When you really think about it, hate is really a very strong word.
Most long time Miami Hurricane fans hate certain teams based on their history. When ranked in order from most hated it looks something like this:
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
The one team that Miami has the most history with that is surprisingly absent from this list is FSU.
Correct me if I am wrong but even though Miami and Florida State have played in a heated rivalry since the early 1980s it just seems that it is hard to muster the same level of hatred towards the Seminoles as the other teams on the most hated list.
Still, with the biggest game that the Hurricanes have played in in what seems like forever (a decade?) on the schedule this weekend you think that UM fans could manage to generate some serious hate towards FSU, right?
Well according to some fans the answer is yes.
In this intense conference rivalry known for it's close games, the wide rights and even a wide left for good measure, and some serious beat downs by both sides in different years, there will be some vicious vitriol between those wearing orange and green and those in garnet and gold.
When it is over the winner will claim both bragging rights and recruiting superiority over their defeated in-State rival.
But until the kickoff it is officially "Hate Week" between Miami and FSU.
We wouldn't have it any other way.