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I rarely listen to FBaum and I almost NEVER start a thread about Bren on here. But this was just too amazing.
A caller just called in to defend AU on the show- claimed they had 13 undefeated seasons - THE MOST IN THE SEC and also 8 NCAA recognized NC's....
I did a little fact checkling and may have missed something BUT - I show 7 undefeated seasons (3 before 1920) (4-0, 5-0 and then 9-0) and then 4 more post 1950. Of course it should also be noted that 2 of those 4, modern undefeated seasons, the team was on NCAA probation and banned from bowls.... Still waiting on the other one to get stripped.
Anyway - I just love the information their fanbase distributes to each other. Its about as bad as Nazi propaganda in the 30's....
No surprise. Other fanbases complain about our claims, but, outside of the 1941 championship, we´re one of the most conservative in claiming championships.
There is a book out about their so called NC's. the writer of the book says as long as one source claims you no.1 it's recorded as a NC's. I laughed in my father in laws face when he said we as In BAMA have mythical championship. I've never heard of the outlets of media that he was telling me about that claimed them NC's
He must be referring to their swim team.
The barners try to say our 2009 is not legit because we were technically still on probation, but yet they claim 1957 and were on a bowl ban.
Can't forget about their 1993 perfect season either. They were on probation then as well.
I've even heard a few that claim the Championship that USC got stripped because they were next in line
Interestingly enough, the NC was awarded BEFORE the bowl prior to the 70's... which is how we won a NC in 73, but lost the bowl. Ironically this is one of the claimed titles that doesnt sit well with them. But they GLADLY accept the concept of awarding "pre-bowl" for their 57 team... Barner delusion at its best!
Lets claim the other five listed by the NCAA records book. When they mention how many they have I always bring the other 5 listed by the NCAA that Bama doesn't claim.
The 2009 BCS crystal ball is in our trophy case. Apparently the NCAA disagrees.
Listening to my dad talk about bowl games before they were used to help determine a national champion, the whole experience was looked at as a reward for a great season. It was about the players having fun and going on vacation, almost like the pro bowl. Of course they wanted to win, I'm not trying to say they didn't care. But the approach they took was nothing like today or when they started to matter. You simply can't go back and apply todays method of determining a NC to seasons 40 years ago and try to say who deserves what.
That also ties in why now you can't claim a NC if your on probation that includes a bowl ban. Its the bowl ban that matters, not probation itself, and especially not probation for text books. If you're eligible for a bowl you're eligible for a NC.....period. So aubarn trying to claim years like 93 is like OSU claiming one this year and that shat don't fly.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
It is in the case..I think the NCAA agrees with us.
He was implying disagrees with them
A Bowl ban because a player received cash for play.
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