Rivalries by their very nature breed contention and drama. Whether it's in sports like the Red Sox and Yankees or in business like Coke and Pepsi, rivalries quench our constant thirst for competition. What is your favorite?
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I understand your thinking though I view that rivalry as a little one-sided. If anything the Bulls and Pistons are probably a better one just in terms of playoff balance. Good pick though.
To me Microsoft and Apple conquers all in that group. Two guys at their head were the single reasons for our unprecedented tech boom the past few decades. I think the rivalry only made it better.
The history of the rise of Microsoft and Apple is really impressive. 2 "teens" sneaking past big corporate moguls like IBM and Xerox only to become arguably two of the most influential figures in the world. I agree that the rivalry just added spice.
An outstanding answer. It had everything: trash talk, controversy, bitter hatred, and three outstanding fights that remain the standard of boxing at its best.
The longevity alone is so impressive. From the early '70s when the Niners couldn't conquer Staubach to the '80s when Montana and Clark put Dallas to bed for a decade up to Steve Young desperately trying to conquer Aikman, Smith and Irvin. Awesome.
If you look closely at what happened after "The Catch" took place, the Cowboys were still making the playoffs until the late 80s and if Drew Pearson doesn't get tackled by Eric Wright, different story.
Maybe. Personally I don't think the Cowboys were good enough to beat the 49ers that day or the Bengals int he Super Bowl. Remember, SF turned the ball over six times and still won.
Thats what I was going to say and I'm a woman. Warning: name dropping: Met Steve Young, talked to Joe Montana at a club, BUT got snubbed by Jerry Rice to my face! Two young girls in 100 deg weather waited for hrs to get his auto.. gave us the hand.
Yeah, I've never been big on Rice. He always comes off a little high and mighty for my tastes. Not the greatest personality and I don't think he was the greatest receiver ever anyway despite what the numbers show.
It just goes to show how destructive ego can be in any form of society, be it business, science or otherwise. Edison for some reason worried about his legacy. He never understood what he and Tesla could've accomplished together. Sad.
Do you have a particular favorite?