CubsFan7724 wrote: davidmarver wrote: Tavish wrote: wrveres wrote:
BTW, I think I had at least three hearts attacks yesterday ...
Is there a greater rivalry in sports?
I really don't think so.
There is no greater "national" rivalry, thats for sure!
I hate to break it to you, but nobody outside of California really gives a crap about anything on the West Coast other than the Lakers and porn stars.
I couldn't tell you the name of one player on Army/Navy. People watch USC because the players are supremely talented and shape the next level.
Keneche Udeze, Keary Colbert, Will Poole, Carson Palmer, Troy Polamalu, Mike Williams, Mike Patterson, Shaun Cody, and Lofa Tatupu are players that have been drafted in the last three years out of USC and have significant playing time or were picked in the first two rounds.
Next draft, Leinart and Bush will go 1-2...I'm almost certain of that. Jarrett will probably also go in the first and maybe a few others that I cannot remember at this point.
In fact, the team has been so supremely talented that its backup QB, Matt Cassel, was drafted by the Super Bowl champions of 3 of the last 4 years. He only threw 14 passes last season. That's how good the school is at football.
Don't tell me you didn't like to watch the Rice Owls pitch last season (two seasons ago?) because if you are a remote college baseball fan, they gave you a hard-on.
The bottom line: if you don't like watching USC football, don't call yourself a college football fan.
Boy when did you USC fans get all uppity? Its not like the Trojans have been dominating forever. Like 5 years ago they weren't as good as this. The main reason the USC/Notre Dame rivalry got huge is because Notre Dame has such a huge fanbase around the entire country.
11 National Titles
9 Undefeated Seasons
23 Big 4 bowl wins
23 14-3 Penn St.
30 47-14 Pitt
32 21-12 Tulane
33 35-0 Pitt
39 7-3 Duke
40 14-0 Tennessee
44 29-0 UDub
45 25-0 Tennessee
53 7-0 Wiscy
63 42-37 Wiscy
68 14-3 Indiana
70 10-3 Michigan
73 42-17 Ohio St.
75 18-17 Ohio St.
77 14-6 Michigan
79 17-10 Michigan
80 17-16 Ohio St.
85 20-17 Ohio St.
90 17-10 Michigan
96 41-32 NWestern
04 28-14 Michigan
03 38-17 Iowa
05 55-19 Oklahoma
34 Conference Championships
What are they shooting for?
1. Most weeks in a row atop the AP Poll
2. 35th Conference title.
3. First two time wire to wire AP national titleist and only third ever.
4. First 3 peat AP national title winner.
5. First back to back BCS title game winner.
6. Most Bowl wins (Can tie if we win and Bama doesn't)
7. Highest bowl win% (if we win and Ga Tech loses)
8. 12th national title (first)
9. 8th AP or coaches national title (first)
10. 7th Heisman trophy (first)
11. 24 Big 4 bowl wins.