i refuse to even consider this a possibility
BCS Title Game Open Thread
And what nice Notre Dame posters? Irish hasn't been around for over a year.
When you're a mod, you tend to miss all of the names, except for the worst of the worst, either way, the basic premise still holds. Be nice to everyone on the open thread.
I'm sick of National Championships were my rooting options are either a turd sandwich or a giant douche...
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
Desmond wearing by purple clothing, why do these guys let other people dress them.
Also, apparently this is the taxslayer.com pre game show. Awesome.
Look at the bright side. What if OSU was sanction-less and it was ND vs. OSU for the title right now?
Cue Sideshow Bob clip of him stepping on a bunch of rakes...
Very true, it could be worse. Thank goodness they decided to play in their crappy bowl game last year and not this year!
I agree there has been horrible choices of teams to root for in the last several NC games. However, I had a GREAT time in this years NC game. Let me explain.
I bought a bunch of beer for the K State vs. Oregon game. I literally hyped myself up and convinced myself it was this years NC game. Every first down, turnover, score, and great play that happened I would scream NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP YEA!!! like a complete idiot.
It was the most fun I had watching a NC game in years. I will keep up this tradition until Michigan gets into the NC game.
That game sucked.
FUCK THE IRISH.
THEY'RE TRYING TO TAKE OUR SPACE.
THAT'S OUR SPACE. OURS.
Anything and I mean anything is better than the SEC slurpfest from last year.
That said I am part of the anti ND crowd mainly because of their craven move to get us off the schedule.
Think Bama wins by a comfortable amount but never underestimate the team that has been shay on in the month and a half leading up to the moment.
honey badger don't care
If you think once about rooting for ND, reconsider and think about damefan and how bad he'd be if they win. Do you really want society to go through that?
everyone (esp on mgoblog) will be running around going "We didnt listen!....We didnt listen!" as it will then become impossible to watch any sports programming for the next 5 years
I'm going to go out on a limb and say God doesn't care who wins this game.
Now the "other" guy might...
Did Urban just say, "Alabummer?" I think he just did.
Why is Urban still on the pregame show?
Someone have that sweet pic of BK modeling the cowboy boots?
Lee Corso's pregame cameo was a rather awkward moment. Indeed, he does choose Notre Dame because orange water given bucket of plaster, I would think.
Who's willing to bet Urban avoided I-75 past Gainesville enroute to Miami? The memories would just be too stressful on him.
Dude definitely took the 301 to Aligator alley.
If ND loses I can't wait to see what Mike Golic says...
So it's not just a bad dream, then. In my ND vs SEC National Championship nightmares Nikki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga perform the National Anthem backed up by Nickleback...
Well I have my turkey baster on hand for Lou Holtz if ND wins.
Roll Damn Tide is somewhere on this board right now. And he is smiling down on all of us
Anyone have luck finding a live stream? The ESPN is blacked out in my area.
Bama with a workman like 24-10 win.
Man I can't wait till we get to a championship game!
Soon my friend...soon.
Roll tide I guess :/
I have a feeling this is going to go horribly, horribly wrong for ND, and right from the get go.
I'm talking Florida - OSU 2006 bad (minus the opening kick return for TD).
Saban looking disconcerted, drink.
I like the creases in Saban's khakis.
I would argue against tucking your shirt under your shoulder pads if you're over 300 pounds.
It's a pre-game speech, not a proposal.
Over/ under on the Kelly Purple clock? 2:15 left 1st qtr?
Under. 2:15 gone is more likely.
Something tells me McCarron is going to burn that ND secondary all night.
LOLz, domers fucking up already
Arm tackles against Lacy lolol not going to work
45+ yards, and that's after stuffing the first one. I hope ND keeps taking penalties like this all night.
More penalties please!
Notre Dame better calm down or this one will be over in 10 minutes
Lacy is a beast. Gonna give ND a loooong day
Why only 57? Why not 100?
When beating Notre Dame, there is no such thing as scoring too much.
This is going to be an ass whipping.
Are we there yet? lol.... too easy.
That didn't take long.
Dis gon' be a blowout
hope this pace keeps up all night. Go for two, Saban.
ND looks completely out of its league early. This could (hopefully) get bad.
Hopefully our line will look like this in a couple of years
Te'o really biffed that read
Impossible. The media said he's better than Woodson. Should have won the heisman.
