Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
I hate Alabama and the SEC but I'd rather jump in front of a moving bus than see Notre Dame win a national title, therefore roll tide
I don't want to have to listen to all the asshats in the media and ND fans in general blabber on and on and on about it.
There's a big problem here. If Alabama wins, even if the rest of the SEC teams lose their bowl games, the hype will still be there. If Alabama loses then the media might jump on the ''Is football in the north coming back?'' OR they forget about the SEC and everyone else completely and just slurp all over Notre Dame.
Either way the outcome has a 2/3 chance of sucking.
All of our games were winnable this year, except Alabama. I honestly think the Tide are the better team.
And the better laundry detergent.
Fuck Notre Dame!
That is all...
As someone that lives in the heart of SEC country I would prefer ND to win to shut these people up down here.
I wouldn't root for notre dame if there was gun pointed at my head.
Always a good decision. Like Sam Adams.
just not for that asshole Brian Kelly. I can't cheer for him merely because I blame him for killing that kid that was in the tower
no pun intended
I will definitely be cheering on the Irish. This will be another black eye for the SEC
I'm rooting for Bama.
ND competes with Michigan, in it's own backyard, for the midwest/academic/big-time sports/tradition trophy. Alabama can wear the football factory crown without bothering us too much, but those ND graduation rates and academic rankings bother us. Northwestern graduation rates and academic rankings bother us a little, too, but we have big-time sports, so there.
Someone mentioned already that ND fans are not self-aware. They are also oblivious to the rest of college sports. No wonder they have their own network and no league- they are the only thing that matters. I know, Fremeau and all, but the average ND fan that I have known does not care a flying flip about college sports anyplace else.
I hate both of the teams anyway, so weighing which team I hate more doesn't make sense to me. I want to think of what is best for Michigan football.
I laugh every time I hear a Michigan fan say they would rather root for Bama. Simply put, Notre Dame (as much as I dislike them) winning the NC game is better for college football.
The SEC "dominance" and "SEC is the measuring stick" stigmas are outplayed and old. There are many BCS schools that would be great if they could oversign recruits, and then just pull the scholarships of the players that don't pan out.
With Florida and LSU already losing their bowl games, Nebraska putting up 30+ on the SEC champ runner up, it would be good for football for Notre Dame to win and have the SEC go 0-2 in BCS bowl games. Just kick them down a notch.
Michigan wasn't prepared at all for bama, the only team on our schedule to blow us out. Michigan picked it up fast and Notre Dame had to get 5-6 turnovers, at home, to beat us by 7. Simply put, it is better for Michigan to have Notre Dame win the NC. This would give Michigan the first realistic crack, at home in 2013, to knock off the reigning national champ on national telivision at night.
Remove your blinders of hate and think of what is best for Michigan. Notre Dame winning is good for college football and is good for Michigan.
That's what I'm thinking. If Notre Dame wins, it may REALLY give recruits second thoughts about flocking to the SEC. Notre Dame will always recruit well and we will always recruit well. Brady has a national championship ring as an assistant coach that he probably shows recruits too.
If Notre Dame wins this it may be a huge favor to everyone in college football outside the SEC. Besides we're not even going to be playing Notre Dame in a couple years.
Good point about recruiting in general. Didn't think of that.
Hell no, fuck Notre Dame. Dave Brandon should put the daddy pants on and cancel our game in 2014 at ND.
HELL 2 THE NO!
Crimson bath for the Irish.
I would rather chew on glass.
...and the rather painful bowel movements to follow.
I will NEVER root for ND UNLESS they are playing tosu. Of course then I root for a 3-3 tie with 20 turnovers and 300 yards in penalties.
I would love to see Bama win 87-0 and Brian Kelly to turn so purple that Barney is jealous.
Afterwards, Saban admits college bores him and he goes to the Bears. Brian Kelly goes to the Chargers and Chip Kelly goes to KC. Urban Meyer bolts for ND and Douchetonio goes to tosu, where he fails miserably
Hell no. Can't stand the Irish. At least Bama legitimately thumped us this year, unlike our ND loss.
Rooting for a good game - don't like either. Will probably determine my interest late in the game with whichever team is trying to make a late comeback.
Probably best interest for Michigan would be Bama rolling the Irish and "exposing" them. SEC is tough to recruit against, but we recruit head-to-head against ND more often.
Would enjoy seeing Alabama humiliate ND.
We recruit many of the same areas. The last thing we want is those guys winning an NC when they are competing with us for many of the same recruits, including Damon Webb, Mike Weber and Malik McDowell
*Not sarcastic. That shit is gold.
I want nothing more than to see Bama put the kind of beating on nd that they did us. Would love it. Don't care. MAYBE if nd were in the B10 (maybe) I'd be indifferent but I have no reason to want them to win. In fact, as others have stated, nd winning would really hurt recruiting in a time where we need to keep it going the most. Heck, nd somehow was pulling studs when they were in a 15+ year funk. Don't want them "returning to glory" just when we're rebuilding and osu has that douche down South. The media hype machine for nd needs to be taken by shock and awe at how badly they get beat. Yet, something in me thinks this game will be close. Don't like it or know why but I do. Yet, make no mistake in that NO Michigan fan should be an nd fan for the NCG. Forget conference. Let Bama control the South as long as he stays. We don't need Kelly with a flashy ring to show recruits we're going after as well.
I never under any circumstances root for ND, OSU, or MSU. I don't care how it helps Michigan. Roll Damn Tide.
She's hot. Is she the same actress that play's Jesse's GF on Breaking Bad?
I am rooting for ND....to lose by 100
...for 'Bama to take ND to the woodshed. If ND has a scoring drive of more than 4 plays I'll be stunned. If 'Bama avoids the big play, Irish don't score. Their O is garbage and Saban's had a month to prepare.
But with the all time win percentage at stake it's good for ND to lose any and all games.
Good day to you, sir.
The title for Monday night's MNC game thread: "The Good News is that ONE OF THEM is guaranteed to lose."
But seriously, fuck the Irish.
No where, in any corner of the infinite multiverse, will I ever pull for Notre Dame. All of my infinite doppelgangers hate Notre Dame with the power of a black hole.
May Alabama score 99 points, outgain ND by 950 yards, force 10 turnovers, possess the ball for 55 minutes, win 3 challenges, and have better looking cheerleaders that get more air time. I hope when Brian Kelly's head turns purple (and it will) someone smacks him in the back so it freezes that way. May that leprechaun guy contract something that stings, but is curable with penicillin.
To the 7th circle of the worst hell with Notre Dame.
That's the Bible truth.
One million SEC victories before one ND.
I root for State and the Buckeyes in spades over ND which has to be the most entitled, self adoring bunch of snobs...and 99% of those a-hole fans didn't even go to that little cottage dump of a campus. Read their message boards and you will hear nothing but a bunch of crotchety old racists wishing that they had an all-white, all-Catholic team like in the 40s or the "good old days.."
As far as the Michigan alum/fan comparison, I suppose all who cheer for theirs can be accused of the same. But ND more than any other tradition has a unique set of elitist qualities that even the biggest Michigan slappy can't match (independence; self-appointed near ivy status; etc...) for d-baggery.
Eff them and their apostate traditions. Yes, Roll Tide! Yes, Alabama has a more admirable fan base, believe it.
ND must lose.
Nope, not actively anyways. Either team winning is a dong punch.
hoping for a tie. 0-0.