College football creates and instills more passion out of players, coaches, and most definitely fans than any other American sport. I’m not making an argument for the popularity of college football compared to the NFL – because I do think on a national scale the NFL does get more viewers in a season. What I am saying – is that the passion surrounding a college football Saturday simply is on another level and cannot be matched by any other sport in our country. Why is this? Am I just completely biased because I have been a Michigan Wolverine fan my entire life? Yes, to some degree I am. Let’s get a solid list going of why college football instills more passion and – yes I am going here – is better than the NFL or any other professional sport for that matter.
EVERY game matters. You simply cannot afford to lose a single game or else your national championship hopes take a serious hit. I’ve seen plenty of playoff bound NFL teams sleepwalk through games. You simply will not see this type of play in the college ranks. The NBA, please, unless you are loyal to a specific team it’s almost not worth watching until the playoffs start.
The rivalries. You can’t tell there are more rivalries in any other sport besides college football. Let’s face it – Michigan and Ohio State might be the best rivalry that exists in all of sports. For every loss that takes place, in the back of the losing team’s mind, they know that they have to wait for an entire year to avenge that loss. And it stings, pisses people off, you’re walking down your street naked after losing a bet, fights break out, friends becom พนันออนไลน์ enemies, and it goes on and on and on – for 365 days until it’s time to suit up for the next game in the series.
The emotion. Walk a college campus the week before a huge game. It’s what everybody is talking about. There is a certain tension in the air – as each fan knows they are about to pour so much of their own energy into Saturday’s festivities.
The rankings. Let’s face it. When your team is returning 17 starters and last year you finished up at 10-2 coming off a big bowl win – you are scouring the internet in early April for some obscure preseason rankings just to find out what website or magazine has your squad ranked the highest.
The tradition. Tradition is littered across the college football landscape. It loiters on the street corners, in pre-game festivities, in half-time marching band performances, in post-game rituals, each big rivalry game brings countless traditions.
The loyalty. Loyalty to a certain team may run for generations in a family. I will forever have a place in my heart for the University of Dayton – where I spent 4 great years of my life. Whether you move far far away or stay in your hometown – you have deep-rooted passion and care for your team. Absolute loyalty to your Alma Matter or that team that your family has rooted on for generations is not subject to change and becomes a part of your lifestyle every fall.