When it comes to the argument for the biggest and best college football rivalry, there are really only two candidates – Ohio State vs. Michigan, dubbed “The Game’, and Alabama vs. Auburn, dubbed “The Iron Bowl”. There are a number of other important yearly matchups, like USC vs. Notre Dame, Texas vs. Oklahoma, South Carolina vs. Clemson and Florida vs. Florida State, but most would argue that they’re all second tier compared to the other two.
Well, Buckeyes fans are starting to think that their rivalry with the Wolverines is on its own level. After seeing Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron take to Twitter to openly root for Auburn during the BCS National Championship Game, they’ve been letting him know how they feel. Check this out:
— keeweenaz (@keely2123) January 7, 2014
This is why Ohio State-Michigan is the best rivalry in college sports. You don’t see us rooting for each other.
— Amedeo Della Valle (@Ame_DV_33) January 7, 2014
.@10AJMcCarron‘s tweets are one of the main reasons why I don’t like the SEC. I would never root for Michigan…ever
— Josh Poloha (@JorshP) January 7, 2014
LOL. “@10AJMcCarron: Listen I will always love Alabama & be a fan but I root for Auburn when they are playing people out of the SEC.”
— Block O (@OSUBlockO) January 7, 2014
— Nick (@milligann7) January 7, 2014
@10AJMcCarron no no no you would never hear of an OSU fan cheering for Michigan….EVER you do not cheer for auburn or tn is u r a Tide fan.
— Stephanie (@stephdriskell) January 7, 2014
— mike penix (@penix30) January 7, 2014
— Eric Lynch (@the_1st_mimzee) January 7, 2014
After that @10AJMcCarron tweet I never want to hear someone say the Iron Bowl is a bigger rivalry than The Game
— Garrett Linquist (@glinquist09) January 7, 2014
— Matthew Gaskill (@MatthewGaskill) January 7, 2014
— Matt Garrett (@Matt44G) January 7, 2014
WHAT?! “@10AJMcCarron: Listen I will always love Alabama & be a fan but I root for Auburn when they are playing people out of the SEC.”
— Mattaritaville (@Mattaritaville) January 7, 2014
— Brandee N. (@brandeelee7) January 7, 2014
Whether or not you agree with McCarron’s decision to take his rooting interests public, one thing is for sure. Alabama and Auburn’s fan bases are not fond of each other, regardless of how their players feel.