HE HATE ME: Remember the XFL? The renegade pro-football league who hired Jesse Ventura to broadcast their games? The XFL gave their players the option of a slogan or nickname on the backs of their jerseys, rather than their last name.
“He Hate Me” was on the jersey of Rod Smart who played for the Las Vegas Outlaws. His unusual nom de gridiron gave him his 15 minutes of fame.
Today, Smart is a kick returner and backup running back for the Carolina Panthers. He Hate Me (minus the silly name on his jersey) is in the Super Bowl.