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Give your answer and you explanation.
Don't bash others, this thread is meant to be fun, not a debate.
A couple things to consider.
Current rivalry, or rivalry from a different time?
Amateur vs Professional. Does money hinder a rivalry?
Frequency/Count. How many times or how frequent does a matchup need to occur before its a rivalry?
Historical relevance. Does a rivalry between two historically irrelevant opponents mean as much as a rivalry that does have relevance?
So many things to think about here...
I want to see some well thought out answers. I have a couple rivalries in mind but its hard to single one out.
Who ya got?
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I personally am a big fan of two, Ohio St. v Michigan, and Missouri v Kansas. It's really how fired up these fan bases get over a game that could have no meaning for either, could have one terrible team, and one top five team, or was just what would be considered another conference game.
To me its that fiery yearning to beat the living daylights out of someone who could live hours away, but likely, there's that guy/gal who works in the same office. They display the banner, always roots for their team, and that drives them up the wall.
I remember in 2010 when Nebraska played Missouri. (I think Roy Helu just scored another touchdown by the way) I wasn't going to shove it in my then-girlfriend's(a Missouri fan) face, but I had to remark how nice of a beatdown it was. It was no concern, as long as Missouri were to beat Kansas. In fact, if I remember right, they upset #1/2 Oklahoma the week before, and all her family was talking about was beating the snot out of the Jayhawks.
It was of course Nebraska Oklahoma. Now it would be Oregon Oregon St. i would have picked Ohio St Michigan but i can no longer watch that game objectively.
Ravens-Steelers as of late is played out of respect/hatred of other side.
Florida-Georgia can be fun.
Harvard-Yale is best.
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I live in the Triangle and the hate for each other is insane... also they are usually really good games
Tough to decide b/t Army v. Navy, Bears v. Packers, and Cowboys v. Redskins.
Gotta go Army-Navy.
A boy, a Twitter page, and the aspiration that you follow him. It's what this country was founded upon.
As a Kansas City guy, I really enjoyed Kansas/Missouri. Truly hilarious.
Yankees vs Red Sox
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL= Great Players, Great Coaches, AMAZING PEOPLE
Never been to a game but the Iron Bowl is pretty heated.
Flip it to ESPN for a great one.
As a Cubs fan i love Cubs vs Cards but I think it's Army and Navy
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1. Army vs. Navy
2. Nebraska vs Oklahoma (BIG8 turkey day years)
3. Harvard vs Yale
4. Ohio State vs Michigan
5. Cowboys vs Redskins
6. Texas vs Oklahoma
7. Harvard vs Yale
8. Lakers vs. Celtics
9. Yankee's vs Red Sox
10. Florida vs Georgia
"In the deed, the glory"
Agenda vs Bo Pelini
Agenda vs Taylor Martinez
Zonie vs Meyerkids
247sports vs that crappy 90's message board.
Al Cervick V Judge Smails?
Danny Noonan vs. Tony "Two Gloves" D'Annunzio at the caddy tournament.
Your team. All the time.
I hear ya...but there was a lot of
Agreed. I hate both, and am not a big fan of watching baseball period, but their games always make for interesting television.
Me? - Ali/Frazier.
Everyone remembers The Thrilla In Manila, but, the first one, in NYC, was called The Fight Of The Century or simply The Fight. A rare thing of beauty. Frazier won a unanimous decision.
The second fight..., not so much. But then came Manila. WhooWhee. The most incredibly punishing match I've ever seen. At the bell for the 15th round, Ali stood up, but, across the ring, Frazier sat - couldn't answer the bell.
For round after round through the middle of the fight, Frazier pummeled Ali. Punished him. Blow after blow after blow.
According to Ed Schuyler of Associated Press, who was present at ringside, during the sixth round, Frazier hit Ali with a left hook that Schuyler characterized as the hardest punch he had ever seen.
According to Schuyler, Ali's head turned back to Frazier and said to him, "They told me Joe Frazier was washed up", to which Frazier retorted, "They lied."__Wiki
Then came the last rounds. 12th - Ali. 13th - Ali. And the 14th...., holy crap what a round!
After the 14th...
Ali had walked back to his own corner after the 14th and instructed Dundee to cut his gloves off.
Ali's biographer, Thomas Hauser, later revealed that a member of Ali's corner had told him that Ali was telling them to "cut (my gloves) off, cut 'em off", indicating Ali's desire to not continue the fight. Ali's surprise is quite visible on the video of the fight once [Frazier's manager] threw in the towel for Frazier.
Ali later said that "Frazier quit just before I did. I didn't think I could fight any more."
Ali would later claim that this was the closest to dying he had ever been.__Wiki
In a SI story, after the fight, I read that late in the night, Frazier laid in his bed with his face swollen and bloated. From time to time he would rise up on his elbows and say, "Lawd! I hit him with punches that would knock a wall down!"
Four and a half years after the first fight. Nearly forty years ago now. Nearly forty years ago now. Seems like yesterday to me.
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Army/Navy is one I wait for every year.
Living in Colorado and HATING the buffs I really miss NU/CU but I don't miss the fans.
Great post. Couldn't agree more.
A few years ago my wife and I were bringing groceries in. She missed a step and went down in a heap.
The first words out of my mouth were not "Are you OK?". Nope, in my best Howard Cosell voice, I said "Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!"
She was fine, by the way, but less than pleased at my initial lack of concern. Sports does strange things to men's minds...
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Cowboys/Redskins When nobody could be the Boys in the 90's Wash always found a way to beat them once a year. Cowboys did the same 1-15 only win against the skins. Ali/Fraiser was a dang good rivalry. Duke/Heels is great every year. Yankees/Red Sox hate one another all year around. Celtics/Lakers has lost some of its luster. Of course nothing was better than the Skers/Boomer Sooner rivalry.
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