Belated BD tears!
A little schadenfreude for the afternoon
What's a screwjob?
If you have to ask. You can't afford it.
I can't even remember - what was controversial about the '09 game?
I'm guessing it's the Armando Allen non-touchdown.
Yeah, well Henne was in the endzone on the play before his fumble in '05. So they can shove it.
Long TD run in the first half (first quarter?) called back because the refs ruled the ND RB stepped out of bounds.
ND fans maintain that it was the "shadow" of his foot that was out of bounds, not the foot itself. Or some similar bullshit.
Oh yeah, forgot about that. Ridiculous complaint on a couple levels - it was the correct call and besides, it happened in the first quarter (on their initial drive, IIRC).
nothing to see here...move along... here's the zit picking jpg instead...5:40
It's pretty clear that the shadow of his foot was out of bounds. The foot was also out of bounds.
Here's Brian's post on the overturned touchdown:
Love this topic.
So shadows stand vertically? Did Allen defy physics according to ND fans?
TD Jesus says "nope!"
well its true those two seconds should not have ticked off and if that didnt happen Notre Dame runs one play from the 50.. With Michael Floyd and Golden Tate who knows what coulda happened.
The clock ticked off because a Notre Dame guy bobbled the kickoff before it went in the endzone. It was the right call.
He definitely touched it. I remember turning to the guy next to me and saying that he should have let it go, and was quite pleased it would cost them a few seconds. I didn't even realize it was an issue until I got home and watched the BTN highlights.
oops sorry Mr.shickadance
I know exactly how they feel. I still think about that game all the time, too.
Watched it last night....twas glorious
"I'll be DVR'ing the ND games and watching them later on the condition that they won the game." - from the ND forum
If nothing else, we have confirmation from Notre Dame fans that, among other uses, DVR can be used to advance illegitimate historical revisionism in the annals of college football.
Perhaps a redundant phrase. Any examples of legitimate historical revisionism?
The Horror never happened. Don't speak about it with your children.
There we go.
The re-examination of motives and decisions is a fairly regular event in the academic process of historiography, which is what revisionism really entails, but of course, it has also been used to describe the deliberate distortion of events for various reasons. In the case of Notre Dame, I am pretty sure it is the latter, more negative usage. I imagine there are a few people in South Bend still waiting for the official ruling on Roundtree's catch in the end zone.
Including their radio announcer...
This will NEVER get old:
...how Criqui is crafting this beautiful masterpiece of a storyline that will ultimately turn nightmarish for him, and in the midst of it the color guy comes interjects with some irrelevant comment about Darius Fleming and Steve Filer are coming off the edge.
I hope Lewan wasn't too skeered of their speed rusher. I'll never tire of watching this either - the sea of yellow, long after the game ended!
That was amazing. It was after midnight by this point and no one wanted to leave. Best postgame atmosphere ever.
UTL was legitimately one of the best days of my life.
And that's one of the reasons ''In the Big House" has really grown on me.
To your credit, the wikipedia article on the subject does say "constant revision of history is part of the normal scholarly process of writing history." I take it back.
Still seems weird to me.
This is fantastic. They all knew we were going to win after they took the lead with 30 second left!
Had to add this from their blog:
"I'm also 25 and don't think I'll see Notre Dame ever beat Michigan or USC again. I've become a complete pussy."
Funny but I don't feel bad for them in the least..........
His foot was outof bounds by about 6 inches too. It wasn't like it was controversial at all.
I read almost all those post's, and the sad part is they all lacked hope. When Michigan had its three down years...at least we all knew one day we would return to glory. I can't speak for all of you, but I feel like most of us still had hope. These people have no hope. They're defeated. Sucks to be an ND fan I guess. All I can say to them is....HAIL!
The problem is, they lost to us during our down years! That would be enough to snatch hope out of my heart and soul too!
Well when you lose to Syracuse, Tulsa, Air Force, Navy, UConn, and South Florida at home in four years...
Well when you lose to Syracuse, Tulsa, Air Force, Navy, UConn, and South Florida at home in four years...
That site's forum is formatted terribly, and it's an absolute pain in the ass to navigate the comments. It makes me appreciate how well organized MGoBlog is.
That and some of the Rivals threads too. How hard is it to set up a comments section, and not have them their own specific webpage? I can barely navigate one thread, let alone going there on a permanent basis
Do you not hang out on many boards? MGoBoards are technically HORRIBLE. Obviously, the content is very good. And yes, that site's forum is worse. But in all seriousness, there is free forum software out there with more functionality, ease of use, and reliability than what Brian is running here.
to read. If we can just place the apple in redkelly's mouth one more time, he will be slowroasting in nd hell forever. . . we'll be on our way to another 3-4 years of readjustment to a new coach, by which time Hoke will rule the Greater Inner and Outer Midwestern Area 4EVR.
I feel sorry for this person.
The horror and the 08-11 seasons actually made me an even stronger/more obsessed fan. Forged in fire. (Growing up a Michigan fan in Ohio also hardened my fandom)
I hope he can find his heart again.
"I am 33. I was 14 for NDs last great season."
At least he was honest, lol
ND is lucky they played us early in the season, before the defense got fully up to speed with the 4-3 and Borges decided to play to Denard's strengths.
Mattison's fake cover-0-but-standard-4-3 didn't cut it on that last ND touchdown but we used that play successfully a few more times in 2011.
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
"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.