The Three Ts of College Football

    By Allie Shriver

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    College football is one of the most loved sports in American History. People spend every Saturday in the fall crowded in bars, around living rooms, and in stadiums all over the country just to see their teams take the field for a few short hours. They turn out in droves and wash the parking lots in a sea of home team colors. Chanting creates a cacophony of sound while the smell of burgers and beer waft in the crisp air.  College football season is one of the best times of the year and there’s a good reason for that. The three Ts of college football – tradition, tailgating, and talent.

    Tradition

    Football is a time-honored tradition in America. There’s action, drama, and intrigue in every game. Families and friends bond over the love of their team. It’s a family tradition to cheer for a certain team that is taught from birth. When you dream of going to college it’s usually the one your family has been cheering on from day one. School pride runs deep and that pride turns to full on passion during games. Your football team is your army going to battle for your school. When they win, you win and the other team must go home in shame. When they lose, you lose and you feel every emotion your players feel.

    The traditions of teams run as deep as fandom. Whether it's touching a sign before heading to the field, rubbing a rock, or the marching band playing a particular song, every team has a tradition. They uphold this tradition wherever they go. These traditions leak their way to the fans and the fans carry on those traditions as well. Fans wear the same clothes, eat the same food, and even tailgate in the same spot every game. Tradition is big in college football and we love every bit of it.

    Tailgating

    Tailgating is a must before college football games. The weather doesn’t matter, you tailgate with pride in the sun, the rain, and even the snow. From Greek organizations to ancient alumni groups, you can see a wide variety of fans spread across the parking lots and lawns celebrating their team. Each region of the country tailgates with different foods but the most common are BBQ, hamburgers, and ribs. You can see the locally brewed beer among the crowd and you’ll most certainly see Bud Light in the hands of many. Depending on the game, fans show up several hours before a game or even several days. Tailgating is one of the most fun events of the year. For losing the school, tailgating is the best part of the day.  SEC and Big 10 schools tend to host the best tailgates and should be on your bucket list.

    Talent

    College football breeds National Football League players. Everyone starts somewhere and this is where football players go to get better at their sport and stand out from their peers. These players are recruited early on and developed by the best coaches in the business. Playing in college is one of the most sought after paths players take to prepare them for the big time. The rules are slightly different and allow for better player development. Bonds are forged of two a day summer practices in 95-degree heat. Mentorships are developed between coaches and players that last decades.

    The talent pool in college football is indescribable. With an ever-changing roster, you’re able to follow a player’s journey from third string running back as a freshman to the starting lineup as a senior. As a die-hard fan, you come to know the players as if you were friends and cheer for them restlessly. The coaches are even more prolific. Being a college football coach is as revered in America as being a member of the clergy. What coaches do for their teams is considered holy in most parts of the country and their fan bases run just as deep at the team’s. Seeing rising stars under the guidance of greatness bring joy to the biggest of fans every Saturday.

    See It Live

    What better way to experience the brevity of college football than to attend College Football Playoff National Championship? We don’t who will be playing until January but we have plenty of time to make predictions. While we enjoy the season, you can plan your trip to Atlanta to see if live! Join us as a VIP with premium tailgating in the stadium, prime seats, and an on-field experience.

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    About the Bloggers

     Victoria Barnett

    QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 

     

    Darragh Farrelly

    410-Blogger-Darragh-Farrelly-48eb94555a7e887e43b7859670f8fa79Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Darragh made the move to North Carolina a little over three years ago. An avid sports fan, he earned his BA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin, which led him to various roles covering sports in Ireland. When he's not watching the New England Patriots win, Darragh enjoys going to concerts and following the English Premier League.

    Allie Shriver

    409-Blogger-Allie-Shriver-e536dee79691b3447e6d05ac1df44749Allie Shriver is a North Carolina native. A proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a B.A. in Communication Studies. In her spare time, Allie enjoys hanging out at the beach, watching football, and exploring new cities. As a die-hard football fan, you can catch Allie at local sports bar cheering on the New York Giants and frantically checking her Fantasy Football scores.  

    Kristen Doolan

    Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

    Jazzy Morgan

    Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading Vogue & Cosmo, keeping up with fashion trends and watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester United.