Beer advocate is your friend.
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Beer advocate is your friend.
2a. Florida 2006 BCS Nat. Champs
2b. LSU 2007 BCS Nat. Champs
2c. Florida 2008 BCS Nat. Champs
2d. Alabama 2009 BCS Nat. Champs
2e. Auburn 2010 BCS Nat. Champs
2f. Alabama 2011 BCS Nat. Champs
2g. Alabama 2012 BCS Nat. Champs
You don't win 3 titles in 4 years without breaking a few rules.
I've won 8 straight national titles on NCAA '05 and I always bench my players for the 5 stars riding the pine behind them when they dont go to class. It can be done
I think it's a combination of illegal recruiting and getting lucky that some of their teams have gotten the best coaches of all time in the last 20 years.
Florida was nothing until Spurrier got there and he completely changed the culture there. Now everyone looks at Florida as big time.
LSU was nothing until Saban got there. He has managed to change the culture there the same way.
Auburn got the luckiest national championship ever bought.
Then there is Alabama and they do what they do plus have Nick Saban.
You guys sound like your all butthurt. Michigan cheats just like all other major BCS teams in one way or another.
nice use of 'your' and 'butthurt'. you're very persuasive in your rebuttal.
Whinebags? Don't you mean wine bags? Like Franzia when taken out of the box? You know, the stuff you drink at your cousins' wedding? Cousins' is plural and possessive because of the implied incest nature of your family and community.
2. I think it's a cultural thing in the South and similarly, to a slightly lesser extent, at OSU. The fans, as an observation from afar, seem to base their senses of identity and self-worth on the success of their football program. The pressure this places on school and football administration forces them, if they want to keep their jobs, into the "win at all costs" mentality. Success breeds more insanity from the fan base which adds even more pressure to the schools. An endless circle with increasing intensity. Or something.
I'm confused. I thought a post called "The SEC Perception" was going to be about how lame that conference is in Basketball.
2. Cam Newton, oversigning, St. Saban Memorial Hospital, hostesses, etc. If these things are common knowledge, surely there's more/worse going on that we don't know about.
I'm not sure how old this guy's daughter is, but I don't think she can put that in her research paper...
FWIW - all of the Longhorn radio slappies seem to think the SEC plays a different brand of football too. Most of the Big12 fans I talk to don't say much because they assume most of the teams in the Big12 are not exactly playing above board either. Some assume the good old SWAC days never went away.
2. Where there is smoke, there is fire and they are a city of pyros. Just look at all of the investigations (and not just convictions) of recruiting violations for the last few years and tell me the SEC doesn't lead all conferences by a mile.
2: http://www.footballgeography.com/?p=1159 - kind of explains it all.
Alabama who has had a total of NINE seasons, since 1989, they have not committed a violation that has put thier program on probation, led to bowl bans and/or vacated seasons. Of those 9 seasons, 5 of them are the last 5 years, history very clearly shows that those 5 are most likely going to lead to a violation of some kind.
Yes. Everyone cheats. It's like the Tour de France. Even if you don't want to you almost have to if you want to compete. And if you think that michigan is above that then you're either young or very naive. I can still remember Mitch alboms fab five book where webber was saying how broke he was. Sure sure. His dad even said that Mississippi state offered his son 10gs to go there. Of course he turned it down because mighty michigan gave him 200gs. I still can't root whole heartedly for the bball team because of that. People are ganging up on the sec because they've won 7 in a row. You're mad and jealous so you scream at the top of your lungs foul. In reality where I live 2 of the top teams in the little 14 blatantly cheated just to win at all costs with the penn state cover up of kids being raped going on for a decade. Everyone will try to win at all costs because that's the society we live in. If you can get an edge on the comp do it and if its against the rules .... So what. If you get caught deny deny deny until it no longer serves you. I hope hoke is running things clean but even if he is do you really think that Michigans players aren't getting 100$ handshakes. Of course they are. Tell your daughter to watch blue chips and shell have a decent idea of how recruiting really is....everywhere. Confucius say: stop pointing fingers and worrying about others. Salvation redemption and integrity come from within. Of course cam got paid but when the shit hits the fan he and the coach will be so far away they won't even get a whiff. I've been a michigan fan for more than 20 years and I wish all this sec hatin would stop. Alabama just won 3 of 4 and beat the crap out of us so I suggest we just tip our hats with dignity not cry and whine that they're cheating like my girlfriends kindergarten class.
Quality first post.
Obvious obvious is obvious
Your girlfriend is in kindergarten?
I'll play devil's advocate. You could make the argument that the rise of the SEC is the culmination of decades of social progress in the south. 50-60 years ago, black players had no choice but to seek places on football rosters in places outside of the south. When the SEC, SWC, ACC began to integrate in the mid-to-late 60s, the first minority players to appear on rosters weren't treated very well by their teammates or their fanbase, so you still saw a large amount of migration of talent to the north and west.
Now the present-day African-American athlete is 2-3 generations removed from the strife of the civil rights era. The racial prejudice that was so prevalent in the 50's and 60's is seen as archaic by the students in college these days. so a higher percentage of players in the talent-rich south are just choosing to stay close to home, because lots of college students don't want to move too far away from home.
Understand, I'm not making this argument as a counter to the arguments already made. I think many SEC schools play pretty fast and loose with the rules, but adopting a position of, "The SEC is full of cheaters" is overly simplistic.