Thursday, January 26, 2006

USC to claim NCAA Basketball Title

USC coach Tim Floyd telling LSU coach John Brady that he planned to claim the title if LSU wins the Final Four. Brady thought he was joking.

Mar 23, 10:20 PM EST

USC Set to Claim Men's Basketball Title

By Michael Smith
Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES. (AP) -- The USC basketball team is currently holding a press conference in which the team is unveiling a plan contingent on LSU winning the NCAA men's basketball championship. After LSU pulled off an upset over #1 ranked Duke in the Southeast Semifinal, USC supporters around the nation have pulled together to campaign for USC being named a co-champion. The basketball team has transformed that fervor into a legitimate claim of a national championship.

Tim Floyd, head coach for USC, stated,"If our bread and butter -- our football team -- can do it, we feel confident that we are able to also. We are considering the possibilities of claiming the championship outright because neither LSU nor USC signed a contract with the NCAA Tournament."

Floyd was referring to the 2003-2004 college football season when USC claimed a national title even though they did not even play in the National Championship Game to which they agreed would decide the National Champion.

"We're big LSU fans right now," said Floyd. "We didn't make the NCAA or NIT Tournaments, but really, does that matter? The press loves us, and to borrow unsubstantiated claims from the media in 2003, 'Isn't it just clearly obvious that USC is better than LSU?'"

LSU officials have not responded to calls and emails for interviews. Officials at the AP Poll have stated that if LSU wins the Tournament, USC has a very strong possibility of being ranked #1 in the poll.


At 6:07 AM, Anonymous bfniii said...

“shouldn’t folks from Louisiana be putting their money towards Katrina recovery?!?”

we already have. millions of dollars and untold hours of voluteer relief.

“Most ‘folks from Louisiana’ don’t give two cents about the people who were affected by the hurricane”

not according to the hundreds of shelters run by volunteers for months after the hurricane.

“trust me, the people putting up the billboard are not the ones still trying to get FEMA trailers so they can start rebuilding.”

what does that have to do with this issue? the people putting up the billboard live in dallas. dallas didn’t get hit by katrina.

“It turns out that now needs more money. First, they had promised that 10K were needed to erect the sign and that the money in excess would be donated to victims of Hurricane Katrina. According to their sign they now need $13,150.00″

incorrect. check the website. get your facts straight.

“USC finished No. 3 in the 2003 BCS rankings but was voted National Champions by the Associated Press media poll, thus sharing the National Championship with LSU.”

that’s the point. USC didn’t share the title. they were ranked first in one of two polls. they weren’t first in quality wins nor were they first in the computer polls. that makes LSU #1 for that season.

“You might think that the underlying message offends USC”

it’s aimed at the misperception caused by the media.

“the underlying message also offends other teams that have shared a National Championship in the past years.”

ridiculous. since the inception of the BCS, no one has tried to share the title except the people from USC because they are slaves to the media. if that’s the case, auburn was co-champs for the 2004 season.

“They don’t set the record straight because no one will be convinced by this billboard.”

#1. not true.
#2. it does in deed set the record straight.

“I suggest they try raising money for youth sports or literacy or any of a long list of things they wouldn’t be embarrassed to tell their parents about.”

lots of people DO raise money for those worthwhile causes. this is a diversion. it is a fallacy to state that the raising of money for this issue precludes the raising of money for any other issues. DOES NOT recognize USC as the national champion. if you go to the list, you will see only one team on the 2003 line, LSU.

Billingsley’s National Champions at the college football resource center DOES NOT recognize two teams as champion. only one is listed, LSU.

the link for the college football data warehouse provided by USCRoger does not provide a list of champions by year, nor is the site authoritative in any way.

the media links provided by USCRoger are, of course, the very heart of the issue. they are not authoritative in determining a championship (heck, they don’t even get to decide who plays).

any comments made by president bush regarding college football are not representative of the government as a whole nor or they without fault.

last, the link that USCRoger provides for is NOT the official site of the BSC which means it’s not authoritative. it’s just another media site.

in all, NONE of what USCRoger claims is accurate or authoritative. the only authoritative sources he provided, and, refute the entire USC claim. they both unequivocably list LSU as the undisputed BCS champion for 2003.

At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are wrong about the BCS site and you are wrong about the NCAA site. You just didn't read the whole thing.
Go to for Dec. 8, 2003, to see what the president, Grant Teaff says. Don't just tell half the story or take it out of context. You are full of it.

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you get that article from the Onion? That's a great site.

At 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has to be an LSUoverUSC original. Look at the language and logic used. Classic!

At 6:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LSUoverUSC, you have a pulse on the Tiger nation. Ever consider writing for the Advocate or Times Picayune as the LSU guy?

At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LaughingStock University

At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Brent said...

Great article. Congrats University of Southern California on the N.I.T. 3-pete.

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whiny little Steve should look in the mirror (if he can stand it). Have you ever thought that you're the one who's trying to take something away from USC? They earned the AP and you are the one trying to sreal it. USC never tried to take anything away from LSU. You little thieving bastard.

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, Tim Floyd is actually a "Southern Supporter" who is a VERY close friend of LSU's BBALL coach.

Perhaps Tim Floyd told Brady how to lay an egg during that putrid performance against ACLU LMAO

At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you let the whole USC vs. LSU thing drop? It's been two and a half years. Seriously, grow up.

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is LSU's "bread and butter?" Their 2 national chapionships in football or their storied, history rich basketball program?

At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If LSU counted championships in football like USC does, they'd have six.

At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Junior Seau, Jason Sehorn, Ronnie Lott, Marcus Allen, Lynn Swann, Carson Palmer, Troy Polamalu,O.J. Simpson, etc. etc. Who are LSU's great pro players?

At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you serious? lol. count them then. count heisman trophy winners the same way usc does as well and you might have more of the also.

At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great individual players and murderers don't make championships.

At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

USC only counts NC's by using the traditional major selectors: UPI (and its progeny, bastard or otherwise); AP; Dickenson; and pre-1935 consensus. They do not and never have counted minor selectors. And yes, the AP is and has always been major. If using all selectors USC would have at least 16 or more.

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with all this is that people don't understand the truth. That is that USC sucks

At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it must suck to be a USC fan


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