Hopefully the Irish lose by more than 41-14
This is going to be a 41-10 affair. Hahaha
We'll see what happens the second time Bama has the ball. Will ND settle and adjust? Who knows. But that was like a hot knife through butter, which has been damn rare for ND this season...
Operation FUCK NOTRE DAME is off to a nice start. Hopefully this continues.
Maybe it wasn't such a good idea for ND to defer
Your can do it, Fighting Irish - rush, pass, rush, penalty, penalty, rush, rush for TD, PAT. 7-0 Alabama. They are working (or not working) at a good pace here.
Yeah baby! Fuckin' domers exposed.
ND doesn't allow a running TD all year. Bama on its first possession scores one in under 3 mins.
You're playing with the big boys now, Kelly.
I love them talking about how ND hasn't had a TD drive on their defense that long all season... that's cause they havn't played a team like Bama!!! Worst non bet ever was me deciding not to take Bama by all the points on this. Won't even be close
We'll see how Everett Football does against the 'Bama D
Eddie Lacy looks bigger than 220.
They stole the signals!
That's a catch.
Yeah, looked like he had it and Milliner didn't have the leverage to knock it away until receiver's second foot was down.
Thats a catch.
Where's Charlie Weis when you need him.
That might be a catch, but hopefully they call no catch.
Ball shifted after he was out of bounds.
We should rename this thread The Notre Dame gets finger banged posbang thread.
Alabama wins: nothing changes
Notre Dame wins: All of your ND friends instantly become even more insufferable. It will become impossible to watch ESPN and especially CFB live or gameday without wanting to break your TV. You will hear about the glory of Notre Dame for the next 10 years even if they don't win a single other game in that time frame.
I think his left foot is out before he secures it. Play stands as called
My goal is that Bama has a 14+ point lead going into the 4th quarter so that I can go to bed by 11pm....does that mean I'm getting old?
Do people actually use Discover cards?
Not going ND's way.
ND getting boned by the refs.
Lol fans are surprised about that call
How is that a penalty when you get blocked into him?
First angry Kelly sighting and it might be justified.
Wow. ND screwed big time there. Haha.
Damn. Getting hosed early.
Nd got screwed
Either way, Brian Kelly's face is purple.
Who is Kelly waving at? He should really concentrate on coaching the game.
Christmas has come early!
All year all I wanted was for ND to stop being so lucky and it never happened. Nebraska got their due in the B1G title game. Notre Dame is hopefully getting their due here
"Should be Fightin' Irish football! What's going on here?!?!" Is this NBC?
I want a purple Brian Kelly by the end of the 1st Q
Wow. ND, the team that got virtually every break all year to get where they are, then 2 successive calls go against them that could definitely affect this game.
Oh shut it ND. You've had quite a few favorable calls over...history.
I'm happy about it. I don't care that that call will be referenced by Domers for the next 50 years as the reason they didn't win the 2012 National Title. You know it will be referenced for the next 50 years at least
No their losing to Alabama by 60 will be the sole reason they don't win the national title. They're getting outclassed right now.
Didn't we get called for that against Bama? And I could have sworn Herbie and Brent were talking about how it was the right call...
I don't feel sorry for ND. Not tonight. Not after all the insanely good luck they got this year.
Another blown tackle by T'eo, just like the TD. Dude is good but soooo overrated.
That was a good call.
- The SEC
but that was a catch and that was no penalty on the ensuing punt
Expert ref, not much of an expert.
ND getting gashed.
Which shade of purple will we see tonight?
The darker the better...lack of oxygen.
All of the above.
Bama oline channeling their inner Moses
At that call.
ND fans wrong... Commentators wrong... Go figure!
In a few years our O-line is gonna be that good.
I guess someone doesn't know what redundant means.
Nothing against Teo, he's a great kid, has a great pedigree, and I would love to have him, but he's showing he's not as good as he was advertised all year.
Is Manning any less a great player because he had a bad game versus the Saints? You can't judge a guy on one game.
Do you remember that game where he was all over Denard, pretty impressive...
Lacy is running the hell out of this "superhero" nd defense
I wish we had more run plays to the outside. I'm jealous.
ND fans are already conceding defeat, wanting to shut this whole thing down and turn it into a "woe is us" parade.
Take your beating and enjoy it.
Lions need defense more than anything. They lost a lot of close games this year
The Lions OL is okay. It's the defense that is atrocious.
Stanford was robbed of a game tying touchdown in double overtime against ND. They also got flagged for a pass interference in the 4th quarter that was invisible.
