With USC Out, Oklahoma Should Be 2004 National Champs

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Like it never happened?
When Ben Johnson was stripped of his 100-meter gold medal in the 1988 Olympics, it was awarded to second-place finisher Carl Lewis.

When Carter High School was ripped of its 1988 Texas State 5A Football Championship, it was given to the team it beat in the title game -- Converse Judson (officially, by the wacky score of 1-0.).

When Floyd Landis was yanked out of his 2006 Tour de France yellow title jersey, it was handed to second-place rider Oscar Pereiro.

When President Richard Nixon was impeached out of office in 1974, he was replaced by Vice President Gerald Ford.

And when mayor Tom Leppert resigned earlier this year, unfortunately we replaced him with Dwaine Caraway.

My point is, "vacated" sucks. In sports and in life, there needs to be a No. 1. Even if it started out as No. 2.

I don't have a problem with the BCS formally stripping Southern Cal of its 2004 National Championship, but how can the organization not replace the Trojans with an alternate "winner"?

USC has already given back Reggie Bush's Heisman from 2005. Bush gave his trophy back to the Heisman Trust.

He's guilty. He lied. And the school has been punished via two-year probation and loss of 30 scholarships.

Doesn't mean USC wasn't the best team in college football in 2004. Just means the Trojans weren't eligible for the championship.

So who should get the vacated title in the official record books? Both Auburn and Utah went undefeated that season. But, duh, the answer is Oklahoma.

I know the Sooners were dominated and routed by USC in the 2005 Orange Bowl, 55-19. But by qualifying for the BCS National Championship Game they earned the silver medal. And now they get the gold.

Some folks say they'll always consider USC the '04 champs and Bush the '05 Heisman winner. I think it should go down as OU in '04 and Vince Young in '05.

Just as long as we don't act like neither season happened.

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Ronb88
Ronb88

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid 5000 dollars to obtain a US tourist visa. she also used fake employment records to obtain a work visa. she is now applying for citizenship.

Dick Bavetta
Dick Bavetta

so how come the mavs aren't crowned the 2006 NBA champions after it was found out that the refs cheated???

kergo 1 spacemobile
kergo 1 spacemobile

Wow,    This blob has really gone south since I've been a contributing factor-"was' up?"  Now it's set to it's original factory setting, just like before I came on board (the Mike Leach/Jame(s) event).  I fell asleep reading this banal drivel.  What's next, BIG sports opionions from the holy trinity of sports blogo?  You know........ Rob, Scott and dr.g.  How riveting!  JUST REMEMBER; LEEEEEEEEEGGGGGEEND!

Kergie out?  Probably.  I've taken the next few hours to be outside and look for fossils.  Yup, thats me in the creek.  Then, some chicken parm with a spring mix salad........mmmmeh, then maybe a nice Shiner.

A nice lite salad dressing recipe (originally from Calabria, Italy):

1/2 cup olive oil1/2 cup vinegar2 ounces fruit juice (I prefer oj, cause it's tangy)2 tablespoons sugardiced banana pepper (fresh please!)diced cilantro (fresh please!)1 dash of balsalmic..............enjoy.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Richie hasn't said anything "controversial" lately. :(

Redleather
Redleather

Scuttling of the crown starts. Moreover hands to the salutatorian. No needs for calculate Teotihuacan. The orbit known to Richie Whitt or. Oklahoma are of the Al Gore place.

Dan
Dan

No, sorry.  We got clobbered.   A better idea is to get the OU and Auburn players from that year and stage an ESPN grudge match.

meh
meh

meh.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

"My point is, 'vacated' sucks. In sports and in hairline's." fixed it again RW, and your welcome. I need to be put on the payroll for editor-at-large.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Reggie Bush getting money, houses, cars, and whatever else didn't have a direct impact on his on-the-field play. Vacating the Heisman was because of that, not because he was juiced or otherwise given a physical advantage. Stop the Vince Young should've gotten it BS.

Plus they're both mental midgets who'll end up filing for bankruptcy at some point.

