"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Boeheim: Notre Dame Sank the Big East
I say we blame ND for everything.
Add Matt Millen to the list.
We're blaming ND for Matt Millen?
Matt Millen went to Penn State when Penn State was an independent. Penn State went to the light side, but Notre Dame remains independent. Therefore, Notre Dame is to blame for Matt Millen.
It doesn't really seem to work for ND fans.
Notre Dame gave me chlamydia
So it was Notre Dame's fault that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU?
Sounds good to me...
CRAIG JAMES ALSO KILLED FIVE MORE HOOKERS AT NOTRE DAME.
A picture of a kitten with the caption:
"EACH TIME SOMEONE MENTIONS 'CRAIG JAMES', A HOOKER DIES. PLEASE, THINK OF THE HOOKERS."
So instead of CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU, it now becomes CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE MILLION HOOKERS AT SMU.
Five million and one.
I am really sick and tired of all this Craig James stuff.
Everyone knows it was James Craig who killed the hookers. Maybe CRAIG JAMES was a lookout when he KILLED THOSE FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU. And no, I can't possibly disprove the silly notion that CRAIG JAMES KILLED THOSE FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU and wouldn't even want to try at this point.
But at some point we have to ask ourselves, who hasn't killed a hooker before? And so what if CRAIG JAMES KILLED THOSE FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU?
True, as a wise man once said: "Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people"
Now five million and two, if implicit mentions count.
Make that five million and three.
Don't forget Canada
Bo was right.
No more "Blame Canada" on South Park, either. Now, it's "Blame Notre Dame."
Blame and Dame do rhyme.
if ND was allowed to vote on the football contract were the other Big East schools who are not a part of the Big East in football allowed to vote on the contract too?
I love his honesty.
To hell with Notre Dame.
I blame myself.
I have been blaming Notre Dame for sunspots for years already.
Blames Notre Dame. Wakes up with a headache? To hell with Notre Dame.
Maybe that will inhibit ND joining the ACC? If Boeheim thinks ND is a bad conference member, maybe it will be enough to keep ND to the ACC from happening.
I just really want them to join the Big Ten so they become an average Big Ten team instead of them thinking they'd win any conference they were in.
As much as part of me would love to see ND left on the outside looking at when all is said and done with the conference re-allignment, part of me too would love to see ND in the Big Ten. It's been a while since they've gone 3-0 against UM, MSU and Purdue. Add in games against other upper echelon big ten teams and they're looking at 3-5 losses a year probably.
And most of those years MSU and Purdue were middle of the road teams. Not to mention Michigan under RIchRod had a better record against Notre Dame than we did against any Big Ten team not named Indiana.
Seriously..... Notre Dame was only 1 vote, period! It took far more then one vote to not approve a new contract.
They are the ones who let Notre Dame use them to make all their other sports viable while maintaining independence in football. They are the ones who let schools who don't play football vote on the football contract. They are also the ones who were about to lose their BCS privileges anyway because of a failure to field a single top 25 team.
Yeah, I agree with that too. But the reality for Syracuse is that they'll be the same in the ACC as they were in the Big East - completely irrelevant in football and a perrenial contender in basketball. It won't be any different, they'll just have to travel more, and there will be fewer away team fans at their games.
This ND thing does expose something in the Big East. They obviously had non-football schools determining issues directly relevant to the football schools, regardless to the disportionate impact these decisions had on said schools. Schools not playing big east football like Notre Dame, St John's, Seton Hall etc. having a say in the football TV contract is patently absurd, but apparently it happened.
At least in the ACC, all schools, even Duke and Wake Forest, like Syracuse, have skin in the game. They really are equals and are all affected by football TV contract decisions made. And yeah, that is apparently a big difference versus what is going on in the Big East.
The Big East was bound to fail due the the very divergent interests (not to mention cost structure of football versus basketball) of the all-sports schools versus those not in Big East football. In all of these re-alignment discussions, I have yet to see St John's, Marquette, Seton Hall, etc. mentioned with baited breath in anticipation of their arrival to a new conference.
I completely agree that the Big East pointing fingers at ND is ridiculous. The Big East had a choice to make--do they want Notre Dame for everything but football or do they not.
I'm not trying to be a Big Ten homer here, but I think from the Big East's perspective there were three possibilities:
1) ND does not join a conference in any sports, or it joins another conference in everything but football.
2) ND joins the Big East in everything but football.
3) ND joins a conference in everything, including football, but that conference is the Big Ten
The Big East could either take ND without football, or not have ND at all, but to complain that you didn't get an unrealistic choice is obnoxious. The Big East was good in basketball and that's probably a big part of what made it an attractive possibility, but the thing that the Big East really brought to the table was the option to join in everything except football. If they don't bring that, they don't get ND.
Why on Earth did the Big East allow non-football schools to vote on football? That makes absolutely no sense.
These guys have it all wrong. It's obviously RR's fault.
Totally unrelated, but did anyone else hear the rumor that Glen Rice banged Sarah Palin back in the day. Apparently there is a tell all coming out about her and in it it says that back when she was a sports reporter she got down with Glen Rice.
Check out Mike Tyson's insightful commentary on this matter:
If it wasn't for freaking Notre Dame, I wouldn't have been forced to have so much fun and yell and lose my voice on Sept. 10. Freaking jerks!!
Where do you see ND going, if anywhere?
Back to glory!
eh, it's not like you can beat SU... or even SU with Greg Robinson.
To hell with Notre Dame.
Well, the Big East should have treated Notre Dame like the slaves and counted them as 3/5 of a member.
Big East when you deal with the Devil you've gotta watch out for the Horns.
just get together and form their own conference. Call it the Ego Conference and they can play each other 12 times while the rest of the country doesn't give a crap about them.
These two have either destroyed or prevented college football from being even better with their greedy ways.
I really don't give s shit about the big east...However,I really hope we still play ND every year..I don't know if you could have a game between two schools with more tradition ..For me anyway ....