Football has clearly become America’s favorite sport. The only question is which do you prefer, the NFL or the college game?
For me, college football rules. Oh, I love pro football, too. But here’s why the colleges do it better. 1. Rivalries. There are a few pro rivalries, but almost every college has that one opponent that they just can’t stand – and a win in that game makes the season. 2. Marching bands. 3. The cheerleaders are good looking girls, not out-of-work pole dancers. 4. Bowl games. 5. The entire season is a playoff, every regular season game matters.
Oh, and there’s more. 6. The weekly polls that make everyone crazy. 7. The ESPN hype machine. 8. The Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the Red River Rivalry, The Backyard Brawl, and the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. 9. And every team has at least a few actual “student athletes” on the team. Well, except in the SEC.
10. Notre Dame’s “Victory March.” 11. Michigan’s “The Victors.” 12. Georgia Tech’s “Ramblin Wreck from Georgia Tech.” 13. Navy’s “Anchor’s Away.” 14. “On, Wisconsin.” 15. And, of course, the granddaddy of them all, “Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hi.”
(By the way. Brazil, Britain, Italy – you play soccer. That manly sport where you hold your hands over the jewels in a penalty kick. Try that in REAL football, and you’d be laughed out of the stadium. And we don’t think deadly riots are much fun, either.)
Today’s video: The most amazing play in college football history, on my birthday in 1982, the California Bears defeated the Stanford Marching Band on the last play of the game.