Where does this "rivalry" thing come from?? One team winning every
decade or so does NOT make a "rivalry!"
I am all for passion in this rivalry again, as long as it is classy.My fear is this: let's not let this thing become like the U/BYU rivalry.
Indeed, the emotion, drama, hate, and (occasionally) childish hurt from both
sides is over-the-top with that one. I would LOVE to see USU and BYU continue to
develop their rivalry out of mutual respect and dignity. So far this
year, U State has shown nothing but class. Whether they win or lose the game
tonight, U State should be proud of their boys (if nothing else) for their
respectful maturity. I am all for intense rivalries, but keep the irrational
emotion out of it. The Aggie players and coaches and (for the most part, fans)
have been great at never checking their dignity, respect, and class at the door.
In my opinion, the Aggie coaches, players, and fans have a great opportunity to
define thier newfound footing on equal ground: will this be a rivalry of
emotion, or a rivalry of class, dignity and mutual respect?
Well Riley, you guys better pay attention tonight!