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Jim Rockford
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re: British Guy watching college football
Pretty impressive. OTOH these reaction videos have proliferated on youtube and I've yet to see one where the person says "meh, that sucked." Being awestruck by whatever they're watching gets more clicks and subscriptions. That said, he seems to genuinely like it.


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VADawg
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re: British Guy watching college football
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They really have no idea...I argued with an entire bar in Dublin that my colleges football stadium did in fact seat over 100,000....even after pulling it up on Google some of them said bull shite lol


Hell, people in New York and New England don't even understand it.


VOLhalla
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re: British Guy watching college football
If you want to watch a British guy experience college football just watch Stephen Fry at the Iron Bowl:

LINK


wildtigercat93
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re: British Guy watching college football
No need to dox Sir Winston like that


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Jake88
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You just can't get it through almost any euros about the magnitude of college football
Probably because when you step back, it is ridiculous that a place of learning is so consumed by sports. So much so that the schools break all manner of rules to compete and let people enroll who belong nowhere near a college campus for a money-making business.


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StrongOffer
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hell our college sports are bigger than their pro sports
Now you're showing the equivalent of the guy in the video's ignorance. Our college sports are not bigger than the Premier League or other major European soccer leagues. Only a handful of college football atmospheres compare. And only because the stadiums are bigger. A much higher percentage of soccer fans get into the chants and pageantry during the game. At American football games, a large amount of people sit with their arms folded and quiet the entire game. That is not so for most European football matches.


lsufball19
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re: British Guy watching college football
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I think soccer is so fricking boring but it’s the most popular sport worldwide by a pretty significant margin.

I don’t get it.


The play never stops and the games are pretty quick, usually done in just over 2 hours. My wife has no attention span for football or baseball but has said she enjoys soccer matches we've been to. Going to soccer matches is a lot of fun IMO


gameovergt
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re: British Guy watching college football
He didn't do Auburn's eagle flight!


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Yellerhammer5
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With a seating capacity of 100,077, Bryant-Denny is the fourth-largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference, the eighth-largest stadium in the United States, and the tenth-largest stadium in the world.


I already know this fact, and it still kinda blows my mind. Tenth largest in the world is only good enough for fourth in the SEC.


loweralabamatrojan
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I think soccer is so fricking boring but it’s the most popular sport worldwide by a pretty significant margin. I don’t get it.

I used to hold that same point of view, until I went to my first Premiere League match, and experienced the pre-game/post-game atmosphere. Eventually I began to understand the nuances of the game and appreciate the tactics and level of athleticism of the players, and it became much more enjoyable to me. Living in Europe for a couple of years enhanced the experience for me. I try and catch a couple of matches every time I go back to the UK.


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Football is all we got down here


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: British Guy watching college football
Everyone needs to go to an SEC night game. A big or an intense one. It’s just different.


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scott8811
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re: British Guy watching college football
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Now you're showing the equivalent of the guy in the video's ignorance. Our college sports are not bigger than the Premier League or other major European soccer leagues. Only a handful of college football atmospheres compare. And only because the stadiums are bigger. A much higher percentage of soccer fans get into the chants and pageantry during the game.


I was mainly referring to stadiums.....European soccer fans are fricking unhinged...it's wild. Watched a vice documentary on a Slavic soccer rivalry where supporters had identities hidden because they've committed so many crimes during games/against rival supporters...... I love LSU, but I'm not catching an assault charge for them lol
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poochie
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re: British Guy watching college football
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Weird that they would be that surprised. The Camp Nou (Barcelona) hold 99,000 so it’s not like it would be inconceivable to them.


Maybe so. But think about this: Barcelona has a 99,000 seat stadium, Barcelona’s population is approaching 6million. We have a 102k seat stadium, our whole state’s population is less than half of Barcelona.


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Bestbank Tiger
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They look at American football like we look at them and soccer.


Baseball would be a better analogy. They think it's a sport for teenage girls. We think soccer is for teenage girls.


theGarnetWay
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re: British Guy watching college football
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Weird that they would be that surprised. The Camp Nou (Barcelona) hold 99,000 so it’s not like it would be inconceivable to them.


Yes, but that type of size is only reserved for the absolute elite, top-tier soccer teams in the entire world. They're also located in some of Europe's largest cities. Most play in stadiums much smaller.

It's not just Europeans. There are plenty of Americans here that I've met that were never really into college football. Telling them SC has an 80,250-seat stadium and we're only like 8th biggest in our conference alone blows their mind.


ETA: Outside of the South, some spots in Big 10 country and the mid-west, college football being the primary sport is almost non-existent. It's so big for us and big in the US as a whole it's easy to forget how localized it is in the grand scheme of things.
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poochie
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re: British Guy watching college football
Looking at the EPL stadium sizes compared to sec stadium sizes, excluding vandy for obvious reasons, there are only 2 epl stadiums (Manchester and Tottenham) bigger than our smallest stadium (Kentucky).


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NOSA
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re: British Guy watching college football
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I think soccer is so fricking boring but it’s the most popular sport worldwide by a pretty significant margin.

I don’t get it.


They think football is boring because of constant commercials and a 5 second play followed by 40 seconds until the next play. It's constant breaks in the limited action.
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engvol
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re: British Guy watching college football
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Baseball would be a better analogy. They think it's a sport for teenage girls. We think soccer is for teenage girls.


I think you'll find we think Baseball is the most boring sport in the world.

That is just rounders (a primary school sport)

Another thing - to my eye atleast - is college stadiums don't have seats. This allows for a much bigger capacity than stadiums with seats
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1BamaRTR
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They really have no idea...I argued with an entire bar in Dublin that my colleges football stadium did in fact seat over 100,000....even after pulling it up on Google some of them said bull shite lol


A lot of them find it hard to believe NFL teams and the NFL as a whole rakes in more cash then any other sports league in the world. Because the NFL has a mostly American audience, they just don’t see how that’s possible.
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