Against a crappy Pitt team, ND was offsides on Pitt's chip shot field goal attempt which would have won the game in double overtime yet never got flagged and the Panthers never got the rekick attempt. There was also a 4th quarter phantom interference on Pitt that set up ND's game tying score. Not to mention the ref missed a ND player punching a Pitt player and no punishment was ever handed to them.
So you keep booing, ND fans. There is such a thing called karma.
The ball has bounced to nd all year, but against a saban coached Bama, the ball doesn't lie
Love love love !!
ND fans should take solace in the fact the refs put them into the MNC in the first place. I didn't hear any of them complain about Stanford's non-TD in overtime.
Ok so that interference call was for the stanford non-td. The fumble's (if it stands, even though it looks like he's down) for the phantom PI. They have quite a few more bad calls against their favor to go so that they'd be square with the football karma.
I didn't realize Bama's o-line will need to replace 3 guys next year, although they'll probably just reload.
Brent Musberger is already making me want to punch cute little babies.
Not the cute ones! Punch the ugly ones first.
Haha, Tide Rolling
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha completely gave up already ha ha ha ha ha ha first quarter ha ha ha ha
God, that offensive line is scary.
I hope derrick green becomes the lacy of michigan
Ha!!!!! Suck it Kelly!
I think these refs are anti-Michigan. If they keep making calls like this, we are gonna have to listen to both these fan bases for the next decade.
Where the hell is Teo?
Getting smoked by play action, that's what a running game does for you.
Did not know that
Watching Bama's OLine just makes me feel great about the future with our great recruiting along the front trenches.. A world class OLine is just dominating this game.
14-0 Bama. I'm giddy.
Notre Dame is being given a standing 8 count...
and probably never will be again
I literally thought the same thing as I fist pumped after that touchdown!
The double post is apropos! Brilliant!
The dual vision.
Not sure if Alabama is that good or ND is that bad.
Huge offensive lines
Huge defensive lines
Statue like quarterbacks
Running backs like the hammer
Huge Tight ends
I can see where Hoke is going with this thing and I like it.
If Alabama is the blueprint...so be it.
If we can get an offense anything like this one I will be a very, very happy man.
to be a huge story. That was a potential 14 pt swing.
Goodnight notre dame!
I am an idiot.
ND already selling out to stop the run and getting torched with play action. Well, that didn't take long.
It's just too easy. This is a very satisfying end to the season. Not Bama winning, but ND getting destroyed.
I dislike Alabama but the ESS EE CEE already got gashed in the bowl season.
I hate ND far, far more.
I'm not sure that's gashed.
Transitive property in sports blah blah blah, but man, it's like déjà vu. By games played, Michigan and notre dame were pretty even. Alabama was just significantly better. We are seeing that play out again in the championship game.
This is going to be worse than our game with Bama.
I hope so.
Well, it took about nine minutes and two possessions, but Alabama has about 15 times the offensive yardage of Notre Dame right now.
ND fans "haha michigan lost to bama by 27" before NC game
ND fans "damn we are losing to bama by 27" after 1Q
how ND got this far. I remember Brian's analysis early in the year saying something like their secondary was decimated by injuries and having to use a coverted WR at DB.
Now Notre Dame knows that.
what ever happened to that "stud" rb we lost to bama a couple years ago...can't remember his name...
Lots and lots of ACL tears, although he's still on the roster for the moment.
Damn, that sucks...
in terms of all time great college coaches. Hate him all you want, but the guy is a phenomenal coach.
I'm just trying to be honest, when you cut kids on signing day you loose some of my respect.
I wonder if 4 NC's and Haslem's money moves Saban back to Cleveland?
Oh mylanta bwahahahahaha
Bama gets fumble
The ref dropped the bean bag meaning bama recovered the football
When you get old--bean bag drops.
'It's still early.'
AND A ND FUMBLE!!. Lol. Roll Tide
If it stays early like this Alabama scores 80
Fumble ND. I'm cackling with knowing glee.
I can't wait until our offensive line looks like this.
I hope every calls goes against ND
Notre Dame 'freude.... oh how I've missed you.
EDIT: he's down, I guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
He's down. But I wouldve loved to see that be an actual fumble.
Don't be despondent, still lots of time for ND mistakes.
Too close to tell
They playing in Dallas?
Fumble! God, I'm loving this. Please let it stand.
so have the excuses started to roll in for the irish yet?
Someone who is brave enough should venture over to ND blogs.
we would've owned ND in South Bend and we got owned by Bama.
