Monday, November 4, 2013

Great and Possibly Not-So-Great Rivalries

This morning, as I was staring at the leaves in my front yard, a yard that I had just raked yesterday, I started thinking about rivalries. Rivalries like the one I was currently engaged in with my neighbor's maple tree. Unfortunately, the maple tree won this round, but the thing about rivalries is that they are not decided by a single battle, they play out over time, each side taking victories and defeats. Unfortunately, the ranking got a little congested at number two, however, number one was never in doubt.

379) Cowboys vs. Washington D.C. football club (this one is funny)
296) Packers vs. Vikings (only one side views this as a rivalry, the other side thinks it's cute)
178)

2oo.) Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam
2nn.) Switzerland vs. no one
2mm.) Superman vs. Luthor
2ll.) Donner Party vs. mountains
2kk.) Al Czervik vs. Judge Smails
2jj.) Michigan vs. Ohio State
2ii.) Me vs. bratwurst & sauerkraut
2hh.) My dog vs. rabbits
2gg.) Internet vs. productivity (if you're reading this, the internet has won)
2ff.) Jonas Salk vs. polio
2ee.) Kirk vs. Khan
2dd.) Union vs. Confederacy
2cc.) Coke vs. Pepsi
2bb.) Jerry vs. Newman
2aa.) Marie Antoinette vs. guillotine (this may not have been a rivalry, more of a single battle)
2z.) VHS vs. Betamax
2y.) Tallahassee, Rick Grimes, Shaun & Ed vs. zombies
2x.) Celtics vs. Lakers (Bring back the short shorts)
2w.) Mac vs. PC
2v.) Brett Favre vs. Warren Sapp, John Randle, Brian Urlacher (this would have been fair if the latter had all been on the same team)
2u.) The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones
2t.) Democrats vs. Republicans
2s.) Lance Easley vs. reality
2r.) Wile E. Coyote vs. Road Runner
2q.) Montagues vs. Capulets
2p.) MacGyver vs. Murdoc
2o.) Mario vs. Bowser
2n.) Don Quixote vs. windmills
2m.) Hatfields vs. McCoys
2l.) Homer vs. Flanders
2k.) Rommel vs. Patton
2j.) George & Marty McFly vs. Biff Tannen
2i.) Moses vs. Ramesses II
2h.) Manchester United vs. Liverpool
2g.) Batman vs. Joker
2f.) Miller Lite vs. Itself (This is the height of advertising, truly a must watch.)
2e.) Ghandi vs. British Empire
2d.) Fried vs. fresh curds
2c.) Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison
2b.) Galactic Empire vs. Rebel Alliance
2a.) Red Sox vs. Yankees

Now that you've seen some of the lesser rivalries in history, you know what it is number one.

1) Packers vs. Bears

Go, Pack, go.

3 comments:

  1. A_Lerxst_in_PackerlandNovember 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Where does Godzilla vs. (Insert Monster Name) or Godzilla vs. Japan rank?

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