5 Reasons College Football is Superior to the NFL

1. Fans Don’t Wear Jerseys

This isn’t entirely true, because fans of some schools tend to wear jerseys more than others, but when looking at college football as a whole versus the NFL, there are far more jersey-wearers in NFL stadiums. Wearing a jersey to a football games is a terrible trend typically reserved for plumbers, rappers or wanna-be rappers (no offense to these respected professions).

2. Better Male / Female Ratio

Unless you attend a school like Georgia Tech, the beautiful co-eds are one of the best reasons to attend college. Every Saturday in the fall these co-eds are on display. Take a tour of college campuses in the south, and you’ll likely be admiring the well-dressed female fans off the field more than you will the actual play taking place on the field.

This is not the case in the NFL. Often times the only good looking women in the stadium are the cheerleaders on the field or the wives of the men sitting in the suites.

3. Lack of Parity


Parity is the most overrated aspect of professional sports. Parity means all teams are essentially on equal footing making a league more competitive. College football has very little parity when you look across the entire country.

Even if your team is having a down year, you can count on a few cupcake games where you run up the score on a bunch of rejects. This enables three things. First, it allows average teams to reach bowl eligibility, which enables them to make an ass of themselves during late December/early January. Second, it provides a reminder that there is another team out there that’s way worse than your team. Lastly, it makes you think that you could have played college football because you have to be better than the 5’2 guy playing safety for that cupcake team.

Instead of criticizing the lack of parity in college football, let’s be honest with ourselves and start acknowledging that we love it.

4. Better Tailgating

While drinking beer and eating chili in a cold parking lot outside a stadium can be enjoyable, NFL tailgating is pretty mediocre compared to college tailgating. Tailgating in college football is bigger than the game itself. Every open space on entire college campuses and in entire college towns is turned into a tailgating event during a gameday weekend. Heck, die-hard tailgaters roll into town mid-week with RVs and tailgate for 4 or 5 days straight.

In college, you even have a small group of fans that do nothing but tailgate. Literally. They don’t even go to the games. You probably know one of these gentlemen. They are outstanding people. They tailgate all day, watch the game on a television outside the stadium or engage in some other worthwhile activity, and then resume with the rest of the fans after the game. Their focus is singular. Tailgating is their passion.

5. Inter Conference Warfare


Perhaps the biggest difference between college and pro football is that in college it’s not just enough to beat a team, you have to beat their conference. In recent years, you even try to put opposing conferences out of business.

Conference pride is big in college football. If your team isn’t playing, college fans will still root for the team representing their conference. This is very different than any other sport. When is the last time you heard a baseball fan root for the NL East?

Even more awesome is the convergence of business and conference pride in recent years. Yes, we’re talking about conference realignment. Nowadays, it’s not enough to have a better win/loss record against another conference. Now, conferences try to steal the best teams from other conferences and force them to go under. Without an overarching central authority, conferences are autonomous entities. Their gain is often at the expense of another conference. When the SEC fan is rooting against the ACC, they’re not just looking for on-the-field victory; they are looking for the ACC to go under and for entire athletic programs to vanish. This has led to a whole new dimension of being a fan.

    1. Joran van der Frat

      What kind of half-retard gets rejected from Oregon? Their acceptance rate is like 80%.

      12 years ago at 6:36 pm
    2. TauPhiDOmega

      There’s none of this “cheer for you conference” bullshit when the ducks are playing. Also, their greek life is just California school rejects. Fuck ’em.

      12 years ago at 9:47 pm
    3. Geordi La Frat

      Everyone above me is NF. University of Washington, fratting harder than any school in the country since 1861. Get on my level.

      12 years ago at 11:00 pm
    4. rockytop1

      Got to love this conversation of the geediest part of the football landscape. When it’s all said and done Pac-12, your’re still voting for Obama geeds.

      12 years ago at 8:23 am
    5. fratrick_star1913

      I’d rather have a bunch of liberal hippies running around than dumbass rednecks such as yourselves. Go fuck your sister, that is if your cousin isn’t doing so already.

      12 years ago at 11:02 am
    6. holdin pee in for u

      It’s funny how everyone from the south thinks there are only liberals in the north. Why don’t you ignorant fucks take your heads out of your asses for a sec and think about the upper class in the north. Do you really think they want their hard earned money to be taken away? That’s a fuckin joke. Not everyone is doing yoga and sipping venti lattes while reading michael moore’s new propaganda. Just because you are from somewhere doesn’t mean you associate with such activities. Now I’m sure not everyone in the south fucks their sisters or lives in a swamp.

