Originally Posted by Australian Red
One thing I've always stuggled to understand is just how popular College sport is for you guys, i don't think i will ever truly understand it.
I would like to add to what the fellas have already put here(they were all great responses). Other than baseball and hockey there was a time here that college football and college basketball were more popular than their pro counterparts. IMO, the NFL never got big until the 60's and the NBA never got big until the early 80's. The college level of those two sports predates the professional level. Higher learning institutions dot the landscape here, and many have been around for over a 100 years and the one thing the American people embraced was collegiate sports. Don't know if that makes any sense but to us it does. Do a google search for Harvard and Yale football...it might shed a little more light on the question you asked.