How can a list of best teams ever not include the Trojans????

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  1. How can a list of best teams ever not include the Trojans????
    SoCalLifer

    SoCalLifer Junior Member


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    ESPN has really stepped in it now. They have an article "Which are the best college football teams ever at powerhouse programs?" I click on it to see where the 1972 and 2004 teams stack up compared to the others. To my dismay, they don't even include USC in the list of teams that does include Washington and Oregon???? To add insult to injury, Alabama's second best team of all time lost to SC in 1978!!! I can not believe they did not include the Trojans.
     
       
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    There is an attempt to say that other teams (presumably USC would be on that list) will be included in future articles but it's still notable that the Trojans weren't included in this original group with other college football bluebloods such as Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State and Texas.

    "Here's a look at the top teams in school history for Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Washington, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State and Texas. (Please note, this is an ongoing series, so more teams will be added in the coming weeks.)"
     
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    Did they include the Texas that we played for the NC ???
     
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    It's like the TV news. They save the best for the end of the show, to keep their audience's interest.
     
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    So, we have to wait a couple more weeks to be snubbed once again by secpn?
     
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    I didn't see the 72 team play, but for me the 1978 team is the best I have seen. The 78 team had HOF players riding the bench.
    In the Carroll era the Sanchez team (sorry forgot the year ) would be up there with the team that best Oklahoma.
     
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    Oregon? Hilarious. Not even ONE Natty. That should be the gate pass. Penn State has just 2 and the last one was 21 years ago, nothing in the BCS era. Clemson....meh, 2 titles but this one is on the list because they just won it. They haven't been a regular factor on the national scene and IMO, are not a blue blood at this point.

    Notre Dame should be on that list. I suppose USC will make the next one as well but still, this is the FIRST list and we should be on it. I see the article was put together by espin staff and with Miller gone, did anyone East of Arizona contribute here? I doubt it. Now, if the next list comes out and I see ucla or asu, I will truly barf.

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/19200853/best-teams-ever-alabama-crimson-tide-clemson-tigers-ohio-state-buckeyes-michigan-wolverines-penn-state-nittany-lions
     
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    Why everyone continues to expect ESPN to include SC in anything positive, or at least positive without asterisks attached, is beyond me. Of course, Oregon and Washington would be in the first issue over SC. Ridiculous..... Maybe they are looking at this through readership issues - if they include all the true blue bloods in the first issue, why read the following? seriously
     
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    When you include the number of national championships, the first team All-Americans, the bowl appearances, the Hall-of-Fame inductees, the number of first-round draft picks, the Heisman Trophy winners, and so on and so forth the list would look like this: USC, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska, Miami, and Florida State. These are the Top Ten College Football Powerhouses. Don't lose your sleep over these kinds of articles. If they are not factual they are not worth worrying about.
     
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    Fake news.
     
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    Another reason ESPN is going down the tubes. Favoritism and just plain poor journalism will ultimately just drive people away and make them even more irrelevant. Who will they fire in the next round of layoffs?
     
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    Pretty funny
     
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    espn, Disney, Fantasyland, Top tens. I see a pattern here
     
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    They are mad at us.
     
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    USC could go 15-0, win NC, score 750 total points, give up 45 total, break 50 all time offensive and defensive records, and those morons would still rank the Trojans behind their usual favorites.
     
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    The mistake is in the headline. It doesn't seem likely that ''powerhouse'' has the same meaning to the folks at ESPN that it does to most other people.
     
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    Jerks! All of them
     
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    because its not a list of the best teams better. Just another list put together by a .......you know......ends in ool......without the f.
     
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    You must be overlooking the ESPN and South bias?
    ...?
     
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    They didn't include ND or Oklahoma either, so basically left 3 of the top 5 programs off, which is likely intentional so as to drive clicks twice instead of once.
     
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    So no one remembers in 2006 (before game with Texas) when ESPN ran the special asking if the 2005 USC team was the GOAT or all the pro-USC bias comments that followed?
     
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    Also, the 1972 team being regarded as one of the best all stems from when Keith Jackson made one comment when he was intereviewed. He was asked who he thought was the best? KJ responded with 1972 USC. Since then its taken on a Chuck Norris-esque life of itself. There are many data analyses and lists of best college teams ever and the 1972 team is never #1 all time. That was a great team, but its not even USCs #1. That goes to the 1978 team.
     

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