As strange as it may be I am actually hoping ND becomes relevant again this year. I wouldn't mind them getting 8 or 9 wins as long as Michigan beats them and has a good year as well.
Anyone actually rooting for ND this year?
not as long as Weis is there.
If we beat them, it looks really good for us if they do well. If we lose, it doesn't matter as much. I won't outright root for the Irish, but I won't mind if they are successful in the other 11 games they play.
Your name is a bit questionable.
I know our in-house ND blogger ("Irish") will be fired up for the domers.
As far as I am concerned, I think "Deal-a-Meal" Weis needs to hang around for a bit and turn into the next John Cooper.
So, provided that we beat the crap out of them year-in and year-out, I really don't care how they do. I would actually like to see them beat USC at some point. Again, prefaced by a huge loss to Meeeeechigan.
That is all.
On the one hand, I kind of hope Weis gets canned. On the other: ND will probably- and perhaps through sheer chance alone- get this "coach search" thing right for a change, and I don't want Michigan locked into a 20-year contract against an Urban Meyer*-led squad.
*(or whoever the next super-coach is)
...the name's Scottish, not Irish.
I think he means the poster around here named "Irish"
EDIT: Nevermind, I think I understand what you're saying now.
I would love to see Weis lose to UM most years but do just well enough to not get fired. After all, I need someone to be second to Lane Kiffin on my "coaches who need to leave for the good of the game" list. And Weis does sorta destroy the "holier than thou" image of ND.
So you root for OSU because it makes us look better? Blasphemy.
Obviously, I hope we run them over. I hope MSU beats them too, as that really seems to get under the skin of the Domers I know. Beyond that, I hope they win just enough that they don't immediately, obviously have to fire Weis, but not enough that they feel good keeping him. I like the situation of ND being torn on either eating his giant contract or keeping him around to eat everything else. Another year of indecision and looming trouble in South bend, that's what I am rooting for.
+1 for the screen name while using that picture.
I love me some miserable Irish fans.
I root against them every game, EVERY SINGLE GAME, they play. Jealousy over the NBC deal? Maybe. Sick of the preferential treatment they receive when they are anything more than average? Definitely. Disgusted that their fans have the arrogance to be as arrogant as Michigan fans? Quite possibly. Still smarting from their rejection of the Big Ten's sexual advances? Not really.
I know people feel this same way about Ohio State. I don't. For me, it's the Irish. Hate 'em - their skirt-wearing marchers, their gay little leprechaun, their enormous coach who's too slow to get out of the way of players crashing into the sideline, their wanna-be above ground Michigan Stadium, their cesspool college town.
I could go on, but I think I've made my feelings on this painfully clear. This was cathartic. Thanks for listening guys.
calls into WTKA for every recruiting roundup?
I've been wondering this myself. That dude's basically famous.
never ever, no.
I really wish they always suck, well until they fire weis. Im just sick of him eating all the food in ann arbor when I go watch a michigan ND game at the big house.
Not for the entire year, but this season I will actually root for them in one game: MSU. Normally, I don't give a tiny rat's ass about MSU, but I am so sick of all the slobbering over MSU from the media, that I hope ND (and anyone else who plays MSU) trucks the Sparties this year.
Amazingly, MSU has something like a 6 game winning streak against ND in South Bend, so the Irish may be "due" this year.
MSU is a letdown game for ND since they always play the next week after UM. I'd say that has a lot to do with MSU's record against ND.
can go 11-1 every year for all I care, as long as Michigan beats them. That helps Michigan in the BCS standings.
Let me spell it out for you.....
Give me an N
Give me a E
Give me a V
Give me another E
Give me a R
What's that spell? NEVER
So if they win 10 games, lose to us and get blown out in a BCS bowl, I'll be reasonably happy.
No, never. To Hell With Notre Dame!
Not a fucking chance. I get way too many comments from douchebag ND fans who don't care about football at all except when ND plays Michigan because they know I get furious when they say dumb shit if we happen to lose. Always the pseudo-Catholic/25% Irish crowd. Hope ND crashes and burns. Always.
... a hem.
never. ever. under any circumstances imaginable on this earth or another. never.
I'm rooting for Weis to keep his job. I have no idea why Michigan fans would want him to get fired.
