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Colts-Patriots rivalry: But where is the hate?

Can a rivalry based more on respect than hatred be considered among the greatest in NFL history?

Posted by Emil Steiner on November 13, 2009 9:00 AM

Hate not essential to rivalry

The Colts and Patriots already have a terrific rivalry, not because they hate each other but because they divvied up history together.

Posted by Sean McCann, on November 13, 2009 11:29 AM

A media rivalry

There's no hate between the Colts and the Patriots because it's not really a rivalry.

Posted by Dan Levy, on November 13, 2009 10:54 AM

Hate is good

Patriots and Colts as rivals? Please! Maybe friendly rivals.

Posted by Brian Tarcy, on November 13, 2009 9:59 AM

Players are pros

"Hate" or "respect" as the basis for a football rivalry is a matter for fans and the media.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on November 13, 2009 9:46 AM

Great QBs, not a rivalry

After Brady and Manning decline and then retire this so-called rivalry will fade and fizzle.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on November 13, 2009 9:30 AM

Respect tackles hate

Today a great rivalry has to have an air of respect, and it's for the best.

Posted by Joe Baker, on November 13, 2009 9:25 AM

Too much love

A rivalry really needs to be based more on the dislike for one another than the mutual respect teams have.

Posted by Matt Loede, on November 13, 2009 9:19 AM


UE_Graduate: I hate the PATS with a WHITE HOT VENGEANCE. My Colts are going to KICK the living snot out of them in a closed in stadium with extra piped ...

patsfandan: These are two very professional football teams. Even though the Colts remain undefeated (until Sunday,) this is a great match-up! Two very o...

coltkid: Whatever, the Pats haven't done much lately. This isn't a rivalry. I don't hate New England, I feel sorry for them. They have to cheat to wi...

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