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Old 01-01-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Would a top 5 college team be able to play competitive football with a bottom 5 NFL team?
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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Would a top 5 college team be able to play competitive football with a bottom 5 NFL team?
Uh no!
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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Wouldn't be a contest. Maybe a college all-star team vs. the worst NFL team might work...
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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You figure 1-2% of the top college athletes go pro. That means that on the best team in the country, maybe 4% are pro-caliber players, which would be competing against a team composed of 100% pro-caliber players.
As stated before, it would not be a contest.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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Would a top 5 college team be able to play competitive football with a bottom 5 NFL team?

none of them, not even close.

I say it would be interesting to match up an entire college team - you know, one that is coherent and operates as a "unit", like a late-season Florida, Texas, Alabama - verses maybe a bunch of random no-name NFL free agents thrown together with no organization. That might be interesting, but that's just my imagination.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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Yeah, I agree. The main diffrence would be, no matter how bad the NFL team is, their O line and D line would EAT the college team's O line and D line. It would get really ugly. I'd love to see Alabama or Florida play the Detroit Lions or Cleveland Browns though, just to see a good beat down!! LOL...
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Even the worst NFL team is made up of former elite college players. The 2008 Detriot Lions would dismantle the 2001 Miami Hurricanes.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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Maybe I was dreaming, but didn't they do this in the seventy's? I seem to remember the Steelers playing a college all star team.

Found it.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_All-Star_Game

Last edited by oh2az2id; 01-02-2010 at 12:20 PM.. Reason: more info
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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No way....you must be a young guy to think this IMO...

I was 18-19 and thought a team like UNLV (back when they had Larry Johnson, Anderson Hunt, etc) could play w/lousy NBA teams but as time went along I thought it was an absurd thought.....
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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Yeah, I agree. The main diffrence would be, no matter how bad the NFL team is, their O line and D line would EAT the college team's O line and D line. It would get really ugly. I'd love to see Alabama or Florida play the Detroit Lions or Cleveland Browns though, just to see a good beat down!! LOL...
Great point on the lines. Also, the speed in the NFL is so much different. Tebow, for example, is a great College QB, but his sweeping windup would give a NFL safety all day to make the read and get a pick. Same reason why the option never took off in the NFL.
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