I can't decide if this year's one-way puntathon is going to be more or less boring than last year's more-evenly-matched two-way puntathon.
BCS Title Game Open Thread
End of the quarter Kirk. Pay attention.
Even the head ref knows it's over.
ND scores as many as we did, or that thr margin of victory will be better?
They'll get on the board but the margin of victory will be larger than ours.
Mantel must still be traveling around collecting POY trophies cause I don't see him anywhere.
Mantei - igrammar
Manti Te'o is his name
Just look for the guy missing all the tackles...
Yeldin "is going to be a great running back for Alabama" Brent where have you been all year?
I think musberger is going to pop a Viagra and rub one out next commercial break.
I feel like I've seen this game before...
2001 Fiesta Bowl?
1996 fiesta bowl actually. haha
I hope to god saban goes to the nfl sometime soon.
I got a good feeling ND won't cross the 50 yard line tonight! I think I've seen this act before.
Looking forward to ESPN missing the ruling of a TD and coming back from commercial just in time for the kick off.
Hide ya kids hide ya wives Bama's stomping all the Domers in here.
That was recorded by a Mobile, AL artist, if I recall correctly.
From musburger...creepy creepy old man.
LOL at sponsors that paid full price for 2nd half ads.
The 1995 national championship game saw #1 Nebraska beat #2 Florida by the final score of 62-24.
Any chance this game is more lopsided than that one? Or is it just wishful thinking by me?
On October 18, 1975 Michigan beat Northwestern 69-0.
Any chance this game is more lopsided than that? Or is that just wishful thinking by me?
So Alabama led Michigan 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. They're leading 14-0 over nd at the end of one quarter, with a first and goal. I'm guessing it'll be 21-0 not more than a few seconds into the 2nd.
Do we think we beat ND at home at night next year? They lose 2 RBs, 2 WRs, TE, 4/5 offensive lineman, S, 2 LBs, and a DE. That sounds like a lot on offense, then again our offensive looks the same. I still like our chances at home.
They also return their starting QB, RB, TE, and WR. Plus, the game is at home. I like Michigan by 7.
Our chances are good but remember we lose our oline and might not have fitz
Our offense will look the same next year? That is a horribly generic statement. Which Michigan offense are you comparing?
Anyone still feeling iffy about taking 6 OL this year?
Seriously, ND didn't play any teams close to Alabama's level. Bama probably went up against 3 or 4 teams better than the domers.
Lol at ND. This is an image I can take with me until next fall. Me and Guinness Black will see y'all later
Kelly - not even the Pope can save you this time.
I'm enjoying it a lot more than I did the first time.
Anyone ever google aj mccarrons mom? What a skeezer.
No you should post pics
Cue M comparison.
Why didn't his girlfriend come yo out game?
Why didn't his girlfriend come to our game?
Maybe they weren't dating at the time.
This looks like an early season creampuff more than it does a National Championsip Game...
Domers will never forgive an epic beating like this.
lalalalalalallalalalala i'm not listening lalalalalallaal stop mentioning michigan lalalalalalalla
hey at least we got a 3 and out the first drive.
It was definitely bullshit that Te'o got the "Most Heisman Votes EVAR for a defensive player" graphic just before the coin toss. What, did Sir Charles never exist or actually WIN the award? Now that the beating is on they compare to Michigan.
Complete bullshit. Though it might have been for a "defense only" player, but didn't Suh get a number of votes his senior year?
Is Brent implying that Michigan did better than ND is doing?
Hey, we scored two whole touchdowns. I'm not feeling too bad about us after this.
Brent just yaps, he doesn't imply.
its been fun ND.. enjoy the ride not the destination
This is epic.
freakin fantastic! I love seeing the misery of Notre Dame
There he goes again...
Oh God. This is going to be a theme all night.
Anyone who can embed vids, find the "Creep" from SNL
For the last month I have had to suffer through NBC's ridiculous pawning of DVD's of Notre Dame's "Miracle Season". This is such sweet revenge.
Musberger is freaking me out...
"I can't believe I'm about to say this, but thank God I'm unemployed and don't have to hear all the heckling that tomorrow would bring if we lose... I can just crawl up and pretend we won."
'Notre Damn can't do anything right'
Nope. Musberger is way more coherent and enjoyable when he's blacked out.
This is what happens when you live in the heart and football country and you bend the rules like no other program in America.
Good because we were better vs Alabama, and bad because we lost to this shitty nd team
MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT STOP!
THEY CUT TO HIM IN STUDIO AND HE WAS TOUCHING HIMSELF!
Operation FUCK NOTRE DAME has been continuing. So far, so good.
LOL....Yeah ND. You're doing WAY better tha we did that's for sure.
How long before he puts Rees in?
Looks like Kelly has been spending too much time recruiting recently and not enough game planning.
