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Rivalries

HuskerWeatherman

Husker Fan
15 Year Member
There's obviously many ways to define a rivalry. Though a recent survey tackles the debate:

Two business professors set out to try to find the biggest rivalries on an objective, statistical basis.

“People don’t agree,” said B. David Tyler, an associate professor at Western Carolina. “Some people say you can only have one rival. We decided to get some clarity on the idea.”

Their data, collected at KnowRivalry.com, highlights some of the rivalries we know well, but also unearths some surprises.

The professors sought out hard-core fans of North American professional teams and college football teams and asked them to allocate 100 points among their most hated rivals. A Minnesota fan might allocate 50 points to Wisconsin, 40 to Iowa and 10 to Michigan. Other fan bases might target their dislike more sharply. A U.C.L.A. fan might give 80, 90 or even all 100 points to Southern California.


And yes, you can find out where Nebraska fans rank our rivals here (you may be surprised):


(It's a pretty fun website)
 
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Mack The Shark

Elite Poster
5 Year Member
There's obviously many ways to define a rivalry. Though a recent survey tackles the debate:

Two business professors set out to try to find the biggest rivalries on an objective, statistical basis.

“People don’t agree,” said B. David Tyler, an associate professor at Western Carolina. “Some people say you can only have one rival. We decided to get some clarity on the idea.”

Their data, collected at KnowRivalry.com, highlights some of the rivalries we know well, but also unearths some surprises.

The professors sought out hard-core fans of North American professional teams and college football teams and asked them to allocate 100 points among their most hated rivals. A Minnesota fan might allocate 50 points to Wisconsin, 40 to Iowa and 10 to Michigan. Other fan bases might target their dislike more sharply. A U.C.L.A. fan might give 80, 90 or even all 100 points to Southern California.


And yes, you can find out where Nebraska fans rank our rivals here (you may be surprised):


(It's a pretty fun website)
The gap between how we perceive a rivalry with Wisconsin and how they perceive it with us is funny.
 

BubbaGene

Fossil
10 Year Member
people who consider wisco a rival are trying to force something that will never exist.
Agree. If we are going to develop any kind of rivalry over the next 20 years, it'll probably be Iowa provided we stay in the same conference and play each other every year (and some kind of competitive balance develops).

Right now, the Huskers are simply an easy W on Wiscos schedule while they are thinking about other BIG teams..... and that's about it. There's no winner goes to orange bowl, no blood, no hate, no ruining seasons, no spray painting stupid stuff on overpasses....no throwing cups of urine, no hillbillies......
 

CrabHusker

Alienating everyone, one post at a time.
5 Year Member
people who consider wisco a rival are trying to force something that will never exist.
Could develop if Nebraska could go on a run. Push Wisconsin to a perennial runner up at best and they’d develop a hate pretty quick. I can say with certainty that I never cared about K State or CU until they started winning football games against Nebraska. Now I hate everyone but Bethune Cookman.
 

Roy Cantrall

Starter
15 Year Member
Is Iowa the rival of Nebraska? I ask this as sort of an outsider on that score having never lived in Nebraska.
 

Mack The Shark

Elite Poster
5 Year Member
Agree. If we are going to develop any kind of rivalry over the next 20 years, it'll probably be Iowa provided we stay in the same conference and play each other every year (and some kind of competitive balance develops).

Right now, the Huskers are simply an easy W on Wiscos schedule while they are thinking about other BIG teams..... and that's about it. There's no winner goes to orange bowl, no blood, no hate, no ruining seasons, no spray painting stupid stuff on overpasses....no throwing cups of urine, no hillbillies......
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