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USC stripped of 2004 BCS national championship
AP via SFGate ^ | 6/6/11

Posted on 06/06/2011 3:28:01 PM PDT by SmithL

The Bowl Championship Series has stripped Southern California of its 2004 title and will leave that season without a BCS champion.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bcs; ncaa; usc
Bush's fault?
1 posted on 06/06/2011 3:28:01 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Wow, this is ridiculous. The NCAA is a monster.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 3:29:02 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: SmithL

You can bet that if it was an OU infraction, USC would have been awarded the championship. Pukes.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 3:31:38 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SmithL

Based on current NCAA rules and their flexibility in interpreting them, every NCAA title from every school for the last 25 years should be stripped.

And, as a Pepperdine graduate, I have a built-in animosity against USC. And as the son of a UCLA graduate, even more so.

Laugh now, but wait until someone has an ax to grind against your alma mater.

This just means USC couldn’t meet the individual NCAA officials’ price.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 3:31:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SmithL
Bush's fault?

LOL. AND, YES! For once it truly is.

5 posted on 06/06/2011 3:33:29 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SmithL

I see what you did there. Good stuff. Wouldn’t you know it, the only College championship game I’ve ever seen and now it doesn’t count.


6 posted on 06/06/2011 3:35:03 PM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: americanophile

And who really cares seven years after the fact?


7 posted on 06/06/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: SmithL

No BCS champion in 2004, and no Heisman Trophy winner in 2005 . . . are we going to learn someday that those NCAA football seasons never took place?


8 posted on 06/06/2011 3:38:18 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: SmithL
Tennessee is elated that Lane Kiffin is coaching at USC. The recruits that went with Kiffin and Orgeron are getting their just desserts also.
9 posted on 06/06/2011 3:38:31 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SmithL

Oklahoma's now by forfeit.

10 posted on 06/06/2011 3:40:00 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Blood of Tyrants
...all those kids who played their hearts out and did nothing wrong. The NCAA is a draconian star chamber that accuses, convicts and punishes people without even de minimis due process or evidentiary standards. Every big school should just pull out and tell them to go screw themselves; their dishonesty makes what some players do look like child's play.
11 posted on 06/06/2011 3:41:41 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: SmithL

Even though the University of Texas is liberal (it’s in the People’s Republic of Austin) and Vince Young is a petulant thug, the Longhorn victory over the Trojans in 2005’s Rose Bowl was a sweet moment for those of us in the Lone Star State. I think even Aggies enjoyed seeing the arrogant squad and coach from USC getting beat.


12 posted on 06/06/2011 3:42:49 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: SmithL

It doesn’t matter. The bogus BCS stripped a mythical title from one of their cartel schools. USC will be back at in a few years, and some other BCS school will get spanked in the same way for the same thing. In the end they all still make the money, and the so called non-AQ schools will still be sucking hind tit.


13 posted on 06/06/2011 3:43:35 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: americanophile

You can’t play with ineligible players. It sort of makes the playing field uneven.

I keep hearing OSU fans talk about what a “good man” Jim Tressel is. Sorry, but any coach that stares across the sidelines at REAL “good men” like Joe Paterno and Pat Fitzgerald, KNOWING that he is cheating them isn’t a good man.

Actually, that makes him a shortcut taking pussy. Just like Petey was at SC.

My tagline says it best.


14 posted on 06/06/2011 3:44:39 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: freedumb2003
Laugh now, but wait until someone has an ax to grind against your alma mater. This just means USC couldn’t meet the individual NCAA officials’ price.

Yep. Anyone smiling at this is just feeding the crocodile; hoping it will eat him last.

15 posted on 06/06/2011 3:45:43 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: FlJoePa

Like Cam Newton? Lol, what a crock.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 3:48:07 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

The NCAA did not strip USC of it’s 2004 title. The BCS did.
I do feel bad for the kids who were not involved in this mess, they got screwed. The real villans in this are the coaches, the AD, and Reggie Bush. Pete Caroll is now making a ton of money in the NFL along with Reggie Bush. This hasn’t hurt them. Bush had his Heisman Trophy stripped, big deal. He should have to pay USC back all costs they incurred putting his cheating ass through school. Pete Caroll should be banned from coaching at any college for life.


