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02-24-2013, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by peter sullivan View Post
i disagree can the rivalry be with players who change every couple of years?.....there can be short lived rivalries based on a playoff series or something like that but almost all true rivalries are based on geography, shared commonalities with the fans outside of he game itself .

i also think it is impossible to have a real rivalry with fans who are largely indifferent to the game.

look at all the great long lasting rivalries in not sure how you can argue that geography doesnt play a major factor....there are very few examples where unlike cities have real rivalries....and almost no examples where the rivalries are formed by the players.

red sox/yankees, green bay/chicago, habs/nords, flyers/ goes on and on.....geography is everything.
Magic vs Bird. Detroit vs Colorado- when both teams were great and had similar rosters for an extended period of time they were great rivals. Players changed, since then nothing.

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