Commentators love to wax idiotically about American team rivalries as being among some of the most heated in the world. Assclowns like Woody Paige or Jay Mariotti always mention Red Sox-Yankees, Duke-Carolina, Ohio State-Michigan, etc. None of the matchups come close to generating the hate of Celtic-Rangers, Real Madrid-Barcelona or Galatasary-Fenerbahce.
The following is footage from Galatasary-Fenerbahce. You may not know of these two Turkish teams but their supporters are rowdy and dangerous enough to make English fans think twice about traveling to Turkey.
Now Fenerbahe knows how the Armenians felt back in the day. What? Too soon?
Hat tip to the player that decided to take the corner after his teammate bailed. At least he didn’t have a pig’s head thrown at him like Luis Figo. Then again it could have been a “Fuck that, send the black guy to take the kick” situation.
The fans of the Dallas Cowboys are an intelligent lot. I say this not because my crack head cousin is a Cowboys fan, no it’s because I realize now that they now know how to use computers. This is a fact I know because when I checked out the Redskins Wikipedia page today I noticed something was amiss…there was a giant freakin’ Cowboys star at the top of the page along with this:
“The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The Washington Deadskins suck. Go Cowboys.”
Don’t believe me? Go to the page and see for yourself, but here’s a screen shot I took of the cached page edit (red highlights at the bottom added by me for emphasis):
I’m typing this at like 4 in the morning and the page is still up. There’s a Wiki-War going on and apparently its not the first time the Cowboys fans have defiled the Redskins Wiki page. Its happened on August 2nd, July 21, June 20th and probably a lot more, I just stopped looking there. I expected some sorta retaliation on the part of Redskins fans on the Cowboys wiki history, but there wasn’t much except someone replaced their page with
“Worst team ever!!!! HAMBURGERS ARE AWESOME!!!”
which either is a brilliant, sarcastic and half hearted attempt to change the page…or just lame. Luckily, no Redskins fan has attached themselves to the Cowboys page recently…just some Philadelphia Eagles fan on August 8th rudely spouting off with incredibly bad spelling, which makes sense for those mouth breathers.
Its quite a battle that is going between the NFC East foes, who knew so many geeks actually watched football? Lets hope that the Redskins fans can actually retaliate on in a more interesting way than the Cowboys & Eagles fans have done.
What’s good is that the rivalry is still somewhat alive in this Joe Gibbs II era…and that Dallas Cowboys fans are both somewhat literate and can actually use computers. No child left behind is working I guess. Good for them. Go Skins.