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Old 10-25-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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Shucks. Alabama. Anyone else is just a cotton-picking pretender.

I've lived all over the country. But until I moved here, I really didn't comprehend how seriously football can be taken.

Need an example? My wife and I moved to Birmingham. I needed an Alabama drivers license, so I head to the county courthouse. It happens to be the week of the Auburn/Alabama game.

So they have two open windows. One for Alabama fans. One for Auburn fans. So I literally had to pick a team upon getting my drivers license.

It is a 365-day-a-year obsession here. And the Iron Bowl makes OSU-Michigan look like a sissy boy slap party in terms of sheer intensity. Marriages are broken up, friendships ended, and fistfights break out between the two warring camps. Sports talk radio might venture into basketball if one team is particularly good. But, during winter the predominant conversation is about recruiting. In spring, it's spring training. In summer, it's about the preseason. And, during the fall, it's about the game itself.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:22 AM
 
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Well if Consensus All Americans mean any thing, other than what States produce the best college football players?
Here’s that list: (Does not include last seasons, NCAA won’t release that info until earlier next month. ( = # of Unanimous All Americans, the best of the best)

Top all-times;
Texas: 216 (67)
California: 205 (60)
Ohio: 171 (51)
Pennsylvania: 146 (30)
Florida: 105 (30)
Illinois: 91 (14)
New York: 85 (17)
Michigan: 67 (18)
Georgia: 63 (16)
Massachusetts: 62 (5)
New Jersey: 59 (16)
Alabama: 52 (22)
Oklahoma: 51 (14)
Louisiana: 43 (13)

Since 2000:
Texas: 38 (16)
California: 35 (11)
Florida: 29 (9)
Ohio: 20 (6)
Georgia: 17 (4)
Oklahoma: 16 (5)
Pennsylvania: 10 (4)
Michigan: 9 (5)
Louisiana: 9 (2)
Tennessee: 9 (3)
Oh yea!! Alabama: 6
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Well if Consensus All Americans mean any thing, other than what States produce the best college football players?
Here’s that list: (Does not include last seasons, NCAA won’t release that info until earlier next month. ( = # of Unanimous All Americans, the best of the best)

Top all-times;
Texas: 216 (67)
California: 205 (60)
Ohio: 171 (51)
Pennsylvania: 146 (30)
Florida: 105 (30)
Illinois: 91 (14)
New York: 85 (17)
Michigan: 67 (18)
Georgia: 63 (16)
Massachusetts: 62 (5)
New Jersey: 59 (16)
Alabama: 52 (22)
Oklahoma: 51 (14)
Louisiana: 43 (13)

Since 2000:
Texas: 38 (16)
California: 35 (11)
Florida: 29 (9)
Ohio: 20 (6)
Georgia: 17 (4)
Oklahoma: 16 (5)
Pennsylvania: 10 (4)
Michigan: 9 (5)
Louisiana: 9 (2)
Tennessee: 9 (3)
Oh yea!! Alabama: 6
Funny how the top states are also the biggest and most populated...

Duh!
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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Texas always comes to my mind when I think of football. Adrian Peterson--Palestine Texas.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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If you are talking college, the midwest and south dominate this. If pro, I don't think there are many states that follow their teams more fanatically than NYers. The Kansas City, Missouri area and state of Pennsylvania is also quite crazy.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Ohio.

Epitomized by the smash-mouth-Tuscarawas-River-Valley brand of football played in Massillon.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Every southeastern state, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania. These are true football states. I don't put alot of stock into regions that simply have professional teams: very little correlation to a region's knowledge and love for the game of football as far as I am concerned.
I you saying Texas andOk are southeatern or are you saying Southeatern and the other states?
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