A Bracket To Decide the Greatest Rivalry in All of Sports: Round One

Svyato RovenchukSenior Writer IAugust 10, 2009

EDMONTON, CANADA - October 18: Goaltender Mathieu Garon #32 and Steve Staios #24 of the Edmonton Oilers defend against Brandon Prust #29 of the Calgary Flames during their NHL game on October 18, 2008 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Hey, this is Svyato Rovenchuk with a new article.

A few nights ago, I had a question and the question was, "What is the greatest rivalry in all of sports history?"

Well, I'm looking for the answer. The only thing I ask before we start is for communities like football, baseball, etc. not to trash communities which they believe are below them (no offense intended). Anyway, let's start.


Bracket 1

1) Calgary Flames/Edmonton Oilers (Hockey)


2) Chris Jericho/Shawn Michaels (Pro Wrestling)


Bracket 2

1) N.Y. Yankees/Boston Red Sox (Baseball)


2) Rafael Nadal/Roger Federer (Tennis)


Bracket 3

1) Toronto Maple Leafs/Montreal Canadiens (Hockey)


2) Liverpool/Chelsea (Soccer)


Bracket 4

1) Real Madrid/Barcelona (Soccer)


2) Chicago White Sox/Chicago Cubs (Baseball)


Bracket 5

1) Triple H/Shawn Michaels (Pro Wrestling)


2) Chicago Cubs/St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball)


Bracket 6

1) Green Bay Packers/Minnesota Vikings (Football)


2) Boston Celtics/Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball)


Bracket 7

1) Denver Broncos/Oakland Raiders (Football)


2) Phoenix Suns/Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball)


Bracket 8

1) Houston Rockets/San Antonio Spurs (Basketball)


2) Calgary Flames/Vancouver Canucks (Hockey)


Bracket 9

1) Pete Sampras/Andre Agassi (Tennis)


2) Montreal Canadiens/Boston Bruins (Hockey)


Bracket 10

1) N.Y. Giants/Philadelphia Eagles (Football)


2) Boston Celtics/Philadelphia 76ers (Basketball)


Bracket 11

1) Germany/Italy (Soccer)


2) Canada/Russia (Hockey)


Bracket 12

1) Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers (Football)


2) Samoa Joe/Kurt Angle (Pro Wrestling)


Bracket 13

1) Chicago Bulls/Detroit Pistons (Basketball)


2) Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins (Football)


Bracket 14

1) AC Milan/Inter Milan (Soccer)


2) L.A. Dodgers/ N.Y. Yankees (Baseball)


Bracket 15

1) Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels (Pro Wrestling)


2) Detroit Red Wings/Colorado Avalanche (Hockey)


Bracket 16

Write-In Vote. You may vote for any great rivalry you may feel I missed.


Note: Big thanks to Adam Testa, who helped me get some of these rivalries on here.