AJ McCrying to me
Touchdown Notre Dame. Oh wait, that's the 50 yard line.
Darn. Crossed the 50.
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They've crossed the 50!! Give em 1 point at least.
I wonder how many recent ND commits are rethinking their choice
Recruits have decommitted after a NCG, I'm sure it will happen again.
This game will be positive for recruiting regardless of the outcome.
Can't wait to watch Lou spit all over himself at halftime.
Forrest Gump >>>>> Rudy.
Last game of the year, Brent. Can't hold anything back now.
Beautiful play by the corner.
But I'd rather see OSU in this game
It would be the same result, but OSU would put on a better game.
In place of Alabama? That's the only way this game would be worth watching. 'Bama is clearly a step or four above every other team in the country--even with the bad day against A&M.
Go suck it ND. We want the shut out.
13 looks better than milliner tonight.
Well to be fair they DID make something happen. They gave Alabama fantastic field position.
This is really, really ugly.
Really, really beautiful! I vote this.
I think Bama would win if they only played 10 guys.
Hope domers enjoyed that brief moment of joy
Only the lower half of Kelly's face has turned purple. Wierd.
I'm so glad Monday Night Raw is on so I can switch over to it during the boring parts of the game, like when Notre Dame has the ball.
the prayers of the ND faithful will not be answered tonight .. amen.
Side story: Dr. Andrews might stab Mike Shannahan in his sleep.
How did this Bama team ever lose to TAMU? Even with Johnny football, tamu has little D & nowhere near bama's all-around talent. Seriously, I never saw that game: how on earth did Bama lose to TAMU?
Everybody has a down game
Bama just came off emotional win at LSU - they are college kids after all.
Yes. Very emotional. They really should have lost that LSU game.
Well so far this game is proving what everybody who's not a media member or ND fan knew all along
have Miss Anything girlfriends like AJ McCarron?
No, it is a school for relatively smart people.
Better call Rudy Ruetinger in for a halftime motivational speech
Maybe the nd players should turn their jerseys in for him...
I guessing ND just starts sending the blitz on every play.
and then on play action someone will be wide open by 20 yds en route to a 80 TD
What could possibly go wrong?
I would be beside myself if I were an ND fan over that playcall. You need five yards and you go for 30?
Can't help but remember my Nd fan friend giving me so much shit when we were down 21-0 to them
Good to see that ND continues its habit of building people's expectations and then crushing them with their own incompetency.
Surprised how many people here are hoping ND gets killed. I have to strongly disagree.
A decent game would be nice. But if someone has to die...
On what grounds do you disagree?
We can agree to disagree.
I don't think anyone predicted ND to score 21 on Bama at all (most maybe had them winning like 17-14, if they did at all). So scoring 22 pts on Bama with 2.5 qrtrs left is a very tall task
If ND wins, I accept that I jinxed it and I will tke my -1,000,000,000 mgopoint beating
PANIC BAMA. THE ND DEFENSE IS HERE.
Shit. Come on Bama, don't let up
Alabama stopped themselves.
Maybe this college football season won't turn out so bad after all.
You know, a couple weeks ago I ventured to think that it might be better for Notre Dame to win and end the SEC dominance, but now that the game is upon us I don't even care about that. My true colors are revealed. This feels oh so fine.
So much for field position.
Don't stop the party.
He didn't "get it out of bounds." It just so happened that as he tried to recover it ended up out of bounds.
It seems like he really did bat it toward the side line. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
To me it looked like he was reaching for the ball while he got pushed which made him knock it away towards the sideline.
"He had the presence of mind to knock it out of bounds." NO HE DIDN'T!
Are you actually listening to Brent???
Beat pretty bad too by Alabama. I hate both of these teams. The SEC is just far superior to any other conference out there. Makes me sick. The last 7 (after tonight) national titles? Good grief.
Except they aren't. Their best team is almost always better than the best team from any other conference. But they are extremely top-heavy, and extremely overrated imo.
What is your basis for saying that? I don't like the SEC but come on . . . Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M and South Carolina . . . that's almost half the league and they're all top 15 teams this year.
It's more like their top teamS, like the top half. They have their bottom feeders, sure, but they're pretty damn good as a conference. Hate to admit it but it's true. It's a shame there's zero conversation on how they got to that point by oversigning, but to deny that they are the best conference just makes us look delusional.
My only complaint so far: Not enough shots of the Notre Dame crowd.
Come on! The reaction shots we get for ND are from a Children's hospital?!?!
The sick kids haven't given up hope.
Clinton Dix...... What could have been....
Bama needs to keep pressure on
They should be playing the Irish. They'd probably only be up ten points.
when does Tommy Reese come in?
Humidity = cramps?
Is it law that you have to own a pompom to be a bama fan...... Ro-tel
If I had McCarren's girlfriend I'd be cramping too.
