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Old 12-06-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Because they focus on academics and culture. Sports to them are superficial.
Unfortunately, this is much of the feeling that I got.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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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.
I'm guessing you'll be headed to the NFL, as well?
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I'm guessing you'll be headed to the NFL, as well?
I wouldn't want to. It's said that NFL players have a shorter life span from all of the hits which take a toll on your body.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Because they focus on academics and culture. Sports to them are superficial.
What are you talking about? The most physically fit cities in the country are in the Northeast and some of the most devoted, insane, and obnoxious fans in sports are in the Northeast. Sports here are a way of life fom Boston to New York to Buffalo to Philly.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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What are you talking about? The most physically fit cities in the country are in the Northeast and some of the most devoted, insane, and obnoxious fans in sports are in the Northeast. Sports here are a way of life fom Boston to New York to Buffalo to Philly.
True, regarding major league sports, but College football is not as popular in the northeast as it is in the midwest or south (except in parts of Pennsylvania and parts of Upstate New York)
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Football in the northeast sucks and there aren't really any good teams
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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Unfortunately, this is much of the feeling that I got.
That isn't really the major reason. It's mostly because they just suck at sports in general
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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The Northeast has lots of talented basketball, baseball and hockey players. But football has always taken a back seat to the above three sports at least at the college level. Aside from BC, UConn, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Penn State there isn't a lot of Div. 1 college football teams in the region. And yes, more emphasis is placed upon academics by most Northeastern institutions of higher learning than sports.
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Football in the northeast sucks and there aren't really any good teams
Yeah...this is probably it. The quality of the game is much higher in the south. When the offseason ends in the Northeast (and Mid-Atlantic for that matter somewhat), it's time to bring out the basketball or the lacrosse sticks. But in the South, football is still played. After the season, Spring football, than 7 on 7's, than multiple all star games. It's 365 days down south.

In Texas there are a couple sayings about football.
There are only two sports. Football and Spring Football
There are two seasons in Texas. Football season and the offseason.

When you look at the SEC championship game, more of those players are from the Southeast. You won't get that type of quality of talent or quality of games with Northeastern teams.

Now when it comes to the basketball, got to give it up to the Northeast on that one.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Lawrence, MA
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I am a student at Boston College, I have been a life long fan and with many of my friends, the majority of them dont like college because of reasons I dont understand. I was a senior in 2006, my high school would have about 9.000 people show up to a home game In New England that in a real lot When i went to one of my brothers game this year there was about 300 people at it. I asked my father and he said it was like that every single game. Football is just a pro thing here in New England and there is no explanation. I dont think that the schools spend more money on academics in the north but we have a severe brain drain. Alot of peope are educated in the new england and once they have there degree they leave. I was recruited by many SEC schools for baseball and a few ACC schools for football. I wanted to leave because lets face it im from the DR and I dont like this winter weather. And there is really only 1.5 good teams to root for in NE, BC and UNH.
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