Penn state football rivals
Today I am say about penn state football rivals
Recently Local came in lovely hot, letting us know he has a “subtle positive sentiment” about his Nittany Lions, a group that outstandingly didn’t win the 2021 Lambert-Meadowlands Cup.
Truth be told, we’re discussing Pitt.
Penn State is alternatingly #UNRIVALED, adversaries to Ohio State or Michigan State or somebody in the Large Ten, apparently (s/o the Lead representative’s Triumph Chime), or momentarily and actually vociferously irate about Pitt until the game closures and they’re back to purporting how little they give it a second thought.
Some could say that while talking regarding contentions, Nittany Lions fans, truth be told…
…tie themselves in tangles.
(It was WSR’s issue. Try not to fault me.)
Yet, we should accept the Nittany Lions’ opponents beginning with the Pittsburgh Pumas, obviously, yet commend the arrival of the West Virginia contention in 2023-2024, focus on the Syracuse home-and-home in 2027-2028 (h/t FBSchedules), and consider the maybe sprouting competition in the event that the Terps can creep their direction into importance under Mike Locksley.
Tell me, writers:
1. Who do you consider the rivals of Penn State? Play scheduling god for a moment: how would you handle the Nittany Lions’ non-conference scheduling of these rivals?
2. Any East Coast teams you wish were on your team’s non-conference schedule?
3. Any “rivalries” you really don’t want to think about (think beyond football) but that are probably there? (It’s OK to admit it. This is a safe space and definitely won’t be published on the internet.)
WSR: Clearly the greatest opponent Penn State has is their obsolete assumptions for the football crew in view of results achieved when JoePa was an over the top damn weakling to be in a gathering. That, and Rutgers.
I’ve generally adored the Gophers games with Syracuse, and I wouldn’t see any problems with seeing a greater amount of them occasionally. Knocking off Donovan McNabb was an extraordinary memory, and I’ve heard reports that they got cooling in their vault subsequent to supplanting Transporter as the name support. Cool stuff!
Competitions I would rather not ponder? Indeed, when Minnesota played Mankato State in the Frozen Four, my telephone was vibrating so frequently getting provoking warnings from companions that it leaped off my foot stool on various occasions. I might truly want to not need to think often about the Cows or JBSU or Duluth for some time, so it’d be truly great if Minnesota Hockey would carry on like Minnesota hockey and begin salting the earth once more.
MNW: “the Cows or JBSU or Duluth” – gracious, you are the very most awful sort of individual.
Green Akers: They have sort of a similar relationship with Ohio Express that MSU does with Michigan in seeing them as their One Genuine Enemy even as the other fanbase loves to imagine that matchup doesn’t exactly make any difference, with the exception of PSU then pivots and acts the same way towards Maryland and Rutgers.
To the extent that those noncon matchups go, you can’t play every one of them consistently, yet one of them should be there each season. Simply pivot home and homes onto the timetable with Pitt, WVU and Cuse and you generally have a sensibly intriguing noncon with a sufficiently short time required to circle back that the fanbases recollect whatever envisioned slight/unsportsmanlike way of behaving/clear directing connivance they’re frantic about after some random misfortune. That is the means by which these things stew, child.
Staying here, the Torrential slide have a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup last, and I had thought until the series began that the disdain I have for that group had been snuffed out completely, yet seeing those moronic fucking shirts with the Cup on the line, all I believe should do is rewatch scoring 6 objectives on Patrick Roy in the primary time of a game 7. However, can’t envision they think a lot of nowadays about a Red Wings association that is slithering out of long stretches of Ken Holland’s blunder.
MNW: I had consistently thought of it as Pitt, however I need to say that I believe Maryland’s making a run at the thing – the Turtles appear to have an idea about the frivolous stuff. Meanwhile, for the non-gathering, I think Green Akers has the right thought: a strong revolution of things, perhaps with it somewhat more vigorously weighted to Pitt.
There oughta be more Northwestern non-gathering games in New Britain – I’d cherish the arrival of home-and-homes with Boston School or, heck, perhaps a two-for-one with Armed force. At the end of the day, nothing turned out badly the last time we were there… East Coast ‘Felines fans travel alright, and it’d be good to go to Rentschler Field. What difference would it make. Who cares.
Regarding these contentions, Northwestern by and large goes the alternate way, thinking often more about a challenge than the “rivals”. However, screw Illinois.
BRT: I thought their opponent was Rutgers? Is it not?
Concerning East Coast schools I wish were on Nebraska’s timetable, I’d pick any individual who was 6-6 or more terrible last year, since I’m a practical individual. I have not a great explanation to pick any East Coast school, so my response is “anybody who is terrible enough that Nebraska could really have the option to complete the arrangement and rout them.” Football is so fun, you folks.
Rivalries I don’t want to think about… Kansas State no longer really qualifies, but because of proximity, it still feels somewhat present, in spite of a lack of actual on-field contests. I still recoil a bit when I see that purple wildcat (no, not the Northwestern one!) logo on someone’s “no I’m not compensating for anything my truck is just super tall and loud why do you ask?” truck or XXXL sweatshirt. That feud got pretty nasty in the 2000s, as you’d expect from a school that put a cat head on a human’s body and called it a mascot.
Townie: I love how salty the writers get when you don’t do the whole mid-western:
“Aww shucks the team will probably suck this year, the cows got bloat, and there’s a bad corn wilt going around…”
As for rivalries, it’s hard. I may write a longer piece about it. But in consulting duck duck go, I found this data: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/penn-state/head-to-head.html.
