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The St. Louis Cardinals Is One of America's Most Hated Sports Teams: Survey

Categories: Baseball, Sports

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Jon Gitchoff
These fans don't care who hates them.
A survey released on Reddit shows seven states hate the St. Louis Cardinals more than any other team. And by "hate," we really mean, "are jealous of."

The only team more hated than the Redbirds? The New York Yankees.

Reddit user scolbert08 surveyed baseball fans all over the world, and the results are pretty entertaining, if predictable.

See also: It's Official: Study Says St. Louis Cardinals Fans Are The Best in Baseball

Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky all named the Cardinals as their most-hated team, according to the survey. More than half of the states named the Yankees as their most hated team.

In Missouri, participants voted the Boston Red Sox, who have beaten the Cardinals in the World Series twice in the last ten years, as the most-hated team.

Here at Daily RFT, we expected to see more hatred for the Chicago Cubs, but apparently they're so bad that only people in Arkansas (who are mostly Cards fans anyway) seem to give a second thought about the Cubs. As Reddit user Ehrfurcht put it, "Cardinals fans don't hate the Cubs, we think they're cute for trying."

The survey also took data from baseball fans in Canada and around the world. The Yankees are universally hated on every continent except Australia, which hates the LA Dodgers.

Canadians also predictably named the Yankees as the center of their baseball hatred, though we're still not sure why the Northwest Territories seem to hate the San Diego Padres so much.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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Rachel Elizabeth
Rachel Elizabeth

#STL "Cardinal baseball Fiscal Cliff" courteously yours, RFT :)

Megan Pratt
Megan Pratt

I did a double - take too Ryan Heitman!

Tim Graham
Tim Graham

Second guy from the right looks like Ryan Heitman

Karen Jean Fleming Drennen
Karen Jean Fleming Drennen

Lol... And Tammy Matthews-Lomeli is their biggest hatter... He He He .. While I'm their biggest fan.. Kisses for My Cardinals xoxo

Susan Marty Cassler
Susan Marty Cassler

I think it's great, I have known for years that other fans don't like the Cards. I think it's jealousy.

sledgehammer246
sledgehammer246

Kentucky is part of Cardinals Nation. Take your poll somewhere other than Louisville and Lexington.

sizalyn
sizalyn

Really.. come on down to Southern IL. You will see mostly Cards fan. Die hard that is.. Get your facts straight. Thanks.

~Misty from Herrin, IL. Born and Raise a DIE HARD CARDS FAN! 

Dawn Grodsky Reeves
Dawn Grodsky Reeves

Who cares? I was born and raised in the Lou and live in DC where I am raising my kids to be huge Cardinals fans. The legacy continues...

Gracie Be
Gracie Be

Yeah, they hate when I wear my Cardinals jersey up here in Chicago. :)

Aj Singh
Aj Singh

lol you are right. i guess coming back down 3-1 in the NLCS against your gutless squad counted as double in my head. but thanks for reminding me for that great memory, cheers to you

Ronnie Marchlewski
Ronnie Marchlewski

In 2010 the Giants beat ATL, Philly, and Tex you moron. Learn something about sports before you open your dumbass mouth.

Ronnie Marchlewski
Ronnie Marchlewski

Way to judge an ENTIRE fan base on one obnoxious lady. Every Cards game I go to I witness countless Cards fans politely interacting with opposing fans. When the Yankees were in town we sat next to 4 diehard Yankee fans and they were blown away at how nice all of the fans were over at PBV and in the stands.

Monte AL Neuhaus
Monte AL Neuhaus

To those who hate the ST Louis Cardinals: Jealousy will get you nowhere...

Steve Geisel
Steve Geisel

Wait until Yadi is back. Then let their heads explode with envy.

Angie Maniaci
Angie Maniaci

We love them when they're winning, we love them when they're losing!

Eric Moore
Eric Moore

I call BS.......I live in Illinois and I'm a die hard CARDS fan

david.w.aubrey
david.w.aubrey

I'm just trying to figure out why the Canadian Province of Nunavut hates my Chicago White Sox!

Aj Singh
Aj Singh

no. my team beat yours on the way to our 2010 and 2012 world series championships you tramp

Reed Radcliffe
Reed Radcliffe

What I always say is "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke!" 'Scuse my French.

Stephanie Thorsten
Stephanie Thorsten

Jealous much? It's okay, haters give that reply every time. \U0001f606

Aj Singh
Aj Singh

Nobody fucking cares. talk about a real sport like football and not some fat fucks swinging at slop

Angie Bennick
Angie Bennick

It's people like her that make it hard for the rest of us.

Tim David
Tim David

This City has never "given up" on the Cardinals. 1st place or 10 games behind. There will always be at least 40,000 people to every game. And it's been that way for Decades. That's what makes us the Best Fans.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

LOL because baseball is important

Evelyn Lees
Evelyn Lees

Ilove the Cardinals And I like the Yankees

Terry Blastenbrei
Terry Blastenbrei

A bit of a stretch, RFT...what, 6 states compared to the Yankees' 25? And only one heavily-populated state (IL).

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