"Defense wins championships" As do offenses. And Special Teams. The "defense wins" argument is usually advanced by teams with so-so quarterbacks who somehow pull out wins.
"Good teams find a way to win" translated this means" my team has an easy schedule which lets us go undefeated but I won't admit it."
"You want to play in the Big Show you got to win every game." The road to a Championship means scheduling powder puffs.
"Your conference (insert PAC 10, Big 12, SEC here) sucks." Translates to "I really don't watch any games by the teams in that conference but I just know that our conference is the toughest.