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Are you a Penn State Football Fan? Or do your loyalties lie with Nebraska Football? These two teams will be meeting up starting in the 2011 college football season when Nebraska joins the Big 10 and while on the field analysis will be going on and on, I wanted to look at these two organizations from a different standpoint and see if I could answer the question. Who has the best football fans?
Let me explain my perspective on this controversial question. I am Pennsylvania born and raised – Go Lions! I married a Nebraskan and this obligates me to keep the peace at home – Go Cornhuskers! So I would like to think I can provide an unbiased opinion here…well, at least I would like to think that, you may disagree with me and that’s fine.
Penn State has the best football fans because…
1. Okay, this is simple…the Penn State White Out. This is a tradition that is actually announced on the student tickets. On designated White Out games, every Nittany Lion fan entering Beaver Stadium is encouraged to wear white as a symbol of their Penn State Pride.
2. The student section. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, declared the PSU student section to be “the best in the country”. Beaver Stadium, with a seating capacity of 107,282 is often referred to as the toughest venue for opposing teams. In 2008, the student section was recognized as being the best in college football for the second year in a row.
Nebraska has the best football fans because…
1. They have the longest consecutive sell out record for home games, topping all other college football teams. They celebrated their 306th sellout on September 11, 2010. This streak dates back to November 3rd, 1962.
2. They are widely known as the friendliest fans in the country and this comes from opposing teams as well. When Texas broke Nebraska’s home win streak, the year Ricky Williams played, instead of throwing things the ever classy Nebraska fans cheered Ricky Williams and joined in a chant of “Heisman, Heisman”. This is cool in my book.
So there you have it, Penn State has the White Out and a powerful student section while Nebraska has loyal fans that fill the stadium and show a whole lot of class.
All I know is that come the 2011 season, I am going to have a tough time when Nebraska and Penn State take the field as part of the Big Ten Conference.
write by Nolan