Two SEC fan bases named among the angriest in college football
Two of the top five angriest fan bases in college football reside in the SEC. Congratulations, Texas A&M and Mississippi State.
The Aggies’ faithful took home the No. 1 title while that of the Bulldogs came in at No. 5, according to CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli. However, Fornelli makes the case that the two fan bases are frustrated in very different ways.
When it comes to those in College Station, Fornelli says the anger of the “Mad Aggies” creeps up on you in a non-traditional way without much name-calling.
“Texas A&M fans are just a comically strange, wonderfully weird group of people,” Fornelli wrote. “They get angry over some of the silliest things, can tell you everything you ever wanted to know (and more that you didn’t) about trademark law (the byproduct of supporting a school that sues everybody), and they can do it in a way which makes you wonder if they’re truly mad at you.”
Fornelli points out how he’s justified the Bulldogs’ anger in the past by naming them one of the five most disrespected programs in the country as MSU is consistently overshadowed.
But much like Texas A&M, Fornelli points out how angry Mississippi State fans get at any mention of their in-state rival.
“It never fails. Anytime I say anything about Ole Miss, even if it’s only the faintest compliment, Mississippi State fans will yell at me for it. They’ll tell me how Ole Miss cheats and that the NCAA is going to sanction it back to the stone age one of these days — all the typical things rivals say about one another.
But while an Auburn fan will pop in with a joke about Alabama when I say something nice about the Tide, Mississippi State fans actually seem to take compliments of Ole Miss as insults to Mississippi State. There’s a chip on their shoulders that they wear with easily wounded pride.”
The other schools in his top five were No. 2 Miami, No. 3 Louisville and No. 4 Penn State.