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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    OK I might be biased (scrub that I AM biased), but IMO Celtic vs Rangers is the greatest rivalry in sports.

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    The competition between the two clubs has its roots in more than just a simple athletic rivalry. It is infused with a series of complex disputes centred on religion (Catholic and Protestant) and Northern Ireland politics. The result has been an enduring enmity between fans that has extended beyond the kind of intra-city footballing rivalry that might be expected in situations where two clubs dominate a country's footballing scene. This has been manifested in a history laden with sectarian violence, sometimes leading to deaths, But also on the matter is that this is a long history witch Scottish MP's and scottish exacutive's are finding it hard to control infact to stop it. They are playing mind game's if they think they can stop it .

    Increasingly in recent years, both clubs have frequently participated in initiatives and campaigns along with religious organisations and the Scottish Executive directed at removing the sectarian undercurrent, including supporting pressure group Nil by Mouth. However, disagreements about what constitutes sectarian behaviour have undermined progress in these matters, and consensus over what types of songs and flags are acceptable remains difficult to achieve.

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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    The BEST rivalry is subjective...it is whichever one is most important to YOU!!!

    In MY case it's Yankees-Red SUX!!!

    Vikings-Packers is a very close second!
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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    "MensaTice" wrote:
    Not the biggest but the best is Kansas/Missouri. The history is incredible when you look at pre-civil war violence, ie-misery ruffians going into kansas and raping the sheep and slaughtering the women, Kansas responds with bloodshed and wins the war. Its the second longest consecutive running football rivalry (behind the U and Wisky) and KU only leads by 2 games. The misery fans have thrown beer bottles at our band. My buddy beat up their mascot. I have another friend who fired soomeone soon after misery beat ku. I can go on and on for days. It is pure hate and with the exception of our superior basketball program, its evenly matched in every sport. Forgot to mention a bench clearing brawl a few weeks ago at the Big 12 baseball tourny.
    im from stlouis so i know how big that rivalry is..unfortunately mizzou (the better football program) always comes up short in that game, but that will all change soon
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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    "PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:
    Well if you're talking about quality of games and how close the series is all time than you can't get much better than Vikings vs. Packers. It's almost tied all time. That's pretty awesome. Every game in the last 2 years except for the playoff game has come down to a field goal for the win.
    Agreed. Without question, I believe the greatest rivalry is between the Vikings and Peckers; it has certainly had the biggest impact on my life.
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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    i couldnt call winning against the packers everytime we play much of a rivalry lol :grin:
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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    "PurplePeopleEaters" wrote:
    Ohio St. vs. Michigan?? No way.

    Two biggest rivalries in sports are-

    1. Red Sox vs. Yankees

    2. Duke vs. UNC

    Agree that the Yankees-Sox rivalries is the biggest but here is my top 5 list and it doesn't get any bigger than college footbal rivalries in the South.


    1. Yankees-Red Sox
    2. Cowboys-Redskins
    3. Auburn-Alabama (The game is the Iron Bowl and it is awesome)
    4 Florida-Florida State
    5. Oklahoma-Texas (The Red River Shootout is the closing act of the Texas State Fair for goodness sakes)
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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    i guess to apreciate the ohio state/michagan rivalry you have to watch. i guarantee you the hardest hit of the season is in that game.
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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    "mr.woo" wrote:
    i guess to apreciate the ohio state/michagan rivalry you have to watch. i guarantee you the hardest hit of the season is in that game.

    It is a good rivalry but there are at least 3 college football rivalries that are better than that one.
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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    Gotta be Michigan/Ohio State













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    Re: what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

    well lets just agree to disagree.....but im right :lol:
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