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Old 19.02.2016, 08:43 PM
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Ah right ok cheers mate, so literally it could go any way then.. I'm guessing some of the players will want to go play for the big team at that time for a chance of their own success, I'm guessing their is also a lot of playing for the team they are a fan of.
I'd imagine a lot goes into it - family members could have attended that college, the college could have a reputation for producing NFL talents at their position, obviously they could be a top ranked team, like you said it could be 'their' college that they supported as a child, the Night Life could be better, they might like the Coach more, they might like the weather more, they might have more chance of being a starter, they may have been 'offered' more.......................the list goes on and on.
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I'd imagine a lot goes into it - family members could have attended that college, the college could have a reputation for producing NFL talents at their position, obviously they could be a top ranked team, like you said it could be 'their' college that they supported as a child, the Night Life could be better, they might like the Coach more, they might like the weather more, they might have more chance of being a starter, they may have been 'offered' more.......................the list goes on and on.
Another important one (to add to this great list) which is difficult to adjust to as a new fan, is that some players can be great in college but not be an NFL player. There are lots of reasons for this. A good example is a running QB who is a limited thrower. Many college spread systems rely on the QB making 15 to 20 throws and the same with his legs. These players don't transition to the NFL unless they improve their throwing massively.

In these cases, the player has to also take their education into account as they won't get the pay day afterwards and need to have a career.
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Old 19.02.2016, 10:05 PM
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Another important one (to add to this great list) which is difficult to adjust to as a new fan, is that some players can be great in college but not be an NFL player. There are lots of reasons for this. A good example is a running QB who is a limited thrower. Many college spread systems rely on the QB making 15 to 20 throws and the same with his legs. These players don't transition to the NFL unless they improve their throwing massively.

In these cases, the player has to also take their education into account as they won't get the pay day afterwards and need to have a career.
A Stanford/Duke/Berkley/etc education with no student loan debts is definitely a great thing to have for the player not going past college in football
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Old 19.02.2016, 10:23 PM
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All great points, thanks guys.
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Old 19.02.2016, 11:20 PM
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Never thought I'd see a steelers fan as an Ohio state fan haha, why them and not penn state?

If anything I would call myself a raiders fan however none of the Cali college teams appeal to me.
Loads of Steelers fans are Ohio State fans. Some Penn State fans are Steelers fans but a lot are Eagles fans, and ditto some OSU fans are Bengals/Browns. Remember that the area to the east of Columbus, OH is closer to Pittsburgh than to Cleveland or Cincinnati so a lot of fans there are Steelers fans. NFL and college fan allegiances rarely fit in neatly with state borders.
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Old 20.02.2016, 01:13 AM
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Loads of Steelers fans are Ohio State fans. Some Penn State fans are Steelers fans but a lot are Eagles fans, and ditto some OSU fans are Bengals/Browns. Remember that the area to the east of Columbus, OH is closer to Pittsburgh than to Cleveland or Cincinnati so a lot of fans there are Steelers fans. NFL and college fan allegiances rarely fit in neatly with state borders.
Ah right cool, can I ask how would I go about getting tickets to a college game? We are going to the US in September gonna see if I can catch a game.
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Ah right cool, can I ask how would I go about getting tickets to a college game? We are going to the US in September gonna see if I can catch a game.
Go to the website of the school you want to see because it varies. Where are you going??
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Go to the website of the school you want to see because it varies. Where are you going??
Most of our time will be spent around Florida, (Orlando, Miami, Tampa) but we will be traveling around a bit. Out of all the places we will likely be going I think FSU would be my first choice.
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Most of our time will be spent around Florida, (Orlando, Miami, Tampa) but we will be traveling around a bit. Out of all the places we will likely be going I think FSU would be my first choice.
It'll definitely add a lot more travelling, those cities are all the bottom half middle of Florida and Tallahassee is at the very top.
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Ah right cool, can I ask how would I go about getting tickets to a college game? We are going to the US in September gonna see if I can catch a game.
If you can't get tickets from the school website itself then I recommend using Seat Geek to compare prices on secondary websites. You can get into any game you like in America it's a question of price rather than availability. Bear in mind that college tickets can be every bit as expensive as NFL tickets, even more so sometimes. It all depends on the team, how good they are and who they are playing. I went to watch Boston College play at home to Florida State last year and tickets for that game were 2-3 times as expensive as for any other BC home game because Florida State is a huge opponent and FSU fans travel in numbers so it forces the price up. You will pay a lot more to watch a big school play another big school than watch a big school run up the score 73-0 on some nobody team.
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