Top Ten Rivalries In Sportswolffwalker
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First of all I am a Liverpool supporter so full disclosure. I was curious what statistics you are basing this list off of? LFC v United pulled in 700 million views on game day this year on the same day as Real v Barca pulled in 500 million audience and they are just league (regular season) games. The largest ever viewing of even the Super Bowel is an audience of 114 million? I find it terribly hard to believe that Ohio State v Michigan State pulls in next to near what the Super Bowel does, so like I said I am curious as to what you are basing this list off of? Liverpool and United have been playing each other for over 150 years also? Oh I forgot to mention I am also a Spartans Fan, but strictly hoops, for March Madness especially. I am also happy to accept if this list in no particular order?
As someone who was born and grew up in Ohio, this rivalry shuts down businesses when these two giants play each other in football. Always the last game of the year against each other, often times to determine who will be the Big Ten champion. Each state has a heated passion of hate for one another, and I simply cannot say Michigan out loud without my blood pressure raising.
A lot of people may not know this but this rivalry goes far beyond sports. It is a rivalry of States. Ohio and Michigan have actually declared war on eachother. These two have been at it for over 150 years and the college football rivalry is just an extension of this rivalry. So my response to the duke Carolina advocate is simply this, Learn your history these two schools have been at it for almost 100 years and an animosity that stretches beyond that. Their anger towards eachother pushes them to go above and beyond what their record says they can do to achieve great things. A good team doing well is expected but a low ranked team beating a the top team? That is rivalry!
My dad is a michigan alum and he refuses to even buy anything while in the state of ohio. he wont even say the words "ohio state", he will just call them "scum of the earth". no where is louder than our living room when The Game is on. he wont even watch a football game if an announcer of the game went to ohio state. but he was a student during the 10 year war, so that explains a lotV 30 Comments
We are talking about a world wide rivalry right here. Yankees vs Red Sox what? Ask a person in Qatar about some Yankees vs Red Sox and let me know if he even knows what you're talking about, and also y'all might be what is Qatar well search it up and you'll see till where soccer has an impact!
El Clasico, The 2 biggest Team in Spain. Also named match of the century in 2008
One of the biggest rivalries probably the biggest. The both are football super powers. They dominate they pitch and they are the best teams in Spain. They both have top class players like Messi Neymar squarez dani Alves and people like that for real they have Ronaldo bale and benzema. Even FIFA approve this. I was playing career mode as Barcelona and I was trying to sign Ronaldo he said he won't come because the rivalry is to big and the fans would not accept him
World wide fan bases clash, not two large college fan bases. Osu Michigan is nothing compared to el ClasicoV 43 Comments
Hands down the most intense and historic rivalry. These teams have played over 2,000 times. One of the very few where all the players and fans have a legitimate hatred for each other
This is one rivalry that is bigger then all else!
Absolutely the biggest rivalry in sports: from Frazier selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1929 to the Red Sox coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the 2004 ALCS and everything in btween, this rivalry has been absolutely fierce. I don't know why this is behind some little college football rivalry. This is the real deal.
At least in the US, even non sports fans know of this rivalry.V 28 Comments
India vs Pakistan is definitely the most intense. Cricket can truly be said to be the real religion of India, 1.4 billion crazy followers, Dhoni is a deity. The fact that both countries consider each other enemy and active threats right now makes it even more incredible, almost surreal.
The people of two countries love each other, mind it I said people not governments. But the love in the air dissappears when there is a Pakistan VS India cricket match, Intense, the roads go vacant, nobody is to be seen on the streets except where there is a screen, the parties and sleepovers take place. Both teams are equally good with best players in the world. Millions of fans...
