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Exactly. It is impossible to compare.
Did it suck seeing OSU go 12-0?
They had an ineligible season. Nobody cares they went 12-0. So no.
Not sure what your beef with Michigan is, unless you're just a really bad troll.
Michigan has been good not great for 60 years running but the fans act as though UM has been upper tier.
They're still a blue blood get over it.
Meh. So is Yale then.
Ok then according to Theta from 247 so is Yale...got it.
Yeah, I'm going with option #2.
Really bad troll.
So where exactly would UM fans rank their program since 1953?
Yeah clearly just looking to stir things up. Anybody that questions Michigan as a blue blood is either stupid or a troll.
Among the most consistent (if not THE most consistent) in terms of winning.
And why are you picking arbitrary dates? That's stupid.
Consistently good? Sure. Elite? Rarely.
Blueblood status can be revoked if you consistently perform at a middle class rate for a long enough period.
If you don't like 50 or 60, do 75 years
Middle class rate? We've been a top 10 program since 1950, or whatever random year you picked. I think you should learn the meaning of "middle class" if you think that applies to the top 10. If you disagree with me, I'd love it if you could prove that there have been 10 better programs since your date.
Also - The majority disagrees with you, as we're constantly mentioned as one of the blue bloods. Sure, you might get homer Buckeye and Spartan fans to agree we're not a blueblood, but the consensus is we still are, and by a good margin. That isn't going to change any time soon either. So I don't care what you say, it doesn't matter.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by TAMUWolverine 13 months ago
Poor Bammers. Trying to make themselves look better by only counting half of CFB history. If I didn't know better, I'd think this guy was a Sparty.
The "lost in the desert" comment wasn't to say that Alabama is better than USC all time because of today. USC had a run in the early to mid 2000s, and while not as impressive as our current run, it was still very good. They've also had great periods throughout there history. The only reason I pointed out the current state of the USC program was that I suspect that is the reason (combined with Alabama's recent success) that he has been getting so worked up about validating the Trojans' place in history. When your team isn't on top, you need to remind people of your past accomplishments. Up until Saban, Alabama fans did this more than anyone. There's nothing wrong with it. I was simply pointing out that it was blurring his perspective.
A College Football Blue Blood is a program that...
Is a winning program with a history and tradition of doing so
A program that has changed the course of CFB, from it's earliest stages
A program with a commitment to excellence, while maintaining it's academic integrity
A program that has developed and produced quality players that prepare them for the next level - a long standing legacy
Michigan qualifies on all counts.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Look FortWorth..we had this very same argument with some of your fellow conference mates several years ago...when Alabama had not been relevant in quite some time.
I pretty much made this very same argument in favor of Alabama at the time, and projected that a program that historic and storied would come back..
BUT, the same argument made then, pertains now...even when Bama was down, the program was so storied, it had every right to remain a Blue Blood..and nothing would take that away.
Oh absolutely. I'm with you 100% on that. And I also know Alabama will be down again one day. It is inevitable. I know we're in the Michigan blue blood thread, but I never actually commented on Michigan until this post. I replied to posts regarding Alabama and several other blue bloods. Then it turned into Alabama vs USC for awhile before the thread mostly turned back toward the original topic. For the record, I think Michigan most definitely belongs.
This post was edited by FortWorthTide 13 months ago
I think we're in complete agreement.
Besides one NC each about 11 or 16 years ago, many on this board were not alive for the last NC of either Michigan or Ohio state, I think
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Maybe Texas too but their NC was only 8 yrs ago
say it aint so !!!
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Are Bama fans now the deciders of who is a good program and who isn't?
Michigan is a blue blood. End of story.
i do agree that Michigan is one of the blue bloods.
Bama,Tx,OU,USC,Mich,ND,OSU,Neb,Tn*(lst yr kept the Vols out of the 800 club)
with PSU (past) & LSU (present) trying to crack the top 10 among a few others.
but i had to add the Sunseri pop to the thread.
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