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Mr. Scot

College, Pro or NASCAR?

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Which of these three...

- College football/basketball fans

- Pro football/basketball fans

- NASCAR fans

...has the highest amount of all-consuming hatred for their rivals?

(thought about throwing Pro Wrestling fans into the mix, but decided three was enough)

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I'd say college, but I'm sure it's regional.

Ask a New Yorker, and he'll say Pro football/basketball. Ask someone in Nebraska, and they'll say college football/basketball fan. Ask someone in Mooresville, and they'll say NASCAR. So based on that breakdown...overall...I'd have to go with college since there are many states that have no real defined Pro football/basketball allegiance and others around them in their immediate area to despise.

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I'd say college, but I'm sure it's regional.

Ask a New Yorker, and he'll say Pro football/basketball. Ask someone in Nebraska, and they'll say college football/basketball fan. Ask someone in Mooresville, and they'll say NASCAR. So based on that breakdown...overall...I'd have to go with college since there are many states that have no real defined Pro football/basketball allegiance and others around them in their immediate area to despise.

This..

Very Regional

Northeast - Pro and it's not even close. College rivalries barely exist. People live and die for pro sports....literally in many cases.

Southeast - College and it's not even close.

Overall nationally I would think it is college as well but as big as the NFL is and MLB in the Northeast it's hard to be sure.

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Well you can disregard one of them...because it's not really an actual sport :)

If you mean wrestling, I did :D

If you mean NASCAR, I'm gonna step away from ya so I don't end up as collateral damage when a slew of racin' fans attacks.

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This..

Very Regional

Northeast - Pro and it's not even close. College rivalries barely exist. People live and die for pro sports....literally in many cases.

Southeast - College and it's not even close.

Overall nationally I would think it is college as well but as big as the NFL is and MLB in the Northeast it's hard to be sure.

I'm kinda lumping all the college rivalries together in this. And not so much number of people as intensity. Ohio and Michigan fans, for example, hate each other with the fire from a thousand suns.

Pro? Other than the really old rivalries (Bears-Packers, Cowboys-Redkins, Raiders-The World, etc) I don't know if it gets near that bad.

NASCAR? That old thing you did as a kid where you'd put two wasps in a jar, shake it and watch them fight...That works with NASCAR fans too. Just walk into a gathering, say something like "Jeff Gordon sucks" then step back and watch the fireworks.

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I don't have any hatred for any particular NASCAR team or driver. Use to, but my interest in the sport has lessened somewhat over the past few years, since my favorite driver has retired.

Which would I rather see destroyed by a meteor? The Dean Dome, Cameron Indoor stadium, or the new Cowboys stadium? Well, I can't really decide between the three. :)

In my opinion, the college sports rivalries are the most intense, although with the conferences shifting the way they are, that might change.

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You ever been to a nascar race?

I got a buddy who's a huge NASCAR fan. I kid him about it from time to time.

Me? I can watch a race and find it interesting, but I'll never be a rabid fan.

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