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Perhaps nothing says hatred like college athletics. We have witnessed the body painting, we have seen the flaming objects hurled onto the court. Yes, we have seen the pants waving from atop the flag pole. And today, we salute those pants. We believe that college athletics were invented to give students an excuse to taunt each other from short distances. In the computer age, much of this is done on the Internet. So here now are some of the best hater blogs, college edition.

Forgive us, but didn't the Rose Bowl used to be played on New Year's Day? We're now well into 2006, and we're still waiting for USC to take on Texas. Ah well, all the better for the hate to fester. We'll start with our friends the Trojans, for whom there is no shortage of loathing. Witness these examples:

3. The Real Ugly American. A few reasons USC sucks.
2. The Pupya. USC application ... 9. Have you read a book this year? _____ If yes, why?
1. The Trojan Haters Club. "Santa Claus — the only SC worth believing in."

(Tomorrow: Hating the University of Texas)