Unless my ears deceived me, Musberger said, "...and the centerfielder is there to tackle him" on the Riddick tackle. If only you could take away doubles in baseball like that, Brent.
He also said "that young man has the presence of mind to knock the ball out of bounds" on NDs muffed punt when he clearly tried to recover it.
Showing he is a freshman
I bet lou holtz is having a stroke right about now
Don't get my hopes up.
If he did, how could you tell??
"Finds ways to win" also politely means "Havent managed to blow a game yet despite themselves"
You have to go for it on that 4 and 1.
Why? They'd have either gotten stuffed or thrown a 30-yard incompletion.
Would've been better to lose the Pitt game then to have to witness this. If they keep this under 50 it'll be a miracle.
We're getting pounded, outclassed, manhandled. And we look wimpy and jittery. Brutal.
Holy Mary Mother God, Pray for us.
they should have worn those shamrock helmets
Hahahaha lacy said get off me
Lacy has amazing feet.
Goodbye 2012 college football season. I hope 2013 is much better. On to better things like Michigan basketball and Big Puppy.
I wonder what Lou holtz is going to say after this game.. Lol
I don't know, but I'm sure it involve a lot of spit!
"Notre Dame is Schtill the besht team in the land. Shtupid refs"
This game gives me confidence for UTL: The Sequel
More like UTL: The Rise of Gardner
Right through his hands!
CRAP!!!! He was open.
Why did he pull his arms back? Nice job laying out for that one Cooper.
ND got lucky as hell that possession. First Lacy drops one, and then that incompletion. Of course, Musberger will call it a "clutch stop."
Yeah, something like that.
This. This is why I am rooting for the Domers.
Hey, if you ain't cheatin' you ain't tryin'.
I'm amazed by Ole Miss signing 37 one year...
Kevin Sumlin is not impressed
All three are mediocre to turrible.
Why the fuck would you return that>
Face in hands!!
Wow, he just blew right past those defenders.
Yay for crowd reaction!
LSU FREEK needs to make that guy a leprechaun.
Someone gif that notre dame fan
Where's that hot UTL ND chick picking at her face?
No wait . . . that was the Tate game. Or was it the Rainbow game? Maybe it was the UTL game.
There were just too many.
Was that ND fan crying?!
"A night to forget...." I'll drink to that
Got a lot of fortunate bounces along the way to an overachieving season. I'd much rather be watching 'Bama-Oregon right now. Could be 21-14 right now at least ... but you know what? This is one blowout I will sit and watch all the way until the end.
Has a good rerun on right now.
I don't what I should be feeling right now, but I can't help but to smile at the pain I know Notre Damn fans are Feelin right now
There's a word for that...
Looks like the Georgia/Alabama game was for the National Championship.
Notre Dame tackled at their own 2, but then again if they get a TD on this drive, they can more than double the 88 yards of offense they've accumulated to this point in the game. Alabama, for their part, has 238 yards with about seven minutes to go in the first half of this game.
McCarron throws the ball away well within the tackle box and never gets a grounding call. Happened multiple times vs Michigan.
The ball didn't make it to the line of scrimmage either. Shockingly the brilliant announcers didn't notice it.
Any updates on when that meteor is hitting Miami?
Think the ETA is around 10:23 pm (eastern)
...at least Notre Dame still has their conference championship to fall back on.
Oh, that's riiiiiiiiight...
It theemed bad whenth He wath on that croth... and I tellth you what, He thowed them. And we're abouth to do the thame tonight!
Michigan taught Notre Dame the game of football. Tonight Alabama is giving Notre Dame a refresher.
Is that Sunseri related to Pitt QB?
Brothers I believe
I met Sunseri (the Pitt QB) at a party in Pittsburgh in October and they are brothers. I think their Dad is a strength coach or athletic trainer for Bama.
Still searching for a weakness in Alabama's game. Can't find it.
when does Brian Kelly go all Scanners and blow his head up?
Oh, Brent. Don't say Gholston bailed the coach out in the Pitt game. The refs did that all by themselves.
Waiting for Kellys head to ah-splode
Hey Coach if you think you can do better you go out there and play them.
They've got like 8,9,10 guys crashing the box on every snap. They're going to get torched on PA sometime soon
Studio is scrambling around looking for his bib right now
I don't think Te'o had a chance at that one.
This is delicious.
Te'o losing a lot of money in this game
If they did Peyton Manning would never have gone number one. His final game for Tennessee was awful.
True, but potential franchise QBs have always been viewed as more worthwile of top picks than any other position. Te'o is still an early first round pick but if he keeps getting exposed badly in this game, his stock is gonna dip, IMO.
That 3rd and 3 run alone made for delicious schadenfreude.
Bad game or just overrated?
