Why the NFL Sucks and College Football is Superior
Alright, so the NFL season is seven weeks young, and I must say, it sucks. Alright, well it doesn't NHL suck, or even come close for that matter, but when compared to college football, it sucks. At this point, would you be surprised by any outcome of any game? Barring the Raiders or Cardinals beating the Colts, my answer is no. On a week to week basis, no one has any idea who the best teams are, who the worst teams are, or what the hell Michael Irvin is trying to say. (Seriously, has he ever picked against the Cowboys? Can someone look into this? I swear, Irvin would argue that the Cowboys have an advantage in the passing game with Tony Romo even if they were facing a team featuring Jesus Christ himself behind center.)
Look at the games last week. The Texans beat the Jaguars by 20 fucking points? This is the same Texans team that currently starts Wali Lundy at running back after giving Samkon Gado, Vernand Morency, and Ron "Heisman" Dayne oppurtunities to win the job? Didn't the Jaguars nearly beat the Colts this season? Didn't they lay 41 points on the 4-3 Jets a couple of weeks ago? Whatever.
College football is just a superior product. Period. The fans are infinitely more intense about their team because their allegiances run deeper and they've played the same teams ONCE a year for close to 100 years. Also, upsets are SO much more satisfying to watch because we KNOW they're upsets when they happen. No one gave a shit when the Texans beat the Jaguars, it wasn't the subject of hours of debate on PTI or Around the Horn the next day. But when Michigan put a 47-21 whooping on pre-season #2 Notre Dame, you bet your ass people took notice. That's what's great about it. We KNOW Ohio State-Michigan is going to be a matchup of (at worst) two of the top three teams in the country come November 18th. No one can say with any confidence who is going to be playing for the Super Bowl come February. It could be the Jets and Rams for all I know.
I think the straw that breaks the camel's back is the difference in prominent pre- and post-studio analysts. Would you rather have Terry Bradshaw pronouncing Kevin Kaesviharn's last name "Cass-vay-horn" or see Lee Corso putting on a giant over-sized Hokie mascot head? I rest my case.