Further, I am no "fanboy." I am not arguing what stadium atmosphere is more exciting or which athletics program is more "storied," but rather which program (or even "football and basketball team" if we want to use that barometer) I would rather root for based on what is likely the best predictor of a program/team's potential success in the immediate future: its recent performance.
Dude, Cal just lost to Nevada. 51-32.
. Need I remind you that Nevada plays in the WAC and is NOT a team named Boise State? Srsly.
takehold wrote:I should also qualify that I have nothing against Michigan, but rather that I feel like Cal deserves to be considered right alongside Michigan in this debate; my initial response was to Cal's lack of inclusion in the original list.
Right, I get that that is what you are saying. But the rub is that Cal doesn't
deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Michigan. Really. Cal hasn't been to a Rose Bowl since 1959. Since then, Michigan has been to 17, including appearances in '04, '05, and '07. So stop, just stop.
PS: Outside of the ACC, no one cares about basketball. HTH.