College football is one of the favorite pastimes of Americans. So are comic books. And in the age of bigger and bigger comic book-turned-summer blockbuster movie, it seems only natural that we begin to compare our favorite team to our favorite comic book hero.
Sometimes the comparison fits naturally. Sometimes, the comparison is based more on the character's name, or his powers and abilities. Sometimes, the comparison just seems like a fun match.
If you think about it, football players are like real-life comic book heroes. They perform super-human feats to save the day (for your favorite team, that is). A super-human throw from a quarterback acrobatically caught by a wide receiver in the end zone for a game-winning touchdown as time expires is just like Superman saving the world at the last moment or Spider-Man catching a falling innocent citizen just before they reach the pavement.
So why not compare football teams to comic book heroes?
Here is our re-imagining of the Top 25 as some of our favorite super heroes.