claver2010 wrote:bignick33 wrote:Were they BU people? I'm actually of the belief that with the exception of people who are connected to a rival (BC, UMass, UConn, perhaps Holy Cross, etc), the perceived hatred of BC on the Boston area is overstated. At the risk of sounding creepy, whenever I'm at a place where there are a lot of kids/teenagers like a mall or a movie theater, I'm shocked by the number that are rocking BC gear. I think most of the animosity towards BC comes from people of a post-college age who have a specific reason to hate or be jealous of BC. Also, while I'm not doubting your example because I've experienced the same thing, I also feel that some BC fans are over-sensitive to this type of thing and tend to overreact when they hear this type of banter.
I believe they were UVM people (constantly talked about the UVM game)
Maybe the age demographic is a key point for me, since I'm around that "post-college age"
Hmm. I don't know of any reason for a UVM fan to dislike BC for athletic reasons.
It could just be coincidence, but all of my friends whom I grew up and their fathers/brothers/etc with are either neutral or positive towards BC sports, but then again none of my closest friends went to UMass (and the one that went to BU now hates BU for non-athletic reasons). That's a big part of why I've come to that opinion.