I couldn't place my finger on it, but now I certainly can!! Nuck Fotre Dame!
111 Reasons to HATE Notre Dame....
1 Touchdown Jesus
2 Because The University of Michigan is better than Notre Dame. End of story
3 They have an Irish Mascot but their name is French. WTF?
4 Because Notre Dame made some Michigan fan make this horrible website.
5 Phantom PI calls.
6 The fact that they claim God is on their side when most of their best players aren't even Catholic.
7 Urban Meyer!!!! Jon Gruden!!!! BEST JOB EVAAA
8 Stealing perfectly good/talented prospects and turning them into underachieving sallys.
9 Those shitty slash marks that they paint in the endzone...
10 Brady Quinn's hot sister marrying a buckeye
11 How about 2005 Henne-sneak touchdown that was somehow missed while a 5yard random penalty on ND was called, then Henne fumbled the next sneak.
12 South Bend is the undeserved home of the College Football Hall of Fame
13 Because Hawaii should not be used to go over .500.
14 Hogging the use of 'return to glory' for like a decade and not allowing a more deserving team to use it.
15 No Excuses
16 They got their uniforms from Navy
17 Bud Light: Real Men of Genius - Hopeless Notre Dame Fan
19 Pedophilic priests
20 Lack of conference and a TV contract big enough to feed their coach
21 "The most underrated coach in America..."
22 Potato famine...too soon?
23 Is "golden" a first name?
24 Firing Ty Willingham for going 21-15 over 3 seasons but keeping Charlie Weis despite going 29-21 over 4 seasons and claiming race has nothing to do with it.
25 Games against Michigan could go either way, but they find a way to lose to [TEAM REDACTED] every year
27 The Grotto
28 Because I can't eat Lucky Charms for breakfast the week of the UM-ND game.
29 The fact that the Fighting Illini are insulting to Native Americans, but the Fighting Irish are totally cool.
30 I had to drive through South Bend once in 1995 and I still can't believe what a crap-hole that place is.
31 the 'icy hot stuntaz' have yet to give membership to Jimmay.
32 They don't play night games, oh wait..
33 That ND dude who hangs out here and adds thoughtful comments to every thread, especially ones that have nothing to do with ND.
34 They keep all their money while everyone else splits
35 Their refusal to install video screens in their stadium. Also, my vainglorious strumpet of an ex was a ND fan. Enough said.
36 Joe Theismann
37 They grew their field out to try to slow down Reggie Bush. Worked real well.
38 That they really think their players trend more towards the student in student-athlete than all other D1 schools.
40 Captain Front-Butt
41 Wanna see my Super Bowl ring?
42 the fact that the most impressive win of "genius coach" Charlie Weis' career is a loss to USC.
43 the fact that they actually thought there were two crutches in the universe able to support Weis.
44 Ron Powlus on the Sports Illustrated cover.
45 Their neverending television contract with NBC. Notre (Dame) Broadcasting Company.
46 Regardless of your political views, this event seemed to piss everyone off in some capacity:
47 They're not even the best Catholic football school
48 They got rid of O'Leary
49 they think their fight song is better than ours...idiots
50 Because of 38-0... er wait that's not right...
52 My deep, deep seeded catholic guilt.
54 Brady quinn, and all of the strange feelings I have when I see him stretch with his shirt off.
55 Nicholas Sparks
56 Automagic BCS bid if they win 9 games.
58 Because they get a free pass to the BCS after getting blown out by the two teams they play that have a pulse.
59 Because their fans threw snowballs at their own players after losing to Syracuse.
60 because of the "you are. state school" chant
61 Because they need a sign to tell them to "Play like a champion today"
62 Jeff Samardzija
63 Because Fielding Yost thought Knute Rockne was a freakin' prick.
64 Reggie Ho
65 Leprechauns are creepy
66 Because they refuse to join the Big 10.
67 God's team? Pleeeaaaase! I talked to God this morning. He told me He really doesn't have a team (and He got permission from Bo to say so).
68 South Bend
69 My wife likes them. Enough said.
70 some of their fans identify as Ohio State fans too.
71 B/c Michigan had to go down there to "teach" them how to play football around the turn of the century
72 "Did you know Tom Zbikowski is also a boxer?!?"
73 B/c they build their stadium w/ the blueprints of Michigan Stadium
74 because of the Inquisition.
