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Cuban Dave 9
11-17-2006, 05:03 PM
OSU/UM is tomorrow and I wanted to make a thread all about rivalries. More specifically, your schools rivalries and which one you think is the best one.

1. Florida has been around for 100 years and out of the many teams they've played all those years, I must say University of Miami is the biggest rivalry. I know they don't play much anymore, but back in the day, these two teams would highlight the matchup. This game has had its fights, its nail-biters, and the infamous "Gator Flop"

2. Florida State University would be everyone's obvious choice for the Gators. They always seem to have something on the line when they face eachother every year, except this one. They've had their fair share of brawls, their blowouts (42-7, anybody?) and nailbiters. This game, however, has less history than that of UM/FSU.

3. Georgia, the bordering state. The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Ever wonder why they play on a neutral field? This game is usually about winning the SEC East, and with that on the line, the players and the fans get UGLY! UF has had the upper hand against UGA as of late, but the overall record is still tight.

4. "You can't spell Citrus Bowl without UT." I really hate this team, but I can't hate on Peyton Manning. He never beat the Gators. These games always seem to go down to the wire, and they do.

5. Probably a newer rivalry, South Carolina. The Ol' ball coach seems to know his Ol' Alma Matter a little too much. A win last year and a 1 point loss due to a blocked kick. The rivalry is still too young, but it has all the ingredients to be a nasty matchup in the near future.

Now, any comments and how bout your school's most hated rivals?

DBoston80
11-17-2006, 05:06 PM
...Breaking News!! I hate Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously guys this place(Columbus) is a mad house!!! Ive been drinking since 7 AM been to 2 Buckeye bash's already this morning..this place is a zoo the ladies are out drunk and available..and Im trying like hell to get some friggin Tix!!!1

Cuban Dave 9
11-17-2006, 05:31 PM
...Breaking News!! I hate Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously guys this place(Columbus) is a mad house!!! Ive been drinking since 7 AM been to 2 Buckeye bash's already this morning..this place is a zoo the ladies are out drunk and available..and Im trying like hell to get some friggin Tix!!!1
I envy you

HysterikiLL
11-17-2006, 06:47 PM
I'm both a Longhorns AND Sooners fan...and the Red River Rivalry is one of my favorite times of the year...sad thing is, it's been a while since it's actually been competitive. I'm hoping it can get back to it's old self soon.

After that, I really don't have teams that I live and die for in college football, which makes it great because I pretty much love any rivalry games.

UF/Georgia always seems to be a favorite of mine -- there just always seems to be some hard hitting and physical football.

Notre Dame - USC/Michigan/MSU/Purdue .. I pretty much love watching any ND rivalry game. So much history.

Army/Navy - Just love watching the passion each team has when they go out there. The one game I watch and never really care about the score.

Michigan/OSU - Not my favorite rivalry, but I love watching it because something always seems to be on the line. I love history in football, and these two teams are the epitome of that, so it's always worth watching.

There are a whole bunch more too. Rivalries are what makes college football and you have to love them, whether you follow the teams or not.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-17-2006, 07:04 PM
i wish we'd play Miami more. my dad had soooo many stories from that series...

DonShula84
11-17-2006, 07:19 PM
ND vs USC
ND vs UM
ND vs MSU

I hate all three teams and love the history and tradition that comes with playing them every year.

Kev83
11-17-2006, 08:18 PM
Alabama v. Auburn

Can this rivalry get a little love? C'mon!

DonShula84
11-17-2006, 08:24 PM
Alabama v. Auburn

Can this rivalry get a little love? C'mon!

I didnt realize how big this rivalry was until I visited some family in Alabama a few years back. I mean it was July and all they could talk about was how much they hated Auburn.

NorthFloridaFin
11-17-2006, 11:32 PM
MY TEAM - Florida State

Biggest Rivalry -

#1)Florida - This is obviously the most hated team that FSU plays all year. There is so much bad blood between these 2 teams it is ridiculous. You won't find a 'Nole fan that will say anything good about the Gators and vice versa.

#2)Miami - There is alot more respect in this game than any other team FSU plays. Every game seems to come down to the wire, with the majority of the time, being defensive battles.

