Beat LA!: Upstart Kings Re-Ignite Dormant Rivalry with the Sharks

January 5th, 2010 by Jason Figueiredo-Dumpit Leave a reply »

“Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA!”

Anyone that has attended a Bay Area sporting event where the away team is a despised squad from Southern California has heard and hopefully partaken in this cheer.

There is no love lost between Southern and Northern California and fans from each region have no problems giving a willing participant an earful on why their brand of California is so much better than the other.   

The cheer stems from and is most powerfully felt between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  When these two teams get to together, the loathing between blue and orange is so vivid that it is like watching James Cameron’s Avatar…but drunk.

So, not only are you amazed by the tension flying around, but you also aren’t afraid to throw a drink at some loudmouthed, overly intoxicated buffoon.

Over the years, the San Jose Sharks rivalry with a Southern California team has come from the sticks of the Anaheim Ducks. 

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