The Usage of The Word “Hate” Is Just Wrong In Today’s Sports World

January 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Don't let what divides us be stronger than what unites us." The quote from President Barack Obama speaking at the McKale Center in Tucson on Wednesday in response to last Saturday's shootings.  
The usage of the word "hate" in sports comes up a lot this weekend when breaking down the Jets vs. Patriots and Ravens vs. Steelers and also the Arizona Wildcats vs. the ASU Sun Devils.  
As Obama spoke to the nation from The University of Arizona, he provided Tucsonians and Americans with the confidence that we will recover from this tragedy, in which six were killed by a crazed gunman.  
The first step in the recovery is today with the huge rivalry game of the Cats and the Devils.  If you ask any U of A fan, they will tell you that they "hate the Sun Devils."  
I ask all of you to take a step back and just ask yourself if it is really possible to use the word hate about an institution to the north just because the schools play one football game an...

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