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228Tiger
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This relatively new yet surprisingly fierce LSU-Alabama "Rivalry"


It's not really about LSU fans "wanting" really bad to have a rival. LSU has never really had a huge rival a l a OU-Texas, OSU-Michigan, Bama-Auburn, etc. We are the largest and most successful program in the state and don't have an SEC or other big name college within hundreds of miles. We don't really NEED a rivalry.

Older Alabama and LSU fans don't see the teams as strong rivals. I mean, Alabama and Louisiana don't border each other, and have really no reason to hate each other. If I could have it my way, i'd hope LSU could beat Bama's brain in every year like we did in the early 2000's. Bama fans would want to just beat us like a drum every year like they did when Bryant was coach. Point is, we both don't really "want" to be rivals, and we aren't...at least in the traditional sense


But it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to sense the boiling competition between these two teams every year for the last 8 or so years..it has gone from just another game to one of if not the biggest game in college football on the road to the BCS National Championship.

When is the last time two rivals that were college football's best teams by a good margin faught to a standoff, and the visiting team won in overtime, only to have the visiting team lose in their own house in the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP game by 21 points? LSU wants revenge, and Bama wants to retain it's spot and prove that they are good enough to win in college football's ultimate setting against LSU at it's very best.

It's college football's best two football teams, in the same conference, squaring off in the biggest football game of the year in the first of November to decide who ultimately will represent the best team in the best conference in the land for the national championship


November can't get here soon enough







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Jon Ham
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It's college football's best two football teams, in the same conference, squaring off in the biggest football game of the year in the first of November to decide who ultimately will represent the best team in the best conference in the land for the national championship


The Ark-USC game will be pretty epic this season.






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BamaFan21
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very nicely written.......





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The Mick
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The Ark-USC game will be pretty epic this season.
Yea, uhh no.






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The Mick
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quote:

rocket surgeon
or a brain scientist






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Mullen3:16
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Really looking forward to next offseason when Miles & Alleva try to get both UF and Bama rolled off the schedule.





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228Tiger
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re: This relatively new yet surprisingly fierce LSU-Alabama "Rivalry"


Or how about you just worry about beating LSU twice in twenty or thirty years?








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jembeurt
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Really looking forward to next offseason when Miles & Alleva try to get both UF and Bama rolled off the schedule


Well I hope that happens, because LSU will still have y'all and Ole Miss on the schedule. SEC West Champs baby!






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Diamondawg
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Quite honestly, I have wondered for a long time why this matchup didn't have more of a rivalry feel to it with all of the Alabama wins in Baton Rouge and a good number of wins by LSU in either Birmingham or Tuscaloosa. I guess the Iron Bowl takes too much energy for Alabama to have room for another "fierce" rival.





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island
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Ddidn't they say the same thing about us with Florida but then we beat them to a pulp 3 times in a row and not a word about it has been heard since. Who else shall we make quit and restore our order?





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parkjas2001
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LSU-Bama is nothing more than Bama-UF of the 90's...two big powers now but as soon as one slips back, it won't mean anything.





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2007lsuno1
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Teague
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For the last time, No, we will not be your rival.





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Tammany Tom
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LSU-Bama is nothing more than Bama-UF of the 90's...two big powers now but as soon as one slips back, it won't mean anything.


I have to side with this guy. People forget quickly how fast things change. Just go back to the late 90's to mid 2000's and the biggest game that LSU circled every year was Auburn.

The Bama game became really huge in 2007 when Saban was hired by Bama and we won the National Championship. With both teams playing each other for the Title last year, it can't get any bigger than it currently is now.

Things will change and this game will be just like the LSU - Florida game has been for the past 10 years. Huge, but not a "must see, must win, everything on the line rivalry game".






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crimsonsaint
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Really looking forward to next offseason when Miles & Alleva try to get both UF and Bama rolled off the schedule.




But seriously, other than last year, the UA/LSU game hasn't had the significance the OP claims. I guess in 2007 it did. Had LSU lost surely they wouldn't have played for a NC with 3 losses.






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Riseupfromtherubble
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re: This relatively new yet surprisingly fierce LSU-Alabama "Rivalry"


In my honest opinion, I think Tigerdroppings.com is as big a part of the rivalry as the close games. While only a minor percentage of each fanbase posts here and is exposed to posters from the other side, each one that does post here knows 100+ friendlies and has probably expressed to some of them how much they "hate" the other.

Then there's the whole Nick Saban thing, left LSU in the prime of their football history and later returned to coach the team that owned baton rouge for 3 decades, I don't think that helps the love between the 2 schools. It gives the young lsu fan a reason to despise alabama where the young florida fan doesn't really have that in his corner



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tigerbru17
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Things will change and this game will be just like the LSU - Florida game has been for the past 10 years. Huge, but not a "must see, must win, everything on the line rivalry game".

I just have a hard time believing that. There is just something extra here. I never remembered hating Florida as much as I hate Bama. I don't remember playing Florida in the national championship and getting beat by the former coach. I don't remember Florida fans crying their arse off when they lost to us. I give it two more years to make it official. If things are the same in two seasons, this is a rivalry. There is no reason for Bama and LSU to fall right now. We are both recruiting demons and the SEC talent pool Is not like it was in the 90's. Like it or not this thing we have going with Bama may very well turn into a true rivalry. If you can't see that your either blind or have no true passion for your team or college football.






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Nissanmaxima
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Then there's the whole Nick Saban thing, left LSU in the prime of their football history and later returned to coach the team that owned baton rouge for 3 decades, I don't think that helps the love between the 2 schools




This is it in a nut shell. Take Saban out of the equation and Bama vs LSU really has no rivalry at all. It is all because of Saban for me anyway.






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LsuTool
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Bama is just another big game. We dont need some tradition based overhyped faux rivalry for us to feel important.

No program is good enough to claim that they are our rivals. Plus, we dont recognize anyone as being on our level anyway.

We march to the beat of our own fricking drum.






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