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Old 11-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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Originally Posted by chickenfriedbananas View Post
Right now, yes, but when both teams are on, Michigan/Ohio State is about the most intense rivalry I can think of. I've gone to an SEC school and I tend to be biased, but when you talk to Ohio State grads, you can sense just how much they absolutely hate Michigan, and vice versa. Coach Cooper got fired even after posting two or three 1-loss seasons -- one loss to Michigan.
Great rivalries don't just happen when both teams are "on".
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Originally Posted by Georgianbelle View Post
There is no rivalry like Bama/Auburn. This rivalry is alive and well 365 days a year, and it is like no other.
There are several rivalries just as intense - including Texas/Oklahoma..... which IMO is better because it is played at a neutral site in a 50/50 Cotton Bowl stadium on the state fairgrounds in Dallas. The overall venue is the kicker (again, IMO).
It's been that way since pre-WWII.

But all the major rivalries have their own different brand & character.

That's one big reason why college football is much more interesting than the NFL.

From Horns Illustrated:

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Old 11-23-2014, 10:44 PM
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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the NFL is unwatchable to me. After 35 years of watching athletes for hire, I just am bored out of my mind now with it. College football is so great, you have something like 128 teams all fighting do or die week in, week out for a chance to be number 1. The college crowd has so much energy and enthusiasm. The band is and those drums...its just an adrenalin rush. The music the networks play before the games always sounds like gladiators are about to rumble in the Coliseum. NFL games are like watching heavy weight boxing matches, wereas, college games are like street fights. Fast, impulsive and furious. Another thing I like is the constant change. You rarely see the same QB on your favorite team for more than 3 years..4 if you are lucky. College FB rocks like nothing else in sports.

Who doesn't get chills when you here this music? I do.
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