#3)Clemson - Other than our 2 Florida rivals, this is the team most 'Nole fans get pumped up about playing.

#4)N.C. State - This isn't really a rivalry game, but given the fact that they seem to have our number, we tend to dislike them.

#5)Virginia - This just goes back to them being the 1st team to beat us in the ACC, along with the Jefferson-Eppes Trophy awarded to the annual winner.

HurriPhin
11-18-2006, 03:07 AM
This was more in the 80's but how 'bout

Miami vs Notre Dame

There was obviously no in-state hate that was brewed, but these programs were serious bruisers who hated eachother and always had so much on the line when they played.

GoBills24
11-18-2006, 03:24 AM
This was more in the 80's but how 'bout

Miami vs Notre Dame

There was obviously no in-state hate that was brewed, but these programs were serious bruisers who hated eachother and always had so much on the line when they played.

Amen to that.

Great game that '88 matchup was!

Anyway, ND vs. Michigan, ND vs. USC are my teams' biggest rivals.

HurriPhin
11-18-2006, 03:29 AM
i wish we'd play Miami more. my dad had soooo many stories from that series...

Do you really? Can you honestly even remember the last time UF beat the Canes ? Hint: It was 1985's season opener and you were 2-3 yrs old. Sorry you had such a depressing childhood hearing your father's sob stories.

HurriPhin
11-18-2006, 03:35 AM
Amen to that.

Great game that '88 matchup was!



Deemed as Catholics vs. Convicts, :lol:

Also voted "the greatest victory in Notre Dame history" by a landslide.

finswin56
11-18-2006, 08:53 AM
This was more in the 80's but how 'bout

Miami vs Notre Dame

There was obviously no in-state hate that was brewed, but these programs were serious bruisers who hated eachother and always had so much on the line when they played.
Fans lost out big time when these teams ended their series. This was one of my absolute favorite games to watch. It's a damn shame.

finswin56
11-18-2006, 08:54 AM
Do you really? Can you honestly even remember the last time UF beat the Canes ? Hint: It was 1985's season opener and you were 2-3 yrs old. Sorry you had such a depressing childhood hearing your father's sob stories.And you were 7? I'm sure you memories are filled with great moments from this series :rolleyes2

cnc66
11-18-2006, 09:00 AM
I'm wit ya Joe...our crappy season(s) aside, I liked to hate on the "hiding Irish" every year


the UF- U rivalry was IMO, much more intense than the fsu- U rivalry is today. It seemed like ALL of Miami became polarized and divided for "game week"

finswin56
11-18-2006, 09:17 AM
OSU/UM is tomorrow and I wanted to make a thread all about rivalries. More specifically, your schools rivalries and which one you think is the best one.

1. Florida has been around for 100 years and out of the many teams they've played all those years, I must say University of Miami is the biggest rivalry. I know they don't play much anymore, but back in the day, these two teams would highlight the matchup. This game has had its fights, its nail-biters, and the infamous "Gator Flop"

2. Florida State University would be everyone's obvious choice for the Gators. They always seem to have something on the line when they face eachother every year, except this one. They've had their fair share of brawls, their blowouts (42-7, anybody?) and nailbiters. This game, however, has less history than that of UM/FSU.

3. Georgia, the bordering state. The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Ever wonder why they play on a neutral field? This game is usually about winning the SEC East, and with that on the line, the players and the fans get UGLY! UF has had the upper hand against UGA as of late, but the overall record is still tight.

4. "You can't spell Citrus Bowl without UT." I really hate this team, but I can't hate on Peyton Manning. He never beat the Gators. These games always seem to go down to the wire, and they do.

5. Probably a newer rivalry, South Carolina. The Ol' ball coach seems to know his Ol' Alma Matter a little too much. A win last year and a 1 point loss due to a blocked kick. The rivalry is still too young, but it has all the ingredients to be a nasty matchup in the near future.

Now, any comments and how bout your school's most hated rivals?

