Growing up in MD through the 80's and 90's nobody around me really cared about college football. NFL wasnt that big of a deal either. Maybe becuase the Colts leaving Im not sure. But everyone always cared about the O's and they cared about Terp basketball.
But then around the 2000's (when MD won BBall title ironcially) fridgen came and got blasted by Florida in a big bowl game. The the ravnes won the SB and everyone around here started caring about football. Gary Williams didnt\wasnt allowed to recryuit the 1 and done BBall kids in the area and basketabll hit a flat spot missing the tournement. Now all the talk is about football, local news barely even covers the terps. Its been all ravens and Big 10 football now.
Touched by his Noodly Appendage