Boomer
Boomer

You haters will have your righteous thirst quenched with the sweat of OU balls when DeMarco Murray leads the Cowboys to a Super Bowl.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

If I'm OU, I want this forgotten and not take that championship. What an ass whipping. How can you call yourself a champ getting destroyed like that?

Boomer
Boomer

OU has 7 titles. Every D1 school in Texas combined as 7 titles. So suck it.

By the way, UT didn't even make a Bowl game last year and they just give that shit away.

Boomer!

Haywood's Strained Hip
Haywood's Strained Hip

Remember that time when Texas went 5-7 and lost to Baylor and didn't make a bowl game? Oh wait, that was just a few months ago. 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Hey Boomers, you want a championship?  Win it on the field wagonburners, no gimmes up in heara.  Side note: You know how to find all the dumbasses in a room?  Hollar out Boomer.  BOOMER!

Rooster
Rooster

Listened to the BCS executive director on Dan Patrick this morning.  His point as to why it is "vacated" as to opposed to awarded to someone else is if USC wouldn't have played the season, you'd have no idea who would have made the championship game, and how they would have fared.

Even if you could make the argument OU was that dominant and it wouldn't have mattered who played them, you have to set a precedent for future years in case it happens again.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Hmm I recall Boomer getting rolled, Methinks that undefeated Auburn should get it  IF they give it  away, personally.  I really dont give a shit if he was ineligible, getting side money didnt make him a better player, it made him a richer player.  You still got rolled regardless, so even if they take the trophy, they cant take the memory away.

reality check
reality check

It should go to OU instead of Auburn because people voted OU as number 2 before the post season? The same people that voted Auburn number 2 after the post season? Which vote carries more weight? I vote neither, who cares? We should crown a #1 because we replaced a president? Lame post to generate dilweed sooner reaction.

Boomer
Boomer

Boomer, motherfuckers!

Even Richie Whitt knows the truth!

Richie's egomania
Richie's egomania

Give him a week. Especially if the Mavs lose in the finals.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I'm surprised he didn't try to milk the Josh Hamilton quitting chewing tobacco story.

Huggy Bear
Huggy Bear

There's some bad blotter going around, but I guess late news is too late news in this case.

Boomer
Boomer

Actually, it's "hairlines" not "hairline's" and "you're welcome" not "your welcome".

OU education, baby. BOOMER!

Stephen
Stephen

SOONER!  Oh wait, I don't think I was supposed to do that this time...

Boomer
Boomer

OU has 7 champioships. No school in Texas has rhat many.

UT, care to make a bowl game next year?

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw

"...getting side money didnt make him a better player, it made him a richer player"I agree with that. On the other hand, who knows who the other teams might have been able to get if they had been permitted to dole out side money? 

Sooner Stupidity
Sooner Stupidity

Wait, Boomer, you're lecturing others about spelling?! You spelled it "champioships" a few posts back.

I went to neither UT nor OU, so I don't have a horse in this race. But as a native Texan I find it amusing that all these dumbass Sooners process their hatred for all things Texas yet most of them live in . . . the Lone Star State. Why is that? Because even the Indians didn't want to raise their kids in Jokelahoma! If you hate Texas so much why live here??

And another thing, Boomer: shouldn't your school be called Oklahoma University since your helmets have "OU" on them? Seems a little dyslexic to me!

Suck on that, Zero U!

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

thank you for the help in spelling.

Just a reminder, I have you scheduled for a 5pm appointment to rotate the tires on your house.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I agree with that too, but tell me a school that isnt paying?   We all know it costs something to get the 5 star kids to come to your school, and no prestige does not exist in a kids mind anymore, its $$$$$

Boomer
Boomer

Munch on Richie's tattered ass, bitch!

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Idiots! The school wasnt paying it was a so called "agent" then when RB decided to go with another agent the guys that paid narced. And RB got the best of the deal, USC got screwed and the crooked MF that started it lost out on RBs contract and a chance to recoup these upfront costs

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