Burners cheated on their own poll

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  1. KTeamLSU

    KTeamLSU Freshman

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    158710. Has this been discussed?
    by AUBlESTlGGER, 1/7/05 1:27 ET




    On December 5, 2004, BCS bowl pairings are announced. Auburn is not in the championship game. http://www.bcsfootball.org/news.cfm?headline=80

    Undeterred, Auburn fan and Opelika High School Student George Brown invents the "People's National Championship" on December 11, 2004. http://www.espn1450.com/showarticle.php?id=192

    George admits he is an Auburn fan frustrated with the BCS, and that is why he came up with the idea. http://auburn.scout.com/2/329216.html

    George's idea is to have a poll and let the people decide who should be the national champs in NCAA football. http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=citadel-2_329216_6&prov=citadel&type=story

    The People's National Championship ("PNC"), which can be found on the web at http://www.fanspoll.com/, originally intended to allow visitors to vote from 8:00 a.m. December 11 to 8:00 p.m. January 6, 2005. Here is Google's cache of the site showing the 8:00 p.m. 1/6/05 deadline: http://216.239.63.104/search?q=cache:xidwccaAEDQJ:www.fanspoll.com/+fanspoll&hl=en

    (Notably, when the site was first launched, it contained a picture of George that looks like this: http://www.fanspoll.com/images/people/george_auburn.jpg

    Perhaps concerned about the appearance of bias due to the orange and blue tie he was sporting, Honest George changed the graphic so that the tie color now changes every time you access the site. Note that the tie never turns orange and blue any more. http://www.fanspoll.com/)

    The winner was to be announced on January 8, 2005, at the ESPN the Zone in Atlanta, and the trophy presented by ESPN analysts Jim Donnan and Mike Gottfried on the winner's campus January 28. http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=citadel-2_329216_6&prov=citadel&type=story

    As of yesterday, January 5, 2005, Auburn was comfortably in the lead. But a funny thing happened on the way to the presentation ceremony. Between yesterday and 8:00 p.m. ET today, USC surged ahead in the poll by several thousand votes. http://fanspoll.com/v-web/vzpoll/poll.php?mode=results&what=2

    Whoops. Auburn didn't get invited to the title game, so they made up their own title to win. But they didn't win that either. So what to do...what to do. Well, if it's your website, one thing you can do is backdate the deadline for voting! So that's what Honest George did -- he changed the deadline from January 6 at 8:00 p.m. to January 5 at 6:00 p.m. Check it out the new and improved "deadline" on the current version of the site: http://www.fanspoll.com/

    Problem solved! The polls close earlier than advertised, the votes for USC are thrown out, and Auburn is awarded the PNC! http://auburn.scout.com/2/338643.html

    Auburn Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville said "This peoples polls [sic] will give us an opportunity say we were national champs. It means a lot to us and we look forward to having a trophy and putting our name on a ring saying we are 2004 national champs.” http://auburn.scout.com/2/338643.html

    Congrats Auburn. A 17 year old made up a fake NC for you, then you had to cheat to win your own ridiculous award. You've demonstrated poor character in the past (by becoming the second most penalized institution in NCAA history, for example), but this may very well take the cake. The above will be sent to ESPN analysts Jim Donnan and Mike Gottfried well in advance of the "presentation" to make sure they have the full story.



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  2. Jean Lafitte

    Jean Lafitte The Old Guard

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    The only trophy that counts is the Crystal Football.

    But don't be surprised if, suddenly, the Bauburn fans around here assert that the PNC is the REAL national champion. The fact that they invented the "award" and then cheated to win it simply won't register at all in their feeble little brains.
     
  3. cadillacattack

    cadillacattack Illegitimi non carborundum est

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    half-truths are like half-bricks.......they can carry farther and do as much damage..... :dis:
     
  4. Berge

    Berge Freshman

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    An Auburn fan posted this?? HAHAHAHAA
     
  5. Seabriscut

    Seabriscut Freshman

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: That is truely sad.
     
  6. Dirt Dog

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    They do have a crystal football trophy. Here it is.:rofl:
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  7. Deceks7

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    More to this than you let on

    It would have been easier to let the hacked results stand and put up with the pompous bleaters than have to defend the vote against those who would rather flame the results than join in comdemnation of those who abused the process.

    http://www.al.com/sports/birminghamnews/kscarbinsky.ssf?/base/sports/1105363156187251.xml

    The original voting deadline was 6 p.m. Thursday, two days after the Orange Bowl. The problem was, his webmaster informed him, the site received 22,000 votes Thursday morning from only 4,000 visitors.
    So much for one laptop, one vote.
     
  8. TN Tiger

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    It's an Alabama thang!

    It is an Alabama tradition to award your team a National Championship. Bama claims to own 12 of them, but if you check the legitimate polls they have 6! Well, 12 or 6 whatever they want. Now AuBARN has decided to take one too....why not? I guess this is actually the 2nd one, since some convenient store clerk in Dothan gave them one when they went 11-0 a few years ago. Of course being on probation really did not mean anything. Nice try War Chicks, but no one is buying it! :rofl: :hihi:
     
  9. cadillacattack

    cadillacattack Illegitimi non carborundum est

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    Yep, I'd say USC is quite adept at abusing the process.... :hihi:
     
  10. MarineTiger

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    This poll has become more of a joke then anything
     

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