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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    Quote Originally Posted by LCN View Post
    Notre Dame was gifted the title , not because they were ND
    It should also be noted that Michigan State finished #2 and Alabama #3 in both polls, so it really wasn't a ND thing. Michigan State would have been national champs if ND wasn't, so like you said, ND really shouldn't be blamed for that.

    The politics of the day just weren't going to allow a non-integrated southern team to be national champs.

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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    Back in the saddle againnnn..... as Gene Autry used to say....

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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    Quote Originally Posted by LCN View Post
    Notre Dame was gifted the title , not because they were ND , but because it was during the middle of the civil rights movement and there was no way in he-- voters were going to allow an all-white southern school to 3-peat . The fact that it was ND , just made it easier for voters to get away with their overt snubbing .

    The travesty of 1966 could never happen today. The facts remain that Ara Parseghian intentionally played for a tie and essentially dared the voters to drop them. I'm sure that some will point out our 64 and 65 titles were controversial enough & probably aided the robbery.

    Incidentally, Pat Dye pulled the same thing in the 1988 Sugar Bowl, when he robbed Syracuse of any chance at a split title with a late FG. Orange fans call him Pat Tie.
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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    The travesty of 1966 could never happen today. The facts remain that Ara Parseghian intentionally played for a tie and essentially dared the voters to drop them. I'm sure that some will point out our 64 and 65 titles were controversial enough & probably aided the robbery.

    Incidentally, Pat Dye pulled the same thing in the 1988 Sugar Bowl, when he robbed Syracuse of any chance at a split title with a late FG. Orange fans call him Pat Tie.
    .... and mailed Dye a ton of ties
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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    It will be just plain epic if USC beats Notre Dame! Roll Tide.
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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    I guess I will have to take my Baylor brother out to eat someday...what an unexpected gift. Art Briles is an offensive genius.
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    And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    Always nice to wake up to the sports world talking about Bama's chances to get back to the national championship game! 🏈
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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    What a Night!

    I think this will really be a lift to our team!

    Dont care who we play!

    Put it on API & then on to Atl, I was hoping for the Dogs since we had to drop them this year.

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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    To quote our friend Les Miles, "I didn't see that coming".
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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    The true reward of losing one is that other people's games become so exciting. Go Cardinal!

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    Re: And once again, we control our destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    Was anyone else watching this at the bar at Workplay in Birmingham last night? I was keeping up with things via Twitter during a GREAT show by Justin Townes Earle. Show let out just in time for logjam at the exit to catch the Stanford FG as we walked out the door. Crowd went ape, of course.

    Great night....Roll Tide, y'all.

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    Re: And once again, Alabama controls its destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    Good morning to all my Bama Bethren. Isn't college football wonderful? I'm probably gonna have to order a new remote now. The "Recall" button suffered a bit flipping between games.

    I didn't see the Baylor offensive domination coming. That was a complete surprise. Thanks Bears.

    I was sort of expecting the Stanford defense to throttle the Ducks to some degree but 14 Points? Thanks Cardinal.

    Well......... It's barn week. On we go.

    It's great to be a Tide Fan!

    RTR!!!

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    Re: And once again, we control our destiny! (thank you Baylor and Stanford)

    WOW! What an evening. Thank you Baylor & Stanford! What time does new BCS rankings come out today?

    RTR!!!!

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