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2012 Aggies Labeled Top 10 Most Hated Team of All Time

College football is full of rivalries, and with rivalries comes sports hate.
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College football is full of rivalries, and with rivalries comes sports hate.

But there is another level of hate, and that typically comes with dynasties. In the NFL, the New England Patriots are hated by many, as well as the Dallas Cowboys. In college football, the Alabama Crimson Tide draws the ire of many fans.


But there are teams that land on fans' most hated lists just for one season, and the 2012 Texas A&M Aggies find themselves on 247Sports' top 10 list of the most hated teams in college football history.

8. 2012 Texas A&M Aggies

"Johnny Football extravaganza. Must-see TV. Love him or (mostly) hate him, Johnny Manziel made Texas A&M appointment viewing during the 2012 college football season when he cruised to Heisman honors as the facilitator for Kevin Sumlin's offense. The Aggies played with swagger because of No. 2 and beating Alabama as the world watched in November was the signature moment in Manziel's football career. 

"There was something about Manziel's brazen attitude that seemed to rub opposing fans the wrong way. He played the game recklessly at times, which is part of what made him such a unique face of the sport."

To this day, Manziel is still one of the most polarizing figures in sports, even though he's been out of the game for years. The "swagger" he played with wore off on the rest of the team and created an image that other teams and some football fans hated.

Manziel was a polarizing figure both on and off the field when he was in College Station, and not only did it continue when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but he kicked it up a notch.

He only lasted 14 games over two seasons in the NFL - all in Cleveland. He moved on to the Canadian Football League where he played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes, before landing with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football and the Zappers of the Fan Controlled Football League.

But Aggies and college football fans will always remember him for his time in Aggieland, where he reached legend status, and still has it to this day in College Station.