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NFL Network's Top 10 Rivalries

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by links18, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    NFL Network's Top 10 Rivalries was on last night. Cowboys-49ers was #10, Cowboys-Eagles was #9 and Cowboys-Steelers was on there as well. However, Cowboys-Redskins didn't even make the cut. What gives? :confused:

    BTW, Giants-Eagles was #1. That's a bigger rivalry than Cowboys-Redskins? :confused:
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Probably due to the fact both teams have been doormats for most of the last 20 years. They've rarely played with anything substantial at stake.
  3. utrunner07

    utrunner07 Active Member

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    This.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    It's 2012. Times change.
  5. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    I refuse to accept change. :D
  6. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    So says Jerruh, for 16 years :lmao2:
  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    If Giants-Eagles is #1, then the NFL is in trouble when it comes to good rivalries.
  8. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2:
  9. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I thought to have a great rivalry something has to be at stake. When have the Giants-Eagles every played a big game with something at stake? I know they played a game that knocked the Giants out of the playoffs, IIRC. But when else have these two teams played with something like a playoff birth, a NFC Championship or a Super Bowl appearance at stake?
  10. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Well, now that the divisions are only four teams, every division game seems to carry some playoff implications. But I thought great rivalries were based on levels of pure hatred? If that is the case, its hard to see how Cowboys-Redskins doesn't make the cut ahead of Steelers-Ravens (yes, that was on the list).
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I don't know what's funny. The Cowboys and Redskins have both been one of the worst teams in the league over the last 15 plus years. It's hard to sustain a great rivalry when neither team is playing for anything most years.

    If those teams ever turn around you'd see the rivalry reborn again, but right now nobody outside of the two fan bases gives a bleep about it.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I would put the Steelers/Ravens at the top of my list.
  13. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    That rivalry isn't even a decade old. :confused:
  14. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I was laughing at your statement that they haven't played a game of substance in several years. That just sound funny to me. I'm not disagreeing with you.
  15. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Well what's the criteria? Greatest rivalries in history or the best right now?

    If it's the latter, yeah...Steelers/Ravens would probably be my top choice.
  16. Diogenes

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  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Rivalries are pretty dead these days. With so much turnover of the rosters every year, you just don't have the hate between the players like you used to. The faces change too much to identify any one group as the Cowboys or the Redskins. He may be a Cowboy this year and a Redskin the next.

    Only the fans still care much about it.
  18. Diogenes

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    Sad and true at the same time. Most "rivalries" these days pop up and last but a few years maybe. Before F/A the turnover in personnel was slower and smoother, helping to sustain rivalries from one generation to the next.
  19. WPBCowboysFan

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    The decade thing is irrelevant.

    The teams and the cities hate each other.

    It seems the division is always at stake when they play.

    It has to be at the top of the list right now.

    Not another rivalry that comes close presently.
  20. Risen Star

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    I loved the Pats/Colts rivalry too. Maybe Luck can recreate it. Maybe as early as this Sunday. Should be an interesting game that I'd watch every snap of if Peyton Manning wasn't playing on another channel.

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