Over a billion people tune into watch the game sometimes houses of players were burnt by crazy fans what else do you need to say more
Arguably the biggest rivalry in sports! There is an immense excitement prior to the match, people skip their offices, shut their business, students bunk their schools & colleges just for this game. A game watched by 1.2 Billion mad cricket fans of both the countries. The match gets so close and intense at times, that fans from both sides loose their cool, by which they end up breaking their T.V sets in anger. And a few suffer a Cardiac arrest at times, unable to digest the loss. Such is the love and craziness for this game here in the Subcontinent. Should have been ranked 1 on the list.V 40 Comments
The best rivalry in college athletics without any doubt. The fact that both programs are as good as often as they are (they account for 8 national championships since 1982 not to mention that one or the other has been in the Final Four 20 of the 28 years since 1982 and once both made it! ) is unparalleled in any rivalry in ANY sport. Although the Red Sox-Yankees and Liverpool-ManU rivalries obviously are professional and therefore attract much larger urban and national fanbases in a way that Duke-Carolina cannot, no other rivalry has as sustained a record of success for BOTH teams in their respective leagues for so long, making this the best rivalry possibly of all sports. The fact that these 2 play each other twice in no way diminishes the rivalry aspect, much as many proponents of the Ohio State-Michigan football rivalry like to claim. (No one claims that the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is in any way diminished by the fact that they play multiple games against each other, to prove the ...more
No contest best rivalry in sports. The number of times that these teams have been ranked within the top 3 in the country or 1 and 2 in the nation is unbelievable. They are annually a part of the top ten year in and year out. The same can not be said of Michigan and Ohio State. This explains why Duke and UNC is the best rivalry in sports.
This is by far the best because both are continuously great. OSU and Michigan took long breaks from win national championships. So long for Michigan, in fact, that between their last two championships we sent a man to the moon. For Ohio State, the US exited the Vietnam War and communism fell and much more. If you aren't in the national conversation, your rivalry is consistently insignificant.
If you haven't attended this rivalry, you simply will never understand.V 13 Comments
Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havelick, Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin Mchale, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo VS Baylor, Jerry west, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Bryon Scott, Kobe, Derek Fisher, and Pau Gasol. The rivalry is still headed today. 16vs17
when they play, it gets tense. go lakers
When they play, it gets tense. Go Celtics!
Green and Yellow Jerseys. What a good match upV 3 Comments
Losing the iron bowl is similar to losing a relative. Simply the greatest rivalry in all of sports. The hatred shared between the two schools is unmatched. An Alabama fan poisoned the famous Toomers corner trees in auburn because Alabama lost in 2010. People become unhinged in November in Alabama. An added bonus is the caliber at which the two teams play at. The winner of the iron bowl has played in the last five national championships. I didn't really care that auburn lost the national championship as long as I had my 364 days of bragging rights against Alabama.
Simply the best rivalry in all of college football. Since these two teams absolutely despise each other and are usually competing for a national title, this rivalry has passed historic rivalries such as Texas/Oklahoma, USC/Notre Dame, BYU/Utah, and even Michigan/Ohio State as the best rivalry in the sport.
I got over the Tide losing the Bowel game to OK in 2014 in about a month but I didn't get over the Tide losing the 2013 Rose bowel till they won the 2014 edition of this storied rivalry. Course the endless reruns of the missed field goal return for a touchdown didn't do much for memory made me sick every time I saw it. Roll Tide!
Alabama has 2 legitimate sports teams that's it there are no other teams to watch or cheer for in the whole state you have Auburn and Alabama THAT IS IT. There is no other place like it. The atmosphere at the Iron Bowl is like no other. One of the best sports experience I have ever had. This coming from a die hard Georgia fan that has been to many Georgia vs Florida games and Georgia vs Georgia Tech games and they just don't compete.V 6 Comments
Liverpool vs Manchester United is undoubtedly the greatest football rivalry, if not sports rivalry. The most competitive and intense game. Last season it was Manchester United winning both games 2-1 and Liverpool finished 7th. This season Liverpool beat United 1-0 and 0-3 and United are finishing 7th. Shows the unpredictability.
