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Who are the Tigers Rivals?
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
The greatest rival in Memphis Stata and U of M history is...the NCAA.
01-11-2022 09:56 AM
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(01-11-2022 09:56 AM)holyterror Wrote:  The greatest rival in Memphis Stata and U of M history is...the NCAA.

funny but true
01-11-2022 09:59 AM
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
Historically I'd say Louisville is the biggest basketball rival. UAB was up there for a bit in both sports. Not sure we play old piss/miss-stake on a regular enough basis to qualify as true rivals.
01-11-2022 10:01 AM
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(01-11-2022 09:59 AM)tpaw09 Wrote:  
(01-11-2022 09:56 AM)holyterror Wrote:  The greatest rival in Memphis Stata and U of M history is...the NCAA.

funny but true

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01-11-2022 10:02 AM
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
I just dont think we have a true rival right now. A couple are close to being rivals, but nothing like the Memphis/Louisville rivalry from the past.
01-11-2022 10:29 AM
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OCS naysayers
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
We haven’t had a rival in maybe 25 years. Probably longer if you’re talking about football. Conference realignment killed it. Who is Nebraska’s rival now ? Penn State’s ? Pitt? Georgia Tech?
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(01-11-2022 10:54 AM)Browning Hall Wrote:  OCS naysayers
(This post was last modified: 01-11-2022 11:03 AM by Eagleonpar.)
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(01-11-2022 10:56 AM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  We haven’t had a rival in maybe 25 years. Probably longer if you’re talking about football. Conference realignment killed it. Who is Nebraska’s rival now ? Penn State’s ? Pitt? Georgia Tech?

I think Nebraska took the hardest hit.
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
I initially thought of UCF as a rival, but they were really more of a nemesis.
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(01-11-2022 10:58 AM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/T_17vRAsbOs[/video]
(01-11-2022 10:54 AM)Browning Hall Wrote:  OCS naysayers

If rival you mean, you’d give a certain body part to score a victory over said team, I’d go with this list:

1.University of Tennessee (any sport, any venue, any time)
2. Louisville
3. Kansas (even though we’ve played them only a few times)
4. Cincinnati
5. Mississippi
6. Mississippi State
5. Kentucky (same an No. 3)
6. Tulsa
7. BYU (because if that dang altercation after the football game)
8. Whatever team Tubby Smith is coaching
9. SMU
10. Temple
01-11-2022 11:16 AM
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(01-11-2022 11:16 AM)eastcoastDave Wrote:  
(01-11-2022 10:58 AM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/T_17vRAsbOs[/video]
(01-11-2022 10:54 AM)Browning Hall Wrote:  OCS naysayers

If rival you mean, you’d give a certain body part to score a victory over said team, I’d go with this list:

1.University of Tennessee (any sport, any venue, any time)
2. Louisville
3. Kansas (even though we’ve played them only a few times)
4. Cincinnati
5. Mississippi
6. Mississippi State
5. Kentucky (same an No. 3)
6. Tulsa
7. BYU (because if that dang altercation after the football game)
8. Whatever team Tubby Smith is coaching
9. SMU
10. Temple

This is as good a list as any.
01-11-2022 11:27 AM
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
In my opinion, for there to be a rivalry BOTH schools have to consider it a rivalry. I know there are some schools we consider to be our rivals and other schools that consider us rivals (Ark St for instance) but are there any that we both agree we are rivals?
01-11-2022 11:33 AM
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
Unless you are over the age of 45, Louisville is not a rival. You figure we've only played them five times since 2005.

For the majority of the CUSA years, neither team was particularly good, so it wasn't like we were battling them for the brass ring every year.

Cinci was a much bigger rival in the 90's and 2000's.

Now, it's UH. For the time being.
01-11-2022 11:44 AM
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FB - UTK & OM would be instant, forever rivals if they would play us annually. Probably same for AR. But since none of this teams will, it's Cincy, UH & UCF until they leave for greener pastures. After that it will probably be SMU & UAB.

In MBB, UTK, Louisville & UK would be instant rivals if they would play us annually. Since they won't UH, WSU & Cincy as long as we are playing them annually, then probably WSU, UAB & SMU.
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I had to list UT as our biggest rival. Just because.
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(01-11-2022 11:33 AM)memtigbb Wrote:  In my opinion, for there to be a rivalry BOTH schools have to consider it a rivalry. I know there are some schools we consider to be our rivals and other schools that consider us rivals (Ark St for instance) but are there any that we both agree we are rivals?

Agree.

That is why Tennessee is interesting.

Their three biggest rivals Bama, Florida, Georgia all have other teams they hate worse.

Bama has Auburn.

Georgia has Florida, Tech, and actually maybe Clemson as much as they've played.

Florida has LSU, Georgia, and FSU.

I guess UK wants UTk as their rival in FB, but UTk is reluctant to embrace that.


Memphis is the same in that we want to punch up for our rivals (OM, Ville, UTk) but we laugh at the schools who want to punch up to us (Arky State, UAB)
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(01-11-2022 11:27 AM)geosnooker2000 Wrote:  
(01-11-2022 11:16 AM)eastcoastDave Wrote:  
(01-11-2022 10:58 AM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  [video=youtube]http://https://youtu.be/T_17vRAsbOs[/video]
(01-11-2022 10:54 AM)Browning Hall Wrote:  OCS naysayers

If rival you mean, you’d give a certain body part to score a victory over said team, I’d go with this list:

1.University of Tennessee (any sport, any venue, any time)
2. Louisville
3. Kansas (even though we’ve played them only a few times)
4. Cincinnati
5. Mississippi
6. Mississippi State
5. Kentucky (same an No. 3)
6. Tulsa
7. BYU (because if that dang altercation after the football game)
8. Whatever team Tubby Smith is coaching
9. SMU
10. Temple

This is as good a list as any.

Good point. It did feel pretty good to clownstomp Kansas in football a few years ago after the 2008 soul-crushing.
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RE: Who are the Tigers Rivals?
If you haven't taken it, it's actually a pretty interesting survey.
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