The Bleacher Report has a report up right now explaining why everyone "hates" the Vols.
The website says the country's feelings for Tennessee is the same kind of dislike reserved for a few other teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox.
The Vols own a proud tradition of SEC football that has been ongoing for over a century. So how did this great team that regularly has over 100,000 fans attend their home games, get to this point?
Reason number one: Peyton Manning.
Perhaps the reason America loves to hate Tennessee football is because UT once had the guy who will one day be considered the best quarterback to ever play the game.
He was a great college player. He didn't win a national championship at UT, but he did win a SEC championship.
He came back his senior year to try and win a championship, and we all know he went on to become an NFL MVP.
Reason number two: The Vol Navy.
No wonder the rest of America loves to hate Volunteer football! Some boats will set up shop and stay in the same dock for two or three weeks in a row.
Another reason: Tennessee's signature song, Rocky Top
The Bleacher Report says America loves to hate the Vols because with the players comes howling UT fans, all singing "Rocky Top."
That means about 80 different versions of "Rocky Top" before, during and after every UT game at home or away.
The report also lists Smokey, Neyland Stadium, Coach Dooley's orange pants, and legendary announcer John Ward as other reasons to hate the Vols.
The Bleacher Report says if these are not reasons enough to hate the Vols, then you're not American. Either that, or you're a Tennessee Vol.
The full list can be found on the Bleacher Report's website.