College vs. The NFL
I have been thinking lately about college football vs the NFL. Which is better? Which provides more passion? I know for me it is college football all the way. There is so much passion involved because no one already has a check in the bank. The only thing on the line is pride instead of more money. This to me is what makes college football more exciting to watch.
There is no loyalty in the NFL. College football is all about loyalty.
This quote is taken from an article written by Ivan Maisel. It lists 20 reasons why college football is better than the NFL. Another reason college football is so exciting has to do with the playbook and the traditions. Where else are you going to see such a wide vary of offenses then college? Some teams run the spread, while others the I formation. This makes college football more interesting to watch because you don't know what is going to happen. Could be an option outside, or perhaps a deep throw down field while in the NFL its all about running the ball down your throat. Tradition is another aspect that makes college football special. "Dotting the I" at Ohio State, Checkerboard in-zones, and even the excitement of marching bands and theme songs. These traditions make college football exciting, and therefore more fun to watch. Don't get me wrong, I love to watch the NFL, but I LOVE to turn the t.v on, on Saturday.
The appeal of college football is rooted in the simple notion that your team represents you, your state, your alma mater, your youth. The NFL represents -- what, exactly? A bunch of 25-year-old millionaires who will dump your town the minute their agent secures a better offer.