Let me start out by saying that maybe this is a ridiculously dumb question but I have to ask. Which makes you happier/gives you more joy/keeps you going, having a National Championship Winning QB like Brian Griese or an NFL Super Bowl Winning QB like Tom Brady graduate from/play at your school. Now before you cut me up in the bathtub and drop me in the dump Purple Gang style (Detroit 1-8-7 anyone) for this blasphemy let me say a few things that might level the playing field just a tad. First: College careers are 4 playing years long, while NFL careers can go on forever (at least Favre thinks so). Second: The NFL is followed all over the country, even in forgotten places like Montana and Alaska (I assume) whereas college fan bases consist mostly of alums, students and those who live in college-centric places like the south. Third: If you are a Lions fan or Michiganian/Michigander having a guy like Tom Brady to root for helps ease the pain of watching the Lions (although since Millen left they have started to look competent...that is so weird). Fourth: Although I am not a big live through someone else type of guy, Brady bagging Gisele has to make any Michigan Man stand up a little straighter. Fifth: Being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame is arguably the pinnacle moment in the sport, commemorating your achievements for life and Brady is a lock. Soooo...what do you all think?
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.