The Eagles-Giants rivalry is one of the biggest and baddest in NFL history, and maybe second only to Bears-Packers.
Sports Illustrated called the Giants-Eagles rivalry the fourth best in all of sports, and it could get even better in 2011.
LeSean McCoy started a firestorm when he called Osi Umenyiora "overrated n soft" via his Twitter account. Osi replied by calling McCoy "Lady Gaga" and the heat was on.
Since then, Justin Tuck, Steve Smith and Keith Bulluck have all lashed out at McCoy, calling him an "Internet gangster."
Needless to say, Week 3 can't come soon enough.
The Giants hold an 82-70-2 advantage over the Eagles along with a 2-2 record in the playoffs; the two have been facing each other since 1933, and it doesn't appear they will end their rivalry any time soon. The two teams are separated by only 100 miles of highway.
There have been plenty of moments that will stand the test of time, unfortunately most of them favor the Eagles—the Chuck Bednarik hit on Frank Gifford, both Miracles at the Meadowlands and the Randall Cunningham gumby play.
Right now I truly believe this rivalry comes with the most hatred in football, only closely matched by those involving the other teams in the NFC East, and perhaps Ravens-Steelers and Jets-Pats.
That's the great thing about football: every team has that one team that they would love to pound in to submission each and every season, and each year they are showcased for our viewing pleasure.