Ncaa And Nfl : The Difference Essay

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NCAA or NFL: The Difference is in the Rules
“It’s the sport of Kings, better than diamond rings……” (LL Cool J, 1986). All across the country, football, both college and professional, has its own cult-like following. Fans of both leagues eagerly anticipate kick-off whether it is on Saturday, for college football fans, or Sunday, for professional football fans. An additional fix is available for college football fans on Thursday. Professional fans get their extra dose on Monday nights. Admittedly, there are many similarities among the National Collegiate Football Association (NCAA) and the National Football League (NFL). Both have extremely loyal, boisterous, and diehard fans. Both play four quarters and the players try their best to get the ball across the goal line. Although there are more similarities in how the game is played, it is the differences that will have respective fans insisting one is better than the other. Differences, such as the two-minute warning, the knee-down rule, and over time, distinguish the professional from the collegiate player (See Table 1).
Two minutes before the end of the first quarter, a buzzer sounds. It is Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium and the buzzer is basically ignored as the Crimson Tide players continue the game. For collegiate players, the two minute warning is just an indication that the first or third quarter is about to end. In the NFL, though, this same buzzer indicates a mandatory…

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