Thursday, December 11, 2008
Steelers-Ravens are Most Underrated Rivalry
Nice article by James Walker of ESPN Blog Network laying out the reasons why Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore is one of the best and most underrated rivalries in the NFL. Traditionally, everyone has thought our biggest rival is the Cleveland Browns. The second coming of Cleveland has been a rival in name only since the Steelers have won a vast majority of the games since their return in 1999. However, I would argue our rivalry with Cleveland is still in tact just in a different form. If you remember correctly, Cleveland left town and took the team to Baltimore. So, really Baltimore is our original Cleveland rival just moved to a different city and wearing ugly purple and white uniforms instead of ugly orange and white uniforms. There is still one player remaining on the Ravens from when they were the Browns. He is my least favorite kicker in the league, Matt Stover. I find it interesting that our previous most hated rival has turned into our current most hated rival.