BC on BU, BU on BC
Dumb things they say about us, and yeah, what we say about them
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In the video above, random thoughts between a campus in Boston and a campus that pretends it’s in Boston.
For a couple of schools with a lot in common, Boston University and Boston College sure don’t seem to like each other much.
We share the same avenue, gripe about the same B Line, take turns winning the NCAA hockey championship, even get mistaken for each other by unfamiliar out-of-towners. But ask BU students which school they’d most like to beat (at pretty much anything) and you’ll hear two letters: BC.
It’s Boston’s most famous regional rivalry, not quite on a par with the Red Sox and Yankees, but head and shoulders above even the fiercest high school foes. As for other university competitions, everyone else clearly is in a lesser league. Northeastern? Suffolk? Please.
The contention is rooted in long tradition, but also in conceptions, preconceptions, and misconceptions. And every so often, it’s fun to check in and see if any of those notions, from preposterous to downright insulting, have changed.
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