1. It's FSU by a LONG shot for me... not even close. I hate FSU every bit as much as I love UF, maybe more. Nothing makes me smile more on a Saturday than a FSU loss.
"You know what FSU stands for, don’t you? Free Shoes University.’’ - Florida coach Steve Spurrier to the Polk County Gator Club, 1994

2. This is UT for me. Spurrier made this rivalry with his constant jabs at UT.
This rivalry hasn't been bitter as long as Georgia, but I just love it.
Here's another Spurrier stab at UT: "I know why Peyton came back for his senior year: he wanted to be a three-time Citrus Bowl MVP"

3. Georgia. If you ask long time Gator fans, especially here in Gator country, they'd probably tell you Georgia is the biggest rivalry. The problem for me is, it's not much of a rivalry unless the other teams puts up a fight more than once every eight years

4. I can't wait for the series to start again against UM. Their on of the best college teams to hate. Here's hoping they can keep this series on the schedule for many years to come.

5. It's definitely not there yet, but SC with Spurrier could get there. We'll see. I lean more towards LSU or Auburn.
Another awesome Spurrier jab.
But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet. (telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn's football dorm had destroyed 20 books

Kev, you probably loved that Spurrier quote.
Auburn/Alabama is awesome, and IMO better or at least as good as Michigan/OSU. Alabama's been down, so the series has lost a little, but damn do you guys take this to heart. I hope they start playing that great commercial of the two old guys wearing their Auburn/Alabama hats in the retirement home. :sidelol:

Here's another great Spurrier shot that you probably won't like Kev:
"In 12 years at Florida, I don't think we ever signed a kid from the state of Alabama." But then he immediately added the punch: "Of course, we found out later that the scholarships they were giving out at Alabama were worth a whole lot more than ours." (in reference to the University of Alabama (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Alabama) recruiting violations in the early 2000s)
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finswin56
11-18-2006, 09:19 AM
I'm wit ya Joe...our crappy season(s) aside, I liked to hate on the "hiding Irish" every year


the UF- U rivalry was IMO, much more intense than the fsu- U rivalry is today. It seemed like ALL of Miami became polarized and divided for "game week"I wish I had been old enough to appreciate it more. I was actually a UM fan as a young kid. Being a Dolphins fan made it a natural choice for me, but I also love UF. Erickson soured me on the Canes, and I never turned back.

Get Up And Go
11-18-2006, 09:48 AM
err.....F$U- :diaf: :whip2: :samurai: :fins: :buttkick:

Go gators

HurriPhin
11-18-2006, 01:28 PM
And you were 7? I'm sure you memories are filled with great moments from this series :rolleyes2
I was 8 (and in 6th grade) and of course they were great memeries, we've won almost every game I can remember.

Marino2Clayton
11-18-2006, 02:51 PM
1. Bama
2. Bama
3. Bama
4. Bama
5. Bama

Jaydog57
11-18-2006, 03:11 PM
I think all 3 Florida schools should play each other every year. The matchups are great, the rivalries are ancient, and the games are usually ones to remember. :peace:

Motion
11-18-2006, 03:58 PM
I think all 3 Florida schools should play each other every year. The matchups are great, the rivalries are ancient, and the games are usually ones to remember. :peace:

:yes:

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-18-2006, 04:41 PM
i think all FOUR florida schools should play each other. USF included. :D

AirFishOne
11-18-2006, 07:19 PM
1. Texas
2. Oklahoma St.
3. Nebraska (I miss the classic mathcups though not as important with the Big 12)
4. Texas :fire:

However I will say that I root for all teams except when they play OU, I have mutual respect for Texas and Nebraska, OSU just gets on my nerves

GoBills24
11-18-2006, 07:22 PM
Deemed as Catholics vs. Convicts, :lol:

Also voted "the greatest victory in Notre Dame history" by a landslide.

Yep, that's mine.

Second is Notre Dame beating #1 Florida State in 1993, with Charlie Ward.

HysterikiLL
11-18-2006, 07:52 PM
i think all FOUR florida schools should play each other. USF included. :D

Florida Atlantic, Florida International, USF and UCF?

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-18-2006, 07:56 PM
Florida Atlantic, Florida International, USF and UCF? :yes:

AirFishOne
11-18-2006, 08:37 PM
dont forget about Florida A&M!!!!