But I will not root for them.
they go 9-3 losing to us, MSU, and USC.
if we beat them i'll be happy
if MSU beats them my dad will be happy
and if USC beats them...shit i guess i'll just be double happy
You must be a USC fan... but i can't stand them. I respect them, but I don't like them. When ND plays USC......Go Irish! When they play MSU, a small part of me roots for MSU, but I don't let my family know...
No Nay Never, no nay never no more.
"Hi!, I'm Mark from Novi..."
Oh as to your question...I think I like avoid conflict with that one and pay them little attention. I hope we beat the crap out of them and for our sakes I hope they do well (against State? That's tricky) until next year so we can beat the crap out of them again.
I can't say I don't like/admire them. If I had to go to school all over again and I couldn't go to Michigan, they'd be on my list I'm sure.
Gerry Faust is my favorite ND coach. They should strive to equal, if not surpass his legacy of excellence in South Bend. Only by losses, early and often, can Mr. Weis hope to approach that pinnacle of all that is good and right about ND football.
Maybe its just me but as a fan of the school you "hope becomes relevant again this year", there sure are a lot of posts on the subject and not just this thread or just this board but it makes me lol.
UM is more relevant at 3-9 than the entire little eight with decent records. ND is more relevant for its "subway alums" in the largest media center in the US than anything else. But that is relevance; I'll give you that.
What's really great is that ND will remain relevant no matter how badly they do, and the media will be splashed with "what's wrong with ND" stories until someone (not Weis) rights the ship.
I just hope Urban Meyer enjoys the Florida "scenery" and never gets a Notre Dame bug up his ass. For all of its problems and bungling head coach hires, the school is still a sleeping giant, and if they ever hire the right coach, they could be "Notre Dame" again.
Irish wasn't talking about Michigan gaining relevance; he was quoting the OP talking about Notre Dame. He is a fan of the Irish, in case is wasn't obvious.
For God's sake, why??? I hope the lose every freaking game. I don't care if Jabba gets canned. Let them hire another coach and I then I'll root against him (or her). I detest OSu and their fans, but I'll still root for them over ND.
Nope. I know far too many dbags that attended or are attending that little wasteland in northern Indiana. Can't do it.
would we have the same amount of people on this board complaining about our weak schedule?
Nothing would make me happier to see Notre Dame lose every game for the rest of eternity.
I root against any and everything that makes Lou Holtz cackle like an idiot
You root against Geritol and Bengay too?
Sparty and probably USC also
I used to root for ND, then I realized that they get a lot of undeserved attention and praise (like BS BCS invites), and I now enjoy every loss.
So yes, I'm rooting for them to lose.
I hade SEC friends who told me the same thing.
root for ND is if they were playing Ohio State.
Other than that rare occurrence, I hope they lose every game.
we are in a head-to-head battle with Notre Dame for the best record in college football FOR ALL TIME.
It frosts their collective ass that we took that record, which they view as a birthright, from them.
When we used to say we had the most all time wins, they would counter by saying that they had the best all time winning percentage and that's what really mattered. So we took that from them too.
MICHIGAN #1 in ALL TIME wins. #1 in ALL TIME winning percentage. Keep it rolling.
I root for Ohio State to be undefeated coming into the Michigan game so that we beat them at their season's peak.
But I root for Notre Dame to go 0-12 every year and for South Bend to be overrun with farting locusts.
I would never root for Notre Dame for anything, ever. It is just unfortunate that there isn't a way to keep ND miserable and sucking, whilst keeping Charlie at the helm. If they are as bad as I want them to be, he'll be gone. I can only hope that the next schmuck they bring in is just as bad.
then so be it. Notre Dame is a fine school. It has athletic tradition second only to Michigan. Their current coach is a bit of a douche, and of course I want to see UM and NU beat them to a pulp in all contests, but aside from that I see ND to be more of what's right about CFB than what's wrong.
If it's about the NBC contract or the BCS gimme-setup, I can see that as a real annoyance. As far as fawning media coverage goes, it's obnoxious, but that's the MSM. If you want news in the run-up to a war, don't watch FOX; if you want news in advance of a football season don't watch anything, and read only MGoBlog and Dr. Saturday.
Seriously folks: in a world that contains Tennessee, FSU, 'Bama and other equally classless institutions, why is ND the one singled out for hatred? A real rivalry is fueled by at least a bit of mutual respect.