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THE QUESTION

Cowboys vs. Redskins but Do Rivalries Still Matter?

Obviously fans love the rivalry games but in the age of free agency do the players, coaches and insiders really care?

Posted by Emil Steiner on September 26, 2008 9:10 AM
FROM THE PANEL

It Matters to Players

It's hard to have a rivalry when one of the teams stinks.

Posted by Charles Mann, on September 26, 2008 11:00 AM

Free Agency Killed Rivalries

Free agency and the more dynamic coaching carousels of the modern day have changed the employment landscape, thus altering the circumstances leading to rivalries.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on September 26, 2008 10:35 AM

Transience Killed The Rivalry

There's little sense of history as players and coaches jump from city to city in this money-driven, win-now-or-else league.

Posted by Mark Maske, on September 26, 2008 9:53 AM

Rivalries Are Dying

In college football, they still know about it but in the NFL, with players moving from place to place, the heat has dissipated, like a dying asteroid.

Posted by David Aldridge, on September 26, 2008 9:23 AM

Rivalries over Red Herring

Rivalries are the real deal. Just ask the fans of both, the eventual 1-15 NFL team and the rival it beat at RFK Stadium on November 5, 1989.

Posted by Zach Leibowitz, on September 26, 2008 9:15 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

Michael Wright: Thank you Big E, was about to bring that up. Are you really wanting to compare playoff wins? The problem with Redskin fans, is they are fa...

GoSkins: The Washington Redskins have 5 NFL titles, you idiotic Dallas fans who like to forget your history. We're all tied up. Except, Dallas hasn...

HonestaAbe: The dallas poofters couldn't beat a well prepared high school team. They SUCK and they all wear dresses and have secret tea parties....

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