It’s definitely football season. Tailgating, team scarves, hot chocolate (probably some beer) and weekends on the couch or at the stadium with friends rooting for your team. At least that’s what it’s like in college.
But just because college is over, doesn’t mean that the tradition and passion has to stop. College football is one of the greatest forms of entertainment in the shift from summer to fall. College football is rooted in every state and usually possesses much more passion than NFL football.
The appeal of college football for gals and guys alike is that your college team is a part of you - your team, your state, your alma and your college years. Even for those who didn’t attend a large university with a nationally recognized team can find the passion in their state football rivalries.
Charlotte’s Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls currently stand second place in the CIAA Southern Division. You can help welcome their season on the 15th with their homecoming game against Virginia Union U at Irwin Belk Complex.
Rivalries - a big reason that college football is stirring entertainment. No matter what division your college team was in, or your state universities are in there are passionate rivalries that constantly prevail everyday of the year. Your school spirit is something that can never be brought down, no matter how old you get.
Every game matters in college football because once you lose a game or two you’re on the border line of making it to the playoffs. It’s like every season game is a playoff. Because of this the fervor and intensity of each game makes it worthwhile to the last minute.
Humility of the players often exceed that of those in the NFL. College football is comprised of passionate, young players who aren’t in it for money, but for the game. Game over fame.
Other college football traditions happen on the field. The band plays, cheerleaders and dancers move to their trumpets and football players come out of the locker rooms pumped and in formation.
For entertainment college football games have cheaper prices, and usually more action in each game. College football runs an average of eight more offensive plays than NFL teams and halftime during college football is about eight minutes longer, giving you more show, time to get drinks and snacks and run to the restroom. College football halftime shows often honor tradition, like the dotting of the “i” in Ohio, or team fight songs.
The experience brings you back to your college years and that time of year to honor your team and beat your archival. Those in Charlotte looking for entertainment this fall can attend football games with your families and enjoy the festivities that only happen during this sports season.