5 annual college football rivalries that need a nickname right meow

Sam Pittman, Arkansas Razorbacks, Mike Leach, Mississippi State Bulldogs. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Sam Pittman, Arkansas Razorbacks, Mike Leach, Mississippi State Bulldogs. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Every college football rivalry deserves a cool nickname, even if the rivalry is not yet great.

College football is defined by tradition, pageantry and its many unforgettable rivalry games.

But for every Iron Bowl, there is a Civil Conflict. Not every trophy can be as sacred as the Floyd of Rosedale. What is important is circling that date on your calendar every single year with your annual opponent. Although you may not respect your foe, much like the New England Patriots do not with the New York Jets twice a year, a rivalry is still a rivalry, whether you like it or not, bro.

Since these teams either play annually, or are about to soon, these rivalries “deserve” a nickname.

5 college football rivalries that deserve an amazing nickname right meow

5. Georgia Tech vs. Louisville: Geeks and Beaks, or Nerds and Birds, or whatever

With the ACC going to a 3-5-5 format after this season, the Ramblin’ Wreck of Georgia Tech will have to play Louisville annually the next four years. While we could call this budding rivalry Deep Blue Something, they don’t even have Breakfast at Tiffany’s in common. With serious Revenge of the Nerds vibes going on, we bring you Geeks and Beaks, Nerds and Birds, or whatever you want!

Admittedly, this rivalry’s nickname is a work in progress, but one that is sure to go over about as well as Geoff Collins’ tenure on The Flats has. And it is okay if the nickname is quite embarrassing, as Louisville has made quite the history of that. From all that is Bobby Petrino, to Rick Pitino’s on-campus brothel denial, to punting on its pizza-maker’s stadium naming rights, what is shame?

As toe meets leather at Bobby Dodd not one second after noon, it will be one-third full with two-thirds of that crowd wearing Cardinals red. While all the engineers will be studying, the Birds with Teeth will come to play. Though this rivalry could technically be called The Birds and Bees, there will be nothing sexually arousing from this afterthought of an emerging ACC football rivalry game.

Great academics or good football be damned, this game can only be shown on The ACC Network.