College football is better at rivalries than any other sport is. Period. Not even sure where the argument would begin. Does your sport have 120-year-old rivalry trophies that disappeared for a century before emerging in a church basement, then immediately being sent back into battle? I thought not.
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The false promise of upward mobility isn’t good for the local rivalries that make college football wonderful.
A good flag should evoke the mix of hate, joy, and fatalism that is Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State.
Pantsing your rival is college football’s highest purpose.
Rivals ducking each other because of fear, greed, accusations, bad manners, and inequity? Yep, we’ve been yelling at each other about this for well over a century.
College football is massive and doesn’t lend itself to state championships, but we can do our best to fill that void.
The Tide co-starred in most of the decade’s biggest moments.
The biggest military clashes in history usually didn’t stop Army-Navy from getting played. Here’s what was more damaging to their relationship.
We love all these objects. But what if we had to depend on them in order to defeat a horde of level 50 mutant capybaras?
Spice up your relationship with your rival by agreeing to play in April instead, then showing up in March.
Now we wait for Saban to try this against somebody else.
Soooo many bizarre Battles, Brawls, Wars, and Cups, all with local bragging rights on the line.
The Game is designed to stir up every test anxiety a Michigan fan can experience.
College football has a waning but deep Thanksgiving history. Its many rivalries demand superlatives.
Let’s apply some semi-science to figure out what makes a great Rivalry Week battle, then try to apply it to every game.
A short history of a long story: Auburn’s crimes against football.
Every few years, we get a game of the century. Let’s codify that a little bit and see which GAMES OF THE CENTURY are truly OF THE CENTURY.
We’re all in this together.
A semi-scientific review finds Red River racks up more ruckus than any other big-time classic.
Hosting ESPN’s flagship college football show is a big deal. The visitors do not always cooperate.
When the Panthers beat a top-20 team, they somehow always do so without themselves looking like a top-20 team.