When I used to watch Dodger-Giants games with my Giants friends/fans, I loved to bust their balls about what a dump Candlestick was, about Barry Bond's swollen head, and about the Giants not winning a World Series after they moved to SF. But, the Giants moved into one of the nicer new baseball stadiums, Manny got busted for steroids, and now the Giants actually won a World Series without the earth swallowing up the stadium first.
Originally Posted by Manton
USC-Notre Dame is real. USC and UCLA could give a shit about Cal and Stanford though. May as well not exist.
Yes, UCLA and USC don't really care about Cal and Stanford. And, I would argue that SC fans don't want to see an increasingly irrelevant ND lose out their games, if only to boost up SC's strength of schedule. But, LA Dodgers-SF Giants, for me, is just different. If the Dodgers couldn't win the pennant, then I wanted to see the Dodgers play spoiler and deny the Giants the pennant. As fans, we're usually more wrapped up in these rivalries than the players, But, Jackie Robinson chose retirement rather than play for the Giants.