I think I finally have insight into the irrational hatred for RR from opposing fans. Sat next to a guy from OSU on a flight yesterday. As soon as he found out I went to Michigan he started ranting about RR, so I got a little pissed and asked him why the hell does he care so much what RR is apparently "doing" to UM and here was his answer:
RR, by getting Michigan to "crap itself" so often, has taken all the fun and prestige out of kicking our assess. Apparently when he gets grief from Sec fans about how they suck can no longer say things like "well we OWN Michigan" because that would be like saying "Florida OWNS FIU". He felt that they at least had the class during the Cooper days to be a good team so that Michigan could hold its head up high and say "We OWN OSU".
I personally think he was full of crap, but if he indeed feels this way, I can't say I blame him.
I responded to him saying they weren't being robbed of any prestige by our sucktitude but by their inability to get it up for the big game. So they should shut the fuck up, and beat Florida (like we did!!) if they want the " SEC is GRRRREAAATTT" meme to stop.