Michelle Clancy | 26-08-2013
The United States' college football season kicks off next week and in anticipation the Big Ten Network surveyed Americans to find out how and where they like to watch college ball. It turns out most prefer the big screen at home, enjoy spending time with their friends and quite a few spend time yelling at the TV while watching their favourite teams battle it out on the gridiron.
BTN's survey found that fans like to do more than just watch to support their teams: 53% say they wear certain clothes or shoes to help their favourite team beat their opponents, while 40% felt that looking away from the screen sometimes helped their team win. When it comes to superstitions and the game, age matters – 31% of superstitious fans are 18-24, while that number drops down to 10% by the time fans reach their 60s.
If they're not at the game, the majority of Americans, 62%, prefer to watch a college football game at home and 30% of respondents between the ages of 25-34 who do go out, prefer to go to a friend's house to watch a game. When it comes to game day, 63% admit eating is a natural companion to college football, which beat napping (34%) and screaming at the TV (31%).