Welcome to PatsFans.com

Kind of OT: I need a college team to support

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by gomezcat, Jun 28, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,546
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    I want to start following College football next season and need a team to follow. Do I go for one with a cat nickname, a Catholic one as a sop to half my heritage (being of Irish descent), one that wears the colour red....? I started following the Pats because they wore a red uniform and because of the name. So, pitch your alma mater to me. All suggestions welcome. :D
    BTW, Miss Gcat wants to know if there are any Jewish ones.
     
  2. khayos

    khayos In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,673
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Wolverines!
     
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,927
    Likes Received:
    286
    Ratings:
    +781 / 18 / -23

    #24 Jersey

    The Belichick Light teams.

    Alabama with Saban.
    Notre Dame with Weiss.
    Florida with Meyer.

    They're my teams.
     
  4. TeamPats

    TeamPats On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Don't fall under the trap of supporting precious Michigan or OSU. You want a true blue collar and clean program with a world class coach. That college and coach is Penn State with Joe Paterno.

    As an example of how old school Joe is: This summer there was a confrontation in the street where some kid got in a player's gf's face and pushed her to the ground. So then the football player grabbed three teammates and followed the kid to a party where there was a fight. No serious injuries but certainly not something you should brag about. After hearing of this Joe Paterno as punishment has decided that all players, coaches, and staff will be responsible for cleaning up Beaver Stadium Sun mornings after games including himself as he saw it as reflection of a team problem of discipline. This duty is usually reserved for clubs who get paid $500 to help fund their activities. Joe has said that all $ will still go to the clubs who were signed up for the activity however they need not show as his team will handle the work. Also as a side note, the 4 players involved, 2 are suspended for the year and 2 are suspended for 4 games.

    That my friends is why PSU to me is the greatest program in College Football. A hardnosed coach who btw has the highest graduation rate among players in the Big 10 (tied with Northwestern). We may not win as much as we used to but we have never been prouder.
     
  5. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,499
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Boston College sounds like your best choice.
     
  6. Pats/Hokies Fan

    Pats/Hokies Fan On the Roster

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Virginia Tech Hokies. A strong blue-collar team that values strong defense & special teams. We lead the NCAA in non-offensive touchdowns in the last 10 years.

    And ESPN GameDay is down in Blacksburg the first week of the season.

    From ESPN GameDay crew :
    "After [the 1999 visits to Virginia Tech], our little traveling circus was never the same. The ante had been upped for every other school. Virginia Tech set the standard. We really have savored each visit since."
     
  7. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams pfadmins PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,957
    Likes Received:
    213
    Ratings:
    +582 / 50 / -8

    #75 Jersey

    You should root for the DAWGS!!

    The Univeristy of Georgia has an excellent football program, you might be familiar with a few of their alumni:

    Richard Seymour
    Ben Watson
    Patrick Pass

    Georgia is now one of the top 5 colleges represented on current NFL rosters

    other notable Dawgs:
    Terrel Davis
    Hines Ward
    Randy McMichael
    and of course, Herchel Walker

    Plus their team mascot is UGA!
    [​IMG]
    He lives here in Savannah, the current UGA is UGA VI, and he is an English Bulldog, get English.

    I'm stuck rooting for my alma mata, Syracuse, and they suck, so don't pick them.

    Georgia's biggest rival is Florida, they play every year in Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville (home of the Jags) and it is billed as "The world's largest outdoor ****tail party".


    Hers
     
  8. drpatriot

    drpatriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Word. Michigan Dave would agree with us also, I'm sure.
     
  9. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    University of Vermont!

    Go Cats Go!

    (ps--Hebrew College?)

    (pps--USC if you have fond memories of getting jacked and pumped)

    (ppps--if you like the coaching tree theory--Fresno State--Pat Hill or U of Iowa--Kirk Ferentz)
     
  10. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,311
    Likes Received:
    33
    Ratings:
    +78 / 2 / -0

    #75 Jersey

    You could do worse that going with one of the true originals, the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.

    Other recommendations, based on your criteria, that haven't been mentioned yet. I'm only adding teams that you have a chance of seeing on television, though:
    Clemson Tigers
    Auburn Tigers
    LSU Tigers
    Wisconsin Badgers
    Louisville Cardinals
    Pittsburgh Panthers
    Arizona Wildcats
    Maryland Terrapins
    Nebraska Cornhuskers
    Oklahoma Sooners
    Washington State Cougars (Red AND Cat, and the Alma Mater of Bledsoe)
    and of course, the South Carolina Cannot be mentioned on this site.

    If you're an Ullsterman, the Syracuse Orangemen are the logical choice, although they are definitely in a down cycle now.
     
  11. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I like Florida because Belichick is good friends with Meyer (and Donovan) and I like the way they play. Plus we have many Florida WRs. ;)
     
  12. BB_dynasty

    BB_dynasty On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    I don't like ND because I like Purdue, lol.

    But i like SEC teams like LSU because in my opinion, the SEC is the best conference, like the most talent.
     
  13. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I liked ND because of Charlie but they were just so damn overrated. They were surrounded by so much hype but got embarrassed by every decent team they faced.
     
  14. mtbykr

    mtbykr PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,007
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0 / -0

    #37 Jersey

    Nebraska!:rocker: My mom's side of the family is from there so I grew up vacationing out there watching them practice (in August) during the Irving Fryar days!

    You like red?:D


    [​IMG]
     
  15. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,673
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0

    There's only one college team you can support Gomez and you know who it is....


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Welker83

    Welker83 On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Choose an SEC school. Most of the other conferences are just jokes or shells of their former selves. And don't pick georgia, they have been The gators Biznitches for the last few years...
     
  17. zarakotas5

    zarakotas5 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I like the Georgia pick, for big schools. They're competitive in an elite conference, but not dominant (right now). Should provide lots of tension, close games, reason to be involved, etc...Plus, every once in a while they are National Championship contenders. Always have lots of future pros, which is fun to see, too.
     
  18. BWareofDWare

    BWareofDWare Practice Squad Player

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Boston College
     
  19. Aqua4Ever04

    Aqua4Ever04 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,934
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Washington Huskies! :D

    Once a proud program, the Huskies have stepped back a bit and are losing solid Washington recruits to California schools and ever the Oregon schools. Ty Willingham is working to get this rich program back to the prominice it once had and with freshman quarterback Jake Locker on the roster, they're on their way. :D
     
  20. zarakotas5

    zarakotas5 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Plus, they're the best deal in the country. Always rival the Ivies in research grants, yet the in-state tuition is ~ 1/4 of room & board fees for a NE school.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>