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Patriots-Jets Bigger Than Red Sox-Yankees?

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Ezra Shaw /Allsport

Ezra Shaw /Allsport

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BOSTON (CBS) – With all the talk of Patriots-Jets this week, is the rivalry now on par – or bigger than – Red Sox-Yankees?

George Vecsey of The New York Times thinks so. Here’s what he wrote Thursday:

“This is going to sound like heresy, but for sheer intrigue, bombast and bad vibrations, the feud between the Jets and the Patriots is surpassing that cute little rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox. “

He points out all of the defections between the teams since 1994, the year Robert Kraft bought the Patriots.

Bill Parcells, Pete Carroll, Bill Belichick, Eric Mangini, Curtis Martin and Danny Woodhead have all switched sides.

Vecsey also notes:

“(The Jets and Patriots) have a 51-51 won-lost record with one tie, going back to 1960.”

Yes, the Patriots have won three Super Bowls since ’94 and the Jets haven’t been to one since winning it in 1969.

But has this reached the level of Yankees-Red Sox between the cities?

Here’s the basic definition of rivalry:

Competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.

What do you think?

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