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Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984

Sports teams that are arch rivals?

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KU vs K STATE

#1 Chiefs vs Oakland 

#2 Chiefs vs Denver 

#3 Chiefs vs Everyone Else

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I'm sure my buddy Smuteye will agree, there is nothing that gets you blood pumpin' quite like watching the Auburn Eagle fly laps around the stadium just before kick-off of a home game.

 

WAR DAMN EAGLE!

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1 hour ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

I'm sure my buddy Smuteye will agree, there is nothing that gets you blood pumpin' quite like watching the Auburn Eagle fly laps around the stadium just before kick-off of a home game.

 

WAR DAMN EAGLE!

Best pregame tradition in sports. 

 

There's NOTHING like watching that Golden Eagle (or Bald Eagle- the Raptor Research Center has both that they use, their Bald Eagle- flew at the Salt Lake Olympics ceremonies) take a lap or two around the stadium with 90,000+ fans on their feet doing the war cry before landing at midfield.

 

To give the Devil his due, Felony State's pregame ceremony with Oceola and Renegade comes in 2nd.

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17 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

Best pregame tradition in sports. 

 

There's NOTHING like watching that Golden Eagle (or Bald Eagle- the Raptor Research Center has both that they use, their Bald Eagle- flew at the Salt Lake Olympics ceremonies) take a lap or two around the stadium with 90,000+ fans on their feet doing the war cry before landing at midfield.

 

To give the Devil his due, Felony State's pregame ceremony with Oceola and Renegade comes in 2nd.

 

Agreed.

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7 minutes ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

 

Agreed.

You don't have to like the Crimin-oles to admit that they put on a good show.

 

AIM (American Indian Movement) got a bug up their breechclouts about FSU's choice of mascot one time.  That lasted until the Seminoles put out a statement saying that the university had a long-standing relationship with the tribe, it worked with the tribe on the matter and that the Seminole Nation didn't need their help since they had it well in hand but thank you for your concern.

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I remember that.  Kudo's to FSU for fighting the PC crowd.

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I can't believe that no one brought up Georgia Tech and Cumberland...

 

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2 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

222-0?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

I think the lesson here is don't piss off George Heisman.

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Giants vs Dodgers is one of the most intense, longest held and CLOSEST rivalries ever. Played on both coasts and since 1890 the current record is an incredible 1252-1224-17.  Nearly 2500 games played in that time and the Giants lead is barely one percent. 

 

Seamus

 

 

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Auburn and Georgia have met 104 times since 1892 but UGA only holds  2 game advantage (58-56-8).

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Angels - Yankees

Dodgers - Angels  (friendly)

USC - UCLA  (not friendly)

USC - Notre Dame (not even close to friendly)

USC - Stanford (very unfriendly unless the Tree gets clocked) 

 

Uno and I were at the USC - Stanford game a few years back.  Traveler was making his rounds around the outside of the field when the Tree tried to spook Traveler.  The rider tried really hard to pull Traveler away but the Tree ran into the horse anyway and was knocked off their feet.  It turns out, the tree costume is a giant metal spiral on the inside and the person in the costume hit their head on one of the rings and was knocked unconscious.  Medics were called to assist the Tree.  When they pulled the costume off the person it was a petite little girl inside.  She came around and was hauled away on the medic cart.  The USC fans cheered when they found out she was OK. 

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1 hour ago, Calamity Kris said:

USC - Notre Dame (not even close to friendly)

I was a Notre Dame fan until they bought their way into the ACC and screwed it up.  Used to be every team in the conference had to play everybody twice.  Now results are skewed according to who plays whom, when.  Aside from screwing up our basketball season, they're too good to play the rest of us in football.

Aside from which, I still believe to be in the Atlantic Coast Conference, your state ought to have an Atlantic coast.  But that's just me.

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1 hour ago, Calamity Kris said:

Angels - Yankees

Dodgers - Angels  (friendly)

USC - UCLA  (not friendly)

USC - Notre Dame (not even close to friendly)

USC - Stanford (very unfriendly unless the Tree gets clocked) 

 

Uno and I were at the USC - Stanford game a few years back.  Traveler was making his rounds around the outside of the field when the Tree tried to spook Traveler.  The rider tried really hard to pull Traveler away but the Tree ran into the horse anyway and was knocked off their feet.  It turns out, the tree costume is a giant metal spiral on the inside and the person in the costume hit their head on one of the rings and was knocked unconscious.  Medics were called to assist the Tree.  When they pulled the costume off the person it was a petite little girl inside.  She came around and was hauled away on the medic cart.  The USC fans cheered when they found out she was OK. 

LSU fans tried to rock the team bus onto its' side the year after Tuberville lit up a celebratory stogie on the sideline after beating the Bayou Bengals. 

 

That was also the game that a friend of mine went to with his mother and was accosted by some drunk LSU fans that were determined to win the fight even if they had lost the game.

 

The band has to have an escort of State Troopers because of issues with fans.  Their buses are also guarded or otherwise secured during the game as well due to incidents of vandalism.

