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    Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    I believe that tonight begins the last 3 game series the Red Sox will ever play at historic Yankee Stadium.

    Greatest sports rivalry ever?
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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    I believe that tonight begins the last 3 game series the Red Sox will ever play at historic Yankee Stadium.

    Greatest sports rivalry ever?
    In a word, no. Great question though, RFS.

    Red Sox/Yankees would barely make my top 5 of:

    1. tOSU/Michigan
    2. Tar Heels/Duke
    3. Jack/Arnie
    4. Frazier/Ali
    5. Red Sox Yankees

    Redskins/Cowboys would be a close 6th, IMO.

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    Red Sox/Yankees is easily the biggest rivalry in sports IMO. Those others highman listed are nice but nothing compares to the Yanks/Sox rivalry. Look at all the great players that have played for those two teams and all the championships won between them.
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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    In a word, no. Great question though, RFS.

    Red Sox/Yankees would barely make my top 5 of:

    1. tOSU/Michigan
    2. Tar Heels/Duke
    3. Jack/Arnie
    4. Frazier/Ali
    5. Red Sox Yankees

    Redskins/Cowboys would be a close 6th, IMO.

    What say you, RedsZone Nation?
    tOSU/Michigan bores most of the planet. Really. The only people who care are alums, drunk fratboys and people who like to eat nacho-dip at the gameday parties.

    Frazier/Ali was a great riverly but didn't last all that long relative to Red Sox/Yankees.

    Same with Jack/Arnie, however, I'd say most of the WWII and some older babyboomers would really relate to this riverly since it happened more when they were younger, golf as a hobby was exploding, etc.

    I might throw up Celtics/Lakers although that also suffers from a lack of longevity relative to Sox/Yanks.

    When I think Redskins/Cowboys I think Reds/Dodgers. It made sense sometime in the past. Now....why are we rivals again?

    Other interesting ones (but not near the top of the list):
    Cubs and the Goat/Futility
    USA v. Soviet Union olympic teams during the Cold War
    John McEnroe and that guy who's name I can't remember
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    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    jimmy connors <--- the guy who's name you can't remember.


    http://espn.go.com/endofcentury/s/ot...rivalries.html

    This list is pretty darned good. I'm surprised that ESPN did something halfway decent. :O)
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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    jimmy connors <--- the guy who's name you can't remember.
    Thank you sir.

    How about Army/Navy ? (as an interesting one, not a top ranked rivalry).
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    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    The only people who care are alums, drunk fratboys and people who like to eat nacho-dip at the gameday parties.
    I didn't go to either school, I wasn't in a frat, and I hate nacho cheese.... and I haven't missed one since 1972.

    I think you meant Cal vs Stanford.

    Want a good rivalry?

    Nothing tops the Hatfield's vs the McCoys

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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post

    Want a good rivalry?

    Nothing tops the Hatfield's vs the McCoys

    I know many descendants of both sides. I grew up in what was once Devil Anse's apple orchard.

    They've made up. There was a Hatfield-McCoy Ford dealership a few years ago.

    More people get killed every weekend in Detroit than did in the entire feud.
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    Yanks/Sox is the best rivalry, IMO.
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    The Yanks/Sox is the most overrated in sports. Thanks to ESPN.
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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    Yanks-Sox goes all the way back to "No, No Nanette," plus DiMaggio vs. Williams, but it's only been the last few years (and ESPN) that you can say they've been head to head. Or am I wrong about that?

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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    The Yankees/Sox rivalry predates a lot of these other organized sports, let alone individual rivalries.

    You can say what you will about ESPN in the 21st century, but saying they have anything to do with the existence of this rivalry is like saying there was no crime before we had 24-hour news channels to beat us over the head with every kidnapping/murder/political misstep ad nauseum. We hear a lot about it, but that shouldn't undermine the history, the foundation, and the genuine hatred that has existed (off and on, but more on than off) between these two teams for almost the last hundred years. There's a pretty healthy rivalry between the cities of New York and Boston too...which either exacerbated this rivalry or was exacerbated by it, not sure which, but that's not something you can really say about Columbus and Ann Arbor or Boston and Los Angeles.
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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    Oxford v Cambridge
    Lions v Gladiators
    Harvard v Yale
    Amherst v. Williams
    India v Pakistan (cricket)
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    Re: Last Yankees - Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium starts tonight

    LOL. Lions v Gladiators. Gotta love it.

    Republicans v Democrats?
    Politicians v Assassins?
    Roadrunner v Coyote?
    2014 predictions:
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    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
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