College football vs NFL
So this year I found out that Eurosport is broadcasting a weekly college game. Last Saturday it was Umass vs Michian and boy was I impressed. This is what I think the NFL should be about. Well not everything. But I really loved to see the spectators wearing yellow shirts, almost made the hole tribune yellow. The Fans having chants or well did things with their arms in tact with eachother.
I yet have to see that in a NFL game...
One thing that amazed me aswell was the stadium size of the College team. I don't get why they have such a big stadium when they aren't a NFL team. You would think that those that plays in the best league would have the biggest stadium aswell. Is it free to go to college games unlike the NFL which from my point of view are very expensive.
Overall I think if based on the atmosphere I would rather attend to a college game than a NFL game. This is ofcause only seen through the telly, so it might give a wrong impressions but that's how I feel watching the games.
Originally Posted by ZifanQ
I can attest that the tailgating at a University of Hawaii game is epic, and the atmosphere inside is amazing. Price is anywhere from $20 to $40 per seat.
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And (theoretically) college players aren't paid.
Some games are just legendary. I want to go to "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party", Florida vs. Georgia.
Yeah, college games are a big difference then NFL ones. But to be fair...the game you saw, Michigan has the LARGEST College FB Stadium in the world, "The Big House," at 109,901 seating capacity. Still, alot of the College Powerhouses have stadiums that are close to that size, and fans are just as wild and passionate as well.
Originally Posted by ZifanQ
The reason why there is a difference is history plus capacity. Compare the Big House's capacity of 110k vs Soldier Field's 61,5k...thats a difference of 50k spectators, makes a huge difference. Also, most FBS Colleges have had football programs of 100 years or more, and are embedded in those communities (A Major College just cant uproot and move to a different state like pro teams do). So you have a LONG history of sports in college schools, combined with a long history of rivalries and classic games, so you have generations of passion for certain college teams. Compare that with the NFL, where you have teams that havent even been around for 10,20,40 years with stadiums just over half the capacity of college ones, this is why College games seem more wild.
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