Heat Map? No — A Hate Map

Reddit has been formulating and posting sports “hate maps” for various leagues over the past few weeks. It’s a fun concept, and though it’s not meant to be taken too seriously, the “hate map” does raise all sorts of fascinating questions about sports fandom as an extension of both demographics and the current condition of various rivalries.

Here’s Reddit’s college football hate map, tweeted out Wednesday night:

Here are complementary tweets on the survey’s details:

… and on some of the explanations of the results:

Here’s a little bit of fun from one of the best-known Virginia Tech partisans on College Football Twitter:

About Matt Zemek

Matt Zemek is the managing editor of The Student Section, covering college football and basketball with associate editors Terry Johnson and Bart Doan. Mr. Zemek is the editor of Crossover Chronicles, covering the NBA. He is also Bloguin's lead tennis writer, covering the major tournaments. He contributes to other Bloguin sites, such as The AP Party.