Over the course of the last 10 seasons, Alabama has reigned supreme over the college football kingdom, claiming the throne as king of the sport. The resume speaks for itself: 4 national championships, 5 SEC titles, 5 playoff appearances, an overall record of 123-15, and a metric shit ton of draft picks — including 26 first round selections.
A true rivalry leaves no room for such nobility. No, the best rivalries are those where the two teams can’t stand the mere mention of the other, and sometimes the need to curb your rival’s success outweighs your own lofty aspirations. Hate outside of sports is a vile thing, but within the realm of sports, hate is poetry in its finest form.