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Without question CFB will always be king in the South the roots and history of success or just too deep.
But if Southern NFL teams were to ever become good on a regular or somewhat consistent basis do you think that it would become more popular down here, and become a major sport for Southerners?
I think it would, I think we saw that when the Aints won the title in 2009 and many people even here in Alabama were openly rooting for them. But of course since then enthusiasm has faded. So IDK.
Interesting because as a kid (middle and HS) I was a huge Browns fan. At that time during my HS years they went to 3 AFC championship games. I became more of a Buckeye as a student. I always was but it was different then. I went to a few games a year but except a few games, I looked more forward to Sunday.
I still am a Browns fan and living in Indy, I waste my money on the Sunday ticket every year but I consider myself a Buckeye fan first but if by some luck the Browns were to ever just reach the Super Bowl I don't think that there could be a price too high to keep me from not going. That being said..... I think my money is safe!
? Why not?
I apologize on behalf of the Browns for everything you have had to endure. I like the Falcons. but I love Alabama. If the Falcons lose I can deal, don't get upset, I just watch for the entertainment, but when Alabama loses it's terrible.
I thought being a Bama fan during the Shula years was bad, I couldn't imagine being a die-hard Browns fan. That's a miserable existence.
There's a reason the Lions, Browns, and Bengals have like 70 thousand seat stadiums compared to Michigan and Ohio State both at 100,000.
Yeah that's something else that is weird, why are college stadiums so much bigger than NFL stadiums? IN the South it's understandable, but up North where the NFL is so popular it's a little strange.
Being a Browns fan is just part of it, I'm a Cleveland sports fan just from growing up in the area. It sucks but one day we'll win something. Maybe? Hell I doubt it!!
Stadiums are smaller due to the NFL blackout rule and television money.
I like both my teams equal, so I don't understand your question. Maybe since your state is poor and doesn't have an nfl team you rednecks just suck off Bama and AU
So are the Browns ever on TV considering the blackout rule?
Yeah the Saints are sure something to be proud of. lol.
We sell out every game. There are people just as stupid as I am!!! Very loyal fan base.
Why yes, yes they are. How bout the Birmingham ?????? or the Mobile ?????, thought so
Let me add this though. The Browns have the cheapest ticket prices in the NFL. When I was a kid you couldn't get into a Browns game. In the mid-90's - 2002 you couldn't get a seat at the Jake to watch the Tribe for under $75 and when LeBron played for the cavs...$250 a ticket.
$20 for the Tribe
$50 for the Browns
Buy 1 get 2 free for the Cavs
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Lol at an LSU fan calling an AU fan a redneck
You almost lost your team. And Alabama could support an NFL team.
I think it depends on the city. There is a pretty large lack of Atlanta fans in the actual Atlanta area because so many of the people living here are transplants (though, to be fair, it's actually gotten a LOT better than it was 10+ years ago). But, coming from Alabama for example, you either root for the closest team (Saints, Titans, or Falcons if we're talking football) or you root for the team your parents/dad/family roots for if it's something else (which is why I'm a Redskins fan).
I think a big part of it is, while we have some big cities in the south and some of them have "city pride," none of them have it on the level of a New York City or Philadelphia or Pittsburgh or Chicago or... you get the idea.
Eh, I'm not sold on that. I have a hard time seeing Alabama and Auburn fans rooting together for anything.
New York City could have 40 teams and they would sell out every one... It's just numbers and NYC and the northeast for that matter are pro towns. I love the college game and albeit I'm a Canes fan, I pull for Rutgers to do well to bring some of that interest to the area. Schiano did a miracle job there and now during big games for them, there's mounted police and state troopers up and down Easton and the rest of the campus before and after games.
Around me here in Jersey, nobody really grew up talking about ANY college football team. Everybody was a pro fan, but the unique thing in my school was that almost every NFL team was represented and I went to a tiny school. Graduated 70 in my senior class...
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I mean we had one kid that was a diehard Charger fan, Seahawk, Bears, you name it... It was great cause you were always talking shit the week leading up to another guy and after if you won. Weird thing was is that all the girls like the locals. Every girl was a Jet or Giant fan and if they weren't, it was the Eagles.
My friends and I always talked about that if you were an NFL team, you could only draft a kid that either went to a college in your state or from your state in high school..
The Jets and Giants and Patriots would suck balls!!! LOL!!!
My Dolphins would be ROCKIN'!!
Another issue is the lack of large colleges in some NE states that actually play football. According to what I looked at, Syracuse is the largest university in New York that I think of as a big time school and they only have 19,000 students. The biggest was NYU with over 40,000 but AFAIK they don't play any big time sports... or don't do so well.
2012 Louisiana has 2 professional sporting teams, Alabama has 0. Argument is over
Well we have UA which has had more success than the Saints, LSU, and Pelicans. So suck it.
I finally find myself not laughing at the Pelican name 'cause I kind of understand it, but faced with choosing between that and Krewe, how did Krewe not win?
They are both terrible, everything about that state sucks.
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