Biggest Rivalry's In Sports

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  1. Blake

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    I was listening to Gary Williams and Steve Phillips insult each-other about what the biggest college rivalry is out there. Steve being a Michigan alum obviously defended Michigan-Ohio State, and Gary chose Alabama-Auburn based on the fact that there is nothing else to do or talk about in Alabama. Both flawed points of view, but I figured we could discuss this, and talk about the biggest rivals in sports period.

    Baseball: Yankees / Redsox
    Baseball: Mets / Phillies
    Baseball: Astros / Cardinals

    Basketball: Lakers / Celtics
    Basketball: Not sure.
    Basketball: Not sure.

    College Football: Michigan / Ohio State
    College Football: Alabama / Auburn
    College Football: Texas / Oklahoma or Texas aTm
    College Football: Miami / Florida State
     
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    Yanks/Bosox

    Lakers/Celtics

    Not sure any other comes close
     
  3. keyser

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    As a UNC alum, I would put UNC/Duke for College basketball way up there.
     
  4. Showtime100

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    To be honest, my New Zealand friend, it's a matter of geography, who do you like?

    You buy into the American press. I doubt you know about the Lakers or Celtics like we do.
     
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    Well in my mind to be the biggest rivalry in sports, errrr American Sports, you need to be big significant enough that you transcend national borders.
     
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    Ya this is what I was going to suggest as well.
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    For the three sports listed, I think this is the best in each:


    Baseball: Yankees / Redsox

    Basketball: Lakers / Celtics

    College Football: Michigan / Ohio State


    For the NFL, I don't think there are any true rivalries. They just don't make a big deal about it, except for the week they play. It's kind of lame in that regard, but when you play each other twice a year, it somewhat loses its appeal. I think the anticipation of that one crack at your arch-rival each year really helps increase importance of that game.
     
  8. Hookem Horns

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    Actually they are playing right now. Real Madrid vs Barcelona is probably the biggest rivalry in the world.
     


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    I would put the Dodgers/Giants above Astros/Cardinals
    Also I would add USC/Notre Dame and Army/Navy to CFB
    NFL: Packers/Bears and Cowboys/Redskins

    I don't think anything can trump the Michigan/Ohio St football game...even when the coaches have good overall records their tenure is measured by the record against each other, with some being fired based mostly on this performance. I went to Southern Univ and we have a real hate for Grambling St.
     

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