"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
Well today was a stone cold bummer. We lost. So what do we do now? I am for one drinking and watching other teams hoping for Shadenfreude to entertain me and writing on MGoBoard. Instead of another post about hiring, firing, and suicide, I thought we could have a thread on what we will be drinking tonight. We may find we can agree on alcohol.
So what are you having? Pics are welcome, especially for the more obscure drinks.
I will be having the following:
Drink on, be merry, talk about football, and turn on the spell checker....NA is also welcome. So whaddya having?!
My personal favorites:
GB...i say ND and the Refs won this game for UM...I can't stand the fact that Forcier just got more people licking his cob..as if he doesnt lick it enough himself....biggest tool ever
buttkid | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:29 pm | #
I blame this loss on Ty
joeyjoejoejrshabadoo | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:31 pm |
Michigan fan -- you refs earned their payoffs today. Whatever you are paying them isn't enough. They went beyond "homerism" with their calls today.
Big Mike | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:38 pm | #
Mich fan -- enjoy it. You paid for it.
Big Mike | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:40 pm | #
The only thing that could cheer me up is if he resigns at the postgame press conference.
Tony Spilotro | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:41 pm | #
i blame ty, who hired the refs
joeyjoejoejrshabadoo | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:44 pm | #
Rich Rod saved his bacon for now. The guy is scummier than scum. It's rumored he deleted WVU's recruiting files when he left. Be proud Michigan, you eked out a slim victory against a team that can find a way to lose against the lowliest programs.
Homeydogg | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:46 pm | #
the rim licking by the announcers on Forcier was nausiating. He did well but he wasn't the freakin second coming.
tabby | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 7:52 pm | #
If Forcier was so freakin good why do they keep putting "shoelaces" in?
tabby | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 8:20 pm | #
Somebody talk me back from the ledge (though I'm not sure that I want that)
Let me preface by saying that I'm not a life-long Notre Dame fan. I started following the Irish my senior year of college, when I was submitting my graduate application to the University of Notre Dame. But since 2002 (Ty's first season), I have been a huge Irish fan. Since that time and following my time as an ND grad student and beyond, I have followed every game; I have watched every down and since the creation of the Blue-Gray Sky blog, I have read every single comment on every single blog post.
Today took a horrible hit on my status as a fan. I was a huge apologist in the past. Last year, we were a few plays away from being 8-4. I knew that we were young and inexperienced. I knew that this year would be our year. All the pieces would be in place this season.
We were the best team on the field today. That's what hurts so much. Michigan is a horrible football team, and like the last 3 years (yes, I am including 2006), we have made mediocre players look like legends. How could the Michigan CBs run with our WRs? How can we make an 80 lb quarterback look like a world beater?
I have been close to the edge before. There have been some dark times in my short tenure as a Notre Dame fan. But, today... Today was too much. Sitting in a bar with obnoxious Wolverine fans screaming as we gave the game away to them in the closing minutes was too much. I can't invest this much of my life into this game. It hurts too much.
We left too much out on the field. I don't even know who to blame. Weis for throwing when we could have easily run out the clock? Golden for giving up on so many passes? The defense for allowing so many runs up the middle? The refs for some outrageous calls?
The first loss is always the hardest. Maybe UM will be the best team this season. Maybe they will run the table. I doubt it. Maybe ND will win all of the rest of their games this year. But they should have won this game.
I give up. I am so angry. I hate you, Notre Dame football.
me | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 8:26 pm | #
At the end of the day, several things to remember.
ND educates it athletes -- white, black, it doesn't matter -- they receive an education, and they go on to successful lives.
Michigan had to have Jim Harbaugh and others point out that their athletes are robbed of an education. They are there for one purpose and one purpose only -- win games for Michigan.
ND plays by the rules -- it doesn't cut corners.
I was an athlete on an NC team -- I know the glory goes away. But the world-class education doesn't. It pays dividends day after day after day.
So Michigan's athletes win today -- ND's athletes win every day with a real degree in real majors.
Épée Fencer | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 8:41 pm | #
I don't give a shit what kind of education they are receiving. They are there to win football games. You care that much about your education, please go to Northwestern.
Matthew | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 8:48 pm | #
Sam Young All-American
stephen | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 8:49 pm | #
i am now rooting very hard for ohio state, simply because i need to see a freshman quarterback rattled.
me | Email | Homepage | 09.12.09 - 8:52 pm | #
I'm done. As an alum, I've seen a lot of defeats. That was by far the worst. Totally out-coached and beaten by an inferior team...in a season where we have no excuses left. Pathetic! I truly hate to say this, but I give up. F*** the Irish. I'm so tired of this bullshit. If I were a recruit, I wouldn't touch ND with a ten foot pole. I will not waste my time following the Irish anymore. Good ridance.
NDlaw 2007 | Email | Homepage | 09.13.09 - 12:45 am | #
I am an alum. And seriously. That was pathetic. UM- better than advertised? Our standard should be that we beat a top 5 Michigan team every year. Yet, we can't even bean an unranked team UM team. Wow. We have fallen into irrelevance.
NDlaw 2007 | Email | Homepage | 09.13.09 - 1:11 am | #