Alabama is a funny place, full of some interesting people. It’s home to Harvey Updyke, Phyllis from Mulga, and many like them. There is one thing for sure about these folks down in Alabama: You’re either a Crimson Tide fan or a Tiger fan. Currently, the Crimson Tide hold a definite edge over the Tigers when it comes to national championships in football. Alabama has 15 (if you’re using Bama math), while Auburn has two.
However, one Alabama senator is looking to close that gap. Sen. Tom Whatley has set in motion a bill that will have Auburn claim an additional SEVEN national titles.
From the Montgomery Advertiser:
“We call upon Auburn University to officially claim nine national championships in football to rightfully reflect the esteemed achievements and success of the Auburn University football program,” the resolution says.
The nine championships that Tommy boy wants to be claimed are 1910, 1913, 1914, 1958, 1983, 1993 and 2004. 2004 is the infamous BCS year in which OU got crushed by USC while Auburn remained unbeaten and got a whole three number one votes in the final AP poll.
Look, I get that you guys are a little saddened by not having as many titles as your big brother in Tuscaloosa, but that doesn’t mean you can go claiming titles that aren’t yours. Let’s be real, USC beats Auburn in 2004 by at least a touchdown. Secondly, in 1993, Auburn was ineligible for the postseason despite being the only undefeated team in college football. You can’t just say “whelp, even though the long dick of the NCAA law handed down this punishment, we are gonna go ahead and claim that title, too.”
Is this an SEC thing? I mean, A&M joined the SEC and immediately claimed two more titles. Poor, poor form.
The SEC, where counting is open for interpretation..
[via Montgomery Advertiser]
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