In the so-called rivalries of old, (Athens and Sparta, Britain and France, the United States and the Soviet Union), these actors have always been complete counterparts, with varying ideologies and opposite societal structures. Even the "old" sports rivalries, like that of the Celtics and the Lakers, encompass completely different teams in terms of location, ethnicity and style of play. But with the Steelers, I now realize the hatred stems from their eerie similarities to my beloved Ravens — a nauseating discovery. Both teams are hard-nosed, defensive-oriented, tough as hell and have run and gun offenses. They are located on the East Coast, have dark colors, have intense fans and are consistent playoff contenders. Not to mention both teams thrive on the leadership of their defense.