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Red River Rivalry rooted in revenge

Originally Published: August 18, 2009
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The first rule to remember about revenge is that it is the mother's milk of college football rivalries. In a sport in which rivals play only once a season, it takes a year to get even -- a very long year.

The second rule to remember is that the bigger the rivalry, the greater the revenge. Ask Alabama fans how it felt to end Auburn's six-year winning streak last year. Ask Notre Dame fans how it felt to beat USC (you should live so long).

The third rule is that revenge, by definition, ...

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