17 posted on 06/06/2011 3:51:22 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Snickering Hound

Now that’s enough to make me want to move to Oklahoma.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 3:52:34 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: re_nortex
"...the Longhorn victory over the Trojans in 2005’s Rose Bowl was a sweet moment for those of us in the Lone Star State."

And for a lot of us outside Texas. For me, I loved seeing ESPN eat some crow after a month plus of USC worship in their "analysis" leading up to the game.

19 posted on 06/06/2011 3:53:13 PM PDT by Sam's Army
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To: vetvetdoug
Tennessee is elated that Lane Kiffin is coaching at USC.
That thought NEVER crossed my mind when I posted this story.

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No, Really!

20 posted on 06/06/2011 3:54:27 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: americanophile

Whats a crock? My comment or Cam Newton in general.

Don’t you expect the hammer to eventually fall on Auburn? They literally rolled the dice at the end of the season and refused to hold him out of games even though the NCAA was advising them to.

They know whats coming. They just don’t care and obviously place that title over their integrity. As do their fans.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 3:58:00 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: SmithL
I don't get the end of this story? They also vacate USC’s 2006 loss to Texas? Where can my team go to vacate losses?

Lane Kiffin still has a hot wife.

22 posted on 06/06/2011 4:00:34 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: SmithL
Jim Tressel's fault.

Go Bucks!

23 posted on 06/06/2011 4:05:23 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: FlJoePa

They will hammer Auburn when the kids playing there are no longer the ones involved in this past season.


24 posted on 06/06/2011 4:12:20 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: FlJoePa

The notion, implicit in your comment, that there’s some objective standard of eligibility and that it’s applied fairly. The whole thing is a charade.


25 posted on 06/06/2011 4:16:02 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: SmithL

As much as I like sports, I can’t wait to strip 0bama of his power.


26 posted on 06/06/2011 4:19:49 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: americanophile

ohio state university next


27 posted on 06/06/2011 4:20:09 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Craftmore

Have you read the SI article. Pretty damning stuff. The AD will have to go, and likely the President of the U too.

Two tattoo parlors were essentially outlets for OSU players to get all kinds of stuff, and to broker memorabilia. One player traded 4 Fiesta Bowl tickets and something else for a truck, for example.

It was so widely known that anyone seeking a player’s autograph would simply go to one of the parlors looking for them on any given day. The employees at the parlor had to shoo fans off.

Turns out Tressel was involved in this sort of thing at Youngstown State too.

All the while passing himself off as an unordained priest of sorts. His nickname was, ‘The Senator’.

Indeed. Fits.


28 posted on 06/06/2011 4:34:10 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Snickering Hound

Boy, that one in the sunshine sure has big feet!


29 posted on 06/06/2011 4:52:06 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: SmithL

Hey OSU!!! You’re next!!!! Never trust a guy in a sweater vest!!!


30 posted on 06/06/2011 4:54:49 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: re_nortex

That was my second favorite moment. My first was BSU over Oklahoma then the endzone proposal.


31 posted on 06/06/2011 4:55:58 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: americanophile

Auburn’s time is coming... Newton and his dad were dirtier than Tressel.


32 posted on 06/06/2011 4:56:49 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: truthguy

You are more than welcome to come on down!

But bring your own... we Okie’s don’t share well with others...


33 posted on 06/06/2011 6:00:23 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: SmithL

So the NCAA has invented time travel?


34 posted on 06/06/2011 6:14:06 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: americanophile

Best team of the Decade by far. They can never take away what they did. The games were played.

The NCAA is so corrupt. They serve as a hitman for the other conferences...


35 posted on 06/06/2011 6:15:22 PM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: SmithL

Auburn should have gotten the title, they would have been the first team to win two Championships in the same year.


36 posted on 06/06/2011 9:22:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Oddly enough Auburn and USC did play each other the year before in 2003 and USC crushed them. If Auburn had won the game they probably would have entered 2004 ranked higher than USC and would have probably been ranked higher at the end of 2004.


37 posted on 06/07/2011 8:44:23 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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