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Grim
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
There is absolutely ZERO reason not to claim this title. In fact it is disrespectful to those young men on the 1908 squad not to honor their accomplishments.
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tigerburningbright75
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Member since May 2011
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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the ncf natty is the defacto recognition of national championships prior to 1939, first year of the ap. coaches poll started in 1948
1936 was the first year of the AP poll. The rest of your post is correct. We should claim 1908.


NorthshoreTiger76
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
We just need a big booster to get behind this


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s2
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Member since Sep 2016
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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I’d buy a shirt and hat today

i agree. make the memorabilia.
a retro pennant for 1908 team as well as a placard for National Champion team. posters and photos and such.
news paper posters like what the advocate does today.

"make it happen, lieutenant."



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WildTchoupitoulas
Member since Jan 2010
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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There is absolutely ZERO reason not to claim this title.

Except for the most important reason - LSU was not awarded the title by anyone.

LSU wasn't a major program at the time, and didn't really play anyone. Claiming the 1908 title would be like UCF claiming the 2017 title.

Here's the schedule:

10/3 vs. New Orleans Gym Club (non-IA) W 41 0
10/11 vs. Jackson Br.-New Orleans (non-IA) W 81 5

10/17 vs. Texas A&M (3-5) W 26 0 @ New Orleans, LA
10/26 vs. Rhodes (non-IA) W 55 0
10/31 @ Auburn (6-1) W 10 2
11/7 vs. Mississippi State (3-4) W 50 0
11/10 vs. Baylor (3-5) W 89 0
11/16 vs. Haskell (3-5-1) W 33 0 @ New Orleans, LA
11/23 @ Louisiana Tech (non-IA) W 22 0
11/26 vs. Arkansas (5-4) W 36 4 @ Little Rock, AR

LSU played 6 teams that counted, only two of which finished with winning records. It was a regional 'championship' at best.


Swampcat
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Member since Dec 2003
7748 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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anyone.

LSU wasn't a major program at the time, and didn't really play anyone. Claiming the 1908 title would be like UCF claiming the 2017 title.


Not true. The NCAA does not recognize UCF self claimed NC.


bee Rye
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New orleans
Member since Jan 2006
31416 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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So all the fans that have been criticizing Alabama for there 5 NC's that they claim in the pre AP Poll era are now saying lets do what Bama does?
no one gives bama crap for claiming old championships, its the ones where they didn't finish in the top 10 where people have a problem


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WildTchoupitoulas
Member since Jan 2010
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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Not true. The NCAA does not recognize UCF self claimed NC.


Irrelevant. LSU didn't play anyone in 1908, therefore they shouldn't get 'awarded' a title. UCF didn't play anyone in 2017, therefore they shouldn't get 'awarded' a title.

The National Championship Foundation (NCF) has retroactively selected both Penn and LSU for 1908. That it was retroactive makes it bull shite. That the same organization picked two teams to be champions makes it absurd.

An interesting read on the 1908 season.


LSUGrad2005
Member since Aug 2018
223 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
Penn claims the 1908 national championship, does that mean we can't as well? Back then several teams claimed them.

Honestly I do not care either way. It would be cool to say we have 5 but I will not lose sleep over it either.


Old Money
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Member since Sep 2012
21621 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
The best way to get the ball rolling is for LSU beat writers to make a story promoting this (again) and for us to constantly keep a thread like this going. Needs to be daily
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WildTchoupitoulas
Member since Jan 2010
36695 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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Penn claims the 1908 national championship, does that mean we can't as well? Back then several teams claimed them.

People seem to look at championships differently. Some people think a school should claim any undefeated year as a championship year. Other people, such as myself, and the Alabama AD, think schools should only recognize titles awarded to them contemporaneously by reputable organizations.

That is, if someone gives you a trophy as champions for the previous season, you can choose to acknowledge it by displaying the trophy.

If you have no trophy to display for that season's championship, you look like an idiot by claiming it.


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JKChesterton
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Member since Dec 2012
1001 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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Bama did this and it’s backfired quite a bit.

I’d rather just stick with four and just keep bagging on the tide for retroclaiming titles.



Seems like us older guys are getting outvoted. These Millennial's grew up with everyone getting a trophy.


NorthshoreTiger76
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
Image: https://i.imgur.com/u3hPjtx.png
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BayouRat15
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re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
Bump for Banner


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redfish99
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Member since Aug 2007
8091 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
Really inexplicable that we don’t.


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RightHook
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Member since Dec 2013
4525 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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1936 was the first year of the AP poll.


right on.


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Tigris Christi
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2016
1723 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
Get over yourself, It’s not about you! It’s about recognizing the accomplishments of a great Tiger team that fricked over because of a jealous little sister!


TheCaterpillar
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Member since Jan 2004
75690 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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Bama claims the 1941 Natty (using the "Houlgate" rating system). They went 9-2, finished THIRD in the SEC, and TWENTIETH in the AP Poll. There's even a freakin' plaque in the ground outside of the stadium.


This is absolutely hilarious


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atltiger6487
Member since May 2011
11619 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
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Get over yourself, It’s not about you! It’s about recognizing the accomplishments of a great Tiger team that fricked over because of a jealous little sister!
this is really a sad thread. We’re just chasing titles because Bama does it.

1908? Really?


TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2004
75690 posts

re: 1908 - when is it going to happen?
Can you make the 5 diamond one in avatar image size?



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