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The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are  
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Notre Dame and Alabama.


Anyone disagree?

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

The Army - Navy game.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Winning and losing. Smile


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineN317as From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

The Auburn-Alabama game.
Tailgating
The Army - Navy game
Beer
Oklahoma-Nebraska
Cheerleaders
Florida-Florida State


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Beer and tailgating--With those two, you're always a winner  Smile


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Michigan and The Ohio State Pluckeyes play a week from this Saturday..

It doesn't get any better than that.....



Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
User currently offlinePJ295 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Without a doubt......
The Michigan - OSU game


User currently offlineTYSGoVols From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 634 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

UT - Alabama is the greatst all time rivalry. Two states totaly shut down for one Saturday a year. No one can get married because all eyes are on the stadium of the years game. The greatest Pre-game tradition though has to be the breaking of the power T right before the Vols run through it. I might be biased about that last one but, it is the truth, just ask anyone that has been at Neyland for the opening of the "T"

<>< Garen



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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 628 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

OSU-Michigan, definitely
I may be biased from growing up in Ohio, but there's no denying the history of the most bitter rivalry in the country



Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs!
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

I dunno, the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is right up there with OSU, except the fans are mostly contained within one state.


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User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

Don't forget the big Texas A&M bonfire the night before the game with Texas. Unfortunately, it became quite unsafe  Sad

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

-The Rose Bowl

-Script Ohio

UT - Alabama is the greatst all time rivalry.

I'm sure those who watch Ohio State-Michigan, USC-UCLA, Nebraska-Oklahoma, Miami-Florida, Miami-Florida State, Florida-Florida, Texas-Texas A&M would disagree with you.  Smile


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Oh please. Alabama fans want to beat Auburn worse than Tennessee, even if they hate Fulmer (these days, at least).

I'm talking about the traditions of winning (basically) of individual programs, not seperate stuff like tailgating or the Iron/Egg Bowls. I should've made that more clear.

Texas A&M has great traditions, but lacks the records of Notre Dame and Alabama.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

And I agree with MD-90, I think Alabama-Auburn has always been, traditionally, a bigger rivalry.

And since you clarified it, maybe 15 years ago, Alabama and ND would have been considered the greatest traditions, but both have fallen on pretty hard times in the last decade.

I still think you could make a case, for individual programs, for Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, USC, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and, more recently, the three big Florida schools.


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

But those are only recently. Alabama claims 12 national championships, and they had Bear Bryant. Notre Dame claims, ~13 national championships, maybe? And they had Knute Rockne.

Notre Dame's most recent national championship was in 1988, and Alabama's was...um...1992?

The Iron Bowl is the biggest rivalry, in my opinion, because I've seen it, up close and personal, plus the first time that the game was played in Jordan-Hare instead of at Legion Field in Birmingham, BOTH stadiums were sold out. So many Alabama fans wanted to watch the game that they sold out both Jordan-Hare and Bryant-Denny, with the Alabama fans watching the game on the jumbotron. This was about 1987 or 1988, I believe. 150,000 fans watching (sort-of) one college football game.



This was my inspiration for this thread:
http://mississippistate.scout.com/2/315641.html

"Alabama and Notre Dame, as far as I'm concerned, are the top two football programs in the history of college football. All these other Johnny-come-latelies can't make up the tradition that Alabama and Notre Dame have. That is just the way it is in college football. There are three programs that mean football to me, Notre Dame, Alabama and the Green Bay (Packers). While I am at Mississippi State, I want us to have the same characteristics. I want guys in our program to not only want to win championships, but are dedictated enough to make the sacrifices to win championships just like the kids who come (to Alabama). And it is going to happen."

Sylvester Croom, Head Coach at Mississippi State University.

[Edited 2004-11-08 05:18:23]

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

OU UT is huge, Michigan Ohio State is huge. Florida Florida State is huge.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

When speaking on Traditions....you just can't overlook A&M.


Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

When speaking on Traditions....you just can't overlook A&M.

Texas A&M vs. t.u. is the third longest rivalery in college football.

Gig 'em '03

As for Bonfire being "unsafe" that isn't exactly true. The way it was built in 1999 was unsafe but it has been proven for several years now that it can and has been done safely. The only reason Texas A&M doesn't have an official bonfire is because the administration doesn't want to have another one. They claim it is simply because of the cost when there are more than enough current and former students willing to donate to the cause. The initial price tag is $1 million but most of that is a one time expense and wouldn't be repeated year after year.

Personally, I believe that the administration is doing their best to eliminate a lot of the traditions from A&M and turn the school into what they consider "prestigious". They won't be happy until we look like every other school, cheerleaders, a person dressed as a mascot, elimination of the Corp of Cadets, and a student body so liberal it rivals Berserkly.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Vision 20/20.

Sadly B757 I think you are right.




Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

UM and OSU
NEB and OK



"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

When speaking on Traditions....you just can't overlook A&M.

James, I'd like to watch an A&M/Ohio State game, just to watch the damn bands!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

I was at the last one in New Orleans (Sugar Bowl) several years ago...A&M was in it right up until kick-off.




Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5618 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Indeed, A&M is an outstanding example of well-preserved and deeply-ingrained traditions, and it does not hurt that so much of A&M's history is founded on a well-documented and honorable record of service (of its alums) to country.

Those of us who attended the University of Texas are very proud of A&M, which might easily have been called, "The University of Texas at Brazos County." It was, after all, the very first branch of the University of Texas.

I still do not understand how it is, though, that many of my Aggie friends still cannot grasp the principle of the capital letter. So smart in so many other ways...

===

Every geographic area will have its own traditions and rivalries, and it hard to say any one outdoes the others. But I'll go outside the box, so to speak, and suggest that Army-Navy is the ultimate.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLE OF THE CAPITAL LETTER, ESPECIALLY WHEN REFERRING TO tu...NOW WAIT A MINUTE, HOW DID THAT GET IN THERE?  Big grin

J



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5618 posts, RR: 28
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Always proud to have Ags around.

Wife and I lived in southern California for a while, used to have joint Texas- Texas A&M alum parties, well-attended and great fun. Biggest was always March 2, of course!

We knew we were in foreign territory. Had to to get together, from time to time, with people who knew that chicken fried steak had no poultry involved, that barbecue did not mean hamburgers and that, if you called it, "salsa," it likely was not near hot enough to be hot sauce.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
25 KROC : Can't believe nobody has said Texas V Oklahoma. As for actual traditions, I would have to say that Auburn V Alabama might top my list. I would also ha
26 Usairwys757 : Two schools with the most tradition, Alabama and Notre Dame top my list. Best rivalry has to be Ohio State-Michigan. Followed closely by Auburn-Alabam
27 Post contains images Tom in NO : Texas A & M fan tongueing their neighbor after every touchdown LOL! That, and tailgating. Tom at MSY
28 Sjc>sfo : Shirts, ties, and sundresses at UVA football games... =)
29 Jamesag96 : "Texas A & M fan tongueing their neighbor after every touchdown LOL! " Amen Brother. Sccutler...I know what you mean about foreign terr.
30 CougarAviator : When I think College Football, I think: Keith Jackson of ABC saying " A l a b a m a" Bear Bryant Notre Dame USC Regarding the 2 greatest traditions: N
31 TYSGoVols : UT - Florida was really UT - Visormort Taht was what it really boiled down too. Since he left it has lost some luster. < Garen
32 Srbmod : Hedges around the football field. Tearing down the goalposts.
33 Learpilot : When the game ends. When the season ends.
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