2008--Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd and Man Utd 1-4 liverpool
2009-- liverpool 2-0 man utd
I h8 manutd
The biggest sports match & rivalry
18 titles without killing anyone, and once we get our 19th in May we can stick your poxy little team back in their box for good - ninapalmerV 2 Comments
Hands down the best. Games usually come down to the wire and they have played almost 190 times over the course of 90+ years.
Don't care if Rodgers is #1. Don't care on how many Super Bowls. Don't care on how many championships. Don't care about Vince Lombardi. Don't care about Bart Starr. Bears rule forever, no matter how they suck.
The Chicago Bears. A team built on toughness and centered in the great city of Chicago. One of the most respected teams in the sport, no matter what their record might be.
The Green Bay Packers. A team built on cheese in a small town that could easily be fit into the stadium.
I'll let you choose which one you like better.
I don't know how you could not have this in the top ten. Two teams that have faced each other almost 900 times including 33 playoff series and 8 game 7 battles. Colts vs. Patriots? You're out of your mind.
ANYONE that know anything about hockey would rank this well above Leafs Canadiens
I'm so pissed off by people who rate the Leafs rivalry with the Canadiens above the Bruins. The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry deserves to be in the top three.
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh is also a good one but it still doesn't compareV 11 Comments
Adding this for all the people that accidently voted Colts-Pats. Colts-Pats is NOT the rivalry. Its all about Peyton vs Tom!
Two of the best quarterbacks of all time going head to head. How can you not want to watch?
I think the best football rivalry everV 1 Comment
I play tennis and this rivalry is fierce
Two of the best athletes ever in the world's hardest sport. It may not have the hate of other rivalries but the competition is intense.
This by far is the biggest sport rivalry two amazing plus talented players playing their best fierce game
It' is only number 15 because people don't respect long distance rivals like instate rivals. This is shameful because of who we are talking about. It's and vs USC. One of these teams gathered millions to watch, but the rivalry was something everyone needed to see. A general fan of college football would rate this in the top two rivalries.
The two greatest teams in college football history. The Irish and Trojans historically have fought for a national championship as the two programs claim 11 National Championships each all though Notre Dame has 11 consensus championships compared to USC's 6. Both schools have 7 Heisman winners and have produced the most NFL players, NFL Hall of Famers and College Football hall of Famers in history. This rivalry is a respectful one but stakes are always high. They fight on the field and in the recruiting war. MICH-OSU may have more hate for each other but and-USC is the rivalry of champions.
This is easily the best rivalry in all of the football universe.V 1 Comment
Its just not the same anymore ever since Peyton left, but the games are still pretty fierce. Just wait until Andrew Luck becomes more experienced, and Colts vs Pats is gunna be the game to look for again.V 1 Comment
This definitely is the most violent rivality up in the North since the Nordiques 'r' gone... - ninjacobra
People voting this are mistaken Bruins vs Canadiens is the biggest rivalry in HockeyV 3 Comments
This is the best rivalry in all of baseball for sure, and the best of all. While it is terrible, fans of both teams have been beaten and stabbed at games.
For sure up there with the top rivalries in baseball! Deeep seated hatred for the Dodgers up there! Unless you're from LA nobody likes the Dodgers! Just like the Raiders and the Kings! LA has some of the worst fans
10 times better than all of the rivalries on this list
Both moved from New York to California in 1957. - FasterThanSonicV 4 Comments
Two teams from New York that each have huge fan bases and is always a close game? This is one of the top NHL rivalries by far.
I'm from New York and I can safely say this is the only true local rivalry (Go Isles)V 2 Comments
So many penalties against each team in every game they play
They run the nfl right now and probably will for another 5 years. Every game is a physical, intense game
This is a very intense rivalry and they both are great at kicking the ball really hard. Galsjbsjvruu is extremely good at megging the Fejdyhsjcsh players. This is cool. Go ghaubeihs.V 1 Comment
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