Tale of the Tape: NFL vs. College Football

Tale of the Tape
SI.com's Cory McCartney sizes the students and the pros.
College Football
Been Around Since
1920 1875
Number Of Teams
32 119 (Division I-A)
Players Get
Paid Free tuition and board
Regular Season Mantra
"Just make the playoffs." "Every game counts."
Run players over Bite players
Cheerleaders Look Like ...
They could work in a strip club. They could belong to a sorority.
Longest Tenured Coach
Jeff Fisher (entering 13th season) Joe Paterno (entering 57th season)
Bowl(s) Named
Super After insurance companies, hotel chains, restaurants, etc.
Loyalty Stems From
A contract Representing state, school
Stadiums Are
State-of-the-art Iconic
Legendary Sportscaster And Their Catchphrase
John Madden: "Boom!" Keith Jackson: "Whoa, Nellie!"
Atypically Attired Fans
Raiders fans Co-eds
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