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theliontamer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2015
672 posts

Essential Rivalries

I took a look at it, and there are really only a handful of true rivalries that need to be preserved in the new SEC:

Bama - Auburn (iron bowl)
Bama - Tennessee (TSIO)
Auburn - Georgia (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)
Florida - Georgia (WLOCP)
Miss State - Ole Miss (Egg Bowl)
Texas - Texas a&m (lonestar showdown)
Texas - Oklahoma (red river shootout)


There are a few others you can make cases for, but I think these are the only games that involve hatred, generate a national audience, and are good every year regardless of current form (somewhat). A true rivalry.

I love a lot of the small rivalries LSU has developed with the SEC west teams and Florida, but those don't compare to these and are mainly reliant on both teams being highly ranked. Same with UT-UF and UT-UGA.

Tennessee-Kentucky and Tennessee-Vandy have history, but i dont think anyone would care if they stopped playing.





BigSneezy
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Nov 2020
1414 posts

Scratch Aggy and Texas. No one wants that game.



V Bainbridge
Kansas Fan
Member since Jul 2020
6707 posts

Replace with TX-AR


RadBradke
Member since May 2020
23 posts

Arkansas-Missouri will be forced upon us. We don't give a frick Tigers.


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gamecockman12
South Carolina Fan
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Member since Aug 2012
2890 posts

Arkansas-Missouri?


MsState of mind
Mississippi St. Fan
State of Denial
Member since Aug 2013
2457 posts

This is not from an SEC perspective but maybe from respective schools but I have really enjoyed UK in football every year. At times in the last 15 both programs have been really good. It’s a good measuring stick for us and them every year


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RadBradke
Member since May 2020
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Exactly. I miss the forced LSU rivalry I watched growing up. But LSU probably feels the same way about us that I have for Missouri.


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theliontamer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2015
672 posts

The longer you put it off, the more we want to see it happen


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Landmass
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Jun 2013
13700 posts

Longest running series in the SEC:

Auburn / UGA - 126
Ole Miss / MSU - 118
Kentucky / Tennessee - 117
Tennessee / Vanderbilt - 116
LSU / MSU - 115
LSU / Ole Miss - 110
Alabama / MSU - 106
Alabama / Tennessee - 104
Florida / UGA - 99
Ole Miss / Vanderbilt - 96
Auburn / MSU - 95
Kentucky / Vanderbilt - 94
This post was edited on 7/19 at 6:15 pm


Auburn80
Auburn Fan
Backwater, TN
Member since Nov 2017
5517 posts

Not historically SEC games, but it’s a shame these ended or will not continue:

Bedlam
Missouri- Kansas
OK - Nebraska
Auburn - GA Tech (South’s second oldest rivalry)


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southernboisb
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quote:

Tennessee-Vandy have history, but i dont think anyone would care if they stopped playing.


You'ld be surprised how many people love in-state rivalries.

Hell, you should see how some places here in Ga. deal with high school rivalries with same city schools.


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ClesiandSlicedBread
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Member since Feb 2022
98 posts

Aggy - Butthole


southernboisb
Georgia Fan
Member since Dec 2012
5892 posts

A. What about the Iron Bowl?
B. And people wonder why Ga. is putting up a fight about moving DSOR from being annual.


southernboisb
Georgia Fan
Member since Dec 2012
5892 posts

Meetings total
86
All-time series
Alabama leads 48–37–1 (.564) (Wikipedia)

HOW does this game get more attention than DSOR which has been played 40 MORE times?

Even these are OLDER than the IB.
Alabama / MSU - 106
Alabama / Tennessee - 104
This post was edited on 7/19 at 3:56 pm


Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
13712 posts

quote:

Bama - Tennessee (TSIO)


Ehh... If you had to keep one for Tenn I bet it'd be Tenn/Florida and not Tenn/Bama



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deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Unincorporated Ozora, Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
52578 posts

I can't find anything about this post that I disagree with. The fake manufactured rivalries have to end. I have no idea what the reasoning was to begin with. TAMU and SC? Ole Miss and Vandy? Arky and Mizzou?


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Buster83
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Aug 2021
1846 posts

Interesting, most of those did not even make the top 12 Most Watched Games last season

Top 12 for 2021


theliontamer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2015
672 posts

iron bowl is in state and conference, has more hate


IAmNERD
Auburn Fan
Member since May 2017
15506 posts

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And people wonder why Ga. is putting up a fight about moving DSOR from being annual.

Is it seriously being discussed to be done away with?

If so, that's a bunch of bull shite. Auburn has already lost a couple of games that were really important. Mainly Florida and Tennessee. Losing UGA cannot happen.


Hback
Alabama Fan
Member since Aug 2017
5785 posts

I always liked the old wooden beer barrel trophy in the UT/UK rivalry, dated back to Prohibition.



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