(Insert recap of one of the least-enjoyable games ever here)
Ok, now that that's over with, let's move onto this week.
Hipster Wars (click for definition of "hipster). That's all I think of when I think of Seattle vs Portland. I was watching a top ten countdown of the best NFL rivalries on the NFL network and I realized there are a few necessary ingredients to having a decent rivalry (I will use Ravens vs. Steelers to prove my point):
- A common trait that two entities share that distinguishes them from everyone else, e.g., Ravens and Steelers are both defensive minded teams
- Excelling ability in those traits, e.g., Both the Ravens and Steelers are consistently top 10 defenses
- A primary point of contention between the two entities, e.g., battle for the AFC North