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Old 05-13-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Many publications have made reference to the supposedly growing interest in college football. Do other people see that as the case?

Me, I am biased, I already like it. But how is it growing?

Is it growing because of the population gains in the South? If so, then I am less impressed as they already liked it anyways.

Or do you see it gaining more traction in other markets who historically were not as into it? I can see how Virginia would be much more into it now compared to before the 80s thanks to the rise of UVA and Tech. Same with Oregon with it's teams. But are there any other places?
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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Some people credit the BCS, but I think that today's brand of college football is more exciting than the type people saw in the 1980's. I saw a documentary on how Miami's pro-style offense back then was considered "revolutionary." Now, it's just another offense to prepare for.

Today, teams play the spread, pistol, triple-option, read, etc. The defenses have had to adapt, which has led to interesting play on their side.

Sadly, the popularity might go south if fans are alienated by administrators motivated by greed.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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I haven't noticed anything, but then its always been insanely popular in the South.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:45 PM
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. . . . College football has always been seen as more popular than the NFL. It's not really anything new. It's been that way since American football was in its infancy.
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