Champions Deserve Silver Bullet Points

Written June 4th, 2014 by MaliBuckeye

With our lead story today being what it is, of course there’ll be the obvious tie-ins for the soundtrack of today’s SBP.  If 70′s rock ain’t your thing… here’s some 80′s pop and some country instead.

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Commentary- We Are The Champions

One of the things that I like about college sports is that there are winners and losers.

Given our current zeitgeist of “everyone gets a trophy“, when youth sports even stop keeping score, it’s important to remember St. Woody’s teaching- “Without winners, there wouldn’t even be any civilization”.

And at the end of the game, at the end of the season everyone knows who the victors are… no inappropriate songs necessary.

Well… sorta.  Among the news this past week was the story that “championship inflation” is a statewide phenomenon in Alabama, as Auburn joined the Crimson Tide in laying claim to national titles that no one else acknowledges.

Well, the “media backlash” led to a response and… it’s the offseason. What else is there to talk about?

Still Awesome

Still Awesome

Over at SBN they dug a little deeper and found that there are a ton of “unclaimed” national titles… including seven for the Buckeyes. So- do we pull a Texas A&M and start hanging banners and signs from some of these other seasons? Wait… we already do? Huh…

Look, you remember my take on this whole discussion... “Championships” are only as meaningful as we allow them to be. The NCAA doesn’t recognize any at the Division 1 level; even with the new “playoff” model that’s not going to change.

Plus, if fans want to be delusional about their team’s successes, there’s not really much we can do to stop them, right?  If that were possible, would we have annoying Notre Dame and Penn State fans to deal with on a daily basis?

So, let the Tigers have their 28 national titles… teams with winged helmets have a blessed propensity to live in the distant past.

All that matters to me is the scoreboard on November 29, 2014.

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Yup… this is how my students look at me on a daily basis:

3 Comments

  1. KenNo Gravatar
    June 4th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Busy, busy, busy I see.

    - Faith Hill, FTW
    - Josh Perry, FTW
    - That recruiting link was just painful to read
    - I bet tha you can’t wait until the school year is over..

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  2. Joe DexterNo Gravatar
    June 5th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Help me out here, doesn’t Kiss actually own that team that Kenny G just signed with?

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 5th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Yup… Always Awesome.

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