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Old 01-09-2019, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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ClemVegas has been my screenname for at least a year and you were fully aware of this given you insulted me on the SC forum twice this week and several other times this year.

There was a bad pass interference call in the SC Clemson game. The announcers said that.

CLemson was up 28 points with 12 minutes left in that game. The 2 touchdowns by SC after Clemson went up 28 points are empty calories stats. It was basically a practice session at that point.

I can promise you there will not be any interaction b/t us if you don't start going after me again.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I smell chicken...
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Only 1 matters. The one Clemson just got.
With all due respect, I don't think the Clemson football team from 1981-1982 would agree with that. They also won the championship back then. It was a spectacular game with a dual-threat quarterback doing the zone read. I would think many Clemson fans also care about the championship from the early 80s when they were jamming to Queen's hit "We are the champions" - LOL (which many still do).
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:38 AM
 
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Yale currently leads the NCAA in the number of claimed national football championships. They won in 1874, 1876, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1900, 1907, 1909 and 1927.

Obviously, they haven't won in nearly a century, and most Yalies and college football fans could hardly care about championships that were won before the mass production of automobiles and trans-Atlantic aviation. But where exactly is the cut off point for relevance? Is a championship title from 1975 something to boast about or is that too long ago?
Only titles from 1981 to present count.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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I smell chicken...

that is rattlesnake seasoned to smell like chicken i couldnt find the popcorn
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Post WWII has been generally accepted as the “modern” era of college football, so that is a good starting point instead of one person’s arbitrary 1980.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Post WWII has been generally accepted as the “modern” era of college football, so that is a good starting point instead of one person’s arbitrary 1980.
Generally accepted by whom?

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The modern history of American football can be considered to have begun after the 1932 NFL Playoff game, which was the first American football game to feature hash marks, the legalization of the forward pass anywhere behind the line of scrimmage, and the movement of the goal posts back to the goal line; it was also the first indoor game since 1902.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern...rican_football

Some say the 1980s.

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While there is no one year that you can point to and say that this is the year everything changed for college football and recruiting I tend to look at 1982 as the beginning of the modern era of college football and recruiting. 1982 was the 50th anniversary of the SEC and it represents some major changes in the college football landscape. It is not until the 60’s that college football becomes more than just a novel sport among college athletics and it is not until 1973 that we see the NCAA divide the schools into Division I, Division II, & Division III schools. I think people today would be shocked at what recruiting looked like in the 60’s & 70’s. What was going on in Texas in the 70’s & early 80’s is pretty well documented. The 80’s saw the NCAA take steps to stop the abuses and close the loop holes that where being exploited by the programs and the coaches. College football was becoming big business and where there is big business there is big money. The 80’s saw the beginning of the modern era of NCAA regulation.
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/20...lege-football/

Point is that any cutoff for the "modern" game is arbitrary. Obviously, the "modern" era of football may be something completely different in the year 2137. But the purpose of this thread isn't to define the modern era of college football. I only used 1980 as a cutoff because the median age in the U.S. is about 38 years old.
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Old 04-23-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Generally accepted by most of us who have followed college football since WWII. And college football was not just a “novel sport” in the ‘40s-‘50s. The writer of that line in Wikipedia must be one of those uninformed millennials who doesn’t know what they are talking about. The game itself was very established as a major sport then, and in the 1930s too. The NFL was the “novel” form of the game until the 1960s, and the AFL was just a stepchild until the two leagues merged.

You do have a point about the modern era of recruiting since it bears no resemblance at at all to earlier times, but the biggest change there was the first limitation of scholarships for players in 1973.
Also we could include the commercialization of college football into a big business is quite a difference, especially in the past 30 years. It’s pretty sickening, IMO, but the big programs see it as a sink or swim thing to stay competitive.

Disregarding national championships earned prior to 1980 is ludicrous, just ask the thousands of players still living who participated in them.

However, if we looked at which of those national championships resulted in major NCAA sanctions (substantial cuts in scholarships, bowl bans, TV appearance bans & the like) for cheating then I would agree they deserve to be called irrelevant..... with an asterisk.

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Old 04-23-2019, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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When a team that you don't like wins a bunch of titles.
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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When a team that you don't like wins a bunch of titles.
Texas doesn’t have that problem.
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