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A Newsweek/Kaplan poll excluded Kansas University and Missouri in its list of top college rivalries. What rivalries, college or otherwise, are bigger than KU-Mizzou?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 12, 2008

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“Subaru-Mitsubishi in World Rally Racing: They’re both really well-known for having produced these intense all-wheel drive production vehicles and fought it out over the years. It’s a fair bit bigger in Europe.”

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“I think Ohio State-Michigan is, but I think KU-MU is right up there with all of them.”

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“Army-Navy: My dad used to always live for watching the Army-Navy game.”

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“Probably Chiefs-Raiders. I feel like I’ve just heard about it more in my lifetime. Plus, I like the NFL more than college football.”

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sunflower97 5 years, 8 months ago

The Alabama vs Auburn SEC football rivalry (Iron Bowl) is HUGE. It's been going on since as early as 1905, maybe earlier. For years the game had to be played in a neutral location because both sides felt it unfair when the other team had home field advantage.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 8 months ago

Windows vs Macpancakes vs wafflescoleslaw vs baked beanslolcats vs loldogsSuperman vs Lex Lutherabc cs cbs vs nbcmonkey vs weaselA1 vs Heinz 57vanilla vs chocolateBig Mac vs Whoppercarbs vs no carbsherbivore vs carnivoreceilng cat vs basement catpopsicle vs fudgsicleAlmond Joy vs MoundsDouble Bubble vs Super BubbleGlass vs can vs bottleCharlie the Tuna vs Chicken of the Sea Mermaidlight oil vs spring waterplain or peanutmarching band vs football teambetween the toe or over the toesone piece vs bikiniblonde vs brunettewax lips vs vampire teethgas vs electricLambda Lambda Lambda vs Alpha Beta

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gl0ck0wnr 5 years, 8 months ago

Spangles advertisements vs. the world.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 8 months ago

Rin Tin Tin vs. Lassie.Rex the Wonder Horse vs. The Black Stallion

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more_cowbell 5 years, 8 months ago

Here's the original list, with my edits in parentheses:Harvard-YaleCal-StanfordArmy-NavySmith-Wellesley (Duke-North Carolina)Guilford-Oberlin (Alabama-Auburn)Boston College-Notre Dame (Southern Cal-Notre Dame)Amherst-Pomona (Georgia-Florida)Caltech-MIT (Oklahoma-Texas)Indiana-Purdue (Kansas-Missouri)Michigan-Ohio StateHoward-Morehouse/Spelman (Grambling-Southern)USC Film School-NYU Film School (Kentucky-Louisville)

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sunflower_sue 5 years, 8 months ago

prospector, thanks...but I'm kinda sorry I asked.Bacon vs sausageover easy vs scrambledBiscuits vs toastjelly vs honey

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

How about USC Cocks vs. Oregon St. Beavers and have the Trojans as the ref to make sure it doesn't "get out of hand" Go ahead, suggest removal, save the children from learning about schools outside of Kansas. It's for their own good.

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woodenfleaeater 5 years, 8 months ago

Jem & the Holograms vs. The Misfits

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

and just what the hell is wrong with USC Trojans vs. USC Cocks?These are two very real colleges and those are the real names of their mascots So get over your little complex of seeing a cock mascot.Go Cocks!! Actually I'm a Trojan man....I mean fan.

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Agnostick 5 years, 8 months ago

Forum administrators vs. trolls

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snoozey 5 years, 8 months ago

Taxpayers vs T-bus supporters

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beatrice 5 years, 8 months ago

Captain Ahab vs Moby DickSuperman vs Lex LuthorClarice Starling vs Hannibal LectorPunk vs Emo

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Azure_Attitude 5 years, 8 months ago

Dang It!!! Hit hit submit too soon!The Geasers v the Socs

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Azure_Attitude 5 years, 8 months ago

Rocky and Bullwinkle v. Boris and NatashaThe Sharks v. The JetsAngelina Jolie v. Jennifer Aniston

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 8 months ago

Yep..30 minutes from civilization, fast food, etc.

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autie 5 years, 8 months ago

Underdog and Simon Bar Sinister?Multi..In that quaint little place?

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ohjayhawk 5 years, 8 months ago

Mighty Mouse vs SupermanVern: Do you think mighty Mouse could beat up Superman? Teddy: What are you, cracked? Vern: Why not? I saw the other day, he was carrying five elephants in one hand! Teddy: Boy, you don't know nothing! Mighty Mouse is a cartoon. Superman's a real guy. There's no way a cartoon could beat up a real guy. Vern: Yeah, maybe you're right. It'd be a good fight, though.

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LooPerkinsucks 5 years, 8 months ago

Mangino VS Sirloin Stockade buffett...I know who I'm puttin' my $ on...

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 8 months ago

prospector, that is a heck of a story. Cow-herding pig. Never heard of such a thing. I only wish I could get the lemurs to make themselves useful around Rancho Snap.

