Re: Best Rivalry in the NFL? In Sports? You decide
posted at 11/14/2009 3:24 PM EST
In Response to Best Rivalry in the NFL? In Sports? You decide
[QUOTE]I saw this article here: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/gallery/11_10_09_nfl_rivalries?pg=8
And thought they need to catch up with the times. My candidates are: Packers-Vikings Ravens-Steelers Giants-Eagles Giants-Cowboys Dolphins-Jets Patriots-Colts The Chiefs-Raiders rivalry has been dead for the past decade since both franchises kicked the bucket I also thought that the Browns-Steelers rivalry was old, old news and hasn't been competitive for more than 20 years. Nonetheless, I'd rate the Colts-Patriots rivalry as the best of the past decade, followed closely by Steelers-Ravens (more one-sided, one less Super Bowl win between them, only one team won all of those Super Bowls), then with Packers Vikings a bit further behind (but still, for the most, part featuring two competitive teams) Right now, I'd say Colts-Patriots is one of the best rivalries in all of sports (for the past decade), along with Sox-Yankees, Lakers-Kings, Suns-Spurs, Penguins,Red Wings, Bruins-Canadiens, Cubs-Cardinals, and Ravens=Steelers.
Posted by NickC1188[/QUOTE]
Oh boy, you guys are gonna chastise me for this but...when I was a teen I was a die-hard Yankess fan. (I know, I know...). See I had no siblings or parents that were into pro sports so I just sort of fell into being a Yankees fan (being a CT 'Yankee' by birth). But that was back in the late 70s, the era of Guidry, Jackson, Nettles, et. al., and times have changed (I'm no longer into baseball at all. Although I must say that Nettles was then and still is probably the greatest 3rd baseman of all time IMO,...his diving horizontal catches were ridiculous. The man was crazy talented in his position on the diamond. Yeah I know, Brooks Robinson is still considered the diety of defensive 3rd base players.)
At any rate, I really don't think any rival can, well, rival Yankees/Red Sox. It's just a rivalry that will never be equalled IMHO.
And for what it's worth, if I had to choose a BB team now, I would root for Boston. :)