SOME MAY DISAGREE, BUT ...

  • BEST COLLEGE STADIUM ....... Ohio Stadium/Ohio State, close second Husky Stadium/Washington
  • BEST PRO STADIUM ....... Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • BEST ATMOSPHERE (PRO) ....... Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium
  • BEST ATMOSPHERE (COLLEGE) ...... Texas A&M, Kyle Field
  • BEST GAME EVER ....... Baltimore vs. Jacksonville (39-36), September 2000
  • BEST FANS ....... LSU/Penn State/Texas A&M
  • BEST TOWN ....... Seattle (University of Washington), Nashville (Vanderbilt)
  • BEST CAMPUS ........ Penn State
  • BEST TAILGATING ....... LSU
  • BEST STADIUM CONCESSIONS ....... LP Field (Tennesse Titans)/Reliant Stadium (Houston Texans)
  • BEST LOCAL FOOD ....... New Orleans, Houston
  • BEST PARTY ATMOSPHERE ....... New Orleans
  • BEST BAND ....... Texas A&M
  • BEST SCENERY ....... Husky Stadium
  • BEST UNIFORMS ....... Washington Huskies
  • BEST MASCOT ....... Zippy the Kangaroo, Akron
  • BEST VALUE ....... Akron ($20 face value for prime seats)
  • BEST TRADITIONS ....... Texas A&M
  • BEST MOMENT ....... Honoring Sean Taylor at Fedex Field, December 2, 2007
  • NICEST FANS ....... West Virginia/Texas A&M/Virginia
  • LOUDEST STADIUM ....... Tiger Stadium, LSU and Superdome, New Orleans Saints
  • COLDEST GAME ....... Redskins vs. Panthers, December 24, 1995
  • WETTEST GAME ....... Maryland vs. Miami, September 5, 2011
  • ROWDIEST FANS ....... Cleveland Browns, Dawg Pound
  • RUDEST FANS ...... Philadelphia Eagles
  • MOST QUIET FANS ...... Navy
  • MOST ARRESTS IN OUR SECTION ....... Cleveland Browns Stadium (1), Fedex Field (1 - multiple times)
  • EMPTIEST STADIUM ....... Baltimore Ravens @ Tampa Bay Bucs, October 12, 2014

 

BEST FOOTBALL BOOKS

  • Badasses by Peter Richmond (2010)
  • Blood, Sweat and Chalk by Tim Layden (2010)
  • Dixieland Delight by Clay Travis (2007)
  • Every Week a Season by Brian Curtis (2004)
  • Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger (1990)
  • Gridchronic by Jordan Wallens (2007)
  • It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium by John Ed Bradley (2007)
  • NFL Unplugged by Anthony Gargano (2010)
  • Paper Lion by George Plimpton (1966)
  • Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer by Warren St. John (2004)
  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis (2006)
  • The Ones Who Hit the Hardest by Millman & Coyne (2010)
  • When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss (2000)

 

BEST FOOTBALL MOVIES

  • All the Right Moves (1983)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • Brian's Song (1971)
  • Everybody's All-American (1988) (my wife appears in this movie!)
  • Heaven Can Wait (1978)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Lucas (1986)
  • North Dallas Forty (1979)
  • Ole War Skule (2011)
  • Remember the Titans (2000)
  • Rudy (1993)
  • Semi-Tough (1977)
  • The Blind Side (2009)
  • The Express (2008)
  • The Longest Yard (1974)
  • The Program (1993)
  • The Replacements (2000)
  • Undefeated (2011)
  • Waterboy (1998)