It is widely known that Americans love football, just as people from all over the world love sports popular in their countries. What sets American football fans apart, however, is their love of the collegiate level of the sport. College football has been popular for a long time, but has been gaining more steam in recent years. To people around the world this is a strange phenomenon, that Americans are just as passionate about college football as they are about pro football. The country’s passion for college football has turned it into a huge money maker for colleges.
How college football turned into such a spectacle has a simple and often over looked answer. In places that were neglected by and lacked professional sports teams, college football caught on like wildfire. There are only 32 professional football teams in the NFL, so not every state has one and for most in a state that does getting to games regularly can be an issue. College football offers a lower ticket cost, quality football, and a team to root for, even if one hasn’t attended the school the team represents. In addition to accessibility many people love to watch athletes playing for the love of the game, instead of players who play for a salary and inevitably become divas and prima donnas. Continue reading