Passion, tradition elevate college football over NFL
Passion, tradition and rivalries are just the most obvious reasons college football beats the NFL, writes Ivan Maisel.
The request to provide 20 reasons college football is better than the NFL is not a fair one.
How can anyone defend the humdrum nature of 110,000 screaming fashion-forward (orange, I hear, is hot) Tennessee fans against parity (NFL motto: Excellence just gets in the way)?
How can anyone justify the depth of antipathy that Ohio State and Michigan fans have for each other when compared to the thrills of a Houston-Jacksonville game in October (or the rematch three weeks later)?
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College football vs. NFL
• Maisel: 20 reasons college rules
• Pasquarelli: 20 reasons the NFL rules
• Forde: Survey says ...
• Curry: Life in the zoos
• Analysts, experts weigh in
• Vote: Best atmosphere?
• Vote: Best rules?
• Rank the coaches: College to NFL
• Rank the coaches: NFL to college
• Mailbag: Your thoughts?
• Saunders: College game is the best
• Schlereth: NFL does it better