Better Sport: College or NFL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    NFL is all about money!
    So is big time college football, at least the NFL has greater transparency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    NFL is all about money!
    So is college, except the players don’t see any of the money. Even at lower levels in college, money is what matters. Why else do you think D3 teams bring in 100 freshman every year? Quick hint....it’s not for depth.

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    For me, NFL by a long shot. One reason is, I just don't have a college team I am passionate about. I might think differently if I did. I am passionate about the Bengals and I think that is a factor.

    With that being said, I do like watching college football and the Nebraska/Colorado game is a good one thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    So is big time college football, at least the NFL has greater transparency.
    I met the players perfect example Bell. College kids play for the love of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    I met the players perfect example Bell. College kids play for the love of the game.
    There’s no denying that college players love the game, especially those that know they won’t play as pros. But to say pros don’t love the games, is simply wrong. Football at the NFL is a year round grind to keep your body and mind prepared for the grind of a long, stressful season. Playing any pro sport is not something you can do (at least well or for very long) if you don’t love it. There are probably thousands of college players who love the game, that quit every year, because the grind isn’t worth it.

    Besides loving the game doesn’t mean you are are necessarily good at it, and certainly doesn’t make the overall product better. I love the game, but you won’t pay to watch me play college football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    I guess you havenít watched a game so far this week. The closest score has been a 3 TD win for Miss St over K-state. Or maybe last week where over half the winning teams put up over 40 points and almost 2/3 of the games were won by at least 3 TDís. Only 5 of the games involving top 25 teams last week could have been considered ďdecentĒ. Yes there are good college football games every week, but there are a TON of bad ones. Iíll sit through a thousand games like the Eagles-Falcons game before I sit through one college game where Ohio State, Clemson, or Oklahoma win by 6 or more touchdowns like they did last week.
    The thing about college football is there is always a good game somewhere. If the Eagles lost on Thursday they can still win the Super Bowl. If Clemson loses tonight their chances dramatically decrease. The fact that 1 loss can destroy your season is why I think itís a more enjoyable sport to watch. The storylines are built into the sport. As a Bengals fan the Eagles/ Falcons game has zero impact on me. As an Ohio State fan this A&M/ Clemson game has a huge impact on Ohio State if Clemson were to lose. Same with USC/ Stanford. The drama coupled with the pageantry is why I prefer college football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    The thing about college football is there is always a good game somewhere. If the Eagles lost on Thursday they can still win the Super Bowl. If Clemson loses tonight their chances dramatically decrease. The fact that 1 loss can destroy your season is why I think it’s a more enjoyable sport to watch. The storylines are built into the sport. As a Bengals fan the Eagles/ Falcons game has zero impact on me. As an Ohio State fan this A&M/ Clemson game has a huge impact on Ohio State if Clemson were to lose. Same with USC/ Stanford. The drama coupled with the pageantry is why I prefer college football.
    I get what you are saying, but those reasons don’t make it a better “product”. And to your point about losses, in years past what you said might be true, but it’s not necessarily true anymore. Early losses, even if they are bad ones, don’t always hurt you. Look at how many one loss champs we’ve had recently. Also, I’d agree that you can always find a good game. But that’s because there are close to 100 games every weekend. For every good game, there are 10 awful ones. You can also generally find a few good NFL games every Sunday. Like I said before, college footballs advantage is volume. Walmart does a lot of volume, but I generally don’t like shopping there.

    And that Ohio State-Rutgers game is a real nail biter

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    I get what you are saying, but those reasons don’t make it a better “product”. And to your point about losses, in years past what you said might be true, but it’s not necessarily true anymore. Early losses, even if they are bad ones, don’t always hurt you. Look at how many one loss champs we’ve had recently. Also, I’d agree that you can always find a good game. But that’s because there are close to 100 games every weekend. For every good game, there are 10 awful ones. You can also generally find a few good NFL games every Sunday. Like I said before, college footballs advantage is volume. Walmart does a lot of volume, but I generally don’t like shopping there.

    And that Ohio State-Rutgers game is a real nail biter
    I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to hold the number of games in college football every week against the sport when comparing it to the NFL. Obviously Clemson losing tonight doesn’t keep them out of the playoff, but it eliminates their margin of error. Ohio State isn’t going to have many nail biter games this year.

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    College football hands down. Especially SEC games. Watching the NFL vs college is almost as bad as watching the NBA over college. I watch (barely) the Bengals, but any other team does not interest me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I donít think itís necessarily fair to hold the number of games in college football every week against the sport when comparing it to the NFL. Obviously Clemson losing tonight doesnít keep them out of the playoff, but it eliminates their margin of error. Ohio State isnít going to have many nail biter games this year.
    My point in regards to volume, is that while you get a few good games every week, most arenít, and many Of those are absolutely terrible and unwatchable. You donít see NFL teams hanging 60 points on opponents. That happens 10 times every weekend in college. Outside of a couple marquis college games every week most are meaningless, and have zero impact on who wins the title. And there are some weeks that have no meaningful games. In the NFL, there are important division matchups every week, and even the worst teams sometimes win against better opponents and influence who makes the playoffs. The worst teams in college NEVER beat the best, and rarely even keep it close. From top to bottom, the NFL is better with more parity. Outside of the top 6or 7 college teams, the other 120 or so are just ok, and many of those are just brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I could easily give up watching the NFL without too much thought. I’m 100% a college football guy.

    That being said, the NFL is a better product, as a whole.
    This.

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    I’m college football all the way. I agree with what was said in the thread before about the NFL having an overall better product, but it seems like nearly every game is played the same way with exception to some teams being better at it and others obviously not being.

    It’s fair to say that it’s usually known who’s going to be the best nearly every year in college football, but there’s still a lot of unpredictable things that happen. I also think that there’s more passion in college football with many players, including those who will succeed at the next level, those who may have a chance, and those who won’t.

    Either way, if I was told that I only had a choice of watching one of them, it would clearly be college football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    For me, NFL by a long shot. One reason is, I just don't have a college team I am passionate about. I might think differently if I did. I am passionate about the Bengals and I think that is a factor.

    With that being said, I do like watching college football and the Nebraska/Colorado game is a good one thus far.
    I’m a college guy for the exact same reason. I sort of like the Vikings enough but that’s a carryover from when I was a kid and my lack of connections to Minnesota anymore means I just don’t really care.

    And in the end, I tend to prefer sports in-person to on TV, so when living in Louisville, I can go see college sports right down the road... that calculus isn’t about to change significantly for me I suppose.

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    I think the general consensus on here is that if you have a college team you’re a big fan of you prefer college. If you don’t have a team you’re attached to you probably prefer the NFL. It makes sense. So much of the NFL is tied into marketing of players from fantasy football, to jersey sales, etc. you can really enjoy the NFL without being a fan of a team. Whereas in college what’s marketing is the program. Fantasy college football isn’t really a thing (I know it exists, but it’s sort of tough with so many players), you can’t buy a Dwayne Haskins or Tua Tagovailoa jersey it’s just an Ohio State or Alabama jersey. Point being, if you don’t have a strong connection to a college program and you just want to watch high quality football the NFL is the most enjoyable way to do that.

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    I like both really well, but if I had to choose I would take the NFL. The biggest thing for me with college is the cream of the crop seem to be so much further ahead of the next 10-15 teams.

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