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View Poll Results: Which is the best California college football rivalry?
The Bay Area's Cal vs. Stanford 4 33.33%
LA's UCLA vs. USC 8 66.67%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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Two classic rivalries, among the best in college football. but which one is a better rivalry:

Cal vs. Stanford

UCLA vs. USC

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Old 07-08-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: California
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Cal is not and has never been relative to have a great rivalry. Stanford is now a great program but to be honest, IMO no one outside the Bay Area really cares who wins that game.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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Cal Stanford doesn't even sniff the top 25 (50?) of all CFB rivalries (they're actually rivals?) SC UCLA is a no brainer here.

Coming from a born and bred native.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Cal is not and has never been relative to have a great rivalry. Stanford is now a great program but to be honest, IMO no one outside the Bay Area really cares who wins that game.
The same can really be said about the USC-UCLA rivalry. Most of the time, one program is at least very good and the other is mediocre. For most of the 2000s, the Trojans have absolutely clown-stomped the Bruins, but since Kiffy-kins and Mora took over their respective programs recently, the tables seem to have turned. There aren't a lot of times when a conference title is on the line for both programs in the same season, but with Sark taking over and Mora seemingly committed to UCLA for at least the time being, that well could change. What kills this rivalry is that L.A. isn't as football-crazy as some other areas - the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl are enormous (and old) stadiums, but more often than not you'll find more than a handful of empty seats. Also, a lot of Trojan fans consider Notre Dame to be their arch-nemesis, even over UCLA. It's a good rivalry, but not one of the most electric in all of college football.

I actually think that Cal-Stanford is a better actual *rivalry* than USC-UCLA. Neither has the tradition of their SoCal counterparts, but I do think there is more pride involved in their rivalry. They play for the Stanford Axe trophy, their stadiums don't usually look quite so empty (yes, they're smaller, but the stadiums are also much more modernized than either the Rose Bowl or the Coliseum), and beating each other is what they look forward to the most.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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USC pours money into football and often cheats in sports. Cal and Stanford are two great schools and that makes for a rivalry - not how the media ranks them. Cal and Stanford try not to accept the dummies who can play for USC. UCLA is somewhere in between.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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USC pours money into football and often cheats in sports. Cal and Stanford are two great schools and that makes for a rivalry - not how the media ranks them. Cal and Stanford try not to accept the dummies who can play for USC. UCLA is somewhere in between.
Specifically, how does USC often cheat in sports? Do you have some examples?
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Specifically, how does USC often cheat in sports? Do you have some examples?

Crickets chirping. That's what I figured.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Crickets chirping. That's what I figured.
Don't even sweat that dude. He gets all worked up over Cal, thinking they somehow recruit intelligent athletes- trying to compare them to Stanford, which in football and basketball they are not even remotely close. I called him out years ago on Cal's pathetic graduation rate of their basketball and football players and their APR throughout the Tedford and Braun years- some years even coming in as one of the lowest in all of the nation, but he never responded. It is quite pathetic to continue to argue inaccuracies for years on end. Sadly, some may even believe his drivel because people recognize Cal as being one of the best schools in the nation, but in reality, their football and basketball players can be just as dumb as other programs.

He is just naive about things.

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Old 09-01-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Simered - Crickets chirping?

http://www.reddit.com/r/TheFulmerCup...cup_standings/
Not Just OJ Mayo

Those are the just the first two stories when you Google USC Cheats.

USC also has the most famous criminal alum but he is only part of the problem
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Acuda you make the assumption that someone actually reads your posts .
Cal's graduation rate is lower in part because they have to take real classes.

If you look at the London Times or Washignton Monthly Cal is always among the top universities 1-5 in the world Even in US News and World Report its the top public university in the US. and they have a definite conservative bias.

Why not talk about where you went to school? LOL
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