Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Dshearn:
the worst NFL teams use to play the best college team in the nation every year.
the NFL stopped that after 6 straight losses.
the college ranks are closer to NFL levels of size and speed now more then ever.
you get the right college team(not this Bama team for sure) and a bad enough NFL team with a dumb coach and epic bad QB and who knows what could happen.
Where in the world did you come up with that? Link?
The defending Super Bowl champions used to play a College All-Star team during the preseason, but they canceled that in '77.
Interesting that one of the last few games was the college all-stars (which wasn't even a cohesive team, just a collection of players brought together for this game) came close to beating the reigning super bowl champion Steelers in 1975, 21-14. So I wonder what would've happened if the reigning college national champions of that year (as a team, with experience in their system and familiarity with each other) played the worst NFL team from that year. Or even if this college all-star squad (who came close to beating the world champs) would've played the worst NFL team from that year, instead of the best.
And yes, it's very much a different game in the NFL now than it is in the 70's, but the question is why? Part of the answer to why the NFL is so different now, with bigger, faster, stronger more athletic players is that college players are bigger, faster, stronger and more athletic than they were in the 70's. There's a clear gap between the two (the best college team and the worst NFL team), but it's not the order of magnitude that some people are making it out to be.
Just my crazy opinion.