The Top Five Most Hated Sports Franchises
Every sports fan has those teams that you just can't stand—those teams that you hate everything about.
Well, I am no different, and I decided to share my hatred with all of you to see what you think.
I am not taking anything from some of these teams. I understand their talent. I just hate the very existence of their franchise and those who play for them.
Let the hating begin!
No. 5: New York Mets
There is just something about the Mets that annoys the hell out of me. Maybe it is the the fact that year after year they are projected to be the best team in the NL, and then they choke on a big one.
It could be the fact that Omar Minaya is possibly the worst GM in baseball but gets praised as if he has actually put together a championship team.
No. 4: Philadelphia Eagles
The fact that he did not know ties existed in football put me over the edge with Donovan McNabb and the Eagles.
McNabb is a world-class choke artist, and their fans talk him and their team up as if they have won a dozen championships.
Eagles fans tend to run their mouths quite a bit, which is funny because they have never won a Super Bowl and never will (especially with McNabb).
No. 3: Philadelphia Phillies
Much like Eagles fans, Phillies fans tend to run their mouths quite a bit for a team that has a history of losing.
Just a couple years ago the Phillies had their 10,000th franchise loss. That is the most in professional sports.
Another thing that drives me crazy about them is the fact that their players don't shut up. Jimmy Rollins always has something to say, Pedro Martinez was quite vocal during the World Series, and Shane Victorino is always flapping his gums.
Oh, and Brad Lidge sucks.
No. 2: New York Giants
God do I hate the Giants.
I hated Plaxico Burress for being a huge distraction not only to the team, but to the league too. I hated Tiki Barber for running his mouth, and I hate the goofy look that Eli Manning always has on his face.
I give Manning credit—he is a very good QB—but I hate him.
The thing that soured me on them was the way their fans jumped on the Giants bandwagon midway through the 2007 season.
Eli was being crucified by Giants fans for weeks, and then all of a sudden he is a Hall of Famer and Tom Coughlin is Coach of the Year. It is amazing where all of these "Giants fans" came from.
No. 1: Los Angeles Lakers
Wow, there is not a team in all of sports that is full of more conceited, arrogant, and selfish individuals.
Kobe Bryant is an egotistical, self-righteous S.O.B.
Sasha Vujacic looks like a pre-pubescent little girl with his long hair, and the only reason anyone knows him is because the Finals are shown on national TV.
Ron Artest is the biggest thug in the NBA and, like Kobe, is full of himself.
Andrew Bynum, sorry buddy—you are not nearly as good as people make you out to be.
And then there is Phil Jackson. Just because you have as many rings as Red Auerbach doesn't mean you are as good. Anyone can win a championship with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen; same goes for Kobe and Shaq.
Oh, and by the way, your ring in 2002 is a lie. It was fixed so you would win, so technically you do not have as many rings as Red.