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Martha's Vineyard Vs. Nantucket: The History Of A Football Rivalry 26:26
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This is a June 1998 NASA handout photo showing Cape Cod, the island of Martha's Vineyard, left, and the island of Nantucket, left-bottom, in a view from space. (AP Photo/NASA)
This is a June 1998 NASA handout photo showing Cape Cod, the island of Martha's Vineyard, left, and the island of Nantucket, left-bottom, in a view from space. (AP Photo/NASA)

To get your mind off all of this heat and high humidity, let's transport you to a different place during a different time of year: out on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket... in November.

You can imagine it: cold, gray, white-caps flecking the dark seas.

The ferries have cut back, and the islands are on their own; as one writer once put it, bleak but beautiful in their "battened-down autumnal phase."

Yet here, in the off-season, when most "off-islanders" think there isn't much to do, the residents of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket prepare themselves for the biggest moment of the season: their storied football rivalry.

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This segment aired on July 17, 2012.

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