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Old 08-06-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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Places I know First Hand;

Washington D.C (my home).; Redskins, Redskins, Redskins....we like college basketball more than football here although there is moderate following of UVA/UMD/VTech football

Philly (former home, mom's family stomping grounds); same except subtract Redskins for Eagles and 3 DC area teams with Penn State

Charleston, SC. (dad's family stomping grounds); College football easily, Clemson and South Carolina with the edge going to the ***** according to my native dad.
My family down there still likes the Redskins though due to history. It being the only game in town before the Panthers showed up, they lived in DC for a little while too...
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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Yeah, lots of UT, A&M, LSU, OU, OSU, Texas Tech alumni here...and many more! And even people who haven't been to those schools often become rabid fans of the college teams (which I found strange, but pleasant).
I hear that's the way it is in the south, Nebraska, Oregon and parts of Big Ten country (Michigan, Ohio, Penn.) Non-alum latch on to the state teams like any other fan would do to a pro team, I think it's cool.

I do it for Virginia where I am at, but have a feeling I am in a small minority.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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I've lived in Tampa since 1989 and since then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reigned supreme. In fact, the buzz spreads all the way out to the Orlando region. The U of South Florida Bulls only had a football program for about 12 years, not enough time to develop a tradition. And the U of Central Florida Knights (Orlando) doesn't have that much tradition either.

Us Tampa Bay residents have had to invest all our time in the Bucs. Even though the Bucs have only seen 8-10 years of decent success, around here we kinda put former players (Doug Williams & local Shaun King) on a pedestal. The NFL truly is king here. Besides, even though the Bulls have had recent success, they still share stadiums with the Bucs.
What's the Buzz for the gators/noles in the Bay?
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Louisville, Kentucky: College Football
Why: Even with 3 pro teams within a two hour drive from Louisville (Bengals, Titans, Colts), the University of Louisville vs University of Kentucky rivalry reigns supreme.
That's AWESOME. Even though I love both college and pro, there is really something special about College football.

It's almost here folks!
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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I hear that's the way it is in the south, Nebraska, Oregon and parts of Big Ten country (Michigan, Ohio, Penn.) Non-alum latch on to the state teams like any other fan would do to a pro team, I think it's cool.

I do it for Virginia where I am at, but have a feeling I am in a small minority.
I get this feeling that the trend of non-alums latching on to a state team is starting to happen as well in Missouri. It likely is due to the two professional teams in-state being near the bottom in performance and the college team coming out of being bad for nearly 20 years as a good to near great team. (got within one game of playing for the BCS title game in 2007) It likely has in part to do with being the most populated state with only one FBS program.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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Live in Dallas...still hard to say if people freak out more about the Cowboys or their college football team.

Me...I'm a crazy Longhorn fan. Can't stand the grandstanding Cowboys. No sense of 'team.'

College football will always rule because there is more heart.


you'll no doubt be happy to hear that the prognosticators have predicted the Cowboy's record this year to be 12-4


that's 12 indictments...and 4 convictions
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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I live a couple hours north of Tampa so the Bucs are pretty much who most pull for in the NFL around here. However being just an hour away from the Swamp the Gators overshadow the Bucs in fan interest for they rarely dissapoint, if they are not in the thick of it for a National Championship, they are at least gonna win an SEC Championship regularly.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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As far as Dallas/Ft. Worth goes, it's called the Jerry Jones empire for a reason, though the team was huge before he was around. I don't care for them at all, even though JJ says that 95% of the residents of my hometown 300 miles to the south pull for them.

As for San Antonio, the NFL and Cowboys get more attention, followed by college.

Obviously, in most major college towns in Texas without an NFL team in the area, the local university gets the bulk of the support.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: 304
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Here in West By God Virginia, we bleed Mountaineer Blood

obviously we don't have a Pro team, but we have alot of Steeler fans
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Dude Steeler fans are EVERYWHERE, I'm not joking. I even saw em pop up in Cleveland!
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