Having Olivia Dunne take aim at Alabama and wishing everyone a ‘Happy Bama Hate Week’ makes this one of the best weeks in college football every year. Olivia Dunne just started her new column on college football on Sports World Report and she wasted no time when it comes to the Iron Bowl taking place on Saturday, November 4th between Alabama and Auburn on CBS at 2:30 pm ET/11:30 am PT. She wasted no time with this column either, writing, If you don’t live in the Southeast, you might not understand how much hatred there is between Alabama and Auburn fans.
Who is Olivia Dunne?
Olivia is an Associate Editor for the Crimson White, the student newspaper of The University of Alabama.
She has been with the paper since her sophomore year and is majoring in English with minors in journalism and mass communications.
This will be her third year on staff. In her time as an editor, she’s covered stories about campus events, national news topics like immigration reform, state politics in Montgomery, and more.
She also loves spending time outside with friends or hiking up mountains to find solitude when she needs it most.
When Olivia isn’t working, she’s probably watching Netflix because there’s nothing better than sitting back on your couch while someone else does all the work.
What did she say about Alabama?
There are some big games taking place around college football as the season gets closer to the College Football Playoff. One of those big games involves No. 6 Alabama taking on No. 10 LSU in Baton Rouge.
This game has been circled on both teams’ calendars for quite some time now, but it seems that this matchup is also creating some excitement outside of just Louisiana.
We got an ‘LSU going to beat the hell out of them!’ chant going, which might be crossing the line, but whatever, we don’t really care! Olivia Dunne said before adding I wish everyone a Happy Bama Hate Week! I wish everyone a Happy Bama Hate Week! says Olivia Dunne after she takes aim at Alabama, one of their biggest rivals.
I wish everyone a Happy Bama Hate Week! says Olivia Dunne after she takes aim at Alabama, one of their biggest rivals.
Alabama is no stranger to being hated; they have won four national championships, six SEC Championships and twenty-one conference titles.
Even if you aren’t into sports you will recognize the name because they are always so good! But like any other team there are people who want to see them lose…even if it’s just for a few hours on Saturday night.
Alabama is known for having arguably the most heated rivalry with Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU.
The Tigers were actually beaten by Alabama two years ago in a 27-10 victory and then lost to the Tide again last year 17-14 on the road.
There’s not much love lost between these two schools either–Alabama coach Nick Saban even referred to LSU fans as the rudest people he’d ever met during his time at LSU from 1990-94.
Nowadays he does not seem to mind them so much–he even recently said that: We’ve played each other more than anyone else since I’ve been here. Seems like he has become accustomed to hating them just as much as they hate him back!
How did people react to her comments?
Many people in the U.S. are rooting for LSU to win this Saturday’s game, but not Olivia Dunne.
In fact, she’s going to be rooting for the other team, as well as everyone else who feels passionately about hating Alabama.
On Tuesday, she took to Twitter to wish everyone a happy bama hate week and encourage them all to leave no stone unturned when it comes to your bama hatred.
This of course led many people in Alabama to feel outraged by her comments and express their feelings on social media like Facebook or Twitter. One person even went so far as to say that Olivia should move out of Alabama if she hates it so much.
But Olivia’s tweet is really just reflective of how passionate both sides are feeling this week before the big game! She also made sure to use the hashtag #freebamabeef which is an effort by fans of Louisiana teams against Alabama schools which started over seven years ago when then-No. 1 LSU lost to No. 6 Florida and they called the Tigers chicken fried.
Olivia explained on Twitter: A message from one Alabama hater to all other Alabama haters, Happy Bama Hate Week y’all! She encouraged others who might have been feeling reluctant to join in with all this bashing of our home state university because there will never be enough Alabama Haters according to Olivia herself.
What is the rivalry between LSU and Alabama?
The rivalry between LSU and Alabama is one that has been going on for decades. Every time these two teams play each other, it feels like the Super Bowl. They take their football very seriously in Baton Rouge.
One of the main reasons for this rivalry is because they are in the same division in the SEC West.
These two teams have played 54 times since 1893, with LSU winning 26 of those games, while Alabama has won 30.
It’s not just about who wins or loses though; it’s about how you win or lose.
The Tigers have more national championships than anyone else in college football history with seven, while the Tide only has six (the most recent of which coming in 2011).
There are several reasons why this game is so anticipated every year though.
In addition to the fact that they are both in the SEC West, there is also an old saying: In order to get to Florida, one has to go through Louisiana.
In other words, to go anywhere within the conference you need to beat LSU first. With that being said, all eyes will be on Saturday night’s matchup as Alabama takes on LSU at Tiger Stadium.
I wish everyone happy Bama hate week! Just kidding, but it’s not my fault if your team falls apart when they face the big bad Crimson Tide.
Who do you think will win the game?
Alabama’s offense has been great, ranking sixth in scoring offense with 45.3 points per game.
The Crimson Tide’s defense, on the other hand, hasn’t been as good as LSU’s – ranked 16th in total defense.
As for LSU, the Tigers have had their share of ups and downs this season, but if their offense can continue to be explosive like it was against Ole Miss last week then they should be able to keep up with Alabama.
I think LSU will win this game because I don’t see their defense being able to handle Tua Tagovailoa’s arm.