is just calling em like he see's em!
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
is just calling em like he see's em!
How many Notre Dame fans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
None, they just all stand around waiting for it to return to glory....
I'll call him a chicken fucker!
Chicken Fucker! Buh-GAAAWK!
I can say "meow". I can say "moo".......
Didn't we cancel '17 & '18 before they canceled '15 & '16? And we are the ones who just added a new high profile opponent to the years where we were supposed to come off hiatus, essentially closing that door. Not saying ND doesn't hold some of the blame here, but it doesn't seem to me that they are "chickening out."
YES. THEY. ARE.
Dude, you're totally ruining it...
That was an already agreed upon hiatus, no one cancelled it.
This was at a luncheon I was at in downtown GR. He did indeed call them chickens, and seemed confused as to why that illicited so much laughter.
He also said, "I don't know why they won't play us . . . well actually I do."
My cool story bro is that as he left the podium, I snuck out of the room and grabbed him in a back hallway and he kindly paused for a picture even though he was running late to a coaches clinic. I don't know how to post a pitcture or I would do it.
I had ribs for lunch, that's why I'm doing this.
They can suck a bag of dicks
Do they have to do them all at one time or one at a time?
Yeah, that's not cool man.
Would you be offended if someone told you to eat a bag of vaginas (assuming you are hetero)? The dude came out to the world and said that's how he rolls.
I know you know that's totally different, but if I lived in a world where eating vagina wasn't the norm, I knew that many people hated heteros and discriminated against them and I felt it was said in a derogatory manner, then yeah I'd probably be offended. Especially considered I had spent my entire life up until recently hiding this fact about myself from the world.
Making fun of people for being gay is ignorant.
That homosexuality isn't normal? I coulda swore we had a bajillion post thread congratulating Collins and how great it was. You either celebrate it or you don't. Stop nailing yourself to every cross you see. It was a mildly off color joke that doesn't warrant all this fist biting and hand wringing.
I didn't say it's not normal, I said it's not the norm. It does to against social norms, whether or not that's right or wrong.
And no one freaked out about, all I said was "that's not cool man." It wasn't until another poster furthered the debate that I did as well. I just think his board is above gay jokes is all. If you disagree, that's your prerogative.
You should be ashamed of yourself. Grow up and show some class.
I thought that was pretty funny. People need to lighten up.
Strong words. Hoke must be full of confidence after the Charity Bowl win.
He's right. Irish know their only shot at relevance is to go undefeated against the easiest possible schedule. MSU and Purdue don't pose as much of a challenge to that as we do, so they don't want to play us. Chicken.
Is William and Mary have been ducking Slippery Rock for years. It's time to give everyone the matchup they want to see.
Dropping the Michigan game only makes sense if you are afraid of losing. It is a huge game with "game of the week" coverage, more so now that it has become a night game. "Chicken" is the correct word.
Don't be so hard against Swarbrick. Those slots to squeeze in NC State and Wake Forest aren't going to open themselves.
Looking at the state of Notre Dame football, it's astonishing to see how far it's fallen in the past 20 years.
Honestly, $@#$ ND, aside from last year they have been a joke and they will likely go back to being a joke. I hope that we can get a better team on our schedule. We don't need ND to make our schedule look good, nor do we need it for our attention. At the very least we can stop having games that are announced by the shitty NBC announcers.
Disagree. You never get a ton of credit and publicity for beating a usually mediocre team like you do with ND.
I'm just kind of sad that Nebraska is going away to the West. They would have been an excellent replacement and in conference for even extra hatred. As long as I'm getting games like VT though, I'm fine. To hell with Notre Dame (or half assed ACC ties work as well).
And bring someone to the Big House. I don't know how easy that is (probably not so easy), but a quick look at FBSchedules.com shows that Texas Tech and Louisville both have open dates on 9/6/14.
The would be the easiest way to stick it to them. The coolest way, though, would be to beat them 38-0.
We bitch-slap them to the tune of a 35-40 point victory and then post-game Brandon announces his intent to buy out of the 2014 game in favor of finding a more competitive opponent.
The announcement comes in the form of handing an envelope to the Notre Dame AD.
We raised 70k in 30 days...I'm pretty sure we can fund the buyout ourselves. Also, we need to make F'cking sure we get said amount in pennies and drive a few dumptrucks over to that 1/2 scale replica of Michigan stadium and fill 'er up. To hell with Notre Dame.
They'll be talking about this quote in September, calling it bulletin board material and suggesting it gives ND extra motivation. If we really wanna make it sting, we've got to beat them. Really rub it in. If we can do it this year and next in their house, I'm actually happier that we don't get the return trip. Let that be their lasting memory of this rivalrly, losing the final matchup in front of a home crowd.
losses they can risk incurring going forward if they don't want to just become an afterthought in the national conversation. MSU gives them slightly better odds.
