Too much love
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The Pats-Colts has replaced such rivalries like the 'Niners-Cowboys and others as the best NFL rivalry in the game today. But, I don't feel it will be remembered as one of the best ever. The two teams seem to get too much into "love" mode the week of the game. Instead of saying how much they dislike each other, they basically kiss up to each other.
Those great rivalries like the Bears-Packers, Redskins-Cowboys and Steelers-Browns have all been based on the pure back and forth hatred for one another. Sure, the Colts and Pats are great teams, but a rivalry really needs to be based more on the dislike for one another than the mutual respect teams have.
Right now, that's what Indy and the Pats have for each other, thus it won't be remembered as one of the best rivalries in NFL history.
November 13, 2009; 9:19 AM ET
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