Some states have mutual histories of ill-feelings and sometimes even violence against the people of a neighboring state.
Take Missouri and Kansas, for instance. This blood feud reached its' peak with the crimes perpetrated during the Civil War and has lied smoldering ever since.
Many schools have heated feelings, and, maybe in some cases, outright hatred for their most bitter rivals.
Ohio State and Michigan would fit this description. To say these two don't like each other is like saying Tea Partiers and ACORN workers don't see eye-to-eye. Were talking major understatement here.
Buckeyes and Wolverines hate each other.
There are other fine examples but when it comes to college football rivals, none can match the intensity of the animosity generated between the Sooners' of Oklahoma and the Texas Longhorns.
The word hate isn't strong enough to begin to describe the depth of bad blood between the fans of these respected institutions.
For example, I can hate the thought of getting a prostate exam.
I may hate that I cannot throw a football as far or run as fast as I once could.
I do hate the minimal amount of exercise I reluctantly do just to keep below the Jabba the Hutt reading on my Official Star Wars Weight Scale.
However, I do not despise these things. These things have never reached that level for me.
The proper way to encompass how Sooner fans feel about Longhorns' is to say they despise them. To find someone or something truly despicable is about the worst opinion you can have.
It means you find them so lowdown the very thought of their existence causes you physical pain.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Top Five Reasons that Sooners' Despise Longhorns.