there is also a tint of " its not a rivalry " as denigration of the rivalry...... yo also have the same move being played by Georgia and Clemson on South Carolina, troll the message boards around game week and you will see it played out with the fact that Clemson has 25 more wins than the Gamecocks to draw the conclusion that until its a 50/50 split that it is not a rivalry.
The Texas/Texas A&M rivalry has long been one of the most heated in college sports. But if the two schools aren’t on the same field competing against one another anymore, technically is it still a rivalry?
“I understand the rivalry between the two… (but) for me it’s not a rivalry. We got out of their conference, and we’re not playing them anymore, so it’s not a big deal.”
So do teams have to compete on a field or court to be rivals? Actually, no.
Texas A&M and Texas are still competing for fan allegiance, donations, and recruits on a daily basis. As the two lead-dog universities in the Lone Star State, their rivalry remains alive… even if it’s away from the playing field.
Johnny Football was coming at the UT/A&M rivalry from another angle and we understand that. But if the rivalry were no longer a big deal, every post we put up about the Aggies wouldn’t be linked to on Longhorn messageboards.
Oh, it’s still a big deal. A very big deal.