Pav's point of view is pretty much the same as mine.
University of New Jersey at Henrico Hornets
I hope the ticks lose every game in every sport, unless they play Virginia Tech or would boost our BBall RPI - BIG TIME... if its only half a percent, then F them!
I rooted against "friends" that were playing in the little league championship game for them.
I have no respect what so ever for the UNJH program, in ANYTHING.
Thier fans, which is my major focal point when judging a sports team preference, are total TOOLS... in EVERY sport. I went to a soccer game between UNJH and D-III Randolph College. There were more people there than there were at basketball games... so about 10. Their fans booed a kid after he was knocked down and didn't get up. I mean, JC3 would have told their @$$es to show come class, it's only Randolph College.
Then there's the red sweater vests... ugh!
My last straw with them, however, was my first VCU/UNJH game at the Robbins Crapenter. These snobby little girls were SCREAMING at us telling us we go to a community college... and probably couldn't tell you who was even PLAYING the game, let alone the score. Evidently daddy taught them a few choice words... and how to be a moron.
Old Dirty Underwear
Let me start with, I think ODU is GREAT for the CAA. Their men's program is usually upper-mid pack, they do bring the best rivalry in the CAA (and as far as D-I hoops goes, probably the best rivalry in the state of VA). However, I'd also defend them as best as I could (even though they make it difficult at times) when any team or NCAA ruling tries to mess with them. With their fans, while some of the old alumni are total tools (ask pav about having trash piled on his head)... their students will generally give you heck for 40(+) minutes and then buy you a beer afterwards. I'll sit in ODU's student section (and have more than once) while I wouldn't even bother with UNJH (or GMU for that matter)... provided enough students went to a UNJH game to consider it a "student section"!
In closing, for me it just boils down to which team's fans I'd rather go have a beer with, and seeing how the ticks probably would prefer wine... I'll take the 'narchs as the lesser of the two hates.
Yet, as far as rivalries go, there's no one even close to what we have with ODU.
One more thing.
F them both.
F 'em big time.