I thought we could collaborate and come up with 100 reasons to hate notre dame.
Reason #100: touchdown jesus
2002 phantom touchdown
because Rudy didn't die at the end of the movie.
Or did he? Never fucking saw it and don't care.
The whole time I though Radio was a remake.
Charlie Weis...he takes up a large chunk of the list.
#96: Rudy was offside.
#95 Lou Holtz
Rudy sold his own story to Disney. Knowing that the movie was his own idea makes the movie even worse.
"To Hell with Michigan!"
#92: 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.
#91 Brady Quinn
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.
"That's what losers do"
Pat Haden and Tom Hammond.
Who has the photo? That mutha is scary but so damn funny.
EDIT: I should have went farther down the thread.
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis
Hey, did you know that Bettis is from Detroit?
EDIT: couldn't get the picture up but here is the link:
#85: Jimmah Clausen's stretch Hummer.
ND people telling you "Good Notre Dame football is good for college football" as if you give a shit.
Stupid green jerseys.
#82: decided schematic advantage
a bottle of that crap and the wife makes me chew the tablets when we have baked beans. I've got no use for Beano....
All of Powlus' Heismans
Having to hear "Return to Glory" every single season
The theme song makes babies cry. It really does. I saw it the other night. Twice.
because of the Inquisition.
B/c they build their stadium w/ the blueprints of Michigan Stadium
"Did you know Tom Zbikowski is also a boxer?!?"
B/c Michigan had to go down there to "teach" them how to play football around the turn of the century
some of there fans identify as Ohio State fans too.
My wife likes them. Enough said.
and you married her knowing that?
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).
Because they refuse to join the Big 10.
Because they are afraid to join the Big 10.
68: Leprechauns are creepy
my dad went to school with him. I believe he's a cardiologist now.
Because Fielding Yost thought Knute Rockne was a freakin' prick.
Initially, my contribution was going to be "the hat Jeff Samardzija wore on the sidelines."
Because they need a sign to tell them to "Play like a champion today"
they don't listen to the sign
because of the "you are. state school" chant
Because their fans threw snowballs at their own players after losing to Syracuse.
Because they get a free pass to the BCS after getting blown out by the two teams they play that have a pulse.
I knew it was just a matter of time...
I hate you for posting that. Not really. But dammit, I hate that picture.
Just wanted you to know that I almost pulled the trigger on this one, but left it just for you.
I am going to now have nightmares for a week... thanks
Oh, he's wiiiiide open.
Automagic BCS bid if they win 9 games.
even less than that!
Brady quinn, and all of the strange feelings I have when I see him stretch with his shirt off.
My deep, deep seeded catholic guilt.
This post was awesome until I read the "At least you get Michigan next" part at the end. Ugh.
Because of 38-0... er wait that's not right...
they think their fight song is better than ours...idiots
Cheer for those Irish Queers!
They got rid of O'Leary.
They're not even the best Catholic football school
Regardless of your political views, this event seemed to piss everyone off in some capacity:
OH COME ON!
Their neverending television contract with NBC.
47. Ron Powlus on the Sports Illustrated cover.
You are back!!!
the fact that they actually thought there were two crutches in the universe able to support Weis.
the fact that the most impressive win of "genius coach" Charlie Weis' career is a loss to USC.
Wanna see my Super Bowl ring?
Notre (Dame) Broadcasting Company.
may want to go to page 2 before selecting a # (43)
(didn't neg you)
"Captain Front-Butt" would be a great subject for your next MS Paint masterpiece.
That they really think their players trend more towards the student in student-athlete than all other D1 schools.
They grew their field out to try to slow down Reggie Bush. Worked real well.
The tool had people change the way they pronounced his last name so that it would rhyme with Heisman.
Their refusal to install video screens in their stadium.
Also, my vainglorious strumpet of an ex was a ND fan. Enough said.
They keep all their money while everyone else splits
That ND dude who hangs out here and adds thoughtful comments to every thread, especially ones that have nothing to do with ND.
They don't play night games, oh wait..
They are making MGoBloggers forget how to count
It happened much earlier in the list. I tried to keep up, but I leave for 5 minutes and that happens.
