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Enjoy a Little Schadenfreude
Look at the date closer, that damefan1 video was a reaction to last year's loss. If he posts at all, I'm not epecting much especially if he keeps posting about how the refs blew the game instead of realizing it was his team and coach that lost the game.
I realize that. Do you think I thought that was put up over the weekend? That's why I said "that you may have missed." A little credit, please.
The value was in the last sheet that he holds up stating that we can only beat ND when we bribe the refs.
It's always the refs!
Bwaaaaa haaa haaa haaa!
Damn those refs. I guess those nearly 100 yards in penalties they gave us was just to throw people off track, right? Even though those penalties ruined some promising drives for us.
Maybe we should send the refs a thank you cake?
Giving ND a touchdown that wasn't, and all.
I wish I had counted the number of times I heard reference to "Big Ten refs." If it had been a drinking game, I would have been unconscious by the third TV time out. Which was, if I recall correctly, like 47 seconds into the game.
For additional schadenfreude, please visit http://ndnation.com/, and click the "Rock's House" link in the upper left. Someone on there is bound for a Scott Tenorman award this week.
"How many times is a quarterback going to complete 86% of his passes and pile up 383 total yards (81% of UM's overall offensive production that day)? Answer: Not often."
Got that one right, at least.
This post, which appears to have been posted at 1:49 AM on Saturday is full of the freshest anger, pain, and denial.
It made me laugh out loud (like, for realz y'all!) for several minutes in pure joy.
Indeed! Nice find. Have to like:
After 35 years of watching and listening to games. I have come to realize that the last 13 years are the next 13 years. I’m no longer upset by these games because they are the norm. BK will push the boulder up the hill only to have it fall back down the hill. Want to see what ND is suppose to be, Watch or opponent on 9/25. Drink your kool aid, I prefer my whiskey straight.
I'll give the Domers points in at least one area. Logic and whining aside, most of the posts in "Rock's House" are written way better than crap you'd see on Sparty boards, ESPN articles, and quite a bit of what gets past the MLive filters/mods. Those SAT scores of theirs must mean something.
Yes, I saw "eschewed" and "portend" in one thread!
Which makes the schadenfreude even better. Go to the RCMB, and you'll just read "shit, damnit, we suck, refs blow, derp." But with Notre Dame, you get diatribes that rival Shakespeare or the Greek tragedies. I half expect to see a post titled "Oh Happy Dagger."
NDNation actually has two different levels of posting. Newbies have to post on "Cartier Field," which is considerably more MLive-ish. Only established posters get the invitation to "Rock's House." It eliminates trolling, but it also probably discourages people from signing up.
I should write something up. I was partying in the ND student section with 9 other Michigan fans and by the end of game the Domers were resorting to racial insults and one girl was actually crying. Best $75 I've ever spent on a ticket. Delicious, delicious tears running over green face paint.
I envy you. I wish you could have posted a bunch of green sad panda faces. After listening to the shit all week, it makes me smile. Now we get to listen to the excuses for a year.
is that they didn't go to Michael Floyd more often. 5 catches for 66 yards? He was my greatest nightmare coming into this game and he was quiet. Granted, it was in part due to "The Replacements" at QB, but I was expecting a performance like last season (7 catches fro 131 yds and a TD). Don't get me wrong - I'm glad he wasn't very involved in the offense, but they need to do more with him. He could've owned our secondary.
Our secondary was focusing heavily on Floyd and we actually did a decent job of keeping him covered from what I saw. He had those two good series, but mostly we kept him contained. The downside was with the doubles we were putting on him, it created openings for the %^&*ing tight end to get behind our safeties and the like.
And here I thought damefan1 never showed his face again after the Michigan game last year. Wait a minute--I guess he didn't. And why does he always have to be scratching something? Everyone keep your eyes peeled for his first post-Michigan post of 2010. (Or listen for the sound of scratching; it might be a chalkboard next time...)
Herloyalsons are obviously not loyal to her coaches. They're right that he should've kicked the field goal. (OT: But the Bears should've kicked from the 1 yesterday, and that turned out OK for them.) But how many more losses before they're calling for BK's head? (A: The world may never know.)
And here's the best quote from The Subway Domer:
Rather than seeing Denard Robinson's performance as a likely outlier, he has been moved into the category of Heisman contender and program savior. Granted, that may turn out to be the case, but I wouldn't anoint him as such on the basis of one game. How many times is a quarterback going to complete 86% of his passes and pile up 383 total yards (81% of UM's overall offensive production that day)? Answer: Not often. Why is it more plausible that Robinson would have a similar output two straight weeks rather than a significant drop-off? Is there any track record which suggests that being the case?
Now there is.