Ah, college rivalries. According to some media outlets, the best rivalry in sports is driven by a passion that comes from attending an extended education institution of choice — not to mention, a strong dislike for an opposing school in the region. Such is the case with Florida and Florida State fans. The two entities don’t like each other much, and sometimes, as this awesome find by Busted Coverage shows us, these animosities can come to head.
Even during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans.
What the above video shows is a Florida fan who tries to show out with a group of Florida State fans, one of whom takes exception to the Gator fan’s advances. After that, we’re playing the feud — and unlike the football field, Florida State actually bests the University of Florida’s offering, complete with a bloody face and all. Good times.
I’m wondering if the argument started over Tim Tebow versus well, um, no Florida State quarterback past few seasons has really mattered, but the point remains, or if the scrape up was over a Mardi Gras bead exchange gone bad?
Google released their 2008 Year-End Zeitgeist, and as expected, names like “Obama” and “Sarah Palin” represented quite well.
Oh, those feisty hockey moms.
Speaking of hockey, Google also analyzed search terms related to sports and as one might expect, the New York Giants had the highest search volume, reaching a peak in January that couldn’t be overtaken in the following 11 months:
When Kevin Durant won last year’s NCAA Player of the Year award, it was the first time ever a freshman had done so. Now, it looks like a freshman might win the award in back-to-back fashion as Kansas State’s Michael Beasley EASILY looks like the best player in college basketball and after last night’s 84-75 win over rival Kansas, these thoughts have only been solidified.
Not only did K-State’s epic win put Beasley at the forefront for accolades, more importantly, it ended one of the oddest streaks going in sports. You see, the Wildcats haven’t beaten Kansas in Manhattan in 24 years.
Now, K-State has beaten the Jayhawks in this time period, just not on their home court. Now the streak’s over and guess what, the Wildcats fans were simply ecstatic; much like you’d be if your team just broke an incredibly weird losing streak.
Leading the way for the Wildcats was, of course, Mr. Everything, Michael Beasley. Stifled by a collapsing defense, Beasley took his game to the perimeter and finished with 25 points while going 4-4 from the 3-point line. The next Player of the Year was backed by Bill Walker’s 22 points and Jacob Pullen’s 20.