Hatefest 2009: Why we hate… Temple? Who hates Temple?

It’s hard to hate on an Independent team, because that means no one wanted them to begin with. It is kind of like hating on an adopted child. But we will do it anyway.

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The Team:

Well, the reason for the hate boils down to one date on one awful afternoon in Lane Stadium. A winless Temple team, that played 20 freshmen, came into Lane and defeated the undefeated 15th ranked Hokies. This October 17, 1998 debacle is touted as one of the biggest upsets in college football history, and it is one of the biggest embarrassments that will ever plague Hokie football.

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The School:

Temple is a Big 5 school for kids who are not smart enough for UPenn or not religious enough for St. Joe’s or Villanova. Also, Temple has a poor campus that is spread throughout Philadelphia and located in a not so safe part of town.

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The Town:

There is nothing bad to say about the town. It is the best Pennsylvania city and maybe the best city in the country.

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The Students and Fans:

The students make a habit of chocking, hitting and just being unsportsmanlike to opposing players when they pass them around campus. This may be attributed to former Coach John Cheney volunteering as an Orientation leader. It is nice to see after his coaching career is over he is still giving back to the community.

Temple has one great super-fan and he is Bill Cosby. A Temple grad and former football player Bill Cosby bleeds Temple sports. He even dressed up a puppet in Temple gear for his short lived game show.

I think Bill Cosby needed to be more concerned with making Temple football better and making Lisa Bonet appear in more Cosby Show episodes than talking to little kids and trying to get all of us to eat his pudding pop.

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Other:
Does anyone really want to hear more Temple talk?

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3 Responses to “Hatefest 2009: Why we hate… Temple? Who hates Temple?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Some points:
    1) Temple is not an independent team. It has been a member of the MAC since 2007.
    2) It has been picked by the New York Times Quad Countdown as the team to beat in the MAC East this season.
    3) The campus is not "spread throughout Philadelphia." It has one main location, essentially between the Delaware and Schuykill Rivers in North Philadelphia.
    4) It's a fairly safe campus since it has a 150-man, well-armed, full-time police force … the third-largest police force in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). Nobody has ever gone into a campus classroom and shot up anybody because cops are all over the place.
    5) Its business school, the Fox School of Business, is ranked No. 7 in the nation. Its graduatee School of Communications is in the top 10 in the nation. The art school, Tyler, is in the top 10. The Dental school is No. 1 in the traditional East (Maryland north through Maine, including New York).

  2. Anonymous Says:

    1 & 2: It's the MAC
    3: Fair enough.
    4: That was a low blow. Uncalled for. Keep in mind Temple is in Philly, which isn't exactly safe.
    5: Good to know if I ever choose to follow any of those career paths.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    you throw out shit like this and expect credibility? You didn't even know that it was not independent anymore? Why even write about shit you don't know?

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