| FTBL The Iron Bowl versus the Red River Shootout/Rivalry/whatever it is now. "This is Texas. Texas is different. Football is more physical at Texas."

94 Grad

Century Club
Football is football... the Red River is just as impact-full as the Iron Bowl and both games typically see two strong teams playing each other and both games have most years have pivotal meaning to the outcome. The basic difference is the Iron Bowl is the last regular season game of the year.

As for the rivalry, it's going to be the same for the fans that take it that way. I doubt there is any degree of difference in hatred between the fans or desire to with that game between the fans... at least those fans that are fanatic, and Oklahoma, Texas, alburn and Bama have some crazy dedicated fans. I would wager there are more rabid crazy fans in the Iron Bowl Rivalry, but I'm a bit bias.... regardless, to those fans the rivalry is the world in either case.
 

bearsnest

Verified Member
Sideline Club
Ive been watching college football and especially the Iron Bowl for over 50 years, and there is no game as brutally physical in all of sports as the Iron Bowl, a close second would be BamavsLsWho, the physicality on the line of scrimmage has no equal, the red river rumble doesn't even come close to the physicality that the Iron Bowl does and that's not even counting the fan factor
 

BamaFan334

Crimson Tide Club
Football is football... the Red River is just as impact-full as the Iron Bowl and both games typically see two strong teams playing each other and both games have most years have pivotal meaning to the outcome. The basic difference is the Iron Bowl is the last regular season game of the year.

As for the rivalry, it's going to be the same for the fans that take it that way. I doubt there is any degree of difference in hatred between the fans or desire to with that game between the fans... at least those fans that are fanatic, and Oklahoma, Texas, alburn and Bama have some crazy dedicated fans. I would wager there are more rabid crazy fans in the Iron Bowl Rivalry, but I'm a bit bias.... regardless, to those fans the rivalry is the world in either case.


One could say that the Iron Bowl always has more National Championship implications than the Red River Shootout, and I would have to agree with that.
 

BamaFan334

Crimson Tide Club
Comparing the two series I'm pretty sure the RRR/S has had more top ten matchups than Alabama vs Auburn (both ranked in the top ten at the time of the game.)

Hmm, good to know. I wouldn't have guessed that with Texas being up and Oklahoma being down, and then Oklahoma being up and Texas being down. Atleast that's how it has been since I was a little boy in the 80's. Of course I understand football predates me by a long time.
 

94 Grad

Century Club
One could say that the Iron Bowl always has more National Championship implications than the Red River Shootout, and I would have to agree with that.
Point being that if you're a Texas or Oklahoma "Fan"antic, it's the biggest rivalry in the world to you and the Iron Bowl means nothing and the reverse if you're a Bama or auBurn fan. The Iron Bowl means very little to the rest of the football world beyond hoping we lose to knock us out of the playoffs and the same thing for RRR for the rest of the world.

I think Jalen was just making the note that he's played in big"Rivalry" games. He'd of been better to not say anything at all and not hand Texas bulletin board material... but it is what it is.
 

mando

Sideline Club
Hmm, good to know. I wouldn't have guessed that with Texas being up and Oklahoma being down, and then Oklahoma being up and Texas being down. Atleast that's how it has been since I was a little boy in the 80's. Of course I understand football predates me by a long time.

If you look at this from a national scene one of these teams does not belong in terms of national prominence and tradition. I am certainly biased but I think if you look at which teams would fit into the category of college football bluebloods you get the picture.

 

BamaFan334

Crimson Tide Club
If you look at this from a national scene one of these teams does not belong in terms of national prominence and tradition. I am certainly biased but I think if you look at which teams would fit into the category of college football bluebloods you get the picture.


Understandable, but even after all that,Auburn is not that far behind Texas. If you look at 150 years worth, you're splitting hairs between Texas and Auburn if you ask me.
 

mando

Sideline Club
Understandable, but even after all that,Auburn is not that far behind Texas. If you look at 150 years worth, you're splitting hairs between Texas and Auburn if you ask me.

Texas winning percentage .705 -- 911 wins (1 more than bama) -- 371 losses
The Barn - .631 -- 772 wins 441 losses

I know I am biased but the stats say the same thing. The Barn is insignificant. BTW Florida and Clemson fits in this same bucket throughout college football history.

To me the RRR has been more relevant nationally.
 

planomateo

Scholarship Club
Imagine how much better the RRR would be if the game was at or closer to the end of the season.

I don't care that history dictates as the game date, the Big XII is missing an opportunity in my opinion.
 

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