I watched on the MGoBoard and will not subject myself to that again. Awful.
Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
Excited To See You Tom Hammond is no longer the most terrifying Notre Dame-related thing on the internet. I know this is hard to comprehend.
But never has a school been so ably summarized in four emasculating minutes:
You have to watch it. It will be the most conflicted four minutes of your life. It will be so horrible, but it will be awesome because it will be more horrible for the people this abortion ironically purports to represent. That guy redefining maximum levels of whiteness goes by "Freekbass," by the way, and has won an award. It is a sexy lamp sort of award, but it's an award. Soon he will have another award.
Explains the last 20 years, doesn't it? The people in charge of Notre Dame thought this was a good idea. They got poor Brian Kelly to show up in this thing. They deployed the school's cheerleaders as a hearty midwestern dance backdrop. They spent a lot of money and time to aim very carefully at their own testicles with a shotgun and pulled the trigger on their official youtube channel.
Of course they hired Bob Davie, George O'Leary, Ty Willingham, and Charlie Weis. Maybe they will end up in the Big Ten after all.
UPDATE: Reader Nick Gorski provides the perfect comparison: this is the exact opposite of Hockeybear blowing up Earth.
I watched on the MGoBoard and will not subject myself to that again. Awful.
They've disabled comments on the Youtube link. Probably to spare themselves of the public shaming that was sure to ensue.
That was their only good decision in any area related to that video. I wish I could un-see it, but it would be too much fun to see that on the video board before the game. "Fans, please direct your attention to the video board for an introduction of tonight's opponent, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish!" Now that would be absolutely CLASSIC. Has an NCAA football game ever been cancelled for something like this?
of quitting smoking and am considering stabbing every one.
This, however, made my day. Breathe easier, friends and collegaues.
Just chew. That's what I did. You can be an athlete, have just as much fun in bars and get hit on by just as many women as usual.
It makes me want to take up smoking...again after having quit many years ago, hideous.
May it echo off the Word of Life for eternity.
Like Ab Ripper X - I hate it, but I love it.
..."Hey! Hey! Hockeytown!"
What the hell was that? Freekbass? I was going into this ready to trash this video by spitting hot fire and flaming criticism. But now that I've watched it I think I will let it stand for itself.
WOW that is embarrassing. I'm sending to all of my ND friends immediately.
Someone should send it to all the incoming ND recruits. Should be good for at least a decommit or two...
For me, the most interesting thing was the lack of people of color in the video. Aside from athletes, I think I counted 4 african americans over the 4 minutes. ND isn't racist is it? Watch the video again. It's a sea of white folks.
African Americans were smart enough to not be portrayed in this monstrosity
Maybe we should send it to Brian Kelly while we're at it... maybe he'll resign in shame when he sees his cameo.
Did Brian Kelly bring this guy with him from Cinncinnati? Check this out:
If Kelly's behind this video, it instantly justifies the hire for all eternity.
This is like the ND version of 2 girls, 1 cup. I have heard how bad it is, I can imagine how bad it is, I don't really think I want to know how bad it is.
Love the rap at 1:45. Anticon needs these guys
guy that poorly lip-synchs next to him? He looks like an oversized, over-stuffed leprechaun in a hideous green Sgt. Pepper-era coat. Don't get me wrong, those coats looked appropriate on the Beatles - not him.
and I've seen some nasty, foul, disgusting and perverse things on the internet.
Oh god, I can't get it out of my head!
This song sounds like something out of the Johnny Depp version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
That's what I was thinking!
I need a shower having watched that.... Can't wait for Irish's take....
In who's head is this a good idea? I'd love to have seen that meeting... who says "ya know what would be great? an ND music video!" then who says "Eureka! Let's do it!" Then who sees that final edit and goes "Notre Dame is this much better for this existing!"
It is the most exquisitely, perfectly bad video in the history of video.
Since the Chinese tv reenactment of Tiger Woods driving his Escalade into a tree has no musical soundtrack, "We Are Notre Dame" takes over as the world's Number One worst video.
You can't plan something this bad. Hard work alone doesn't produce this kind of feebleness. This is magic. Only the Notre Dame mystique could induce vomiting this way. Thank you Holy Mary, Mother of God.
I checked the timer, and for me the moment that I moved beyond "What the Fuck" and into a kind of alternative-reality acceptance of things as they are, was at 1:37. I don't know why. It is just another mystery of our universe. Quite possibly the greatest mystery of our universe.
I thought the Tiger Woods video was up there with the UAF video. But yeah, this is pretty bad...
This is the best response to this video. I wouldn't change a word.
I'll just leave this right here:
It reminds me of a Geocities page.
If Michigan ever makes a video like this I may kill myself.
First of all, for a guy calling himself "freakbass" he might want to try actually playing the bass for more than 20 seconds of a 4-minute video. (4 minutes of my life I want back)
Second of all, it is a stretch to call this rap or hip-hop or anything urban, but I found it funny that there are no black people in this video. I'm now completely convinced that the only minorities at Notre Dame play on their athletic teams after watching this video.
They've already lost in so many ways.
as in the fish or a Freakbass as in a bass guitar, damn I hope it is the former.
I love how he encourages ND Fans to "say it proud," there is nothing proud about that video.
When I saw it I thought of the fish, not the guitar.
His name fits with this song better if it rhymes with ass.
in the hell is...IRISH!
I think we'll have to organize a seance if we want to hear from him again.
running his ND fan club cards through the shredder.
Contact Dave Brandon. They need to play this video on the Michigan Stadium scoreboard immediately before the 2011 game.
September 10, 2011. 7:55 pm.
Tom Hammond is worse. Unlike the music video, I can't just not hit play on Tom Hammond. If that image is on the page, it's on the page, staring into my soul. If we can just have the music video instead of Hammond, I will be a happy person.
for my eyes, plz. Kthnx.
1) This is a bad cross between Big & Rich and the Village People.
2) They must not want any black students to come to Notre Dame.
I love my wife.
that video to convince her of #2?
I'm e-amiling Mike & Mike at ESPN right now.
And what sort of compelling video the average NutriSystem infomercial is, compared to Freekbass.
Should ask ESPN to write a cease and desist order to keep that video under wraps. If I were Greenie, I'd never - EVER - let him hear (or see) the end of it.
Is pure 100% genius.
If there had been one person of any sort of ethnic minority, one person who had grown up anything but firmly middle class, one person who was from any place other than the Midwest involved in producing this, they could have steered it toward a better course. But no, a bunch of white Catholic guys in their forties completely out of touch with popular culture convinced themselves that "this is what the kids like, but not too much, so we don't scare off the alums!"
It reminds me of the Simpsons episode in which the TV executives create Poochie. "Now, Rastify him by 10%..."