75 The theme song makes babies cry. It really does. I saw it the other night. Twice.
76 Having to hear "Return to Glory" every single season
77 All of Powlus' Heismans
78 Beano Cook
79 decided schematic advantage
80 Stupid green jerseys.
81 ND people telling you "Good Notre Dame football is good for college football" as if you give a shit.
82 Jimmah Clausen's stretch Hummer
83 Their mascot
84 Jerome "The Bus" Bettis
85 Pat Haden and Tom Hammond.
87 That's what losers do
88 Was apparently on the glee club with my grandfather back in their days. Back when my grandfather remembered such things, he said he was a total dick.
89 regis philbin....
90 Brady Quinn
91 The lady i sit next to at work this morning, "did you see those irish!?", who is unable to name a single player on the team.
92 "To Hell with Michigan!"
93 Rudy sold his own story to Disney. Knowing that the movie was his own idea makes the movie even worse.
94 Lou Holtz
95 Rudy was offside.
96 Charlie Weis...he takes up a large chunk of the list.
97 because Rudy didn't die at the end of the movie. Or did he? Never fucking saw it and don't care.
98 2002 phantom touchdown
99 The Rocket
100 They apparently have to rely on luck
101 the fact that their colors are blue and gold, but their fans wear GREEN.
102 Jeff Jackson
103 The Golden Dome
104 The Notre Dame Victory March
105 Because no one has nicknamed Weis "The humpbacked Whale of Notre Dame".
107 It's in Indiana.
108 Because my mother in law tells me every effing day that her dad played for the irish. well, ya know what, he's a douche caboose.
109 their helmets are made of "real gold".
110 The "Here come the Irish" chant
111 The stupid cow-milking hand-gesture thing the fans do.
Yay for 33
you should be proud
"Vainglorious strumpet of an ex?"
That is classic writing.
70 some of there fans identify as Ohio State fans too.
That made me cringe twice. "there fans" and the comma after fans but before too.
I copy/pasted from the original posts...let me know if you see anymore I will correct them.
It wouldnt bother me if you cringed once...but twice?! Something must be done. .
That insufferable fictitious prick Tommy Kilborn!
Work in progress...if you have anymore suggestions I'll add them.
-The "Here come the Irish" chant
-The stupid cow-milking hand-gesture thing the fans do.
-Joe Theisman (he should count for at least 10 spots).
you missed that their helmets are made of "real gold". tools.
Can you fit all of these on a t-shirt? Whenever anyone asks why it is 105, we can say because there wasn't enough room for 106.
Because my mother in law tells me every effing day that her dad played for the irish. well, ya know what, he's a douche caboose.
I'm not sure why, but this phrase made me laugh my ass off and it made me think "Why is douche such a funny word, and why does adding a noun behind it almost always make it funnier?" An interesting psychological question.
douche = funny
douche nozzle = rofl.
Oh well, maybe I'm just an immature douche bag (hur hur).
"Brady Quinn's hot sister"
Speak for your own taste in women...
Shame you didn't mention the wedding photos that featured Brady Quinn grabbing another (male) attendee's crotch, not a joke.
She's nearly as ugly as that awful mutant jersey she's wearing.
Hot? More like "Bowser."
I miss the days of Dave Poulin where the Irish were a step over team with no shot of winning the CCHA.
#107: It's in Indiana.
(from a famous T-shirt that when you folded it just right......
The EIIGY T-shirt is awesome! In fact, I'm about to get one that says:
31 the 'icy hot stuntaz' have yet to give membership to Jimmay.
its been a while since I saw any reference to the Icy Hot Stunnaz
#2 Could apply to any school, not just ND
Very true! +1
But dude, you got bad taste in women. Both your wife and ex are ND fans. WTF
a black Leprechaun as their mascot was a huge step for ND.
as i write this, the title of this post is "109 reasons to hate notre dame."
care to make a wild-assed guess as to how many players are on the notre dame roster, according to the official notre dame website?
109. swear to god.
their nickname perpetuates a negative stereotype about Irish people. some of us are lovers, not fighters.
As an ex-Catholic who was forced to watch Rudy during class at Catholic Central HS, this list has touched me in a very special place.
Howeva, is it too late to add a "s" to reason in the title?
I have no response for that one.....its fixed.
Is there a static diary link? Since the title keeps changing some of my friends aren't linking directly to it and I find this whole list so hilarious I'm sending it to even the most casual UM fan :)
I'll quit updating the title until someone has a solution....sorry about that.
Not sure if this was brought up in the comments but how about Paul Hornung winning the Heisman for a 2-8 Notre Dame team. That is in my top 5 reasons.
Also, a agree with a static title. Link changes every time it changes.
Reason 112: Paul Hornung and Tom Hammond were separated at birth-and both are allowed to live.
How about the fact that he changed the pronounciation of his name to rhyme with "Heisman"? Joe Theezman, damnit.
/He's a legs guy (Ouch). Or a Thighs man.