the prayers of the ND faithful will not be answered tonight .. amen.
BCS Title Game Open Thread
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.