Among the many facets that make college football the greatest game in the land, the best attribute may be our passion-fueled love to hate.
Yes, the only thing better than the bottomless love we feel for our own team is the ironic ecstasy associated with hating another.
This all leads to one of the most confounding questions in the history of American sport. Is it more enjoyable to watch your college football team reign victorious, or is it more rewarding to pay witness to your biggest rival going down in flames?
And this is what the following slideshow is all about; loving, respecting and celebrating the hate.
The following presentation reels off the 10 most intense rivalries in college football; they’re not the oldest, the coolest, the most traditional, the most-well known or the most watched — they are the biggest hate fests in the land.
And this is why we love the game.