by felville at 01:12 PM on August 11, 2005

this guy obviously has a PHD- Player Hater Degree- and is taking it to the extreme...what's his problem; was he cut from every team he ever tried out for and trying to exact some sort of revenge? I can think of a chant for him," A-S-S H-O-L-E!!! yea!

posted by gr8czrsgost at 01:26 PM on August 11, 2005

This guy must be a fan of some loser team, because the teams he hates are almost of the superbowl contending teams in the last 15 years. P.S. felville I Agree with one thing georgia it's a shrewd woman,stabbed us in the back Georgia left because she couldn't get your fans and your city to support the team. St. Louis sells out every game so it must not have been a bad move.

posted by mcstan13 at 01:44 PM on August 11, 2005

Well, it's not that well-written an article, but I can sort of see where he's coming from. Unless you follow a sport because of the beauty of the game, there are going to be franchises you root against. It's part of the natural need for heroes and villains. I'll root against the Broncoes until I'm dead in the cold, cold ground just because I didn't like John Elway when I was a kid and was forming my team preferences.

posted by cobra! at 01:48 PM on August 11, 2005

I've become a Jets fan in the last few years, but he's right. Most of those teams have good reasons to root against them. I especially have grown to hate the Giants, Ravens and Rams in the last few years ("Mike Martz... an offensive-minded fellow who burns more timeouts than a day-care temp" made me laugh), and my Cowboys hatred runs back to childhood (pace, Texan), but it's hard to take offense to any of these.

posted by chicobangs at 02:06 PM on August 11, 2005

Don't worry sportsfans...he spreads the love around to ALL NFL teams in this article. And yes daddisamm, he is a "schmuck" but I find some of his articles mildly amusing.

posted by curlyelk at 02:18 PM on August 11, 2005

easy on the cowboys hatred, chico, (Dallas fan for life)!! seriously, though, it's natural to have a dislike/hatred for some franchises, but usually there is some merit to it, i.e. rivalries. I can even understand disliking teams that win all the time as i did for so long to the Steelers back in their heyday, but this guy's rationale is skewered for sure, notice he narrowed it down to 10!! even though i think some of it tongue-in-cheek. But the Favre bash is totally out of bounds!!

posted by gr8czrsgost at 02:29 PM on August 11, 2005

First off since when did Randy Quaid start writing news articles? I thought it was pretty funny he tore into everyone, good post CURLY!

posted by volfire at 02:29 PM on August 11, 2005

Wow, did this guy push some of y'all's buttons or what? The main thing that I find stupid about the article was the idea of choosing ten most hateworthy teams in a league that has just over three times that many teams. "Top ten" lists make sense when you're picking out of a hundred or a thousand or something even bigger. Top ten out of thirty-two, that's just dumb.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:44 PM on August 11, 2005

Randy Hill used to have a cooking show on PBS. WHo is this guy. YEah the cards play in SDS but hey they finally got a State of the art facility coming. Cards in 05' . Plus they have one of the best receiving cores in teh league. This guy was just bored.

posted by Astroheat442 at 03:27 PM on August 11, 2005

my Cowboys hatred runs back to childhood (pace, Texan) Why I otta...:-) I completely understand why my Cowboys are hated. I'm loyal, not stupid.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 03:34 PM on August 11, 2005

Interesting argument for the Ravens considering: Baltimore lost a team that was well-supported despite horrible management, when they fled under cover of night. The city then tried to get an expansion team for over a decade, but was brushed off by the NFL, who promised teams to "one old city and one new," then gave them to Jacksonville and Charlotte. Then, finally, after a decade plus of no team, the Browns moved to Baltimore. Modell is no saint, but in Cleveland he had the worst stadium ever built, and they wouldnt give him a new one. Poor baby Cleveland got a new team in 2 years, got to keep their logo, and finally ended up with a new stadium... Meanwhile, Johnny Unitas is in the Indianapolis Ring of Honor despite probably having never set foot in the city.

posted by drjimmy11 at 03:40 PM on August 11, 2005

That pic of Ray Lewis looks like he has some wicked gas pains . Why do we listen to writers like this as speaking the gospel . When in reality he's probably never played a sport in his life , yet is paid to give his opinions on them .

posted by evil empire at 03:40 PM on August 11, 2005

I couldn't get mad about this article because there's no meat to his criticisms. "For the record, this cinematic work won first prize at the Canned Film Festival." Fozzie Bear wouldn't tell that joke.

posted by rcade at 05:25 PM on August 11, 2005

I don't have a dog in this fight and I'm not going to. Can anyone find an article about the top 10 (sorry 3 brownie) most loved teams. That should light big fire here.

posted by tommysands at 08:46 PM on August 11, 2005

Why do we listen to writers like this as speaking the gospel . heh? I thought this article was tongue in cheek. I certainly hope nobody took this as gospel. Hill seems to have a dry, sometimes funny, negative sense of humor. Take it in stride.

posted by curlyelk at 09:10 PM on August 11, 2005

This guy must be a Cardinals fan...

posted by rockin_the_suburbs at 11:21 PM on August 11, 2005

He's dry alright; as a popcorn fart, but I didn't get "funny" even sometimes. Sarcasm and insults are the weapons that cowards wield. Any fan can take a little ribbing, especially from rivals. It's even fun. Dang, though, whose got the unmitigated gall to jump on Favre at this stage of his personal and professional life? What a chump.

posted by shmoobocko at 02:02 AM on August 12, 2005

shmo, welcome to the board. Good comment.

posted by tommysands at 08:08 AM on August 12, 2005

he made some good choices, but failed to leave out the new england patriots, the media makes them out to be the sweetest thing, enough to make you teeth rot

posted by bharr_77 at 08:37 AM on August 12, 2005

Exempt from consideration is The NFL Today team from CBS. Gotta chuckle at that one...

posted by alumshubby at 11:46 AM on August 12, 2005

I was really hoping that article would be funny.

posted by fabulon7 at 01:10 PM on August 12, 2005

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