Too many people want entertainment, excitement, something to satisfy them in the moment. But I love college football because it takes a lot of hard work and character to build a winning program and sustain enduring success. I respect the sweat, discipline, effort, and integrity that goes into forging a championship program. Most people don't. They just want to see a bunch of great athletes flying all over the field and scoring a bunch of points. I say if you want entertainment, go to the circus. But if you are excited and moved by teamwork, character, and the "process" that it takes to be a real winner (not just a flash in the pan), then
college football pro football is as good as it gets.
If you think Pro-football doesn't have any of these elements, I suggest you talk to the members of the Detroit Lions, the San Francisco 49'ers, or just about any other pro-football team. While the NFL does have the advantage of selecting the best of the best in the NFL draft, it's not just about drafting good talent; it's also molding it, shaping it, and sustaining it into a winning combination.
You make College football sound like it's this pure sport that is just about hard work and discipline with no drafting or incentive programs.
You are quite naive if you believe that my friend.
College football is no more "innocent" in their drafting procedures than the NFL is. There have been plenty of stories of Sports Agents through the years taking High School Seniors on yachts and drinking binges to get them to sign with a college.
Once there, their homework is done for them, they are given cheat sheets for tests, they pass all of their classes with little work, they pay little to no tuition, and then they get signed by a pro-sports team where they make millions. Even if they don't go pro, they get a college degree, which gives them a head start in the work force to make more money than the rest of the world.
The way you look down your nose at pro sports is ridiculous considering that the NCAA is just as bad as any pro organization. The only difference is that rather than receive large paychecks in college, their payment is received in the form of a free ride through college.
You think it's any coincidence that it's always the same teams that year after year go to the Bowl games?
College sports is big money. Universities recognize this, so they pour lots of money into their programs to recruit the best talent. Students that would otherwise not stand a chance of getting into a good college are accepted into these universities on their athletic talent alone.
I am not saying all athletes are idiots. There are many out there that are quite brilliant, and could get in based on their academics alone.
However we also know there are plenty out there that are on a scholarship (funny how the word SCHOLAR is in the word), but are there on their athletic abilities.
Yet with all the money that college sports bring in, as Habte Seleste
pointed out, the price of higher education keeps on rising.
No, your precious college sports are no better than pro sports. It's just pro sports are intellectually honest about what and who they are, whereas the NCAA has you and the public fooled that it's something else.
And please, spare me from signing your posts with "selam" when you've spent an entire post looking down on another organization.
It cheapens the expression.