Friday, April 27, 2007

Great Rivalries in Sport (and Elsewhere)

I was watching something on T.V last week that got me thinking about rivalries. Now I would love to say that what I was watching was the Red Sox-Yankees series last weekend. But that wasn't it.

It was Star Trek.

I know what you're thinking but it's true. I wouldn't lie to you (at least not that you know of). And if I was going to make something up, don't you think it would have been something other than Star Trek?

My story goes like this: One day last week, over my lunch hour, I found myself watching Star Trek, as I almost always do at lunch (this is the original series people, none of that Next Generation crap. One word: Shatner). And the episode in which Captain Kirk first encounters Khan Noonieh Singh is on. The epic struggle between Kirk and Khan gets me thinking about what other great rivalries, sporting or otherwise, we've seen over the years.

So here is the list of what my two co-conspirators and I came up with. This is by no means a definitive list and they are in no particular order.

But let's start with the match up that got this whole thing started...

2 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

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Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Blog

Anonymous said...

Hey Luke you forgot an epic struggle of legendary proportions. What about Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. How many drops of doom into a treacherous gorge far below plus being consitently outwitted by a bird that can't even fly, can one Coyote withstand before a breaking point is reached. The Yankees and Sox got nothin' on this rivalry.

B