For some, college football fandom is something that extends far beyond four academic years — it’s a lifestyle that requires a wardrobe filled with school colors, dedicated watch parties every weekend during the fall and winter, and, of course, at least one future offspring named after an MVP (or is that last one only us?).
To show just how deep the fandom runs (in time for the College Football Playoff), we got sports enthusiasts to share what they love about college football: from the adrenaline-inducing crowds to the friendly camaraderie — and, of course, the game itself. Watch above to see why we'll be watching the College Football Playoff semifinal games, and then get ready to watch two back-to-back games yourself, December 29 on ESPN. The countdown starts now.