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  • #31
    Originally posted by LouGehrig
    A rivalry is a competition for a prize. One team has won the prize 26 times. The other has not won it during that same time frame.

    How can that be a rivalry?
    I've played alot of sports and the most enjoyable part of a championship season/series for me was the actual competing against and beating a tough rival.
    It's great once the game/series is won,
    but the working as a unit with talented team-mates to beat an equally good rival is the most enjoyable part...


    I can say this because as a Sox fan I've never had the chance to experience the celebration of BECOMING the world champs...

    {Why did I even go there...now I'm depressed}
    Ken Fougère

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    • #32
      a rivalry are two teams that always fight against eachother.

      Bosox and Yanks.

      Dodgers and Giants

      Cubs and Cards.

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      • #33
        Baseball: Yanks/BoSox is the most bitter rivalry.

        All of Sports: Rangers vs. Celtic (Scottish Football), these two teams literally HATE each other!!!!

        As for the ManUtd vs. NYY debate, I've been talking to alot of people re: this and United are definately the more recognised and worldwide, the most popular sports franchise...I'm pretty sure that they're also the richest, but I may be wrong...(I'm not a huge soccer fan)
        RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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        • #34
          The Yankees are rivals with everyone.

          My favorite was when the interleague rivalry series was going on a few years ago. Braves vs. Red Sox. Since I'm a Braves fan and most of my friends are Red Sox fans, I always loved that one.

          But nothing will be the Yankees and Red Sox. No one even comes close. Whether it be Cubs-Cardinals or Mets-Braves or Giants-Dodgers.

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          • #35
            Lol, I can't believe no one talks about the old rivalry between the Dodgers and Yanks.

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            • #36
              Hey, we all agree that Yanks-Red Sox is huge, but what about Cubs-Yankees? They play each other this year for the first time since the '38 World Series and the Cubs have never beaten the Yankees in any game. This could be an up and coming rivalry.

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              • #37
                I doubt it about Cubs-Yankees. After this year, when will be the next time they play? You can't have a rivalry based on speculation. The Yankees also play the Reds. Ask YankeeMan how he is looking forward to that.
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                • #38
                  Ken, IMO, baseball historians clearly agree that the Red Sox- Yankees rivalry is by far the best.

                  It's the most intense, involves some of the greatest players in the game, includes some of the highest highs and lowest lows, and is truly exciting year after year.

                  Unfortunately, the Red Sox haven't overcome that darned curse yet!!!!! Go Sox!!!!!
                  Nothin' like fun at the ol' ballpark!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by CubbieFan7
                    Why don't you buy the Yankees and turn them into a hockey team? That way they'll just disappear.

                    Unfortunately I think the Yankees are the only company that could afford to do it!!!....
                    Ken Fougère

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                    • #40
                      Re: Be happy your with New York's success...

                      Originally posted by YankeeMan
                      Hey! They've only won six in my lifetime <does some quick caculations> Oh wait, that's the most in baseball, during that time frame. Ummm, nevermind...


                      I think of what you said above and I can't help but think of my poor father who LOVED the Sox, lived 79 years and never saw a championship come to Boston,,, I hope you realize how lucky you are. ... :o ......
                      Ken Fougère

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                      • #41
                        Re: Re: Be happy your with New York's success...

                        Originally posted by KenFougere
                        I think of what you said above and I can't help but think of my poor father who LOVED the Sox, lived 79 years and never saw a championship come to Boston,,, I hope you realize how lucky you are. ... :o ......

                        I know how "lucky" it is to be a Yankee. I also know, to some extent (18 years) what a drought feels like.

                        My great baseball hope is that I'll live long enough to see the Cubs and Red Sox both win the World Series.

                        It would be a great day for baseball -- not just in Boston or Chicago. And if I get a little "watery eyed" while your celebrating know this... It will not be from sadness or anger. It will be from great joy.

                        Some bitter rivalry, eh?
                        WORLD CHAMPIONS!

                        1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                        1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                        1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                        • #42
                          Lord o' da' Rings!

                          Originally posted by KenFougere
                          Let me take a wild guess....mmmm....

                          ............One of yours perhaps ? ? ? ?
                          ........ ......... ..........
                          Yep, my 1996 ring. I can now wear it virtually!
                          WORLD CHAMPIONS!

                          1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                          1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                          1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                          • #43
                            Re: Lord o' da' Rings!

                            Originally posted by YankeeMan
                            Yep, my 1996 ring. I can now wear it virtually!

                            Ring Lord.....

                            Now, is that the style that the players got?

                            Do you get a chioce?
                            Last edited by KenFougere; 04-14-2003, 06:42 PM.
                            Ken Fougère

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                            • #44
                              Re: Re: Lord o' da' Rings!

                              Originally posted by KenFougere
                              Ring Lord.....

                              Now, is that the style that the players got?

                              Do you get a chioce?

                              No, the diamond in the center of the interlocking NY is much larger on the player/exec ring. That's the only difference.
                              WORLD CHAMPIONS!

                              1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                              1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                              1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                              • #45
                                Obviously I am not way up there with most of you as far as the history of the game is concerned, however from what I have read there is no doubt that no other rivalry can match the Red Sox - Yankee history. Interestingly, during yesterday's telecast of the Giants/Dodgers game the same question was asked in the fans survey and the result (over 17,000 responses) was overwhelming to the BoSox/Yankees with more than 62% of the vote. Second was Giants/Dodgers and third was Cubs/Cards.

                                RB
                                "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

                                No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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