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    Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    This otta be fun.........

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    I honestly don't know so I will obstain

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    FSU grad here and Florida/Florida State is a bigger rivalry than The Worlds' Biggest Cocktail Party.

    OSU/UM is still #1 though, by far, because it started with a Michigan land grab.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I honestly don't know so I will obstain
    Ditto. Furthermore, I don't care!
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    2nd biggest is Toledo vs Bowling Green State University

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Army/Navy is still pretty big among the service people.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    The most genuinely contentious rivalry is BYU/Utah. Doesn't have the long-standing tradition and it doesn't have the national significance the others have, but there's real life hatred involved based on religious beliefs. I grew up on OSU/Michigan, but the intensity of this rivalry was nothing like I'd experienced before. It's different.
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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    ESPN ranked "The Game" as the greatest rivalry in sports (not just NCAA football). ESPN. 2007-01-03 - Others have done the same.

    • The two sides can't even stand to live in the same state.
    • They won't even call each other's school by name
    • The two teams have historically been on equal footing - so each games means something (everything!) year after year.
    • They don't root for each other. Ever.
    • When people say they be happy to go 1-11 if they would beat "that team", they mean it.
    • Combined seating of 210,000+
    • Don't take breaks for 40-ish years (I'm just not that into you)


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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    There are some great rivalry's out there that fall below the radar. The Wide Right FSU Miami games were epic in the 90's. There is an intense hate between USC and Clemson that I haven't witnessed elsewhere. The Civil War in Oregon is another classic rivalry that often gets forgotten outside of Oregon. The Texas vs A&M game the day after Thanksgiving was a must watch for a long time, even when A&M was over matched. I think Navy vs Army would be a great game to attend but the level of play has fallen off considerably from what it once was.

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Wabash-DePauw is one of the best rivalries in the midwest. The schools just aren't very big

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Massilon vs Canton McKinley

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    The Civil War in Oregon is another classic rivalry that often gets forgotten outside of Oregon.
    This one has been grabbing my attention for the last few years. Part of the reason for that is the game has been relevant from a Pac12 championship perspective, a Rose Bowl perspective, a Heisman perspective, and the BCS perspective. Now imagine that OreSt had the same impact as Oregon nationally and then extend that for decades.

    For arguments sake, the Civil war could be the greatest rivalry ever from a local point of view ... but it has to have massive and lasting impact from a national perspective to measure up. That's the difference between the Civil war and Aub/Bama, OSU/Mich, and others ... IMO.

    Conference titles are won/lost on both sides, Rose Bowl/BCS bowl appearances are on the line, Heismans are won/lost, National championship opportunities are won/lost.

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Depending on perspective, there are a few ways to measure rivalries:

    1. The number of people with a dog in the fight
    2. The amount of fight in the dogs
    3. The degree to which people without a dog in the fight have ever given a rip

    But ultimately, all rivalries are local. Nearly everyone overestimates how "important" their rivalry is when it comes to the third item above. When it comes right down to it, if there isn't a high-stakes sweetener that year, few care but the people with the dogs.
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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    FSU grad here and Florida/Florida State is a bigger rivalry than The Worlds' Biggest Cocktail Party.

    OSU/UM is still #1 though, by far, because it started with a Michigan land grab.
    Maybe to you guys it is, but not to most Gators.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Biggest Rivalry in College Football

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Maybe to you guys it is, but not to most Gators.
    Had to find a rival you guys could actually beat once in awhile?
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

    Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg


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