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One of the greatest sights in college football is watching the Ohio State Band form the script Ohio.
In the NFL you have the Thanksgiving Day games, the cheeseheads and the Lambeau Leap in Green Bay, the Terrible Towels in Pittsburgh, the Hogs in Washington and Black Hole in Oakland.
In college, you have the script Ohio and dotting the “i” at Ohio State and Auburn’s war eagle taking flight above the crowd before the game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
At USC, you have Traveler, the equine mascot of the Trojans, charging up and down the sidelines and circling the Coliseum field on the track that runs around it.
At Notre Dame, you have the team touching the “Play Like a Champion Today” sign, the Victory March and the student section performing during the “1812 Overture.” At Clemson, the players rub “Howard’s Rock” and charge down “The Hill” into “Death Valley.”
Add in such mascots as Uga at Georgia, Ralphie at Colorado and Bevo at Texas and you can see the NFL has nothing like it.
Combine all those things with the great fight songs, and it’s no wonder that college fans are so much more passionate about their teams than their NFL counterparts.