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Fourteen consecutive top-five finishes. Two national championships. The record for most wins in a decade. If we are going to talk about college football dynasties, Mark Schlabach writes, then Florida State of the 1990s has to be on the list.
Wrong article. http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=8776963
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I think FSU was a dynasty in the 90's. Why FSU was not included in this article and what is really sad is that there are only "two" Championships to show for that AMAZING run. That will most likely never be done again in CFB.
Isn't FSU recognized by the CFHOF as the team of the 90s? That's all I need to know. That and I watched, lived and died with those teams. Those FSU squads were some of the best college teams ever, some of our best teams didn't even play for the national title.
If the BCS existed then, or better yet a real playoff, we'd have five maybe six titles.
That ESPN article is a joke.
FSU belongs in any conversation of that ERA.
That fact they were missing is a mark against ESPN, not FSU.
It's ESPN, who cares?
am i missing something? the entire article is about FSU.
They hired Heather Dinich, clearly they're idiots.
You read an article arguing FSU's case against the original ESPN article.
Dynasties are teams that win championships. Are the atlanta braves of the 90's a dynasty no, they only have one WS trophy. The Yankees of the late 90's are more of a dynasty than the braves. Same for FSU, great teams and great seasons, but at the end sports are played to win titles, and dynasties r made by winning titles.
We won 2, what's your point?
Two in what span?
oh ok gotcha... guess that's what i get for only skimming the highlights.. i was like damn i thought schlabach was showing love.
I've never heard our 14 year run called anything other than a dynasty. Of course our rivals will detract from it but this run was unprecedented and will never be repeated. People talk about us getting fat off of the ACC, well the SEC wasn't as dominant as people like to believe it was then. During our run it was UF and UT with LSU and UGA middling and everyone else was trash. Better than the ACC? Of course but our schedule was every bit as tough because it was bulked up with non-conference powerhouses.
How many other schools would open up their season with a cross-coutry trip to USC? SC wasn't the power they later became but that wasn't an easy win. How many other schools were scheduling non-conference trips to Ann Arbor and South Bend during this era? We also played Auburn and LSU with regularity and season openers vs. A&M and BYU. FSU ran from no one.
What used to suck for us was that usually one loss meant another missed opportunity. Today's system is so forgiving that it's borderline ridiculous. A late season loss used to be your a$$. Now it just doesn't seem to matter when, how or who you lose to. Give the 90s Seminoles today's system and we'd have beaten Michigan by four TDs for their '97 title.
Yes, the Noles were the team of the 90s (yes I know Nebraska has 2.5 titles to our 2 but we beat them head to head) and a dynasty. Differing opinions on this subject aren't based in reality.
Weak flame attempt.... 14 years of 10 or more wins,and top 5 finishes... deal with it
Find me another team that's gone to 4 championships in 5 years. In any era.
... And somehow FSU is the unluckiest dynasty of all time. Between Weinke in 98, Snoop/Richt in 00, and missing the title shot in 97 despite being 11-1, etc.
4 title games in 5 years and 11-1 in the only non-title game appearance. That's special. That 5 year run was the greatest of all time. The 15 year run was the greatest of all time.
Florida State's run wasn't just the best dynasty in the history of CFB, it was the best in Sports history. No one will or can ever come close to that level of sustained success. In any sport.
Bama's a dynasty. 3 title games in 4 years. Don't think anyone's arguing against that.
Can't knock your enthusiasm, but best in sports history might be a little strong. The Celtics of the 50s and 70s, Yankees of the 40s, 50s, 95-2005, bulls etc all have something to say about that.
But that said, "Go Noles!"
Any comic fans out there, check out Tart, written by a Seminole Grad, who is incidentally... me.
Dealing with what dude. The braves won 15 straight division titles and they're not called a dynasty. It you guys wanna think that a dynasty is a team that finishes top 5 in 14 years w only two titles to show for, then go right ahead. That only shows that you were really consistent for all that time had great teams, but couldn't win big games and there were better dynasties out there during that same time that were called dynasties cuz they won big games and titles. Nebraska's run in the early to mid 90's was more impressive they won titles. But hey to each it's own. To be a dynasty you gotta win at least 3-4 titles in a 4-6 year span and play for at least two more. All those teams on that list did that.
Does FSU have more success if Luther has a payroll set up in Tally. What ya think? Becoming irrelevant in recent times sure does produce irrational thoughts.
What was more impressive about Nebraska's "run"? The fact that we beat them in the title game in '93? Or that they never beat us in the 90s? Or that they have .5 more titles than FSU?
Really a dynasty is a team who wins 3-4 titles in a 4-6 year range...
Is that a fact or just your biased opinion?
And yes the Braves were a dynasty....
Thanks for giving the "official" clarification of what it takes to be a dynasty.
The Braves were not a Dynasty I have lived in Atlanta more than 20 years and everybody will tell you that. People here love the Braves and they were a good team who missed out on So many opportunities to win multiple World Series. Teams that win Titles are considered Dynaties teams like; Yankees, UCLA Basketball, USC, Alabama, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls, Notre Dame and Miami Hurricanes.
FSU in the 90's fielded some of the best teams during that time, everybody knows that and just like the Braves should have won multiple Titles but fate never allowed them too for some reason.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Redzulu 16 months ago
Please provide where it is defined that dynasties are based on titles only.
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