He's fantastic, but they played a soft schedule and are getting a wake-up call like UM did in week 1
Bit of both. He isn't top 5 draft pick worthy like the ND hype machine tried to make him, but he is still very very good.
I am inclined to say that this is simply a bad game.
are automatically hyped. they become heisman contenders when they sign, just like the team becomes a national championship contender three weeks into the season.
that's why it's so enjoyabe to see them manhandled like this.
Yeah, Yeldon is good. Me want.
That did not look good. I hate ND, but I do not wish injuries to their players.
Only Saban and his conservative nature will keep the game this close.
So I guess the Irish can scrap the whole busting out their Kelly green jerseys for the 2nd half psyche-out ploy.
Is McCarron more hurt than they're letting on? It's a little odd they're running on every play here.
I do think the Lions should draft Te'o unless they can make a smart trade for more picks ... wait, who am I kidding. Just take Te'o. Stafford, Johnson, Suh, Te'o. The Lions will look like an NCAA video game all star squad and probably still suck.
Did that defender even tough Lacy? Whoa
Go for two
GOD DAMN EDDY LACY. GOD DAMN BAMA.
STAMP GRADE A
They spinnin'! They spinnin'!
Yes!!! Nail in the coffin.
But I think second half will be brutal for Domers. Their D is already gassed, one starter down, and they are gonna have to start to throw all the time.
That was a Sick spin move. Wow
What a boring way to end the season.
Yeldon and Lacy are just tip toeing through the ND defense, which admittedly is a really good run D. They're making the Irish look stupid
Go for 2.
I'm starting to change my opinion on McCarron. I don't think he is just a "game manager" That was a great throw on 3rd down.
I guess all the talent around him helps.
Yeah. AJ is one of the top QBs in college right now - seems very calm in the pocket and delivers a good ball - of course having a dominate running game and about 10 secs in the pocket doesn't hurt.
Hopefully Saban doesn't let off the gas. Everyone's watching Nicky, blow them out for recruiting purposes
Putting up 50+ on them would be amazing
DAMN YOU OREGON!!!
You cheated me out of an actual National Championship game. Instead I have to watch this scrimmage against the JV team.
Amen. Oregon vs Bama would be epic and I would live to see the match-up.
Sadly, we (and 11 other teams) bear responsibility for this complete fraud of an ND team being here. They were a 9-3-caliber team that got lucky as hell.
I don't see how Oregon could stop Bama's offense and I do believe that Saban could come up with something to slow down Oregon's attack. Do remember that Oregon's offense has not performed well versus the last two SEC schools they played. LSU blew them out and Oregon only scored 19 versus Auburn.
And a similar game. Blame Stanford. For losing to ND and beating Oregon.
Sorry, double post...
If this was a prize fight they'd call it off...
So, about this Notre Dame defense
"If this was a prize fight they'd call it off"
this is beautiful!
to hell with notre dame.
Again with the girlfriend Brent....
Where's the Admiral Ackbar It's a Trap gif?
Girlfriend alert again. Oh she really was Ms. Alabama.
It's over Johnny. It's over!
Get him a body bag?
I'm baffled how Musberger didn't see this coming. ND is a good team, but did he watch either if these teams play this year?
How far does nd drop in the final polls? Not far enough IMO.
And Domers should drop into 5-7 range
I want to see Kelly's head explode.
Except this is happening in the national title game.
Eh, at least we scored in the first half, and got a three and out
Passing will not end well with :22 left
The domers have gotten a lot of mileage out of their "miracle" season. Hoping for the beat down to accelerate in 2nd half
Guess all that talk about ND getting better since they played us was just talk.
ND has them right where they want them. Just wait....
Can't wait to hear what Lou Holtz thinks so far. Too bad he always talks like he's got a mouth full of saltine crackers so you can't understand him regardless.
Your pain ND...Bama is on another level.
Brian Kelly purple-face, we're getting closer
his face turn into a color that is yet to exist.
Wasn't this the score at halftime when we played them?
There you go. We were better than ND.
but the man is a walking legendary coach. He's on his way to his 4th national title, 3rd in 4 years with Alabama. Took that team from mediocre to world destroyer in like 2 or 3 years. He's worth every bit of however many million he makes a year
It seems apparent that you do not want to face Saban when he has a month (or all offseason) to prepare for you. If you have to play his teams, it's got to be in the middle of the year.
Wow Brian Kelly just conceded
To Kelly's credit he did not sound like an asshole during that interview.
He don't have one left
Wow. Kelly all but flat out admitting his team is just plain outmatched.
took a handful of Valium during the first half.
Brian Kelly sounds like he's been crying.
Just make it 28-0 right before half. Lights out.
So basically the only way for ND to win is for them to get locked in the locker room forever.
Sabin is such a lier----- "this game is not over". oh yes it is.
I forget, who receives the opening kickoff in the 2nd half?