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I would say College Football came first because I live in New Hampshire and go to a lot of UNH Basketball games and they have posters that say they had a football team in the late 1890's. I'm pretty sure there wasn't a NFL in the 1890's.

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The last Super Bowl was viewed by 97 million people. The college football championship game was viewed by 23 million.

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College football started in 1869 when Rutgers University played Princeton University. Pro football was started in 1920 with twelve teams

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