BREAKING: Sports Rivalries Vanishing? Marc Anthony, A-Rod, Mets, Yanks, Bruins, Canadians, Eagles, Buckeyes


MARLBORO, NY – Since sports topics this time of year are on the thin side for me, I’m scrounging for something/anything to write about other than to bore you with how my Boston Bruins are currently tanking a spot in the NHL playoff race. On this date in 1979Anwar AL-Sadat, Menachem Begin, and Jimmy Carter signed the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. If Egypt and Israel can get along and play nice in the sandbox, than maybe there is hope for rabid fans in some of these bubbling sports rivalries. Here’s a look at a few and the chances of a peace accord.

Let’s get this one out of the way first.  No way, no how can there ever be a truce in this war? My fellow Bruins fan, Grote2DMax, has a friend and neighbor who just happens to be a Canadian ex-pat and is a Montreal Canadiens fan.  I can’t believe I watched a Bruins-Canadiens regular season game (which the Habs won) sitting on the same couch as Marc Le Douche. He’s a nice guy and all but he’s a Montreal fan and I just felt so dirty afterwards. It wasn’t a playoff game, so I thought I’d give peace a chance. Sorry folks, no chance for a truce in this rivalry.

They share a large metropolis and their home fields are only a short distance apart. It’s kind of like sharing a room with your brother–you’re related but struggling for your autonomy. Through inter-league play, the pair meet twice a year for a set of games in each park and light the city up with some good old fashioned hatred for a short time but it dissipates shortly thereafter. It’s difficult to compare the rich baseball history of the Yankees to the much younger Mets and they’ve only battled in the Subway Series once (2000). Roger Clemens vs. Mike Piazza may raise your back-hair a bit but there stands a very good chance for an accord among New Yorkers.

Then again… maybe not.

This one goes waaaay back to 1897. Both schools have met on the gridiron 112 times and have shared a spot in the Big Ten since 1917. What is simply known as The Game and encompassed the Ten Year War between the two legendary coaches Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, is as polarizing a subject in collegiate sports history. Fast forward to today where either or both Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer can be described by many as douches, not much has changed in the border war.  This war ends only with Armageddon.

Ever see the movie Invincible. It’s supposed to be a feel good story about a Philadelphia-area walk-on who makes the NFL Eagles on a public tryout. It doesn’t feel good because it happens in and to the most reprehensible bunch of idiots known as Philadelphia sports fans. They never truly appreciated Mike Schmidt, threw snowballs at Santa Claus, gave a standing ovation when Michael Irvin tore up his knee, and on and on.  Can’t we all just get along? No, not with these sh!theads.

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A man amongst men. Cheesy Bruin kicked cancer to the curb – twice. The Cheese Man’s a big, tough teddy-bear who survived the Bronx despite being an unabashed Boston Bruins fan and Sargent-At-Arms for Angry Ward’s Urban Spur Posse. Nuff said. Doctors have taken most of this throat and had to make him a new tongue from thigh-meat (his own) and still he won’t shut up about the Bruins, Cowboys, Pirates and Cleveland Cavaliers. And yes, his kids do love him.

  • benwhit

    The Tourney, NHL and NBA home stretch, baseball season getting close, NFL free agency and draft – but sports topics are thin?

    • Cheesybruin

      Basketball doesn’t do it for me since I stopped gambling on games, the NFL Combine is a sham, free agency usually amounts to much ado about nothing, and baseball season gets interesting starting in July. Next week I’ll write more about the NHL playoff races and teams to watch out for.

      • We must disagree with you on two major points:
        1) Ben is right about there being plenty of sports to talk about.
        C) Juan Lagares being injured starts baseball season yesterday for every Mets fan because it’s real news and it’s painful for him and for us tortured Mets fans, and for their pitchers. He is their only legitimate center fielder.

        • Cheesybruin

          Isn’t Vince Coleman the backup CF?

  • buffalobilly84

    No Bills vs Jets?? Haha

  • Would like to send our condolences to Grote2DMax, as his mom passed away yesterday. 94 years old and living at home, though, it’s something all of us should wish for. We know she’ll be looking down from that baseball diamond in the sky, adoring her two grandsons.

    • Junoir Blaber

      Hear, Hear! Condolences Grotey!

  • AngryWard

    I’m babysitting on Opening Day. What happened to me?

    • Cheesybruin

      She’s old enough to take care of herself. Besides, the dog will keep her company.

      • AngryWard

        The Wild are full on shitting the bed, as well.

  • Junoir Blaber

    Rangers V Islanders is the best rivalry in NY.

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