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  • 09:46 AM ET  07.28

Showboating. Self congratulation. Self-promotion. A sense of entitlement. Too much money. Too much talent. Bandwagon fans. Criminal behavior. Dirty play. Of all the passions that teams ordinarily inspire, widespread hatred is a pretty notable achievement. We've given our list of the most hated single-season teams in sports. Now we want to hear from you. Who are your most hated teams of all time and why?

July 28, 2010  12:24 PM ET

Are you kidding? Notre Dame (pick any year), Ohio State (again, pick any year), NY Yankees (once more, pick any year)... Those are not the three most hated teams in sports? Over-rated... massives sense entitlement... putting themselves above the sport... demanding separate rules...

How do any of the three you picked even come close?

July 28, 2010  12:27 PM ET

i agree with victor. the yankees any year are the #1 hated team

July 28, 2010  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Are you kidding? Notre Dame (pick any year), Ohio State (again, pick any year), NY Yankees (once more, pick any year)... Those are not the three most hated teams in sports? Over-rated... massives sense entitlement... putting themselves above the sport... demanding separate rules... How do any of the three you picked even come close?

Yankees don't put themselves above the sport nor do they create sepatate rules. Back up comment with facts please??

July 28, 2010  12:41 PM ET

Chicago Cubs. Ignorant fans that have no clue about baseball. The media adores them. And all the while we have a superior team on the south side that actually tries to win, and has won a World Series in our lifetime. I could only imagine what players the Sox could bring in with the kind of attendance and marketing numbers the sCrubs have.

July 28, 2010  12:43 PM ET

No LA Lakers team is on this list?
With Kobe, Shaw and Phil Jackson?
What about the JJ Reddick Duke teams?

Horrible List

July 28, 2010  12:43 PM ET

Not to nit-pick, but there were no Congressional hearings regarding the 2007 Patriots. Senator Arlen Spector made some noise about how they should have such hearings but ultimately it was concluded that Congress had better things to do.

July 28, 2010  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yankees don't put themselves above the sport nor do they create sepatate rules. Back up comment with facts please??

Are you kidding? Do the Yankees share revenue so each team has a similar chance? Honestly, is baseball really a professional sport when the reality is that only few high dollar teams ever have realistic chance of winning the World Series? For what possible reason should the Yankees NOT win the series every year?

July 28, 2010  12:46 PM ET

The Yankees are hated ,by me anyway, mostly because of the excessive media attention and the ridiculous amount of fans that have never seen a game of baseball. Every stupid kid has one of those damn New Era straight brimmed hats with that ugly NY logo.
I don't hate on them for spending or for winning a lot. I don't hate the Mets who spend or the Braves who were dominate for a decade.
Their owner was also a legendary cancer to the sport of baseball though. How many other owners have been suspended from the MLB?

July 28, 2010  12:48 PM ET

Any story with this headline that doesn't simply list the NY Yankees in the #1 spot is a fraud. And how does a relatively obscure team like the 74-75 Flyers get such a high listing, esp. in front of the Oakland Raiders? And how did the East German Olympic teams get so far down the list - not to mention the absence of the Soviet ones? And what about the Woody Hayes Ohio State teams?

July 28, 2010  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Are you kidding? Do the Yankees share revenue so each team has a similar chance? Honestly, is baseball really a professional sport when the reality is that only few high dollar teams ever have realistic chance of winning the World Series? For what possible reason should the Yankees NOT win the series every year?

Duh. Actually, yes the Yankees do share revenue and they also pay a tax to the rest of league to make it more fair. Look it up. And in most cases, those teams pocket the cash and don't put it back into their product on the field. Do you know anything about baseball??? $$ does not equal voctories. Games are played on the field, not in the bank. I also love how Torrii Hunter said last year after losing to Yanks in playoffs: "I guess we just couldn't compete with that payroll." What an idiot. And look at the money he stole from the Angels.

July 28, 2010  12:58 PM ET

My most hated teams ...
# 1) 1959 LA Dodgers - beat the Go-G0 Sox in the 1st World Series I ever watched (9 yrs. old)
# 2) 1960 Pirates - beat my favorites the Yankees - Maz made me cry and cry just like the Mick
# 3) the Cowgirls - every year for beating my beloved Fly-EAGLES-Fly
# 4) the Braves - for beating the Phillies year after year and the chant and the chop

July 28, 2010  01:01 PM ET

Yankees and Lakers for sure.......

July 28, 2010  01:02 PM ET

Any Washington National Football League team. In addition to thumbing the teams collective noses with the refusal to change the racist nickname, the Allen era teams set new standards for being despised by blaming every defeat on poor officiating and the wins on "the greatest team ever." The so-called rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys is a figment of DC's imagination - it only is relevant inside the DC beltway.

July 28, 2010  01:07 PM ET

The 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche. Claude Lemieux. Dirty. Patrick Roy. Arrogant.

July 28, 2010  01:09 PM ET

Baseball = NY Yankees. The poster children for all that's wrong with baseball.
Basketball = LA Lakers. Fair weather fans. Gasol trade stinks of conspiracy by league to make them relevant again.
Football = Dallas Cowboys. America's team? Only if we're talking about South America.

July 28, 2010  01:09 PM ET

The 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche. Dirty Claude Lemieux. Arrogant Patrick Roy.

July 28, 2010  01:15 PM ET

In addition, Phil Taylor is a bigot. He only adds next year's Heat to this list because LBJ and company didn't select the Knicks. Talk about hated teams within their own fan base... Agree with those add any Yankee team to this list, more because of the unsophisticated fan base than the team itself. As someone once said, Yankee "fans" don't acknowledge there is baseball outside of the Bronx. However, it does appear that once a player buys into the mega-money salary as a Yankee he carries himself as being "too good" for the rest of baseball.

July 28, 2010  01:17 PM ET

2004 Redsox---omg those were some real idiots
2001 Diamondbacks---they did make me come down to earth after that loss
Donovan McNaab's Eagles(pick a year)
2005 'Canes---they beat up on my FIU team with helmets, crutches, dropkicks....
First game to present WNBA teams---'cmon...seriously....do i really have to go further??

July 28, 2010  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yankees and Lakers for sure.......

lol So in otherwords, the defending champs just because they're not in you home state?

 
July 28, 2010  01:23 PM ET

The Texas Longhorns for any year. 2004 had to be the worst. They got shut out by Oklahoma and lobbied to go to the Rose Bowl because they went 10-1 even though Cal, who went 10-1 with a close loss to USC should have gone. Plus they are full of fair weathered fans that turn on them when they are losing in the second quarter of a game.

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