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Tragedy brings Tigers, Tide together

Originally Published: May 4, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

It isn't a rivalry. Ohio State-Michigan is a rivalry. USC-UCLA is a rivlary. Texas-Oklahoma is a rivalry.

Alabama-Auburn is an all-consuming football holy war. It is more primal, more organic and more self-defining than anything else in college sports. It's forgotten more about intensity and an addiction to bragging rights than, say, Florida-Florida State or West Virginia-Pitt will ever know.

Forget about table manners; it doesn't have any. It also doesn't care what you think ...

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