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Old 12-05-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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? When did the topic change to basketball?
It didn't change to basketball...I just asked a question about it which you didn't answer.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Here is a map of college football fan bases.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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College is for degrees. The NFL is for football.
Oh ok...well where do NFL players come from?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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In the Northeast we're all about the big time, not little league... Take it from a future college football player.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Here in New Mexico no one really cares about college football either, we cant even sell out our stadium when we play in a bowl game in our own city, now thats pathetic.

Recently in the newspapers people have written in and suggested that our two Div.1 teams drop down to Div.2. There is no love for them here. The fans are the worst ones and the majority of the poeple here only follow NFL, NM is Dallas Cowboy country and not much else than that.


but in basketball Albq. is more of a college basketball city, I dont even know a single person that is interested in the NBA
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I see what you're saying, but although there is a lot of tradition in Big Ten football, I think the South is a lot more fervent in their support of college football. In the Midwest it seems that the people supporting college football teams are largely alumni of those institutions or college educated people who grew up near their favorite college football team. College football in the Midwest doesn't have the "blue collar" base that you would find with NFL teams (with few exceptions such as Ohio State and Notre Dame). In the South, everyone represents for their favorite college football team, no matter if they're an alumni or not.
Very true. And obviously the best talent is in the South. The Southeastern Conference is the best overall conference while the best overall division in college football is the Big 12 South (Oklahoma and Texas schools).
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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BOOM. I can't believe it took until the 4th page for this to get mentioned. There's your real answer. The best talent is Down South.Not trying to brag about it either. Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama. There isn't a region in the nation that can touch that depth. Midwest has Ohio. West Coast has California and the Northeast has Pennsylvania and New Jersey somewhat. Even in the DC area, they love football, but the talent in the area is below what you see in Houston, Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Dallas. There's a reason why you see programs like Texas, OU (gets most of it's players from Texas), Florida, Bama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Miami, FSU, and Auburn always up there every year. There's a reason why the state of Florida dominated the 90s. There's a reason why the state of Texas leads the nation in D-1 talent the past 30 years. There's a reason why the last three national championships came in states where I-10 runs through it.
It is true that the Sooners get a lot of the blue chip talent from Texas. It is not true, however, that OU's championship teams (7 AP titles, second only to Notre Dame) consist primarily of Texas players. Our championship teams have always drawn most heavily from home-grown Okie products. This year, for example, Sam Bradford is our best offensive player (from OK City) while our best defensive player, Gerald McCoy is also from the Oklahoma City area.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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The entire discussion was about the popularity of college football in the U.S. regions other than the Northeast. It is most popular in the Midwest and South regions, and I would include the Big12 in the Midwest with the Big Ten...and the Mid-American, Mountain West, and Conference USA have some teams there as well. Not really much diffferent than the South with the SEC and ACC and parts of other conferences.
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Big12 in the Midwest with the Big Ten...and the Mid-American, Mountain West,
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You are absolutely correct for teams from the Big 12 North division. Not true for the Big 12 South, however, which is essentially the old Southwest Conference. The Big 12 South is much more in line with the culture represented in the Southeastern Conference.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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Because they focus on academics and culture. Sports to them are superficial.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:36 AM
 
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Because they focus on academics and culture. Sports to them are superficial.
Schools like UVA, Duke, UCLA, Stanford, Rice, Vanderbilt, etc...how do they focus on academics, culture, AND sports? It's not a situation of exclusivity.
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