Foulest 40 villains of them all
"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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2009 College Football Preview
Will Florida repeat as BCS champion? Which teams will surprise? Who'll walk away with the major awards? ESPN.com's 2009 college football preview has the answers.