When I go back and watch that game I forget how odd the defense rotation was while the coaching staff was putting the pieces in place
A little schadenfreude for the afternoon
"I remember when we used to beat them". I think he means their little 4 year run in the late 80s. Ever since then, they have only beat Michigan in consecutive years once.
And those weren't even close to the ass whippings Michigan has been giving them the past decade. Two 38-0 wins in 2003 & 2007, and currently 3 straight wins. 5 out of the last 6 too.
It's Great To Be A Michigan Wolverine.
Awesome work finding those.
That brings up one of my only complaints about the new scoreboards - they don't always have the score up there long enough to take photos after.
" I remember when we used to beat them "
That was easily my biggest chuckle reading that one!!!!
"The worst part is, our players have the same mindset as our fanbase. As soon as one thing goes wrong, there's a belief everything will go wrong. Nobody can keep their head and bounce back from adversity. It's that cliche "here we go again" feeling and mindset."
I can remember when that was exactly how team after team and fanbase after fanbase felt after falling to "The Luck of the Irish." Ever since "Under the Tarnished Dome" neutralized Lou Holtz, the Irish have done nothing right. The only reason they beat Michigan for a few years was because they had Greg Mattison decoding the Carr offense for them.
Basically, ND is now doing to themselves what they used to do to opponents.
47-21 was one of my favorite wins; that first half was absolutely incredible. Good old Prescott taking it to the house.
mario had 2 early td's, at one point it was Warren Harding High School 21, ND 0.
I don't remember Notre Dame ever being good.
Rocket was good, but you were like 3, so that doesn't count.
Be thankful for that. I'm not that much older than you but I remember when they were good. You think you hate Notre Dame fans now? Try putting up with them when they were relevant.
I think them being good would make them easier to tolerate because the team backs up the talk. When they suck and fans still talk like their comepeting for NC's, that's when their most annoying to me.
I've got to agree with WolverineHistorian here. I remember ND having a huge number of bandwagon fans in the late '80s/early '90s and they couldn't be more obnoxious. This started up a bit in Weis's first two seasons but then it died down again.
ND fans now have been humbled. They're much easier to deal with at the moment. (If one ever is annoying, just remind him of the score of the last three meetings.)
Great find. I remember that - ND fans were convinced football came down to nothing but playcalling, like it was a video game.
I searched a little on that site and found this beauty after the 47-21 ass-kicking:
I love the guy who claims that it was "really a 23-21 game" if you take away, you know, 24 Michigan points.
Here's another classic:
One of the few postives to take away from the Michigan game weekend/debacle was the verbal commitment of South Carolina cornerback Gary Gray.
503 error excitement.
Are we taking requests from ND fans for how many seconds should be left this year when we score the winning touchdown that gives us a four point lead?
Good thing we muffed that final squib-kick last year, otherwise the streak would have been broken.
I laughed maniacally while reading that. That site has an awful layout, too. I wish I had the patience to click the links to every reply to that.
I tell my wife that it was the best night of my life, she gets upset and then we fight. I don't care.
Here's the view from my front row corner seat.
that you would be that close to an iconic play? That is a great video.
Does she know where you were sitting? B/c that's effing epic.
Section 18 Row B.
This was the most amazing sports moment in my life. To feel as I did toward the middle of the 3rd quarter, best described as OH BOY! Then to have the drive that was moved to our endzone once the 3rd quarter ended, finish gloriusly. Following that with the unbelivalby emotional and frustrating roller coaster ride for the entire 4th quarter, is still to this day hard to explain to people other than just to say, OH BOY!
My ex of 5 years is a huge ND fan from indiana. It brings me pleasure that i took her to the 38-0 ass whooping and to think how that cheating skank feels everytime we kick their ass and she knows how happy it makes me! Over it? Yep. Revel in the wake of shit that is their school... You got it!
"I know I turned the TV off and told my wife we lost. She told me I was crazy and turned it back on. When I came back inside about an hour later, she asked me, how did I know?I told her it was Notre Dame."
Yesss! Your tears are delicious. Sweet crocodile tears of defeat. They will taste good for the rest of my life.
That was by far my favorite read of the entire forum..how you can have so little faith in your team is beyond me..granted, I was in the student section with very little hope, I knew somehow Denard was gonna do it..by far the best atmosphere I've ever been apart of..that and the win this year vs Ohio
Forgot how amazing that game was with all the seasons ups and downs...
That's awesome. Still have UTL on dvr. I think I will watch it.. ahhhh
I could read that ND Nation thread every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of it. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Don't know how to embed a video. Someone please embed the youtube video with this title. The humor may bring tears to your eyes.
- Switch to plain text editor.
- Click "share" and "embed" on YouTube.
- Copy embed code.
- Paste embed code.
- Switch back to rich text editor and look for a box saying "iframe"
nothing beats this phenomenal diary of the game by an ND homer.
Don't just skip to the end, the whole thing is just delicious. But when you do get to the end, don't forget to read the comments, esp. the first one.
for fans that have definently seen their share of losing, those are some whiney b******.
Don't know who these people are but this shit is funny.
It's not over, till it's over...LOL !!
I'm actually dreading the season ... as in, I don't want it to arrive.
I've begun to fear the inevitable disappointment, the frustration of those horrible conversations after a game with family and friends. I'd love to be able to hide under the veil of apathy, to be truly numb to what happens on those glorious fall Saturdays. Deep down I know it's the sadness I fear, that with each passing year the stake is driven further into the heart of Notre Dame Football and the realization that we're never coming back.
So no thank you fall . . . you can just take your good old sweet time getting here, I no longer desire you. The summer is too wonderful a time for these painful thoughts - I'd much rather push them to the back of my mind, grab an alcohlic beverage and toast the inventor of sundresses and skirts."
I will agree with the very last sentiment, though.