Teams we played more than 30 times are: Pitt (93), Syracuse (71), West Virginia (55), Maryland (45), Temple (45), Penn (43), Navy (37), Ohio State (36), Michigan State (35), Rutgers (32), and Iowa (31).
Pitt is the most balanced rival, with the games split 47-43-4. Syracuse is second at 43-23-5. The other top five are lopsided until you get to those pesky Quakers, who own the series 18-21-4.
Of those teams we played at least 30 times, Penn State is ahead in the all time series against all but Penn and Ohio State. And we are tied with Sparty at 17-17-1.
So who truly is Penn State’s opponent?
As a youngster, I got started up for West Virginia. Those games were generally fun. In the event that we’d had White Outs, thinking back to the 1980’s, we would’ve had them for the Eers. Discuss boisterous games and fans. The anecdotes about those excursions to Morgantown are the stuff of legend.
Yet, the genuine response is Pitt, likely. At the point when I was growing up, you generally saw “Shitt on Pitt” Shirts and “My Two Most loved Groups are Penn State and Anybody Who Plays Pitt” guard stickers.
Yet, that doesn’t advertise well with Pitt being an additionally ran ACC group and Penn State now in the B1G. Assuming we take a gander at the B1G groups with in excess of 30 gatherings, the series’ against Maryland and Rutgers are unbalanced – 41-3-1 and 30-2-1, separately. So that doesn’t actually work.
Ohio State and Michigan State both have laid out competitions, so they feel a piece created. Frankly, I like the Iowa contention, on account of the wrasslin’ tie in. Furthermore, they disdain us nearly as much as Maryland.
misdreavus79: Who do I consider a rival? Well, ranked:
1. Pitt. Has been, consistently will be. Without a doubt, they don’t play consistently any longer, yet while the training staff of the two schools spend many offseason tossing bows across each metaphorical lakes, you realize the fire is still there.
2. Ohio State. Here is the thing about cutting edge contentions: The manner in which you show it is by yelling from the housetops how little you care about them! So it doesn’t really irritate me that much that some Ohio State fans make a special effort to say it isn’t. That is decent and will keep on being not all bad for quite a while.
3. Maryland. I planned to put Michigan State as third, however the way that Maryland and Penn State are likewise cutthroat in b-ball places this one above for me. What’s more, here’s where we put the Ohio State thing in switch: Penn State fans go far out of their method for discussing how not an opponent Maryland is, yet go gander at the postgame strings for the twice they’ve lost to the Terps.
4. Michigan State. It’s one of those “cordial” competitions, yet the Spartans, in some measure lately, have regularly figured out how to demolish Penn State’s promising seasons (2017 and 18 ring a bell).
5. Iowa. This was another “friendly” rivalry, until last season. Now they can all go fuck themselves. 2023 can’t come soon enough.
6. Rutgers. Until Rutgers wins in football, this will be to a greater degree a ball thing. Be that as it may, hello, on the off chance that Minnesota can in any case guarantee Wisconsin as an opponent winning once like clockwork, then, at that point, Rutgers can be here as well, correct?
7. West Virginia/Syracuse/Sanctuary. These are groups Penn State used to play pretty frequently, each of the three of which are on the timetable in the approaching seasons, and all of which have a disproportionate history against the Lions. More so than Pitt, these are groups that get the more seasoned fanbase going, yet not such a great amount for the more youthful fans.
The manner in which I’d deal with the planning is very basic: Play Pitt 4 out of 10 years (doesn’t need to be sequentially), Cycle through the others One more 4 out of 10 years, and have an endlessly home with a forward thinking rival the other two years. You could actually go for seconds a few years and play two of them when you have five Major Ten home games.
To respond to the East Drift address without simply disgorging the opponents recorded above, could we reschedule the Virginia Tech series, now that Brent Pry is out there? Additionally, Virginia, pay the fuck up! Come get your beating you evading children of…
I don’t realize that there are any competitions left after the ones I referenced previously. Minnesota perhaps?
Zuzu: So this is about football. I don’t have areas of strength for such on this any longer, if Penn State needs to see themselves as “Unparalleled” then, at that point, no big deal either way. I will anyway plug this article I composed back in 2016 which records a lot of substantial thoughts. Yet, I think the Large Ten’s constrained, “You will be rivals with Maryland and Rutgers and you will LIKE it,” will work eventually. I think Maryland is a decent in-gathering competitor. Maryland has beaten them two times since they joined and there is still ill will from the no handshake thing. Furthermore, whether Penn State fans just let it out, they totally love beating Rutgers. Due to all the New Jersey individuals at Penn State and in light of the fact that we are New Jersey, a real opponent state to Pennsylvania. We disdain each other, for what reason couldn’t our leader schools? So assuming that Rutgers gets great, the fire is as of now there. I mean I surmise Pitt as well, state competitions are cool, yet they’re a decommissioned rival. In any case, yes I figure Pitt ought to join the Large Ten and reactivate it.
I couldn’t want anything more than to see Rutgers consistently plan Syracuse. That is an old fashioned rival I could get behind playing more. West Virginia would be cool as well. I planned to say UConn, yet they don’t merit authenticity and their football program requirements to pass on as of now.
I will say it. I think Rutgers and Indiana have something odd going on. Individuals say they don’t distinguish it in that frame of mind, over the web, buuuut we have a pretty evenish rivalry record since playing each other in the Huge Ten. They assumed they were liberated from being the meeting mat with the expansion of Rutgers, yet haven’t gotten that for themselves. I additionally think Penn State and Iowa is a fascinating easily overlooked detail.
Also, not a question you asked, but the best rivalries are those that have very different team colors. This is why I WANT Rutgers to become a true rival of Penn State.
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