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Best Rivalries in Sport

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Yodave27, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    So what are they? I'm interested to see some soccer (fine, football) in here. Especially the EPL.

    IMO, these are the best rivalries:

    NFL:
    Jets-Dolphins. As a Jets fan I just hate them. Followed closely by the Jets-Pats.

    MLB:
    Mets-Braves. Suck it, Braves.

    NBA:
    Knicks-NBADL. Challenge to see who is worse

    NHL:
    Isles-Rangers. Best rivalry in sports. It's like the Civil War. The proximity of these two teams makes it rough.
     
  2. Baron-Soontir-Fel

    Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight star 5

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    Bit of a local spin, eh Yodave? :p
     
  3. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mets-Braves. Suck it, Braves.


    yankees-red sox dwarfs this rivalry. the 2003-2004 ALCSs were like armageddon.
     
  4. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Everton Vs Liverpool

    Man Utd Vs Man City/Liverpool/Leeds/Arsenal

    Chelsea Vs Anyone who dislikes chairmen who play real life Football Manager

    Arsenal Vs Spurs
     
  5. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Arsenal Vs Spurs


    i didn't know tim duncan played football too.
     
  6. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh to most, yeah. Personally, I really don't care about it. But I acknowledge it's the best rivalry in baseball.


    Bit of a local spin, eh Yodave?

    Yep.
     
  7. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    England fans Vs whoever is in charge of the England team
     
  8. JediANGELA

    JediANGELA Jedi Master star 6

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    NFL: I'll give you that one. Brother is a Doplhins fan, and my father is a diehard Jets fan. nuff said.

    MLB: Yankees-Red Sox. much bigger that Mets/Braves

    NBA:Don't follow, don't know.

    NHL: I'd say Devils-Rangers. Tickets for those games sky rocket both in the Meadowlands and in the Garden. Belive me, I know, I've tried for tickets and failed....
     
  9. Baron-Soontir-Fel

    Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight star 5

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    MLB: Yankees-Red Sox
    NBA: a bunch of good ones, but I can't distinguish the best between Heat-Pistons and Spurs-Mavs.
    NFL: basically the all the teams in the AFC West and NFC East and maybe Bears-Packers
    NHL: tie - Rangers-Islanders & Canadiens-Maple Leafs (though Habs-Nordiques was even bigger)
     
  10. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    HA!

    [image=http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/9942/stun1841cp8.jpg]

    In between periods of an Isles-Rangers game, anyone dressed as Santa got to do a lap around the ice.

    [image=http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3761/stunlarge2hw8.jpg]

    Some Rangers knuckleheads reveal their true colors.

    [image=http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/5131/stunlarge3sa0.jpg]

    And start an 8 minute brawl. Merry Christmas!
     
  11. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    MLB: Red Sox-Yankees. It doesn't get bigger than that

    NBA: Historically, it's the Laker-Celtics. Recently, I'm not sure. I'm an eastern conference fan, so we aren't good enough to have rivalries right now. I'm sure the west coast has some good ones.

    NFL: Patriots-Colts seems like a rivarly to me- I know as a pats fan I love seeing the colts lose.
     
  12. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    MLB: Yankees-Sox

    NBA: EDIT: Yeah, I agree with above, actually. Back when the NBA was good, it was Celts-Lakers.

    NCAA: Ohio State-Michigan

    NFL: Cowboys-Redskins
     
  13. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Australia vs. England (anything that the English Invented)

    Australia vs. New Zealand (Same as above)

    AFL - Carlton vs. Collingwood, Essendon vs. Collingwood, Adelaide vs. Port Adelaide and West Coast vs. Fremantle
     
  14. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

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    Carolina/Dook dwarfs all, college or pro.

    Your question has been answered. You may lock the thread.
     
  15. George_Roper

    George_Roper Jedi Knight star 7

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    Football: England vs. Argentina
     
  16. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm just going with the staples...

    NFL
    Redskins/Cowboys

    MLB
    Red Sox/Yankees

    College Football
    Ohio State/Michigan

    College Basketball
    Duke/UNC
     
  17. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    shinjo_jedi nailed it.

    Well, I don't follow the NFL enough to be sure about that one, but MLB is definitely Red Sox/Yankees, noone else even close, NCAA Football is Ohio State/Michigan, with an honorable mention going to Auburn/Alabama (among others), NCAA Basketball is Duke/UNC, period. End of conversation.
     
  18. Jaden-Skywalker

    Jaden-Skywalker Jedi Master star 5

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    Celtic/Rangers
     
  19. DarkPrince

    DarkPrince Jedi Padawan star 4

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    MLB: Yankees/Red Sox

    Nothing gets more media coverage when it comes to this rivalry, and let me tell you, this rivalry always has something crazy happen.

    NHL: Devils/Rangers

    Nothing gets more exciting then a Devils/Rangers game. I've always wanted to go to one, but never tried since I figure the tickets would be near impossible to get. Those games are always get interesting whether it's a fight or whatever.
     
  20. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    Devs/Rags is good, but it doesn't havee the passion or history that Isles/Rags does. Just ask a Rags fan who's they hate the most. They don't chant "Potvin Sucks" for no reason.
     
  21. Baron-Soontir-Fel

    Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight star 5

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    And when the Devils move further away to Newark, the rivalry will lose some of its geographic bite. Hell, I'd say the Devils biggest rival is actually Philly.
     
  22. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    Right. Let me illustrate how intense the Isles-Rags rivalry is. Baron and I share alot of the same interests. I like the guy. But I'm going to get him mad with two words:


    Viktor. Kozlov.
     
  23. DAR

    DAR Jedi Master star 4

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    Bears/Packers, though I can't remember once in my lifetime(32)where both teams were good for an extended period of time. It would be nice to see that.
     
  24. Latorski

    Latorski Jedi Master star 4

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    Trying to think of stuff not already listed...

    College football: Miami-Florida St, Cal-Stanford, Florida-Georgia, Texas-Texas A&M, Oklahoma-Nebraska

    Boxing: Ali-Frazier, Bowe-Holyfield, Leonard-Hearns, Leonard-Duran

    Tennis: Navratilova-Everett, Borg-McEnroe, McEnroe-Llendl, Becker-Edberg, Sampras-Agassi, Graf-Seles, Williams-Williams
     
  25. Saper

    Saper Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Couldn't put it better myself.
     
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