"Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski, Gran Torino
In 1930, Alabama went 10-0, and only allowed 13 points the entire season. We also won the Rose Bowl, the premier bowl of the time.
In 1934, Alabama went 10-0 outscoring their opponents 316-45. We also won the Rose Bowl that year.
And you don't think we were National Champions those 2 seasons?
I'm curious how they consider 1973 to be a "consensus" title seeing as we own the other half of it.
Anyways, I wonder if in 2014 we will have to wipe the slate clean again? Seeing as we are moving to the most legitimate championship-determining formula in the history of sportskind and all, it would just be silly to count "pre-playoff" titles...
-Why's it us Sergeant? Why us?
-Because we're here lad. Nobody else. Just us.
-"I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."
-"So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Oh... wait, what was that??? Notre Dame refused to play in bowl games for many decades? Yes, that's correct. So, I'd like to tell all their fans where they can shove it when they want to talk about 1973.
I have given up trying to have a conversation about our national championships with Auburn and Tennessee fans (who surround me at work).
They have entire websites written for the express purpose of debunking each one.
One guy even brought a copy of one of our own Media Guides to "prove" to that our titles are "fake." The media guide said we had six, which is exactly what it should have said because it was talking about the Bryant era.
The silver lining is that I learned a lot about Alabama football from their obsession, and that strengthened my loyalty to my alma mater.
With the rest of the field they want to be cynical. That is why using the AP poll creates a fixed point that no one can dispute.
Not Oklahoma, not Notre Dame, not anybody.
Alabama beats Notre Dame on 7 January and there is no doubt who is the greatest program in college football history. 9 AP Titles, 3 BCS Titles. And for Crimson Nation 15 National titles in house. It is why we must beat Notre Dame.