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  1. PatsWickedPissah

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    Don't hate college football, but with all large discretionary time that I spend on the Patriots there's no time to spend following college teams. I do have a life, a family and other non-football interests.

    Probably comes from going to a Division III college in New England.
     
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    I agree I hate College Football but I do follow 2 teams that I like which are Notre Dame and Louisville

    BTW - Who is the A-Hole who gave this thread a 1 star rating?
     
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    Thats another thing I don't like about college football, the many schools who run high school style option offenses. I mean gimme a break, WTF is that?
     
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    I cant' stand college football as well... Find it boring, can't get interested in it.. I find the NFL more exciting to watch...
     
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    I don't hate it but it doesn't really interest me.
     
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    I'd argue that in scheduling patsies, $$$ is a much bigger factor than trying to improve one's record. If you can get a 7th or 8th home game without having to return the favor in the next season, you just made your school $10 million. Do the math for a PSU game. $110,000 fans x $55 a ticket x parking and concessions. Big moolah.

    The college presidents are much more concerned about the 7th or 8th home game than they are about winning a bowl or a national championship. That's why they won't eat into their home schedule for a playoffs. They can't schedule games during the two middle weeks in December because of school, so playoffs would have to start just before Christmas, and fans can't afford to repeatedly attend game after game away during that time of year. Plus, most schools lose money traveling to bowls.

    The combination of kids having to take final exams plus all the money from home games makes the whole enterprise quirky. Plus, most leagues play 8 or 9 league games, 1 difficult out of conference game, so really you nly get two games against patsies every year.
     
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    I cannot argue with the fact that the polls and BCS systems suck.

    However, I hold season tickets to UConn, not even a perenial power, and I would probably ONLY trade them straight up for Pats season tickets. The stadium is beautiful, the games are exciting, the tailgating is easily on par with what I've seen/done at Gillette.

    I'm not going to try to covert people. However, I think when you have an affiliation with a division 1-A program, either as alumni, faculty, family-alumni, etc, you view college football differently. It is a niche sport in that respect, but it is one big niche around the country.
     
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    I wouldn't sat that is true year in and year out. I don't think one thinks of any northeastern school as a historical perrennial football powerhouse as a general rule.

    I will admit Yale has won like 28 National Football Championships but that was long before my grandfather was in diapers. I don't think anyone thinks of Yale as a national football powerhouse these days.
     
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    Don't hate it, but am very apathetic toward it. I caught most of the Florida/OSU title game last year and will probably catch the 2nd half of tonight's title game. Aside from stopping for 5 minutes on a college game while channel surfing here and there, that pretty much sums up my college football watching for the year.

    Regards,
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    I am either really interested in a sports team, or I don't care to watch that sport (unless it's on like a social event). Non Patriots games get interesting towards the playoffs or an Indy/ Denver matchup, Dallas/Green Bay, but i don't go out of my way.

    College Football is a lot of fun in other parts of the country, but I've only got interested in one team, the Major Applewhite Ricky Williams (and Priest Holmes to a lesser extent) Longhorn team when I lived in Austin.

    If i can't have a spirited debate about the 3rd string running back, I'm not interested.:D
     
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    Penn State. 110,000 fans. Second or third best TV ratings and fanbase nationally.

    If you look at the independent measurements, it's always Notre Dame #1, then either Ohio State or Penn State as #2. PSU is 3 1/2 hours from NYC.
     
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    I know what you're saying, but I think rural Pennsylvania is outside the consciousness of most people that consider themselves to be "Northeasterners."
     
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    Sorry, you may be right, but Penn St I really don't think is viewed by the masses as a northeastern school especially being tied with the Big ten which no denying is midwestern.
     
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    The area around it is rural, but if you've ever been to State College, you realize it's a built-up place with a lot of northeasterners, mainly from Philadelphia. Over 100,000 residents.

    I also consider Pittsburgh and Buffalo and Rochester to be part of the NE as well. I've lived in the Midwest (Michigan) and it's clear to me that Pennsylvania and Western New York have a lot more in common with the Northeast than they do the Midwest.

    Plus, historically, PSU is considered a northeastern school.
     
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    We'll disagree. PSU is viewed overwhelmingly as a northeastern school nationwide. That's its history. It's 3 hours from NY. Always been known as an Eastern school, which is why they've had 4 undefeated seasons without a crown.

    A real Midwestern school would have been crowned with records like these.

    Just one question: what is a school such as Pittsburgh perceived as among the masses?

    PSU also gets a vast majority of its players from the northeast.
     
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    Football speaking wise I don't think Pa St has much in common with the Northeast.
     
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    1) College ball obviously showcases inferior talent to the NFL, so there's less reason to watch.

    2) If you don't have a strong rooting interest, it's hard to get into a sport. Flutie led me to root for BC as a kid, and I went to Notre Dame, but beyond that, I don't care.

    3) The lack of a playoff system turns off all but the biggest college fans. The way the game is set up now is less a sport than a beauty contest. Who cares.
     
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    It's a Northeast thing. New Hampshire State versus Maine? I can't say I blame you guys for not giving a rats' ass about college football.
     
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    Keep in mind NFL Football is not the biggest sport in New England either. How many people shout "Yankees suck" at Patriots SB parade?
     
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    You might be in the majority inside New England, but you are definitly in the minority throughout the rest of the country!

    How many NFL stadiums hold 100,000+ people?

    None!
     
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