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beatrice 5 years, 8 months ago

girls vs boysshirts vs skins

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 8 months ago

Breaking News!!! One hour ago.I got the house on the best day!Woo Hoo!

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

preebo (Anonymous) says:True. CU v. CSU have always been a big game, but that is expected in an intrastate contest. The riots to which Daytrader23 is referring explain why the games have been moved to Invesco Field. They believe moving it to a neutral site might minimize the chaos.I'll be there this year, as I have been every year since moving back west.It doesn't really work since people are allowed to get wasted in the parking lot before the game. (not allowed on campus) Plus Boulder always finds some excuse to throw a good riot. Sometimes it starts as a party.

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hawklet21 5 years, 8 months ago

Alien vs. Predator(Thanks, nerdy boyfriend)

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gl0ck0wnr 5 years, 8 months ago

Richard Heckler (merrill) vs. your incomeEast Lawrence vs. their perception of West Lawrence

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

gl0ck0wnr (Anonymous) says:LJW vs journalism standardsWe have a winner!now that was funny

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preebo 5 years, 8 months ago

True. CU v. CSU have always been a big game, but that is expected in an intrastate contest. The riots to which Daytrader23 is referring explain why the games have been moved to Invesco Field. They believe moving it to a neutral site might minimize the chaos.I'll be there this year, as I have been every year since moving back west.

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Pywacket 5 years, 8 months ago

Timmy vs JimmyTimmah!!!Great responses today! Thanks for the laughs.Sgt, you're in top form...

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beatrice 5 years, 8 months ago

Jedi Knights vs. The Dark SideIn football,Arizona vs. Arizona State. The winner is presented the Territorial Cup, which dates back to 1899 and makes it the oldest prize presented from an NCAA football rivalry. Duel in the Desert, baby!

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gl0ck0wnr 5 years, 8 months ago

Russia vs. GeorgiaRobert Hemenway vs. sound fiscal policyCarrie Neighbors vs. sanity

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Agnostick 5 years, 8 months ago

BorderRat (Anonymous) says:Mary Ann vs. Ginger______In a pit full of coconut cream pie filling, I hope...

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chapdaddy 5 years, 8 months ago

seat up vs. seat downDr. Pepper vs. Dr. WellsTomato vs. TomahtoKU vs. Joe College

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stephenj 5 years, 8 months ago

architect vs. contractortube vs. solid statestick vs. automaticsock shoe sock shoe vs. sock sock shoe shoe

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

preebo (Anonymous) says:I remember Colorado v. Nebraska being a fairly serious rivalry, at least when I was at CU. I also went to one Harvard v. Yale game, while in law school, and that was pretty severe. I haven't been since, being that alumni tickets are ridiculously expensive and Harvard's team has been somewhat lacking (even for an Ivy League school).Nothing like the riots that happen now between CU and CSU. Makes KU vs MU look like best of friends.

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

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prospector 5 years, 8 months ago

Though I consider bacon to be the candy of meats, I like a good pig story. Snap, you should consider one for your Lemur roundups.http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5937834.html

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preebo 5 years, 8 months ago

I remember Colorado v. Nebraska being a fairly serious rivalry, at least when I was at CU. I also went to one Harvard v. Yale game, while in law school, and that was pretty severe. I haven't been since, being that alumni tickets are ridiculously expensive and Harvard's team has been somewhat lacking (even for an Ivy League school).

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 8 months ago

Prospector -Thanks. That particular thread was entirely predictable just by merely looking at the four primary posters.

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Drew Alan 5 years, 8 months ago

hot pocket vs. my intestinal tract

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consumer1 5 years, 8 months ago

On top vs on bottom.head vs bootyfront door vs back doorOn the table vs on the floorGirlfriend vs wifeAdam and Eve, vs Adam and SteveSomebody had to add a twist here.

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consumer1 5 years, 8 months ago

On top vs on bottom.head vs bootyfront door vs back doorOn the table vs on the floorGirlfriend vs wifeSomebody had to add a twist here.

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twaldaisy 5 years, 8 months ago

Ag that was a great comment had me rolling...

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twaldaisy 5 years, 8 months ago

Don't forget the Hatfields vs the McCoys

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 8 months ago

What sue said re: the architect thread.

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

invictus (Anonymous) says:Me vs. Idiots on this forumI guess that means you play against yourself.

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dajudge 5 years, 8 months ago

Post Toasties vs. Kellog's Corn FlakesBudweiser vs. Coorsme vs. you

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kujayhawk 5 years, 8 months ago

It's because Mizzou doesn't hold up their end of the rivalry.

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

Nascar vs. Watching a dog chase it's tail 500 times.

