Why The Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns Rivalry Or The Turnpike Rivalry/Turnpike War The Oldest Rivalry And Most Storied In The AFC?

Or The American Football Conference (History) And The History Of The NFL As A Whole Because Of Ohio And Pennsylvania Are Like These Two Geographical States And If Your A Cleveland Or A Pittsburgh Native This Rivalry Is Damn Sacred (As Of 2019)

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    It is a rivalry that started in Tue 1940's when The All American Football Conference (AAFC) was merged into the National Football League. The Cleveland Browns quickly showed The NFL why they were the best team in The All American Football Conference by whipping every team in The NFL including The Defending NFL Champion Philadelphia Eagles. As you know, this rivalry goes back 70 Years, so it pre-dates the American Football League (AFL) and The American Football Conference. There are older rivalries in The NFL, for example Steelers vs. Eagles goes back to 1932.

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  • 8 months ago

    Considering neither team even STARTED in the AFC it's hard to listen to this build up idea. Also the "turnpike Rivalry/Turnpike War"? Who dreamed that up? I'm from the Pittsburgh area and NEVER heard it called that. This Rivalry ISN'T damn sacred as of 2019 because the Browns just aren't there. You want to see a REAL division rival for the Steelers look East where the Browns moved to, yeah the Baltimore Ravens. 

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  • Bob
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    8 months ago

    This rivalry may be the oldest in the AFC, but it's not the most storied,and there is not even close to the oldest and most storied in the history of the NFL, Green Bay versus Chicago is older and a lot more storied.

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