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Sound bitter to me. I'd try to loosen up a bit. It's one man's opinion.
TURDS ALL UP IN THIS MUG. /// "2010 Auburn Tigers, my favorite team. Unbeaten in all ways." -- Dan Wetzel, April 4, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
It's never as simple or crude as "Daddy gave them money". The wealth must be invested and spending monitored appropriately. A family may have built a fortune five generations ago, but if subsequent generations do not honor and respect what it took to build and maintain that wealth it will be lost.
The same is true with football. Wade and Frank Thomas built a dynasty at Alabama, but it took continued success to maintain that legacy. Over the years, just like wealthy families, there were coaches who added to the legacy like Coach Bryant, Stallings, and Saban, but there were also coaches who led it into a decline like Whitworth, Perkins, and DuBose.
If one inherits something of that magnitude and hopes to pass it along to future generations one must work to maintain and/or add to that which was bequeathed or it will eventually be lost.
Like I said before, it is never as simple or crude as "Daddy gave them money".
This post was edited by MsnBama 21 months ago
In addition to my last post, I think some people are ignoring the fact that this is a "right now" categorization and not an all-time one. Substitute your own definition of "Upper Class" in for the writer's, and you're obviously going to come up with much different results.
Exactly. Alabama has been a national power when their conference was weak, and when it was strong. The name has been powerful throughout CFB history.
Their tradition had nothing to do with the conference they play in, but everything to do with who they are.
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yeah you got miss state poor. but you got ole miss middle class. that's crazy we passed them up a few years ago. should have done your research before posting such bs
This post was edited by Boner 20 months ago
it's not hating, it's reality. auburn has enjoyed some success, but have some perspective.
bama and lsu have been significantly better than auburn over the past 10 years. florida has had a significantly better decade than auburn as well.
how can you call yourself elite on a national level when 3 teams in your conference, and 2 in your own division, totally outclass you?
King of the South and ruler of the BCS (GOT reference)
Sound defensive to me, and maybe a tad too unsure of your programs place.
Isn't this forum to share opinions? I'm sure there have been, and will be, opinions where praise is merited and shared by me regarding your program, or mine.
kinda the way the sec has outclassed all other conferences combined
All you have to do is lie and say Auburn is important and as nationally significant as Alabama, then they will leave you alone.
So there is a conf limit on how many elite teams you can have? Hell, the 3 best teams in college football last year were Bama, LSU, and Arkansas. Auburn has also had more undefeated season than LSU, Bama, and Florida over the past 10 years.
i'm starting to think some of you don't truly understand the meaning of the word "elite".
and you do?
Texas just had a 5-7 season in 2010 so they shouldn't be on the list then
Recent national championships is a good place to start if you ask me. Why is it so hard for people to admit AU is a top tier program.
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You should prepare yourself to live with the consequences of your decisions, whatever they may be.
Really? Maybe you should have some perspective. Where is AU "totally outclassed"?
2002-2011 (past 10 years, as you said):
105-27, 3 SEC Championships, 2 BCS Championships, 0 undefeated seasons
95-36, 2 SEC Championships, 2 BCS Championships, 1 undefeated season
94-35, 2 SEC Championships, 1 BCS Championship, 2 undefeated seasons
70-39, 1 SEC Championship, 2 BCS Championships, 1 undefeated season
And for fun, Texas
103-26, 2 Big XII Championships, 1 BCS Championship, 1 undefeated season
Seems to me you are holding AU's conference affiliation against them, considering if Texas was in AU's spot, they'd stack up just the same. If anything, AU doing what it has while being in the SEC with the teams you mentioned makes it even more impressive.
i didn't write an article calling texas elite, did i?
and if i were to write an article about cfb's elite, no, i wouldn't include texas. although i'd say we're at the very top of the next tier, whatever it is you want to call it.
that is the point i was making... Alabama is the Waltons... Dad gave them money and they made more with it...
Walking up these hills you have no choice but to be fast!
You do realize he has Alabama at the top of the pile, right?
Auburn is in the "Upper Class" category, but at the bottom. It's not an entirely unfair assessment. I'm not certain Florida and LSU deserve to be at the bottom of the upper class barrel, but Auburn is most certainly where it belongs and Georgia is not, in my opinion.
Do you drive a Lexus or a Mercedes?
That will tell a lot.
so if you didn't write it why are you all in the middle arguing with these guys about auburn. you should be arguing with the guy that wrote the article. i don't see a problem with it except for the fact that he has miss state in the poor category but ole miss in the middle class when we have clearly passed them.
I'm starting to think you don't understand the difference between Blue Blood and elite because you're making a big deal about Auburn being at the bottom of the top category. That is EXACTLY where they belong.
bama - 2 mnc, 6 ten/+ win seasons, 3 bcs bowls
lsu - 2 mnc, 6 ten/+ win seasons, 4 bcs bowls
florida - 2 mnc, 3 ten/+ win seasons, 3 bcs bowls
auburn - 1 mnc, 3 ten/+ win seasons, 2 bcs bowls
if you go back 15, or 20 years, it's much worse for auburn compared to those 3.
Its not even the bottom of the top category... its the same category.. if that was the case FSU would not be ahead of UF unfortunately... the difference is not in who is better than who at the top.... its saying
Blue Bloods-Storied program who have consistently been rich throughout generations
-nouveau riche- which means you just recently became rich... Like fsu who have made their program a national power in recent history...starting from the bottom
-Cooperate Elite- big names that who have been around at the top for a long time but have just finally made that big step into being rich...Like UF who although they were a pretty good program were not truely elite until the 90s....
All are equally elite in level and are all the schools you think about when you think who will win the national title this year...
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