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UConn Football Creates “Civil Conflict” Rivalry With UCF, Forgets To Inform UCF

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College football rivalries are the epitome of everything amateur athletics is intended to be. Army-Navy. LSU-Alabama. Alabama-Auburn. Michigan-Ohio State. Oklahoma-Texas. Harvard-Yale. All are rivalries filled with tradition and an unbeatable atmosphere.

When your football team has been relegated to levels of obscurity that require association with the American Athletic Conference, there is, understandably, a glaring lack of excitement within the program. Livening up the atmosphere can’t hurt, but if those attempts at arousing excitement end in embarrassment, the program is hurt rather than helped.

UConn’s football program wasn’t too hot last season. They won a total of two games. One of those games was a three-point victory over the mighty Stony Brook Sea Wolves. The other slightly more respectable win was a victory over the UCF Knights. UConn pulled the win out of their ass, but it all counts the same. Naturally, the coaches decided something electrifying must be born of this shocking victory. The “Civil Conflict” was born.

It’s a great looking trophy. The countdown clock would only add to its appearance of legitimacy. The only problem with this rivalry was that the supposed “rival” was left in the dark about the entire thing.

You read that correctly. UConn simply decided they wanted a rival, and UCF happened to be the lucky victim. The stupidity and absurdity of this decision is pretty damn great, but the intriguing part of it all is that a crew of college football coaches believed the creation of a trophy and rivalry out of thin air had a chance in hell at gaining any momentum. There is undoubtedly a correlation between these morons and the downfall of the decrepit UConn football program.

Stick to basketball, UConn.

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Bogey Wells

Bogey Wells is a Senior Freelance Writer for TFM News and a former summer pledge intern at TFMHQ. His Spotify playlists are pure garbage. Email:

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