Grantland's Unheralded Rivalry Report: Indiana vs. Purdue

Grantland's Unheralded Rivalry Report: Indiana vs. Purdue

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Mark Titus, aka The Shark aka The Rainmaker aka Club Trillion Godfather aka That Dude At The End Of The Bench While Conley And Oden Dominated And Evan Turner Did Whatever Even Turner Did, wrote a fantastic piece for Grantland on the IU-Purdue basketball rivalry. You should absolutely read it. Click here to read it. Then click there again from a different computer to show Grantland that this is not a f$&%ing game, son.

Here's how he describes the rivalry today:

The Rivalry’s Low Point

Kayfabe is a term used in professional wrestling to describe the suspension of disbelief and acceptance that what is playing out in front of the audience is 100 percent genuine. In other words, to stay true to kayfabe is to believe that Stone Cold could really kick his boss in the nuts on national TV every week and still keep his job. Well, in kayfabe, Purdue fans hate Tom Crean because he’s Indiana’s coach and hating everything Indiana is what it means to be a Purdue fan. Indiana fans hate Matt Painter for the same reason. In truth, Purdue fans hope Indiana never fires Crean and Indiana fans hope Painter signs a 50-year contract extension this summer. That’s all you really need to know about the current state of the rivalry.

10/10. Well done, Shark.

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