Football's Biggest Rivalry Games
Red River Showdown - Bigger then both of the team's in-state rivals, the Texas OU game cannot be matched. The Cotton Bowl turns in to a sea of Burnt Orange and Crimson in early October when the Longhorns and Sooners play on teh grounds of the Texas State Fair.
Iron Bowl - Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state Alabama.
The Game - Separated by a state line and now a division, "The Game", as it's often referred, between Michigan and Ohio State is played solely for one reason -- pride, and could conceivably determine the Big Ten Champion each year.
Bedlam Series - Like many intrastate rivalries the OU OSU rivalry extends far beyond football. The Sooners and Cowboys have taken this rivalry mentality into every event they compete with each other in, in fact the Beldam Series eventually adopted a point system in order to decide the all athletic winning school.
Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party - The Cocktail Party is known just as much for what goes on outside the stadium as on the field, the Florida -- Georgia rivalry is an event experience that any college football fan would be lucky to be a part of. The game is now held in Jacksonville annually, and memorable moments like the “Gator Stomp” keep everyone coming back for more.
Sunshine Showdown - The Sunshine Showdown is rooted back to the post-World War 2 days in 1947 when Florida State became a coed university and established it's Football Program. Before the two teams ever met on the football field the rivalry was born out of pride. Now the Seminoles and the Gators settle the dispute on the field where the winner takes home the Florida Cup filled with pride.
The Egg Bowl - Meeting every year since 1901, the Rebels and the Bulldogs fight for state bragging rights in the Egg Bowl. While not a bowl in the usual sense, the game is always the biggest of the year for both teams as the tenacity is unparalleled. Coaches can keep or lose their job on whether their team wins the battle, one that Ole Miss has the upper hand in thus far.