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View Poll Results: Which do you enjoy watching the most?
PRO FOOTBALL (NFL) 4 19.05%
COLLEGE FOOTBALL (NCAA) 16 76.19%
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 4.76%
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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Talking PRO FOOTBALL (NFL) or COLLEGE FOOTBALL (NCAA) or HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL?

Which do you enjoy to watch more... PRO FOOTBALL (NFL), COLLEGE FOOTBALL (NCAA), or HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL?

And please tell us WHY?
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I definitely enjoy watching college football more than the NFL or High School football. I watch a lot of NFL games, but I watch far more college games. I like college football more because of the atmosphere. I've attended many college football games in person and some NFL games. Even though both are exciting, college games are more enjoyable overall IMO. You have the rowdy student section, the marching bands, and all the traditions that make college football very unique. IMO nothing really compares to it, at least at the Division I level. In addition, there is usually less drama overall off the field in college football vs. the NFL. I like that too...lol.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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College Football, by far!!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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I enjoy it all, although admittedly an NFL fan. I've been going to Denver Bronco games since 1962. But TT Dave brings a couple good points regarding the crowds and the tradition of it. I've gone to a few Colorado University/Colorado State University games at the old Mile high Stadium and really enjoyed the atmosphere.

And I enjoy the atmosphere at a high school game. In fact, I watched a game on the tube while staying overnight at a motel near Midland, Tx., just down the road aways from where TT Dave lives. Playing was one of the high school teams from Midland and one from Odessa. Talk about atmosphere and talk about a crowd-whew!

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Old 08-17-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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And I enjoy the atmosphere at a high school game. In fact, I watched a game on the tube while staying overnight at a motel near Midland, Tx., just down the road aways from where TT Dave lives. Playing was one of the high school teams from Midland and one from Odessa. Talk about atmosphere and talk about a crowd-whew!
Yeah, we are very serious about our high school football here in Texas...lol. I've been to many games between Abilene, Midland, and Odessa teams (I went to Abilene Cooper). Good high school rivalry games like those can be very exciting.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Yeah, we are very serious about our high school football here in Texas...lol. I've been to many games between Abilene, Midland, and Odessa teams (I went to Abilene Cooper). Good high school rivalry games like those can be very exciting.
Cooper is back in 5a and in the Little SWC again. They look to be pretty loaded with a grip of starters back. Davon Riddick (rb) will have a great year, but that Warbird offense will be tough to slow down. That game against AHS will be big. I expect Cooper to get into the playoffs behind Abilene, Odessa, and Permian.

Yeah, there is no state that rivals the atmosphere of Texas high school football...well, at least no state I've ever been to. When you have 30,000+ at Cowboy stadium for a 2nd round playoff game, you know it's got to be serious.

Here's a cool clip for all y'all who've seen the movie "Friday Night Lights." This is what really happened in the Permian-Dallas Carter semi-final game (not championship). In fact, Carter went on to play a team called Judson (big powerhouse from San Antonio) and beat them, but they had to forfeit the title due to an ineligible player. In fact, Dallas Carter was really painted in a bad light in that film. Another little tidbit, Permian QBs are either #20 or #25.


YouTube - 1988 Odessa Permian vs Dallas Carter

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Old 08-20-2010, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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Couldn't care less about high school football, but it's close between college and the pros. My vote goes to college.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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High school football is a more southern and small town thing though.

I think they like it down in the southern part of VA. In Northern VA it's Redskins and the heck with all else honestly.

I prefer college football though, despite being in a pro market.
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