Football— not baseball— is America’s pastime and, for decades, the people of this great country have passionately argued over one essential question: is college football or the NFL superior? Often the center of conservative banter, this question divides the right.
The superiority of college football seems to be the more popular opinion in the conservative world. However, those who blindly chant “ROLL TIDE” or “BOOMER SOONER” are no better than the protestors at a Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. The NFL has no such childish chants. They offer a better product and reach a much wider audience.
The NFL is superior to college football, and here’s why:
First of all, there’s parity. The NBA, for example, saw two teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, make the NBA Finals four years in a row. In college football, the Alabama Crimson Tide have won the CFB National Championship five out of the last nine years. If you’re a fan of Alabama or the Golden State Warriors, you can enjoy almost guaranteed yearly success. For staunch opponents of these teams, it becomes unbearable having to watch the same few teams dominate the league every single year.
The NFL, however, doesn’t have this problem. Since 2005, ten different teams have won a Super Bowl. Going into the 2018 NFL season, we could make a case for as many as ten teams winning the Super Bowl. Especially in the NFC, more teams are becoming competitive which leads to a higher quality viewing experience.
- Better Players
Some of the greatest football players ever made their mark in college, but the true legends made their mark in the NFL. Players like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Jim Brown, and Jerry Rice are regarded as some of the greatest players ever for their accomplishments in the NFL. They had great college careers, but they pale in comparison to their NFL accolades.
- Overall Higher Quality
Both one and two combine into the final reason: the NFL year in and year out produces a higher quality of football. The players are more polished on the field, and the coaches are exponentially more equipped. Even the integrity of the game is superior.
While the NFL continues to employ horrible people like Tyreek Hill, college football seems to always be fraught with scandals. More recently, Ohio State football was involved in a spousal assault related scandal, which left one of their coaches without a job. Also, we mustn’t forget one of the most well-known scandals in sports history involving disgraced Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and former head coach Joe Paterno.The NFL is not filled with the most polished citizens, but the league has far fewer scandals, creating an overall higher quality experience.
Conservatism needs to settle on this football debate. If we cannot even agree on football, how can we come together over the Second Amendment. We must come together and embrace the right choice.
Those who prefer college over the pros are nothing more than uncultured philistines and must either join the movement or respectfully depart.
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