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What teams hate each other more?

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  1. Pats/Jets

    14 vote(s)
    56.0%
  2. Steelers/Ravens

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  1. furley

    furley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Brady hates the Jets, Roethlisberger hates playing Baltimore

    In your opinion, as a fan, do you prefer to see opposing players on teams that are rivals dislike one another. Or, do you like to hear them say that they've respect for each other and play as competitors, not enemies.

    I believe rivalries in professional sports are necessary. They can evoke excitement, anticipation or debate. However, I prefer for these NFL players to act as professionals. That is, if you must trash talk, keep it relevant to the game. Conversely, I dislike when it becomes personal for some of these players.

    They ran up the score.
    They were yapping during and/or after the game.
    He whines...
    The better team didn't win.
    This is a "revenge game" for us. Or, this is payback.

    I think some of you simply are insecure and a sourpuss. Sore losers in sports don't belong. Seemingly, everything is emotionally charged for them.

    Next weekend, fans will see two rivalries ignited by emotions, pride and respect. How much motivation can one gain from disliking somebody? Plenty? Yup. There's the incentive...

    Baltimore versus Pittsburgh, New York versus New England. Let's hope that there aren't any serious injuries.

    To answer my original question, I'll say, I reckon I don't mind when players aren't fond of each other. You aren't paid to...

    On the other hand, as fun as it is to watch the team and the players of that team that you aren't a fan of lose. Honestly, it can become tiresome to read or listen to opposing players make themselves a distraction. Or, whenever the local media is involved. Then it becomes a broken record. Actually, I didn't take offense to the New York Post headline, "The Roar Vs. The Bore." My feeling is, whatever helps you to sell newspapers or attract online readership.



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  2. furley

    furley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Re: Brady hates the Jets, Roethlisberger hates playing Baltimore

    The war of the words is one thing, but you still have to go out and win the game. Rex Ryan, Antoine Cromartie and teammates, and Terrell Suggs and teammates will eat crow if they fail to back up their boast and defamatory comments.

    What I find interesting is, the Jets, Baltimore and Pittsburgh all have a history with New England. A lot of trash talking... Makes you wonder just who are the real villains in all of this.



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  3. serifyn

    serifyn Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Re: Brady hates the Jets, Roethlisberger hates playing Baltimore

    there are few matchups in the NFL better than the 2 AFC matchups this week. both matchups have teams who hate each other, and within that, all 4 of these teams hate each other.

    Whoever wins this week and next will have conquered their greatest rival and their next greatest rival in consecutive weeks and deserve nothing less than a Superbowl championship.
     
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    Re: Brady hates the Jets, Roethlisberger hates playing Baltimore

    The ONLY thing this years playoffs is missing is an epic Pats-Colts matchup and it would be perrrrrrfect:D
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Which of these 2 great AFC games this weekend do you consider to be the bigger and better rivalry of the two and for what reason?

    I think the Pats Jets games have had some great moments starting with the Parcells going to the Jets in the late 90s but I have to give the edge to the Ravens/Steelers since there is more no love loss IMO and they play brutal physical games.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Ravens/Steelers. Those games are always brutal. Pats/Jets I don't really consider it a rivalry seeing that the Patriots have dominated recent years.
     
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    Steelers Pats. I know, it wasn't an option, but at least those two have multiple championships in the last 10 years.
     
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    #11 Jersey

    Maybe when the Jets beat the Pats in a playoff game it will become a rivalry. Right now it is just antagonism/hatred more than anything. Jets/Ravens has the hatred and both teams have been winners.
     
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    Ravens/Steelers - Both teams have legitimate playoff quarterbacks
    Patriots/Jets - Jets have a stiff at quarterback
     
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    Agreed.

    Both teams have a serious dislike for each other.

    Toss-Up IMO....
     
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    ^ exactly what I was going to type.

    Pats/Ravens
    Pats/Colts
    Pats/Steelers

    All are more of a rivalry than Pats/Jets, Pats/Ravens is debatable but i'm always more worried about that game. Also debatable because they Ravens have only been worth mentioning recently again since Flacco came.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Jets/Patriots has a lot more history. Ravens/Steelers is obviously very recent.

    Jets/Patriots has the foundation of NY/Boston. The rivalry of Yankees/Sox, Knicks/Celtics, etc.
     
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    Steelers / Ravens has just as much lopsidedness as the Patriots / Jets. Look at 2008, the Steelers swept the Ravens three times on their way to a Superbowl. Ravens haven't really beaten the Steelers when it matters.
     
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    How many times have the Patriots played the Jets in the playoffs during the Belichick era?
     
  16. AndyJohnson

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    Lets see, 2 teams that have spent a decade beating up on each other in the AFCN, or a hammer and a nail?
    Tough one:rolleyes:
     
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    Steelers/Ravens

    Pats vs. Jets is more based on geographic proximity and the Boston vs. New York sports rivalry. They haven't actually done anything notable in the past decade like the Pats, Steelers, and Ravens have.
     
  18. ATippett56

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    Pats/Colts tops them all this decade.
     
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    ausbacker Brady > Manning. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    #87 Jersey

    I hate to burst your bubble champ but you mean last decade.

    Steelers-Ravens easily. I don't recall to many blowouts in recent times.
     
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    Easy: Currently Steelers / Ravens. Both have had substantial success the last decade or so, and winning SB's. With the Pats / Jets, one has repeated success, the other is a "wanna-be", whose "one shining moment" was 42 years ago.
     
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