Yeah, everyone should go back and EDIT your comment to get the right number. That's what I did when I posted it and several people had posted while I was typing mine.
Come on, you can do it.
I'll be here all evening. Tip your waitresses.
the 'icy hot stuntaz' have yet to give membership to Jimmay.
I had to drive through South Bend once in 1995 and I still can't believe what a crap-hole that place is.
The fact that the Fighting Illini are insulting to Native Americans, but the Fighting Irish are totally cool.
Because I can't eat Lucky Charms for breakfast the week of the UM-ND game.
The real shocker is that Charlie's slurpee is diet
Games against Michigan could go either way, but they find a way to lose to [TEAM REDACTED] every year.
Except when [TEAM REDACTED] has an almost insurmountable lead that they feel like blowing in a very [TEAM REDACTED]-like fashion.
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.
Is "golden" a first name?
Potato famine...too soon?
"The most underrated coach in America..."
Because they are going to being playing in the national championship game this year.
How are they going to do that after we kick their ass?
Lack of conference and a TV contract big enough to feed their coach
They got their uniforms from Navy
Hogging the use of 'return to glory' for like a decade and not allowing a more deserving team to use it.
Because Hawaii should not be used to go over .500.
South Bend is the undeserved home of the College Football Hall of Fame
Nicholas Sparks and all of his books/movies.
2002 phantom touchdown?
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.
Brady Quinn's hot sister marrying a buckeye
Brady Quinn's sister is NOT hot.
Give him a break, maybe he likes his women to look like Eight Belles
Did you know that AJ Hawk is married to Brady Quinn's sister?
[initialize sarcasm meter]
Edit: I realize you are just continuing the joke and not telling me to turn on my sarcasm meter, when it is quite clear that it was on.
Yeah, not hot, at all.
Those shitty slash marks that they paint in the endzone...
Stealing perfectly good/talented prospects and turning them into underachieving sallys.
I enjoy that their players turn into underachievers. It's a lot better than the alternative.
Urban Meyer!!!! Jon Gruden!!!! BEST JOB EVAAA
The lamest end zones ever...
Who thought it was a good idea to just paint diagonal lines in the end zone and call it good?
EDIT: Someone else posted the same thing while my internet lagged like a boss...
The fact that they claim God is on their side when most of their best players aren't even Catholic.
Only Catholics believe in god?
ND has a specifically Catholic mission and likes to wear it on its sleeve. Lou Holtz's favorite line was this: "God may not care if we win Saturday, but His Mother does."
"Godth may not care ith we win thaturday, but Hith Mothhher doesth."
Phantom PI calls.
Because Donnie Warner would eat Rudy's lunch and he doesn't have a movie.
Because Notre Dame made some Michigan fan make this horrible website.
wow, that website is all kinds of ridiculous fail. it's a joke right?
2004 freshmen darius walker beats #8 michigan with two late TD's in South Bend.
we both have the same athletic supplier and they play games in San Antonio because they think they are Americas team.
They have an Irish Mascot but their name is French. WTF?
(I suppose Fighting Frenchmen might not be taken seriously.)
And the #1 reason.....
drum roll please
Because The University of Michigan is better than Notre Dame. End of story.
But that's not really a reason to hate them, is it?
The Luck of the Irish
They apparently have to rely on luck
This thread was so beyond epic!
Because no one has nicknamed Weis "The humpbacked Whale of Notre Dame".
What is up with bringing premade fried chicken to the tailgates.
They think their tailgates are awesome, when really they are just on-par.
Because one of their colors is 'Gold'...good one
No one mentioned the fact that their colors are blue and gold, but their fans wear GREEN.
Schools get to choose their school colors. They can choose any colors they want: red, blue, purple, tope, fuschia, whatever. But one they pick their team colors, THOSE are the team colors. But not Notre Dame...
A few missing ones:
The Golden Dome
The Notre Dame Victory March
There is nothing better than watching Chaz take a golf cart to the stadium during the team's pre-game walk from the church.
I am youtube blocked at work so dont know if the video is imbedded to link above - but if you have not seen this video - watch it before the game this week and realize why we must, for all that his holy, win against the Notre Dame.
for #1 reason.
#1- They have a goddamned banner ad on this here site!