Hoke never struck me as a very outspoken guy, at least not to the media. Really seems like a man of Fort Schembechler. But he's calling it like he sees it, and I happen to agree with him on this 100%. The fact that Notre Dame scrapped their rivalry with us but chose to keep Purdon't and little brother around is like a direct slap in the face to Michigan. The only reasoning I could see behind their decision is that those other two series have been around longer, and they have, but neither of those schools move the national appeal needle even remotely close to the way that playing Michigan does. Nobody gives a shit when Notre Dame plays Purdue. Why? Because Purdue fucking sucks. MSU as a whole might not suck, at least not now, but they need Notre Dame. They need the national exposure. Notre Dame doesn't need them.
Today's football landscape is about what will make good ratings and a shitload of money. Neither Purdue or MSU offer that like Michigan can. I know Notre Dame doesn't need the exposure, but everyone always needs more money. Notre Dame included. I'd understand cutting Michigan from the schedule only if they cut MSU and Purdue as well. It'd suck, but I could live with that, because it'd show Notre Dame is truly trying to get out of its Midwest roots and make a fully national schedule.
I'm with Hoke. Notre Dame bitched out to play two lesser Big Ten programs, and a bunch of ACC scrubs, minus VaTech, Clemson and FSU. I hope the game at home this year is drama-free: send them out with an ass-kicking they'll remember for a long, long time.
The reason seems pretty simple to me: since Stanford became good, ND had to cut one difficult opponent from their schedule, or go every year with a (potentially) beast schedule. They can't cut USC or Stanford, because they need that one game a year on the West Coast for recruiting purposes. They can't cut an ACC opponent. That leaves dropping either Michigan or their one-and-one with a national -power-to-be-determined. They don't want to drop the latter because that game gives them scheduling flexibility. That left the Michigan game (which was vulnerable because they already play two midwest teams for Midwest recruiting viz).
I hate to say it, but, in their shoes, I'd have dropped the Michigan game as well. It's the logical choice.
If Stanford drops from being an elite team, this will bite them a bit, but that won't happen soon, I don't think.
I don't disagree with Hoke often, but I do this time.
They should have dropped Michigan State. They're the power in the Big Ten. Just ask them.
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck ....
Then it's Gordon Bombay?
I'd have to see the flying V before I was going to commit to if it's him or not.
...but when I was at the University of Maryland I used to work with this chic who'd fly around the country banging pro athletes.
Her nickname... "The Flying V."
It is definitely a shame that we'll no longer play this game after next season, and this is the final home game against ND for the forseeable future. I can't wait to go, and if any of you want to join and have access to a private Friday night Big House Tour, let me know!
ND has always been great at cherry-picking a schedule that gives them a lot of teams that look good for the computers, but that an elite team should beat. They combine these with two or three real games like Michigan or USC, and maybe one other "tough" game per year.
Now, with the ACC bringing in a few tougher games, and Stanford becoming an elite program again, they are getting rid of Michigan so they have on less possible loss on the schedule every year.
This is a masterful job of cherry-picking. They don't play enough ACC teams to experience the grind of a full conference schedule, nor have they ever played enough Big Ten teams to experience it. Now that Brian Kelly has them good again, getting rid of MIchigan could keep them from one loss too many some years, and give them a better chance of getting into a playoff.
Personally, I won't miss this rivalry. I have thought for years that the Big Ten should have refused to play ND until they joined the conference. If every major conference told them they didn't want to play indies, ND would have to join one of them to get a decent schedule.
This is one reason that I would still like to see what I will call a "super-division" made of super-conferneces, relegating anyone not in a conference to second-tier status. Let ND play in a conference, any conference, and have to sustain "the grind" like everyone else does.
We get a lot of mileage out of "Winningest College Football Program of All Time". It's even painted on the side of our equipment truck.
Now we are in danger of losing the Winningest % part of that title to Notre Dame. While we are playing the B1G East and the top half of the B1G West and a strong OOC opponent every year, they will be playing a cherry picked schedule of ACC teams. They will never play Florida State, Clemson, and VaTech all in the same year.
Although you're right, they have decided to keep USC and Stanford on the schedule, so it's likely they play USC, Stanford and one of those three most years.
Sorry that is nonsense.
USC is generally going to be an "Ohio" type of level.
They play Texas Longhorns in 2015/2016 - that program is down a bit but when they scheduled it it wasnt a walkover and who knows in 2015 could be a top 10 team.
Stanford has re-emerged as a very good program.
State is a decent team
They play at Miami in 2016 and also VA Tech.
It's a good schedule so to say they are walking away to get the winningest program is nonsense.
As an aside they have another home and home with Texas in 2019/2020. They essentially replaced Michigan with Texas - I don't think you can argue that's a cakewalk or big difference in prestiage or power.
Michigan is going to have 1 very tough non conference every year, and then Ohio, PSU, State and a crossover with a Wiscy/Nebraska type team along with also rans. I don't see much difference.