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View Poll Results: Which are you a bigger fan of? NFL or NCAA?
NFL Football 77 69.37%
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:03 AM    (permalink
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How did you become a Red Sox fan then? Just curious
better question: how are you a Longhorns fan?
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:06 AM    (permalink
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NFL by a long shot.

I got into CF because of the NFL and the Draft.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:16 AM    (permalink
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better question: how are you a Longhorns fan?
I'm not really sure. I just started following the longhorns way back when i was younger and they sorta just became my team i guess.

I had no connections to BC (only team in my area for 1-A) and they really haven't offered too much to follow until recently, so I guess the longhorns became my team.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:39 AM    (permalink
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How did you become a Red Sox fan then? Just curious
I was a major Expos fan, and I always hated the Yankees because of their ability to sign whomever they wanted while the Expos suffered. So, when the Expos traded Pedro to Boston, I started following the Red Sox. They weren't in the same league, I was a huge Pedro fan and hated the Yankees. Wins all around. Then, when the Expos moved to D.C, Boston really became my only team. I started taking more of an interest in the Phillies when I moved in the area, but when the two play, I root for the Sox.
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NFL for me. There is nothing like an NFL Sunday with your friends. Fantasy, Gambling, Drinking not to mention rooting for your favorite team. NFL sundays are great.
You clearly have never experienced a college football saturday at a major college football school if you think that NFL Sundays are the ultimate.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:02 PM    (permalink
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I chose the NFL, as I find the NCAA boring. I just can't invest my emotions in any of the college teams as I can with the NFL.
How can you "Invest" your emotions into an NFL team? You probably have no personal connection to a team...I guess I can see emotional investment in a college football team, if you attend their university...
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I had always been saving my college football fandom until i actually got into a college with a bigtime program, as was my plan. That fell through unfortunately, so I'm really not a big college football guy. It's the NFL for me.
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You clearly have never experienced a college football saturday at a major college football school if you think that NFL Sundays are the ultimate.
I want a college football Saturday and an NFL Sunday so bad.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:11 AM    (permalink
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ncaa

i go to wvu, so it feels like i'm part of the team...if that makes sense; plus, the fans are really, really into the games
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:18 AM    (permalink
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How can you "Invest" your emotions into an NFL team? You probably have no personal connection to a team...I guess I can see emotional investment in a college football team, if you attend their university...
Right...watching football for me is like a business then...
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:36 AM    (permalink
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I'll say this: I have never had more fun at a sporting event than in college. However, I feel I am more emotionally invested into the Niners than I am with A&M. I believe that is because in college, you are never going to be a surprise team, at least not in the Big 12, as the teams are not evenly matched. If I am going for pure enjoyment, A&M games (ESPECIALLY basketball) were unreal. In fact, the 2007 win over UT at Kyle Field was the best sporting event I have ever attended. But, given an A&M national championship in basketball or football vs. a Niners superbowl, I'll take the superbowl win every time.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:00 AM    (permalink
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I believe that is because in college, you are never going to be a surprise team, at least not in the Big 12, as the teams are not evenly matched.
I think the 2008 Texas Tech Red Raiders have a little something to say about this. Or Ole Miss in the SEC. Those were two teams in the two biggest conferences that way overachieved and were most certainly a surprise to thrive as they did.
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It's close but I have to say College Football. I grew up and still live in State College, PA so I was introduced to the best gameday atmosphere in football at a young age. Penn State has an amazing fan base and the atmosphere is one of the best you'll ever see. Saturday nights at Beaver Stadium are intense! :)
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College.

More diversity, watch the young players come up, recruiting is a blast, everything. Love it.
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I think the 2008 Texas Tech Red Raiders have a little something to say about this. Or Ole Miss in the SEC. Those were two teams in the two biggest conferences that way overachieved and were most certainly a surprise to thrive as they did.
Any one who followed the big 12 over the past couple years should not have been shocked by Tech last year.
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I enjoy some NCAA football but I am a full time NFL fan. :P
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