I didn't realize that Hawthorne screwed up again

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  1. Tigerskin

    Tigerskin Founding Member

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    I just heard the replay of the end of the Oklahoma game. As the clock wound down Hawthorne stated "Tigers 2004 National Champions". Yes the game was played in 2004 but we are 2003 National Champions. It is not like he didn't have time to prepare for the call (ala "Jack Hunt"). Maybe I am being a little picky but for another call to last throughout history and he blew it again?
     
  2. LSUray

    LSUray Founding Member

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    Actually there is no consensus as to whether the national champion is for the year of the season or the year of the bowl game. You will see both used interchangeably and Jim was not wrong for using 2004 National Champs.
     
  3. urtoosmall

    urtoosmall Founding Member

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    LSUray is right.......in reality we are the 2003 National Champs....but it is used both ways
     
  4. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Maybe its a premonition of things to come. :thumb:
     
  5. JSAND4LSU

    JSAND4LSU Founding Member

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    on the scoredboard in death valley it reads....2004 National Champions...
     
  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Extremely so.
     
  7. msully

    msully Founding Member

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    I will take both !!!

    I would like back to back championships then that would cover it. 2003 and 2004 . No , that would only open up for 2005, ok ,why not make it 3 in a row Hey Fightin Tigers
     
  8. Ectopic Tiger

    Ectopic Tiger Founding Member

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    Are you sure?

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  9. Tigerskin

    Tigerskin Founding Member

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    Someone please show me where it says

    we are 2004 National Champions. Every place that I have seen that keeps track of past national champions has it as 2003. Sabanfan, the more I think about it, the more I believe this was an unacceptable mistake by Hawthorne.
     
  10. HittinZX2

    HittinZX2 Living to die laughing

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    Yeah, we're 2003 NCAA Champions. Using 2004 is just a really common mistake.
     

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