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    Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    All of the discussion about a possible UA vs ND championship game has caused me to recall other games I have attended against traditional national powers. I still rate the Ohio State fans at the Sugar Bowl in the mid seventies at the worst (non SEC) fans I have ever been around. The Notre Dame fans at the 73 Sugar Bowl were a distant second.

    My own age and conduct may slightly skew my opinion but I would like to get other Bama fans opinions.

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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    Based on personal interactions...

    Best outside the SEC:
    Michigan
    Virginia Tech

    Worst:
    Utah (the ones I met at the Sugar Bowl were just jerks)
    Florida State

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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    As with tidefanbeezer, based on personal interaction

    Best:
    Notre Dame
    Oklahoma
    Penn State


    Worst, in no particular order:
    Miami
    Florida State
    UCLA
    Texas
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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    My personal experience from attending games:

    Best

    Penn State
    Oklahoma


    Worst

    Miami
    UCLA
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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    While I have had some good and bad personal experiences with fans from many schools, I don't consider those personal experiences to be a reflection of the entire fan base represented. My worst experiences have been with Miami fans, but I assume that it was frustration (we beat them in the BCSCG). My best experiences have been with Michigan fans (yeah - that was hard to type).

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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    Michigan fans were class here in DFW this year

    TCU's are great

    Texas? Mixed bag

    OU? Ok

    Texas Tech? Delusional; do not understand football or the rules
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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    personal experience

    best oklahoma

    worst fsu

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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    I'll just list my worst.Texas,Utah and Oklahoma State.Gold,silver and bronze medals in the worst Ive delt with as a Bama fan at a game site.

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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    From personal experience.. I don't know.

    Best fans I've interacted with have got to be Texas A&M's. (Edit: Oh, didn't notice this was for non-SEC opponents... hmm. Perhaps Ohio State's, at least in my experience.)

    Worst, hands down, Oklahoma State.

    Not just talking about in regards to Alabama.
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    Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    Best: Purdue, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech

    Worst: Ohio St. (by far), Miami, Texas

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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    In my experience:

    Best:
    Oklahoma (by far)
    UCLA

    All my bad experiences have been with in-conference fans. All the ND fans I know aren't as delusional as I would expect them to be since it's been so long since they've won anything of significance.
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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    Based on personal experience:

    Most friendly fans: Penn State - nobody else comes close, which is why I felt a great deal of sympathy for them during the Paterno scandal. When we beat them at Legion Field in 1982, they were extremely friendly before and after the game. You'd have thought they won. It wasn't hard feeling happy for them when their team overcame the loss and won the national championship. This was my experience without fail during the years our teams played on a semi-regular basis.

    Runners-up: Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, North Carolina

    Most obnoxious and/or strange in a scary way fans: Texas Tech, Ohio State, Texas, Southern Cal, Notre Dame

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    Re: Rate non SEC opponents fans.

    In person?

    Best: Oklahoma
    Worst: Texas, Oklahoma St (I lived in Oklahoma for a year... LAST year - so you can guess why)

    On the net?
    Best: Tidefans.com
    Worst: Pretty much all of 'em
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