Best Sports Rivalries

After completing my recent sports posters, it got me thinking about different sport rivalries because of the House Divided series I created and it’s fun to see these teams compete against each other whether it’s during the preseason, regular season, or post season. It’s especially exciting when it’s during the biggest sporting event of the season whether it’s the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Championship, Stanley Cup, College Football Bowl Games, or March Madness.

To me, I define rivalry games as teams competing in the same division or the same city because they’re usually the most heated and most exciting, even if an occasional fight breaks out.

Here’s a list of my top sport rivalries mentioned in A House Divided and others as well:

NFL

Steelers/Ravens

Jets/Patriots

Packers/Bears

Giants/Eagles

Redskins/Cowboys

49ers/Seahawks

49ers/Rams

Cowboys/Giants

Cowboys/Eagles

Redskins/Giants

Redskins/Eagles

Bengals/Browns

Browns/Steelers

Lions/Bears

Vikings/Packers

Falcons/Saints

Cowboys/49ers

Giants/49ers

Broncos/Raiders

Chiefs/Raiders

Chargers/Raiders

Raiders/49ers

Jets/Giants

Steelers/Eagles

Cowboys/Texans

Buccaneers/Dolphins

 

MLB

Red Sox/Yankees

Astros/Rangers

Mets/Phillies

Cardinals/Cubs

Dodgers/Giants

Yankees/Mets

Cubs/White Sox

Dodgers/Angels

Athletics/Giants

Rays/Marlins

 

NBA

Celtics/Knicks

Nets/Knicks

Lakers/Kings

Warriors/Kings

Lakers/Clippers

Mavericks/Rockets

Mavericks/Spurs

Rockets/Spurs

 

College Football

Stanford/CAL

UCLA/USC

Oregon/Oregon State

Arizona/Arizona State

Washington/Washington State

Michigan/Ohio State

Michigan/Michigan State

Kansas/Kansas State

Oklahoma/Oklahoma State

TCU/Baylor

TCU/Texas

Alabama/Auburn

Alabama/LSU

Georgia/Florida

Duke/North Carolina

Miami/Florida State

Florida/Florida State

Army/Navy

Notre Dame/Stanford

USC/Notre Dame

USC/Stanford

Miami/Florida

BYU/Utah

Utah/Utah State

Colorado/Colorado State

UNLV/Nevada

Louisville/Kentucky

Iowa/Iowa State

 

No matter what sport you watch and who your favorite team is, rivalry match-ups are usually the best games to watch whether it’s at home in front of the TV or at a live game at the stadium.

If you want to find any of these teams, check out my custom sports posters or A House Divided Series. I definitely plan to create more projects like this. All I need is to find more inspiration to make it happen!