 

We will not go into detail about the poisoning of the trees at Toomer's Corner- or mention his name.

 

He was living in the Birmingham area during the build up to the trial.  After one hearing, he was filling up at a gas station on US280 when he was recognized and assaulted by some anonymous assailant.  (Strange how it happened in the late afternoon at a busy gas station but nobody saw nothing and the security system wasn't working.)  Local speculation was split about evenly as to whether it was an Auburn fan that did it because he poisoned the trees or an Alabama fan that recognized him and did it because he made them look bad.  Personally, I figure he should have been put on a chain gang and assigned to work on the landscaping on campus for a quarter an hour until he paid back the university for all the costs of trying to save the trees and their replacement.  Last I heard, he's paid about $200 of his court ordered restitution.

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On 5/9/2019 at 7:21 PM, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. Long time rivalry although of late Pittsburgh has been killing the Browns . That may change this year!

About as much chance of that as of seeing you shoot in the rain!:P

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I'll second what Calamity Kris said......

 

All of the games she mentioned. I'm an SC alum and played ball for them back in the day. Stanford was not as much a rivalry as Notre Dame  and UCLA when I was there.

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University of New Hampshire vs Dartmouth was always a big game, they being cross state rivals and “ the Indian School”. Dartmouth never got into the Ivy League elite (as far as I know).

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On 5/9/2019 at 5:33 PM, Alpo said:

TO HELL WITH GEORGIA

and their ugly dawg

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On ‎5‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 7:54 PM, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

The Auburn-Alabama thing isn't a rivalry, it's a fact of life around here.  I've heard Alabama explained as a state inhabited by two intermixed, hostile tribes.

 

It's 365 days of hate that just happens to come to a head one Saturday in November.  It's not just a football rivalry.  If their chess clubs are meeting, it's a sellout just because who is playing. 

 

I can make older Alabama fans mad just by saying, "Punt 'Bama, Punt," in reference to a Iron Bowl played in the early '70's and it will STILL get a reaction.  Asking them if they have a second because I have something to run by them (a reference to the Kick Six Iron Bowl) steams them, too.

 

Be aware, if you move to Alabama, you must choose a side.  We don't expect you to put your alma mater to the side or for you to stop supporting the team you've been a fan of your whole life, but neutrality isn't going to cut it.

 

I was a freshman at Auburn in 1972, when that Iron Bowl was played in Birmingham. Somebody painted the score, 17-16, on the side of the bank. It stayed there for years. That was the first time I helped roll Toomer's Corner.

 

About 2/3 of my Alabama kinfolk are Alabama fans. I went to visit my great uncle Clay in Montgomery AL. When we got to talking about the game, he sniffed and said the officials didn't get the score correct. He said it was Alabama 16, Auburn 3 and Santa Claus 14! I just grinned and told him Auburn was glad to accept an early Christmas present.

 

I went to a family reunion that year and was introduced to numerous kinfolk that I had never met. (Before going to Auburn, I had lived about 900 miles away from Alabama.) My mom's 1st cousin introduced me to a 40 some year old gentleman, who was one of my many cousins. He looked at me and said, "You're Uncle Clifford's grandson, right?" I answered, "Yes Sir." He said, "I hear you're going to Auburn." I answered, "Yes, I am." He replied, " Why didn't you go a few miles father west and go to a GOOD school?" I then answered, "Sir, I didn't want to go to Old Miss.:"  :D   He looked at me for a second, turned and walked away. He never spoke to me again and that was over 40 years ago. :)

 

Yes, Auburn and Alabama fans are REAL passionate about their schools.

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Had an old man walk up to me in a restaurant a couple years ago. I was having lunch and reading a book.  He walked up to me and said, "You're a liar." :blink:

 

When I suggested that he explain his comment, he told me that I must be a liar because Auburn fans (I was wearing an Auburn ballcap) can't read.:angry:

 

I looked up at him with a confused expression on my face and told him that I had to be an Auburn fan because I had too many teeth to be an Alabama fan.:D

 

He didn't seem to know what to do with that but it didn't seem to slow him down.  That's when he started in with the "Ya'll can't win because you can't make up your mind what your mascot is," stuff, so I explained the difference- and origin- of Tigers, Plainsmen and War Eagle.

 

By this time, I was pretty much fed up with having to deal with yet another arrogant Bama fan trying to score points on me, so I want on the offensive.

 

So you're an Alabama fan, right?

 

Your team colors are crimson and white, right?

 

Ya'll call yourself the Crimson Tide, right?

 

You yell, " Roll Tide," as a rally cry, right?

 

You've got a mascot on the sidelines, right?

 

His name is Big Al, right?

 

He's an elephant, right?

 

WHAT'S AN ELEPHANT GOT TO DO WITH THE OCEAN?

 

He turned around and walked away.:D

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And for the record, I do know where the elephant came from. 

 

I just like screwing with Alabama fans.:D

 

Got's to know your enemy.;)

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