michael-garcia - September 5, 2012
College football fans have a huge edge over NFL fans in that they really go all out. Maybe Oakland Raiders fans can give the college folks a run for their money, but overall you just see more excitement from the college crowds. Granted, the NFL is a far different animal from NCAA football, but just look at the differences.
In college, you have the students, who are just prone to bring out a lot more feverish loyalty, wild behavior and an unbridled love for their schools. Not to mention partying their asses off. At the NFL level you don't see the level of face painting, body painting and signage that populate college stadiums every weekend. A lot of people wear jerseys, and a lot of people are partying their asses off, but it's a different vibe.
So yeah, I'm calling it; college fans are crazier, but in a good way. And they were out in full force over opening weekend and were unafraid to put their loyalty on display for everyone to see.