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In response to Andrew Perloff's blog post today trumping up the NFL over college, here is a list I posted last year of 20 reasons why the college game is clearly superior:

1) Fight songs performed by actual, live bands and written prior to 2003.

2) Tailgating at The Grove rather than some municipal parking lot.

3) The Cheerleaders without silicone.

4) Stadiums without retractable roofs.

5) Players who actually make mistakes sometimes.

6) Star players who actually care about practices.

7) Coaches who actually talk about things other than safety blitzes from time to time.

8) Coaches who go for it on fourth-and-2.

9) Rivals that only play each other once a year.

10) Teams that still run the option.

11) Mobile quarterbacks who are actually allowed to run.

12) Walk-ons.

13) Students who dress up to go to the games.

14) Students who can roll out of bed and walk to the stadium.

15) Games with national-title implications in September.

16) Games with national-title implications in October.

17) Bear Bryant barking from a JumboTron seconds before Alabama takes the field.

18) A Seminole on a horse riding to midfield and throwing a flaming spear.

19) The Vol Walk, The Tiger Walk, the Dawg Walk, et al.

20) Every other tradition at every other school I haven't already mentioned.

 

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