This is one war no one’s going to protest. For old-fashioned rivalry, nothing beats the purity of Army-Navy football, fought tooth and nail since 1890, though a near-duel between an admiral and general after the 1893 game stopped the “battle” for five years. The series is tight and neither has been ranked nationally for years, but each autumn they fight to the finish.
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The rivalry between the Union and Confederate is the only one that can compare.from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2004