August 16, 2007
Tale of the Tape
SI.com's Cory McCartney sizes the students and the pros.
 
NFL
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."
Mascots
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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