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you might be the biggest homer on tBB.
Alabama Notre Dame Southern Cal
Other bluebloods don't match up as well, not just Michigan
Nothing to say other than regional stereotypes? I gave a thorough, fact-based response that I'd love to see your thoughts on.
I think cope already took that title a few pages ago.
The theory for the top shelf? What about Oklahoma? First out of the top shelf? What's their flaw?
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Why does 50 years matter? Also, "most important game" is pretty subjective. Yes, you won the game in Alabama. However, Alabama (as #2) beat #1 Penn State in the Sugar Bowl. That's a national title. Same record, beat #1 in a 1 vs 2 bowl game. And you still haven't addressed my last post.
This post was edited by FortWorthTide 16 months ago
The real athletes a.k.a Black people took over.
No one discredits Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig because they played before Jackie Robinson. Certainly integration improved the game, but what occurred before was still football, and it still mattered.
For example, those early Rose Bowls shaped the sport. The teams that won the early versions of that game almost all went on to be powerhouses for decades to come.
My mistake, I thought you meant the most important game out of the '78 season (which it wasn't, because Alabama's goal line stand in the 1 vs 2 Sugar Bowl, Bear Bryant vs Joe Pa was by far the most important game of the '78 season). And it did win us the NC - from the AP and most other outlets. Y'all did get the UPI, but Alabama's claim to that title is stronger in most people's eyes. A win in a 1 vs 2 bowl game is as pure as they come.
very true, but at least cope hasn't made thread upon thread of trying to degrade the obvious best conference in CFB right now in hope to make his pitiful team of last season look better. I guess if you have nothing good to look forward to, the next best option is to attempt to make others look worse.
Except for the fact that ND lost in a #1 vs #2 bowl game (which is considered the most legitimate way to be awarded a national title in this sport) and Alabama only lost in the regular season. You are willfully ignoring that. USC lost to ASU 20-7, that's 13 points. Who cares the number of points (unless it reaches 3 TDs or something crazy)? You also present double digits as if all losses by double digits are the same. Alabama lost by 10 to USC, ND lost 42-14 this year. Huge difference, and you know it.
The fact remains that there are countless years in college football history where multiple teams finished with one loss involving various head to head scenarios. When that occurs, what happens in bowl season almost always ends up being the deciding factor. Again, a win in a 1 vs 2 bowl game trumps all. You don't get to the bowls ranked in the top 2 unless you're NC worthy, and if you beat a top 2 opponent once you get there, you've proven you're the best. Not that hard to understand.
Remember when this thread was about Michigan? Good times.
Not really that amazing. Our only titles in bowl losing seasons came from polls that voted before. Sure, it's an antiquated way of determining the champion, but it was the way it was done at the time and every school claims AP/Coaches/UPI titles. That's why I don't have an issue with USC claiming the UPI title from '78. My point was simply that Alabama won the AP plus others and won the 1v2 bowl game, so you can't discredit it. We can argue all day (and clearly we have) about which title is more legitimate that year, but that's different than arguing whether you can claim a title where a major poll made the selection.
Wait, Michigan's all-time record against Ohio State is 58-44-6 and the Michigan fans are allowing the Ohio State fans to get under their skin?
Football blue bloods who have won an NCAA basketball championship: Florida, Michigan, Ohio State
Schools with 900 football wins: Michigan
Schools with a NC in all four revenue sports (football, basketball, baseball and hockey): Michigan
Apparently, we need a new term for the greatness that is Michigan. We are truly in a category of one.
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football bluebloods that are also the all-time NC leader in another of the big-four sports:
USC (all-time leader in baseball NCs)
Michigan (all-time leader in Hockey)
Um, you put baseball and hockey in there as revenue sports... You mean pro revenue sports?
I like how you think.
They are revenue sports for some schools.
Lies. Baseball and hockey are usually big time cost centers.
North Dakota Whatever U for hockey doesn't count.
Too bad a majority of M*chigans "great" players and coaches are from Ohio or elsewhere... Your case would be better if your state produced its own talent.. IMO
I love when OSU fans make this argument. It does nothing but show how much OSU sucks at putting up a fence around their state.
Most of those wins are from 80 years ago, we have been whipping TTUN for longer than I have been alive.
I piss excellence.
I agree, A lot of kids in Ohio are enamored with ND. Some choose Mich (Ferns) just to be different. We are starting to pull some talent from your state though. We have Webb and a shot at Drake!
This post was edited by LegalAlien 16 months ago
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