So if A>B and B>C, then A beats the piss out of C.
I wish football games were a transitive relation
He looked down. Seems like every call is shockingly going bama's way.
Post from the ND message board. Your ticket to getting a good laugh.
All I can say is...
F**K THESE STUPID MOTHERF**KING REFS.
So what's the over/under for when nd fans start leaving early?
Watch ND fans bitch about how all the calls went against them and that is why they lost the game.
But loving Brian Kelly's facial expressions.
If Notre Dame gets screwed over by the refs all game it would be the most schaden of freude.
Alabama is looking machine-like. Luck can only go so far, and it's apparent here now.
Why do they keep missing the official rulings?
Musburger sounds like he is really pulling for ND. Either that, or he has received substantial campaign contributions from some instant replay lobbying group.
Dude was down. Wanting good calls isn't homerism. And both of them were wrong about that punt return call.
Damn ND got a first down.
What run game?
Wow he just got suplexed
Drink every time one of them mentions SEC defense or SEC speed
I despise Alabama. Nick Saban is such an asshole.
but not a bigger piece of shit than Brian Kelly, at least Saban never killed anyone
They're booing everything
The only thing I like about ND in this game is the lack of mirrored helmets.
He played NCAA on Heisman difficulty and won!
please oh please 21-0
Does Haha Clinton-Dix start for Bama?
ND is so bad. Remember, this is the team that should of lost to Pitt and Stanford except for the refs helping out and they needed five INTS to beat Michigan. They are who we thought they were!!!!!!
Notre Dame would at least compete.
NDs oline looked pretty bad on those last two plays
Musberger gettin creepy
HOLY HELL HOT
Creepy old man alert
Musberger just blew his load on national TV over McCarron's gf.
Pretty sure Musberger just made a mess in his pants.
Mom or girlfriend!
Um damn she hot
This could get ugly quickly
I am completely hoping for this outcome.
Herbstreit you crack me up
At what point did that start to get creepy? Thoughts?
How is it possible that AJ McCarron is dating miss Alabama? Did his agent set that up? Or is she just living off AJs salary?
Could Musburger be a little more creepy. I mean i thought pretty much the same thing but geez guy.
Just say she is pretty and be done with it. He just kept going on and making creepy noises.
Wow, Mussberger puttin' the pussy on a pedestal.
It's comments like this that deserve way more than 5 points. I miss the old system.
Mmm.. sec girlfriends.....
We simply can't offer that to our recruits
i feel 21-0 coming up soon
Lol brent musberger is envious. I need to rewind the DVR to hear his comments again
Yes Brent, quarterbacks getting beautiful women just started this year...
This is going to be a mauling of epic proportions.
What a juke by cooper
Still waiting to hear from Manti.
They're making ND look silly.
I really thought ND's defense was better than this.
Look at their schedule, sheesh
Kelly already said leaving for the pros was not an option... I believe most of us thought it was by his choice...
How good McCarron is. And of course he's dating Miss Alabama. Sigh.
He's not that good.
He's good at hitting wide open receivers when the D has sold out against the run. I really don't think he is that special despite his completion percentage.
The national championship rings blocking his ears.
That pass play was made by some serious holding on the interior line.
Whose leg do you have to hump to get ESPN to come back from commercial in enough time to hear the refs ruling on instant replay?
If you are Miss Alabama, Musberger's
This feels eerily familiar.
You're gonna have to be more specific.
ND has really struggled with the outside run.
But with pretty much everything
Jesus. At least we held Bama to a 3 and out on their first possession before they started their mauling.
the only one showing up. Quality little player though.
On pace to kill ND by more than they did us.
This game is quickly becoming pathetic
This is going to be worse than our game. College football is broken. There are a dozen teams who could compete better than ND.
When we get the four-team playoff, three teams will automatically come from the SEC.
I think a dozen is a bold statement. I think maybe Oregon and a few sec teams would be more competitive but I'm not sure who else
And most of them are guilty of oversigning.
This is looking vaguely familiar...like I've seen Bama do this before.
It wasn't this bad. This is a whole new level of ass whooping.
The schadenfreude is going to be fucking delicious.
i think this game is over
Stephon Tuitt put on 40+ pounds in one off season.
I want this offense. Can we haz?
Hopefully Green goes Blue and decides to run behind that future great OL.
and he'll eat you alive. Kelly is getting punked on national television.
Time to turn on reruns of Pawn Stars.
New episode at 10