Am I a fan of college or professional sports rivalries? No. They are missing the larger picture of the point of education. Read the following quote now, and you shall see what I mean when I say that if the United States of America doesn't become united again, then any force shall make it crumble. Sports isn't the issue, but a symptom of a larger disease.
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." -Honest Abe