Foulest 40 villains of them all

Originally Published: August 17, 2009
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

"From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee." -- Captain Ahab, addressing the white whale, in "Moby-Dick"

Herman Melville wrote those words for Ahab in 1851. To my ear, the crazy captain simply sounded like a college football fan born too early.

Ahab's vitriol might be more eloquent than the average fan's, but the intensity matches what comes from the spleens of a million men, women and children every autumn weekend. And it's been that way ...

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