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The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:20 am

Notre Dame and Alabama.


Anyone disagree?
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:02 am

The Army - Navy game.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:05 am

Winning and losing. Smile
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:08 am

The Auburn-Alabama game.
Tailgating
The Army - Navy game
Beer
Oklahoma-Nebraska
Cheerleaders
Florida-Florida State
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:36 am

Beer and tailgating--With those two, you're always a winner  Smile
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:43 am

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

It doesn't get any better than that.....
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:37 am

Without a doubt......
The Michigan - OSU game
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:41 am

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"

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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:55 am

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
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:02 pm

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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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:23 pm

Don't forget the big Texas A&M bonfire the night before the game with Texas. Unfortunately, it became quite unsafe  Sad
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:41 pm

-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
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:58 pm

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.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football

Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:10 pm

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]
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:15 am

OU UT is huge, Michigan Ohio State is huge. Florida Florida State is huge.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:43 am

When speaking on Traditions....you just can't overlook A&M.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:01 pm

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.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:04 pm

Vision 20/20.

Sadly B757 I think you are right.

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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:07 pm

UM and OSU
NEB and OK
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:12 pm

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
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:17 pm

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

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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:48 pm

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...

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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.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:57 pm

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

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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:08 pm

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.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:01 pm

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 have a list for 'new' traditions. Schools like Miami and Florida State don't have the longevity that say a Notre Dame or Alabama has, but the Miami V FSU rivalry is as fierce as any current rivarly out there...old or new.
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:01 am

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-Alabama, Tennessee-Florida, Florida-Florida State, Texas-Oklahoma.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:37 am

Texas A & M fan tongueing their neighbor after every touchdown LOL!  Big grin

That, and tailgating.

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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:09 am

Shirts, ties, and sundresses at UVA football games... =)
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:19 am

"Texas A & M fan tongueing their neighbor after every touchdown LOL! "

Amen Brother.

Sccutler...I know what you mean about foreign terr.
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:57 am

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:

Notre Dame Football
Bear Bryant

BTW, TAMU is good at what they do, but the UT v TAMU rivalry is big only in Texas........
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:46 pm

UT - Florida was really UT - Visormort

Taht was what it really boiled down too. Since he left it has lost some luster.

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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:49 pm

Hedges around the football field.

Tearing down the goalposts.
 
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RE: The 2 Greatest Traditions In College Football Are

Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:11 pm

When the game ends.

When the season ends.
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