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Daytrader23 5 years, 8 months ago

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sunflower_sue 5 years, 8 months ago

where is the architect thread?Pepe la Pew vs that poor unfortunate kitty cat

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Agnostick 5 years, 8 months ago

Architects vs. Sad Old Men raising wolf hybrids & swilling vodka while running Internet scams

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Agnostick 5 years, 8 months ago

Jedi vs. SithHumans vs. CylonsLiberals, True Conservatives & Moderates vs. Neoconservativism & Fascism

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walkdog262 5 years, 8 months ago

Man, like H. Kevin Fulk, I also immediately thought of Subaru-Mitsubishi! What a tremendous rivalry. I can recall so many times I've watched the international racing scene and thought, 'What a great rivalry this truly is.'Jeez. Give us all a break, dude. Nobody cares about your fringe sports.

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conservativepunker 5 years, 8 months ago

Punks v. Hippies Kirk v. Picard Oklahoma v. Texas

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jonas 5 years, 8 months ago

Toilet seat up vs. toilet seat down. Qin vs Chu North vs SouthMuslims vs Jews

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toe 5 years, 8 months ago

The rivalry now is between academic missions and athletic profits.

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dminear60 5 years, 8 months ago

The North verses the South...oh, wait, that is KU vs. MU

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PapaB 5 years, 8 months ago

"Longhorns vs Sooners"I completely agree. Throw in Ohio St. vs Michigan. The big difference between these two rivalries is that BOTH teams have consistently been good/great every year, reaching back for many decades. KU vs MU in basketball is more like OU vs Oklahoma St in football. Oklahoma St is usually really bad and sneaks a win in on OU every few years, just like MU does to KU in basketball, but MU is not consistently good. Last years MU-KU football game was between 2 great teams, but great rivalries need to be founded on both teams having continued success against the other teams on their schedules. Both KU and MU have not held up historically in football and only KU holds up historically in basketball. Sounds like a good rivalry, but not great.

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Curtis Lange 5 years, 8 months ago

The regional excuse doesn't fly in the age of the internet and ESPN...

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 8 months ago

Let's not forget the most important rivalry right now ... Michael Phelps vs. the world! Because NBC really wants us to know that Phelps is the Greatest Person Ever To Live. Also, he's going to win eleventy-billion gold medals, which is more than even the great Zeus won in his olympic event of mortal-smiting. Of course, he wouldn't have been able to smite Phelps, as he's not a mortal. Obviously.Actually, it was funny when NBC did its piece on him last night, because here I am 15 miles from Ann Arbor and NBC is showing various Ann Arbor restaurants Phelps likes. He went into one Asian restaurant and was greeted in a warm, friendly manner by one of the guys who runs the place, and a friend of mine said, "Hey! That guy is never that friendly."

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 5 years, 8 months ago

Spy vs. SpyEasily the highest body count of any rivalry.

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Trobs 5 years, 8 months ago

Wet vs DryDark vs LightInside vs OutsideQuiet vs Loudok..i'll stop now

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Ken Lassman 5 years, 8 months ago

Roll toilet paper from the top /from the bottom

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prospector 5 years, 8 months ago

Ali vs. Frasier------------------------------------------I would blame it on the rivalry being who will not be the worst team in the conference after K-State, pre Snyder, for most of it's running. It is more about bragging rights is Kansas City than a national rival.

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autie 5 years, 8 months ago

Wakefields vs. CartersGomer or GooberFloyd vs. Mr. FoleyErnest T. vs Barney

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Raider 5 years, 8 months ago

This is such a BS poll. The Newsweek/Kaplan Poll wasn't about sports rivalries. That's why none of the better known ones were included. Besides, the KU/MU rivalry (while it's pretty intense) is not really a 'nationally known' rivalry. It's more well known regionally.

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 8 months ago

Pirates v. ninjasTOB, that would be "yup".

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 8 months ago

I should read the question better before I post. Coffee!!!Snap - Are threats of lawsuits and such being bandied about again?

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 8 months ago

""Probably Chiefs-Raiders. I feel like I've just heard about it more in my lifetime. Plus, I like the NFL more than college football.""I'm unfamiliar with those collegiate programs.

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crohan1978 5 years, 8 months ago

St. Louis Cards vs Chicago Cubs & Yankees vs Red Sox possibly, but I put them at the same level. I think the fans actually hate each other more in the KU vs MU rivalry, the Cards vs Cubs rivalry is fairly friendly, just a lot of trash talk, but not many fights or threats, etc.

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 8 months ago

A sad old man is making empty threats again, this time on the architect thread. It's been closed to new comments now. :(

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H_Lecter 5 years, 8 months ago

University of Georgia and University of Russia

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tonythetiger 5 years, 8 months ago

I think it is Coke --Pepsi. Or maybe Taco Bell--McDonald's. Maybe it is Dunkin' Donuts--Dairy Queen. I am not sure if there is betting on these games or not. I try to think outside the bunmaybe it is Rikki Tikki Tavi and the cobra they are quite a rivalry too.

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