No doubt you have heard "you're team couldn't even survive one season in our conference!" or "son, that dawg a yurs ain't gonna hunt when Y'all come down to play with us!"
This is a poll where the teams matter but the fans are the ones who really count.
Having written a number of college football stories I almost never fail to get comments from the readers boasting of their favorite teams supreme power on the field. If they happen to lose that game suddenly becomes a 'fluke' game. If the fan's team beats a traditional powerhouse program then "our team wiped them off the field."
No doubt you know exactly what kind of fan I'm talking about! The arrogant and cocky fan who thinks that God created but one college football program. They are usually the fans that consume endless amounts of the "kool aid" being served by their favorite college team, yet seem to never get enough.
At first, I thought that most of these fans where from the southeastern portion of the country. But surprise! They seem to spread coast to coast!
Click through the slides for America's Top Ten Most Arrogant and Cocky College Football Fans!
I know. Who would have ever thought that this upstart program from little ol' Idaho could be considered to have some of the most arrogant, rude and cocky football fans in America?
Even with a head football coach that drips with class, the fans of the Bronco's from Boise State have made great strides in the race to become college football's most arrogant and cocky.
Their team's recent success have launched most BSU fans to a whole new level of superior attitudes. "We'd win the SEC hands down" and "if the Broncos were in the Pac-10 the other teams couldn't even compete with us!" are common refrains.
It may come as a surprise to many that not every BSU fan likes that horrible blue field. About 30 percent of the Boise State faithful don't care for the team playing "on the blue." But the remaining 70 percent believe it's God's greatest gift to all of college sports and they have no trouble at all expressing their "love" of the blue.
A fair warning: Boise State returns 21 of 22 starters from the undefeated 2009 team and their fans have their sites set on a run for the BCS championship game. Just imagine how BSU's fans would be if they were to actually get to the "promised land" and win the game!
While Nebraska is well known to have some class football fans, there is a small percentage of Cornhuskers who are rabid diehards with a "greater than thou" attitude that make the class of the other fans a moot point.
Nebraska fans are known to actually cheer for the opposing team when they leave the field! How on earth could Cornhusker fans be considered arrogant and cocky?
For some reason this small minority of Nebraska fan's attitude of superiority can be almost unbearable at times. You'd think that Tom Osborne was a saint sent from God who can magically transform the football program back to it's glory days from his athletic director's chair.
If you challenge the Nebraska kool aid drinking diehards on anything to do with some of their recent "down" years they will almost never fail to begin their response with "ya but............."
I'm not sure if that Big Red kool aid isn't heavily spiked with straight corn whiskey. Some Cornhusker's actually think they beat Texas last year!
To the arrogant and cocky die hard Nebraska fan Ndamukong Suh is the greatest college player to ever take the field. Until they are reminded of Mike Rozier, Eric Crouch, or Turner Gill.
Have you ever been to a game at Oregon's Autzen Stadium as a fan of the opposing team? If you have, you know exactly where I'm going with this one.
Oregon has some of the rudest most bazaar fans in the world. As you walk from the parking lot to the stadium, the Duck fans greet you from the tops of their motorhomes with insults about your mother and her mother. Then they move through the rest of the family.
Once in the stadium the Oregon fans greet you with profanities as you walk to your seat and then spend the rest of the game reminding you what a low life person you have become. If Oregon is ahead by 30, it doesn't matter. It just keeps on comin'.
On top of the arrogance of the Oregon fan, one gets to deal with ear splitting noise from before the kickoff to past the end of the game. When you finally get out of Autzen, you head straight for the emergency room.
If you ever have to go to Eugene to see your team play the Ducks do yourself a favor prior to leaving your hometown. Get a prescription for anxiety.
Guess what's in that cute little LSU football bag in the picture? I'll give you a hint. It ain't kool aid.
If you've ever been to a night game in Baton Rouge, LA. then you know full well just how rude, arrogant and cocky the LSU football fans can be.
I actually believe that they give breathalyzer tests to all LSU tans and if they aren't over the legally drunk level they aren't allowed to enter the stadium. Wow! What a night.
If you are a fan of the opposing team you're in for a very, very long night. And God forbid your team beat the Tigers. If you do go to Baton Rouge for a game and your team is leading in the third quarter, it's might be a good time to leave.
There is nothing like a rude, arrogant, cocky, and drunk fan. LSU has to rank at or very near the top in fan alcohol consumption. You mix that booze with the already arrogant cocky attitudes and you have a prescription for blatant rudeness.
When the Tiger's fans are off the bottle, the still rank high on my list. There must be something in the purple kool aid down there that makes these people think that college football was invented in the swamps around LSU.
On the road, the LSU fan is a bit more reserved. Maybe because the LSU fans who drive around in their pick-up trucks (complete with gun rack and a Bible on the dash board) think the "tars are too wurn" (Tiger talk for "tires are too worn") to make the away trips.
The Tiger fans who do make road trips come dressed head to toe in some of the most God awful purple and gold clothes ever made. But at least they use a bit more refrain on the booze and display at least an acceptable degree of class.
The arrogance of the Ohio State fans is legendary. And ... they start em at a young age too! (See picture).