      12 years ago at 2:56 pm
    7. Brobert F Kennedy

      Talking shit about the West coast is not a North-South thing. It’s an East-West thing. California is another failed state victim of communism like the Soviet Union and North Korea. While there are plenty of red blooded conservatives in the Golden State, they’re rapidly fleeing to Texas to protect their assets before they get devoured by a cash hemorrhaging hellhole. Plus Seattle is the fucking Geed capital of the world and those fucking hipster d bags bring down the whole state and frankly the entire pacific rim job.

      12 years ago at 6:54 pm
    8. anon7472974648

      Sure, the politics of California suck, but anyone who hasn’t made the trip out to Palo Alto and Napa Valley, or who hasn’t played Pebble Beach, is missing out big time. Most beautiful place in the country.

      12 years ago at 7:11 pm
  1. George Fratton

    Parity is the product of revenue sharing, which is the product of socialism

    12 years ago at 4:54 pm
  2. Frat So Hard U

    I can’t stand the queers that go around preaching how the NFL is the best. Seasons are made or broken every Saturday in college. 1st week to last. You cannot TRY to match the intensity of it. It’s truly an atmosphere like no other. Some of the greatest memories from my childhood came from witnessing nailbiting finishes, exhilirating upsets, heartbreaking losses, and improbable comebacks. It’s more than a game. God Bless it.

    12 years ago at 4:58 pm
    1. Halls_Of_Ivy

      ^Is there a reason you coined your name, presumably something you take pride in, after an NFL team and not your college team?

      12 years ago at 8:21 pm
    2. frat1990

      People say that College Football doesn’t have a playoff, but if you lose a game in Week 3, chances are very high that you won’t be playing for the NC in January. That’s very much a playoff, just all season.

      12 years ago at 10:49 pm
    3. Year Around Frat

      I’m upset when my NFL team loses, I’m heartbroken when my college team does.

      12 years ago at 11:44 pm
    1. Mashholder Stu

      sarah lawrence university, they frat pretty hard, not as hard as the sec but still pretty high up there

      12 years ago at 9:23 pm
    2. Palmetto1856

      Except they are wearing orange, and the tailgate tent clearly says Clemson on it… but nice try.

      12 years ago at 9:35 pm
    3. Jon M Fratsman

      Maybe if “Sarah Lawrence University” was a real place, they could have a Sigma Chi chapter. As it stands right now however Sarah Lawrence College is a tiny school in NY with no Greek life whatsoever.

      12 years ago at 9:38 pm
    4. Mashholder Stu

      ^^are you questioning sarah lawrence as being a real place? because you proved yourself wrong during the second part of your comment. sarah lawrence is a sister school to clemson, their athletes can play for clemson but still have scholarship money to go to sarah lawrence. I don’t see what you mean nice try, I’m not trying to prove anything I’m just trying to say sarah lawrence has a greek life that not a lot of people know about.

      12 years ago at 9:57 pm
    5. Mashholder Stu

      sarah lawrence was the all womens college, and then clemson was the one that was co-ed. but it was kind of a bad spot on sarah lawrence for not letting in guys, and they were sued by a male applicant in ’96 so it was brushed under the rug, and you won’t really be able to read about how clemson used to be the all guys school online

      12 years ago at 10:51 pm
    6. Mashholder Stu

      so finding the connection between the two schools would be almost impossible, nice try^^ palmetto. NF

      12 years ago at 10:52 pm
    7. BrovWade

      Nobody fucking believes you at this point, you think there are people that go to school in New York but play on a D1 sports team in South Carolina? Sarah Lawrence has their own sports program.

      12 years ago at 12:51 pm
    8. BrovWade

      This is getting ridiculous, you’re obviously trolling but whatever. These guys are tailgating at Clemson for a football game, no fraternity from New York (even though there is no greek life at Sarah Lawrence) is going to go all the way down to Clemson to tailgate.

      12 years ago at 1:58 pm
    9. Mashholder Stu

      I’m not trolling I’m DKE at sarah lawrence, and this picture was taken in new york, I know because I was there

      12 years ago at 2:15 pm
    10. Mashholder Stu

      that says they go to greek parties at NYU, that website isn’t legit, because NYU doesnt even have a greek scene. strike 1 ehhhhhhhhhhhhh

      12 years ago at 3:23 pm
    11. Mashholder Stu

      George “Dubya” Bush, however, never fit in with the Bonesmen and has only visited the island once. S&B supposedly chooses the members of each Yale class who are most likely to become successful and powerful; Dubya spent his college years cutting class to play rugby and then became president of his fraternity. “He was basically tapped as a courtesy,” Throwaway explains. Not surprising; he was also made President of the United States as a courtesy.

      12 years ago at 6:23 am