eftda wrote:The Artful Dodger wrote:The Dodgers/Giants rivalry ever since it came to California is pretty intense (I could imagine more so when both teams were situated in NY), but I think aside from a few incidents (i.e. a Giants fan being killed by a Dodger fan in '03, Steve Finley's walk-off pennant-winning grand slam in '04), the rivalry isn't that unfriendly, in my opinion. You'll still hear trash talk or harsh words exchanged between Dodger and Giants fans at the games that turns into a matter of why Norcal is better than Socal and vice versa, but that's all really. I remember when I was in college, campus seemed to be flooded with Giants fans and/or Norcal natives and it seemed like some or most of them were so snobbish, they didn't want to mix any verbal jabs at you. While there's a rivalry, I find that there's this prevailing Californian attitude of "I won't mess with you if you don't mess with me" which kind of waters down the intensity of it all. But that's just me, seeing how I look at soccer rivalries in Europe and South America as the yardstick as to what makes a rivalry filled with bad blood.
Giants fans are snobbish because they didn't mix any verbal jabs???
I said, "some or most" of the kids I knew back in college from Norcal, from my experience, just seemed disinterested for a healthy verbal fight. They'll say something like "L.A. sucks", leave it at that, and regard whatever else you say afterwards as thin air. Other than that, I've met Giants fans who do like to mix it up, thankfully, which does add vitality and health to a rivalry.