UNC, Duke make list of ‘most obnoxious’ college basketball fans

DURHAM, NC - MARCH 03: Gary Trent Jr. #2 of the Duke Blue Devils goes after a loose ball against Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Attention Duke and UNC fanatics, not everyone is a fan of your team! That is, according to a poll by Thrillist that lists fans of the programs among the “most obnoxious” in college basketball.

The poll, which ranked UNC at No. 5 and Duke at No. 3, said the fans become “downright intolerable for the three weeks of March Madness.”

To create the list, Thrillist relived some of college basketball’s worst fan moments and ranked them based on the offenses.

Here’s what the list said about UNC fans:

“There are two distinct yet equally awful types of Tar Heel fans out there. First, there are the old Carolina alums who are content to ignore things like invented college courses and blatant NCAA violations in the name of school pride. Dare bring it up, and they’ll respond by citing a mild scandal from YOUR school that probably involved swimming, then say something like, ‘Well, they all cheat.’ They’re the same blue hairs (and sweaters) who fill the lower bowl of the Dean Dome and give the place all the energy of a James Taylor concert…Second, there are people who couldn’t even find Chapel Hill on a map yet still rock Michael Jordan jerseys for a year after any season UNC makes the Final Four. Many of them just simply hate Duke.”

This is what it said about Duke fans:

“Have you ever met anyone who went to Duke? It’s like they have a question on the application that says: Do you inherently think you’re smarter than everyone? If so, please explain why. Answer yes but fail to explain why, and you’re in. Now take that general baseless arrogance, give those people something to actually brag about, and you might have the most intolerable group of people on the planet…God forbid you’re ever around a Duke fan after a loss. They’ll act devastated for about 45 minutes until they remember, oh yeah, they go to Duke and go back to acting like they won.”

The full top 16 list is as follows:

  1. University of Maryland Terrapins
  2. Butler University Bulldogs
  3. Duke University Blue Devils
  4. University of Oregon Ducks
  5. University of North Carolina Tar Heels
  6. West Virginia University Mountaineers
  7. University of Texas-El Paso Miners
  8. Gonzaga University Bulldogs
  9. Indiana University Hoosiers
  10. University of Kentucky Wildcats
  11. University of Florida Gators
  12. University of Memphis Tigers
  13. Virginia Commonwealth University Rams
  14. University of Arizona Wildcats
  15. University of Kansas Jayhawks
  16. Brigham Young University Cougars