It’s Hate Week, the most wonderful time of the year. App State vs. Georgia Southern. Deeper Than Hate. For all intents and purposes, the most underrated rivalry in college football. A rivalry that dates back to 1932 and has produced countless memorable moments over the years.
This year’s edition has a bit more juice than the past couple years. App State comes to Statesboro ranked #25 in the AP Poll, sitting pretty at 5-1. The Mountaineers are only the 2nd Sun Belt team ever to make the top 25. Georgia Southern on the other hand, is 6-1 and received its first two votes in the Coaches Poll. Control of the SBC East (and the Sun Belt as a whole, tbh) is riding on this game.
As far as the Sun Belt goes, it doesn’t get any bigger than this year’s edition of the Deeper Than Hate rivalry. With the stakes this high, Hate Week is bound to produce some spicy memes. They call us “The Stink” and #FailSouthern. We call them Crapp State and make a bunch of goat/incest jokes. It’s grand. Neither side has disappointed so far. Here’s my top 10.
10. Deliverance Jokes of course (even though the movie is technically set in Georgia)
9. Pump Kin….get it?
8. App State Halftime Show.
7. App State’s idea of a good time.
6. Oh Jack…
5. App State Dating App.
4. I took a peek at what the other side was saying about us. In case you needed more reason to be pumped up for this game.
3. Pot calls kettle black.
2. One more goat joke.
1. The greatest anti-App State meme was created by App State itself. I present to you, the worst University promotion video of all time. 13 years later it still kills. Enjoy.