What’s better than watching college football?
Well, the truthful answer to that question is probably nothing.
Nevertheless, a good second option in a sports world that will, in the very near future, offer only baseball and golf for viewing purposes is the college football movie.
Though you won’t be watching it live at least you’ll be watching something that is remotely related to America’s most passionate pastime; collegiate gridiron competition.
It could be a true story, a comedy or some really good made up stuff; regardless of the genre or quality it least our beloved pigskin is featured somewhere in the pages of the story.
The following slideshow attempts to illuminate the 25 top college football movie characters of all-time; the proverbial honor roll of thespians who have brought our game to the big screen.
We honor them here while we wait for what only an official’s whistle can bring us, singing out shrilly in the night, signaling the beginning of the 2011 season.