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    Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    I am having a arguement with a friend over the most famous sports rivalry in the world. He says its its Ohio vs. Michigan, while I say the most famous sport rivalry in the world is Lakers vs. Celtic. What do you think, whose right?



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    6+ months out of the year it's Yanks-Sox according to ESPN.


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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Yankees/Red Sox and it's not very close...


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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    I would have to agree Lakers/Celtics. Huge rivalry and very back-n-forth. Probably the two most dominant teams in NBA history.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    I am having a arguement with a friend over the most famous sports rivalry in the world. He says its its Ohio vs. Michigan, while I say the most famous sport rivalry in the world is Lakers vs. Celtic. What do you think, whose right?

    This is an endless arguement and no one will be right.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    I am having a arguement with a friend over the most famous sports rivalry in the world. He says its its Ohio vs. Michigan, while I say the most famous sport rivalry in the world is Lakers vs. Celtic. What do you think, whose right?
    First thing that comes to mind is Ali vs Fraiser but I would guess that is before most of your memories. I also think of Yankees vs Red sox and I am not even that big of a baseball fan.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    This is an endless arguement and no one will be right.
    Well, there is obviously a game that the majority of the world from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe cares about. Objectively, we can conclude that its a big time sport rivarly, whether its Yankees/Sox or Lakers/Celtics or Michigan/Ohio is up to debate, but the whole world is arguing and watching one of these, so there must objectively be one biggest sport rivalry. Personally I think its Lakers vs. Celtics since basketball is actually the most watched sport in the world and billions of people know about the most famous rivalry in the only global sport.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    I initially thought Lakers/Celtics, but the NBA's luster is far gone. Yankees/Red Sox has been great the last 10 years, but the Red Sox weren't really relevant in winning championships until the last decade. So I'm going with Ohio State vs. Michigan because football reigns supreme and in my book college football is the best sport out their.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    If you're talking the whole world, i'd guess its likely to be a soccer rivalry.

    If you're talking the USA, itd have to be college football.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    If you're talking the whole world, i'd guess its likely to be a soccer rivalry.

    If you're talking the USA, itd have to be college football.
    Soccer? Are you kidding me? No one cares about soccer, its not even a major sport. Soccer players are nowhere near as famous as NFL or NBA or even college football players.

    Name me one soccer rivalry. You can't. No one cares about soccer, no soccer rivalry will ever be anywhere near as world famous as big time NFL or NBA or College football rivalries.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    Soccer? Are you kidding me?

    Name me one soccer rivalry. You can't. No one cares about soccer, no soccer rivalry will ever be anywhere near as world famous as big time NFL or NBA or College football rivalries.
    Most people in the USA dont give a **** about the NBA, much less the world.
    And football outside of the USA? Nowhere near the draw soccer is.

    Im no fan of soccer. But there's no denying its international draw.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    Soccer? Are you kidding me? No one cares about soccer, its not even a major sport. Soccer players are nowhere near as famous as NFL or NBA or even college football players.

    Name me one soccer rivalry. You can't. No one cares about soccer, no soccer rivalry will ever be anywhere near as world famous as big time NFL or NBA or College football rivalries.
    Correction, no one in the US cares about soccer. I agree that it would probablhy be a soccer rivalry. Manchester vs. Arsenal, England versus france. Soccer is a huge deal every where in the world except North America. Football in America is the equivlent or even greater for soccer in the rest of the world.



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    Soccer? Are you kidding me? No one cares about soccer, its not even a major sport. Soccer players are nowhere near as famous as NFL or NBA or even college football players.

    Name me one soccer rivalry. You can't. No one cares about soccer, no soccer rivalry will ever be anywhere near as world famous as big time NFL or NBA or College football rivalries.
    There's a reason that soccer is called THE WORLD'S GAME. America isn't big on it, but we're in the OVERWHELMING majority on that. Soccer is by far the most popular game in the world. And since the title of the thread is "Most famous sport rivalry in the world?", I think soccer is probably the best place to look to find it.

    I'm not a soccer fan in the least. But football is not even close to being popular worldwide. Basketball and baseball are much more popular than football, on a global scale. And neither touch soccer.

    If we're looking at just American sports rivalries, then I'd go either Yankees/Red Sox, Lakers/Celtics, or Duke/UNC basketball.


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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    Soccer? Are you kidding me? No one cares about soccer, its not even a major sport. Soccer players are nowhere near as famous as NFL or NBA or even college football players.

    Name me one soccer rivalry. You can't. No one cares about soccer, no soccer rivalry will ever be anywhere near as world famous as big time NFL or NBA or College football rivalries.
    Haha, hey lookit! An ignorant American!!



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    Re: Most famous sport rivalry in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by bconngemini View Post
    Soccer? Are you kidding me? No one cares about soccer, its not even a major sport. Soccer players are nowhere near as famous as NFL or NBA or even college football players.

    Name me one soccer rivalry. You can't. No one cares about soccer, no soccer rivalry will ever be anywhere near as world famous as big time NFL or NBA or College football rivalries.
    You are an idiot. Their is no sport in the world even close to being as popular as soccer. American football is only popular in....America. College football is only popular in....America.

    The biggest rivalry in the world is probably Barcelona v.s. Real Madrid.

    The biggest American rivalry is probably Red Sox v.s. Yankees



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