I received a text message that kind of set me off. The sender tried to tell me the Ravens and Steelers weren’t a rivalry.  I don’t know what he was smoking, but what constitutes a great rivalry? Tradition? Wins and Losses? Maybe it’s a just strong dislike for your opponents.  Whatever you think it is, the Ravens and Steelers are not only a rivalry, it is the best rivalry in football.
I just had Chris Mortenson on the show and he said it was the best rivalry in football.  The point that was being brought up was the Ravens were only 3-7 in the games against the Steelers.  But how many of those games came down to the wire?  If that’s your only point of emphasis in the debate, then there is no debate.  Watch the games; hear what the players say after the game or even check out the injury report.

Have the Steelers had the upper hand in this match up? YES!!! But I don’t know any rivalry that is split 50-50.

  1. Mark says:


    As a Steeler fan I agree that this is the best rivalry in all of football (if not sports)! The love / hate, respect / disrespect and high caliber talent that each brings to the field only brings out the best (and sometimes worst) in each team, and their respective fan bases. Even when there is a turnover of players (team leaders), those that follow in their footsteps are quickly indoctrinated. The stats bear this out, in spite of the win/loss totals, one or two plays usually make the difference in the outcome of OUR most games. I love this rivalry because your team brings out the best in my team, and visa versa. Game one dudes…..can’t wait for the season to start!

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