by Travis Normand
If I have said it once, I have said it 100 times.
It is the culture, history, and environment surrounding the sport of college football that makes it so fantastic. This is what distinguishes college football, more than anything else, from other sports (most especially the NFL / professional football).
From the ESPN.com SEC bucket list:
The pageantry that comes with college sports makes it that much more enduring to fans. The sports are great, but it’s the environment around them that add a little more flavor and excitement.