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Will the Real National Champs Please Stand Up

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by buckeyebri, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    I have noticed a trend amongst the football studio teams on ESPN and ABC to call USC the defending National Champions. John Saunders did it again on Saturday as did some others.

    Now as I recall the BCS title game winner defines the National Champion. Last years title game was played by LSU and Oklahoma with LSU winning. Wouldn't that make LSU the defending National Champions?

    ABC telecasts all of the BCS games. ESPN and ABC are owned by the same parent company. So what gives? Did USC steal LSU's crown in a brawl on Burbon Street or Rodeo Drive? Was another game played when no one was watching between LSU and USC?
     
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I don't think there is ever a real national champ. Hence, the MNC.....
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    you know if there was a fight it wouldve been on rodeo.....USC doesnt play for NCs outside of LA. :lol:
     
  4. hotrodr123

    hotrodr123 Newbie

    AP gave the National Championship to USC so both USC and LSU are defending National Champions. That is part of the reason the BCS is such a joke.
     
  5. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    I think they should always have to say "Defending Co-National Champions"
     
  6. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    I think they should say :

    USC "Could have been National Champs had they not lost to Cal and played such a weak schedule that they didn't qualify for the BCS title game" Trojans
     
  7. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I think that the title of Defending National Champions should just refer to the last exclusive, undefeted and undisputed national champions...

    Now who could that be? :biggrin:
     
  8. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    :lol:

    USC "we couldn't win a NC by the system in place so we'll win it semanticly" Tojans
     
  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Reason everyone claims USC is the team that is National Champs is because everyone is on their bandwagon because they'll likely win it this year..... Once they Lose 1 or 2 games look for them to start look'n at LSU more, but until USC loses they'll be acting like they knew USC was the outright champs last year, and that they're the best this year. The Media blows.......Oh yeah this is my 200th post...... hell yes. GO BUCKS!
     
  10. Bam Holmes

    Bam Holmes Newbie

    Because of the fact LSU doesn't play pretty football this season and parts of last, like USC does supposedly, the media doesn't give them the respect they give the Trojans. It also has something to do with the pretty-boy, Hollywood-wannabe coach of theirs who is a media-friendly, rich kiss-a$$. Kind of reminds me of how OSU got looked at by the media the following season after the national championship win. The media, mainly Trev and Mark, would have loved for Miami to have won the NC game, so they could have sung the praises of the Hurricanes for another season. Anybody but the boring Buckeyes!

    Can anyone tell me why Trev and Mark hate OSU? It's mainly Mark these days!

    -BH
     
  11. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    Yeah...to me it is amazing that USC is still #1...and Cal didn't drop in the ranking after losing to USC. I guess Stanford should be ranked about 10th. Oklahoma has to be the best team in the country right now. They have the defense and the running game. They are like Wisconsin, but with a Heisman Trophy winning QB. I like Auburn too. Right now my top 10 would be:

    1. Oklahoma
    2. Auburn
    3. USC
    4. Wisconsin
    5. Purdue
    6. Miami
    7. Virginia
    8. Georgia
    9. Oklahoma State
    10. Texas
     
  12. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    I'm telling you all this now. UVA I feel is a lot better than they are getting credit for. If their QB doesn't make too many big mistakes, they could be talking National Championship.
     
  13. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    This weekend's matchup against FSU will determine if UVA is a contender or pretender.

    Their QB play this year has been solid - I watch UVA against Clemson and no one had an answer for this guy.
     

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