MOST OVERRATED RIVALRIES
1) Army vs. Navy—Let's face it. When was the last time you saw a decent fight between the services? The Civil War?
2) Ohio State vs. Michigan—Even when both teams were good, it was no good. Besides, the winner always goes on to lose its next game.
3) Kansas vs. Missouri—Oldest rivalry (it began in 1891) west of the Mississippi, it has cost many a coach his job. In the late '60s, Pepper Rodgers of Kansas accused Mizzou's Dan Devine of shooting him "half the peace sign." These days, however, it's just another game. Both teams would rather beat Oklahoma or Nebraska.
MOST UNDERRATED RIVALRIES
1) Tennessee vs. Auburn—The late Shug Jordan of Auburn once called Tennessee's Tartan Turf "a Brillo pad." The Vols' hound dog mascot responded the next year by leaving a present in Shug's close proximity. It has been ugly ever since.
2) Washington vs. Washington State—Formerly a snoozer, this is now one of the best games in the country. Twice in the last three years, countrified "Wazzu" has kept big-city Washington out of the Rose Bowl.
3) Florida vs. Miami, Georgia, Auburn, Florida State, the NCAA...—Everybody, it seems, wants to get the Gators in the worst way.
AND TELL HIM WHAT HE GETS FOR FOUR YEARS, DON PARDO
After Charley Pell's Florida team was put on three-year probation, and Pell thereby got himself fired, boosters gave him a $24,000 Lincoln. He's now driving in style as a self-described "private citizen" in Gulf Shores, Ala.
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