As a public service to you, the Hog fan, we'll once again be providing a handy pre-game cheat sheet detailing why you should hate each one of the Razorbacks' opponents this fall. Some weeks will be easier than others...
1. Avenge 2008! As noted earlier, Louisiana-Monroe came within a whisker (and a mighty 4th quarter comeback) of humiliating the Hogs the last time they played. Although that game wasn't actually a loss, that sort of behavior simply cannot be tolerated, and must be repaid with a more serious beating this year.
2. We're the True Home Team, Dammit. Although the move seems to have been made with the best of intentions, the fact that the Warhawks will technically be the home team still irks us. Your Expats editors witnessed many Razorback games at War Memorial while growing up in Little Rock, and the notion that these interlopers from down south can march in and call it their home stadium is insulting to our delicate sensibilities.
3. They Seem Disinterested. A quick perusal of their official online message board reveals exactly 0 posts about the game against Arkansas. There are multiple posts about their soccer team's upcoming season, but nothing about the Hogs. Really? Of course, this may just be in keeping with their 0 person Facebook fan page that was pointed out by Chris Bahn.
And, after the jump, we break from tradition by giving you one reason to like Louisiana-Monroe:
1. Trash-Talking Signage. We still get giddy when we think about the fact that 1) the Warhawks beat Alabama (in Tuscaloosa!) during Nick Saban's first season and then 2) put up a taunting billboard that Tide fans would see on the way to their bowl game in Shreveport. Simply brilliant...hats off for that.