Cheating wins Championships
Being in the SEC also helps.
So that's what Tater looks like!
I actually know how to smile, and my tinfoil hat is soooooo much more stylish. Besides, the hat in the picture is actually set to receive signals sent by the evil aliens in Columbus and EL; mine is designed to deflect them.
you got points jacked for this... very creative and nice read.
Not trying to be an asshole, but you should include what happened to each school and an explanation before this is a good/great post. Good start, but you should include more than "I count" when it comes to the sanction data.
That's crazy and something that I've never really thought about. I wish we would've won when we had our NCAA investigation. Then again it would've taken more practice hours for that to happen.
Maybe the investigation is a sign that we are finally worthy to win a BCS championship. A rite of passage, if you will.
How far off is this? I need to go talk to my bookie now...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't LSU about to slapped with something?
LSU has already self-imposed penalties by taking away a couple scholarships for recruiting violations. The NCAA will definitely hit them with major violations.
Also, with Oklahoma, I know the school didn't face penalties but their starting QB, Rhett Bomar, and somebody else were paid by a booster for a "no-show" job.
Oklahoma was hit with probation, loss of 2 scholarships a year(forgot how many years), and had to vacate all wins from the previous year. They appealed and had the wins reinstated. The other player that supposedly received the most money was a 4th string receiver that never dressed when everyone around these parts knew it was Adrian Peterson. No excuse for what Rhett did but Oklahoma totally fucked him over.
Not to defend UF, but how is suspending someone cheating? I'd be willing to bet almost all FBS teams save the service academies have suspended multiple players in the past decade for behavior/breaking the law (ourselves included).
Oklahoma did have violations. Rhett Bromar(sp?), the starting QB and one of the O-lineman were kicked off the team a few years ago for having fake jobs at a dealership or some such. Think it was the year they lost to Boise.
Plus, you know what they say. If you aren't cheating then you aren't trying.
What's funny is I have heard Stoops a few times actually utter those words.
Stoops is also notorious for "handling" things in-house.
I think the point is there, but as we saw with UM, not all violations are created equal. Some of the violations at these schools were relatively minor, or at least not the type that display widespread cheating like, say, what happened at Auburn or USC. Also, there is a temporal element to everything - the violations at Tenn, Alabama, or OU didn't really occur when they won the championship - most occurred either years before or after, and have little to no connection to the win. But yeah, it is a little depressing, though when UM wins a title in 2013 people could point to the RR "violations" and say the same thing.
If you go back a year further you could include that Michigan team whose All-American safety was suspended for 6 games one season after winning the national title because he took illegal benefits from an agent. If you look at basketball as well as football you'd find one of the dirtier programs in the game's history right in Ann Arbor at that same time.
If your point is that just about any successful program in a sport with huge money at stake for the school and the players (albeit in the near future) is going to have some dirt, then you are correct. If your point is that poor, innocent Michigan is getting screwed over because all those other meanies are cheating, then you are just being a homer.
Same song and dance about the NCAA infractions committee really. They are woefully inadequate at policing schools and then when they do, or try to anyway, the rules don't seem to be truly the same for everyone. They are a joke. Nuff Said.
Mich works around the rules too (current probation, Harbaugh comments about player's education integrity, Fab Five, etc...). They just aren't doing any winning.
Funny how you didn't include 1997.
wasn't in place in 1997.
$EC always finds ways.
Didnt realize that Miami's "Swagger" Was a NCAA violation.....
Logically, it makes sense, right?
Cheating = competitive advantage = winning.
Simple formula, standard result.
Slightly depressing, as well.