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ESPN Top 25 in last 25 Years

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by KillerNut, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    The first list is athletes, the second is teams.

    Something I find very suspect is that the 2001 Miami Hurricanes made the list despite our kicking their ass all over the field the following year.

    The 1995 Nebraska team was the best College football team I remember seeing, so I understand that one.

    1991 Miami Hurricanes, I also thought was a weak pick.

    1994 Penn State would have been a good pick.

    1989 Notre Dame Fighting Irish would have been a good pick.

    I also was disappointed with the idea of two Womens Basketball teams being ranked as high as they were, give me a break.

    Finally an East cost company picks the Yankees? Shocking. What a load of bull. The Bulls were the best team of all time imo, and I hate the Bulls, and Jordan because they always won.

    What is also surpising is Indiana's Undefeated National Champion didn't make the list, unless they were too old, (for some reason I am pretty sure that they wern't) Why not them?
  2. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Miami's 2001 team was one of the best of all time. They mentioned that their ratings were based solely on the team of that particular season, and not based on accumulated seasons. What we did to Miami in the Fiesta had nothing to do with their 2001 team. Look at the players that they lost after that season, and add it to the team that we beat in the Fiesta Bowl, and that makes a very impressive team.

    Fact is. I'm kind of surprised that they didn't add the 2002 Hurricanes team, and leave off the 2002 tOSU team.

    1991 Miami was kind of a weak choice, and I do think that either ND or PSU should have been put in it's place.
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    1991 Miami? WTF??? 1994 Penn State, 1993 Florida State, there's too many to list. The 2001 pick was much better.

    And wow, the Yankees, Duke, and UConn women all in the top 10? I am shocked...SHOCKED!!!!! :susp:

    The Indiana basketball team was from 1976, so that one is too old.
  4. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    women's basketball? :lol:
  5. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    We beat the 2002 Miami team-not the 2001 team. I still think we could have handled the 2001 team ,mostly the same players, but the 2001 Oregon team would have given them a much tougher game than the 2001 Nebraska team,IMO.
  6. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    they put in an iowa wrestling team.

    so I'm curious what sports are eligible? If collegiate wrestling and womens basketball are in why not the tOSU synch swimming team? I don't know anything about them but im pretty sure you don't win that many consecutive national championships without some pretty amazing teams.
  7. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    I think that ESPN was just being p.c. by throwing in a couple of token teams, from small time sports. Immediately after saying that their rankings were based on individual seasons. They mentioned Iowa winning over a 3 or 4 year span. Same old crap from the chuckleheads at ESPN.
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    You guys sure are taking this personally. It's just a retrospective! They don't care about actually getting it right - they just looking to fill the space between all of the Gatorade and erectile dysfunction medication ads. VH1 has proven that people will watch any garbage if you present it in coundtdown format, and ESPN is just following suit. And just as VH1s countdowns are trite and predictable, so too, is ESPN's. Also, just like any other made-for-TV countdown, they're gonna pull some entrants out of thin air in a weak attempt to establish credibility among their stable of surefire go-to entrants. I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but anybody who is seeking validation from this thing is not very bright. The way I see it, somebody who feels snubbed by this countdown is just as lame as the jackass who takes too much pride in their team making the top 5.

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