Most of the Buckeyes fellow Big Ten member teams will be shocked that Ohio State isn't higher up on this list.
Even in a down year, the Buckeye faithful think that if you can win the Big Ten it's as good as a national championship because the Big Ten is the only game in town. Most Ohio State fans start every sentence with ".....in the Big Ten....."
The problem with the arrogant, rude and cocky Buckeye fans is that there are so many of them. Oh don't get me wrong here, there are plenty of Ohio State fans who demonstrate at least a small degree of class but because there are so many Buckeyes, those that can rub one the wrong way seem to be in the thousands.
Okay, I'll admit that "The Spirit of Troy" Marching Band can drive any opposing fan to distraction. I believe that's their intent.
Arrogant, rude and cocky? Could you find any better adjectives to describe this bunch?
Not only does the band wear helmets but they add to the arrogance with sunglasses to boot!
When my team plays USC, it's the only game on the schedule when I actually pray that the defense will not allow a Trojan first down. How many times can a perfectly sane person hear "Tribute to Troy" and "Conquest" in one afternoon?
I've concluded that the mission of the USC Marching Band is to be an annoying as possible. And the worst part? They even enjoy annoying the opposing fans on the road!
Add Lane Kiffin to the Boys from Troy and you've got arrogance overload.
The USC fans demonstrate their kool arrogance by reminding all that they hail from Southern California, home of the rich and famous. In other words, to a Trojan fan, the rest of college football is nothing but a pile of low life bottom feeders.
I'm not sure if "it" is a male or female (see picture) but in Oklahoma what "it" might be doesn't matter as long as "it" is a Sooner.
OU fans are quite proud. In fact, arrogantly proud. To an Oklahoma Sooner fan all other college football fans are from a lower class segment of society.
I really hate to admit this ... but I have relatives ("relations" to a Sooner) who live in Oklahoma and are kool aid drinking Sooner fans. I went down to Norman for a game once. It will be the last time.
A small family feud broke out and that was before the game even started. Please understand that I'm a loyal fan but I'm not a kool aid drinker. I'm at least a civil supporter of my team. Not the case in Oklahoma.
A Saturday game in Norman starts early Friday evening with the consumption of large quantities of "Sooner Shine" (anything that has a high proof of alcohol). This is before dinner.
In my case by the time dinner was served my "relations" made a statement. "If you can't say anything good about the Sooners during dinner, don't say anything" he said. And yes, he was dead serious.
Turns out, most Sooner fans are just like my "relations." Proud, arrogant, rude and cocky all wrapped up in one over-served package.
Now we are getting to the real serious contenders for the most rude, arrogant, and cocky football fans.
Just look at the picture, which I'm sure most already did. You see that face? It's the face of pure arrogance. If a face could say "I'm so much better than you" that would be it.
It's true that Florida has lots of sights that are easy on the eyes. But the ears are what take the abuse at a Gator game.
These too are proud, arrogant, rude people. They're even proud of the 28 arrests their football team has piled up in that past few years!
Florida fans are the only college football fans who don't drink the kool aid. They consume large amounts of Gatorade instead. Spiked Gatorade.
If you want to see an example of how to "strut your stuff" just go to a game at the University of Florida. Gator fans have perfected the "nose in the air" attitude.
You may have asked yourself this question over the past 4 years; How did a good and decent Christian man like Tim Tebow end up at Florida? Florida fans will tell you that Tebow went to Florida because God is a Gator.
Let's get this out of the way right now. Remember to a Texan, anything Texas is bigger and better.
The fact that the University of Texas happens to be in Texas gives Longhorn fans a huge advantage in the rude, arrogant and cocky sweepstakes. Just ask anyone from Oklahoma.
The Longhorns are the best. Period. No question about it to the fans of the University of Texas. If you live anywhere near Austin, Texas and don't have a Longhorn decal or bumper sticker, you could be arrested for the attempt to start a riot.
In Texas the beef is better, the women prettier, the air is cleaner and football is king. Where else can you find high school teams with players who have been "held back" four to six years so they can reach full "football maturity?"
Longhorn fans have the audacity to wear their smug arrogance on their sleeves. You don't even have to ask a Texas fan where their program stands because they have the unique ability to telegraph their arrogance through their eyes.
If there was one team I did not want to see win the national championship it was Alabama. Not that I had any particular dislike of their football team but because their redneck hillbilly fans didn't need any more wood to put on the fire.
If you frequent some of the college football blogs you know doubt have seen many posting by the Alabama faithful. Those posts drip with arrogance in most cases. Oh sure, you may run across a somewhat civil Tide fan here and there, but they are few and far between.
Let me go back to the rednecks for a second. Remember that down in Alabama, "Y'all will know you're a red neck if Y'all is a Bama fan."
To the typical Tide fan God created only one football conference. The SEC. Any other conference is just a second rate, low life junior varsity league. And....of course there is really only one team that reigns supreme in college football and that's the Alabama Crimson Tide.
I'm sorry but no other college football team has fans that are more arrogant, cocky and rude that Alabama. It's not even close.
By the way, if you ever want to start a fight with a Bama fan just ask "what happened against Utah?"