who are you rooting for? I think I'll root for Notre Dame.
Probably ND, not sure yet though.
Dame winning makes us look better and hopefully sends Sparty into a slide.
Will be interesting to see MSU play someone who is neither a Div 1-AA nor a team who has only had football for five years.
Who is behind door number 3?
Can't say I have a favorite, but I do appreciate it when they make the game entertaining like they did last year. For this one I'd lean ND since they are 0-2 already and can knock Sparty off their high horse, but I honestly don't care that much.
...a favorite but I would prefer to see UM have more distance in winning percentage over ND and continue to increase the gap as far as total wins. Ultimately lifting UM's history and tradition over ND where I feel it should be. I've always found their legend elevated over UM's, the school that taught them how to play, to be an abomination. However if sparty loses I'll be ok with that too.
Slippery Rock is probably on par with the two they beat already this year.
I will root for this slippery rock you speak of if it is an icy meteor.
Meteor all the way. Failing that, >40 points for both teams.
Do we have to root for one or the other? Can't we just watch without any concerns, knowing that the fanbase of the losing team is guaranteed to melt down in spectacular fashion?
and I'd like to rub it in that their supposed BCS Championship season consists of their team starting out 0-3. MSU fans just annoy me and make me laugh with their stupidity. ND fans, on the other hand, piss me off and make me want to strangle someone.
You might want to look into some therapy dude.
MSU I would love to see Notre Dame 0-3.
to see ND at 0-3 requires one to see MSU at 3-0.
If MSU is still undefeated when we play them, it'll make the victory that much sweeter when we beat them. And it'll mean a higher jump up in the polls after we beat them too. And on top of that, we get to enjoy ND's misery over going 0-3, hear Lou Holtz changing his prediction to 9-3 for ND, and we get to hear the fire Brian Kelly talk. It's a win-win!
Notre Dame is a five point favorite and Lou Holtz said they were going to "the BCS game" so I'm obviously picking them. /s
Seriously though,I root for ND every week but Michigan week (and if they were to ever play Tennessee) so I want ND to win.
I can respect Notre Dame and their fans....I can't say the same for Sparty and their inebriated hellion followers.
Notre Dame. We've already beat them, they've already been humbled. Sparty is still riding high. They need to be brought down to earth, preferably HARD.
I'm with you on this one. I'd love to see Sparty get smoked.
My real prediction is a high scoring ND victory. Something like 42-30 for ND.
"Welcome da Earff" - Will Smith (Independence Day)
We have a fairly close competition with ND for the alltime winning percentage whereas we only compete with MSU in conference. Better to have ND lose.
I don't root for either. I just know that one of them has to lose and that feels good.
Both teams can kiss my ass.
except if there was an earthquake in SB then there would be one in Michigan as well, but I get your point.
That's a tough one. If I had to compare my friends that go to those two schools, I have to say I like my Notre Dame friends better. So Notre Dame it is.
We already beat 'em and Sparty's annoying trash-talking during their once-every-other-generation run of decent seasons is wearing verrry thin.
Watching ND in misery and Lou Holtz apopleptic and Brian Kelly's head possibly exploding is just too fun. Let's keep it up for one more week and root for Sparty to lose to CMU the week after.
I also hope MSU beats the Ohio school to the south the week on week #5 so that the Ohio school to the south can gnash its teeth about its 5-game suspensions and all that might have been.
Can I just root for Brian Kelly's head to explode? I'm rooting for whatever outcome causes this to be so.
Edit: Beaten to the punch by river-z. Must be on a lot of wish lists.
The exploding head meme is just too good to let go.
Beating a 6-0 MSU team will be more impressive than having beaten a 1-2 Notre Dame team
I want MSU 6-0, cocky, and ripe for an "upset"
I hear what you're saying but the problem with that is that Sparty will still be 6-1. They won't be able to act all high and mighty around Michigan fans, but they'll still be a pretty highly ranked team if they are 6-1 after that loss. I'd rather see them lose to ND and a few additional games to boot.
Polar Bear airstrike?
I want ND to lose more than I want MSU to lose. And that PAINS because I literally hate Dantonio more than I hate Tressel or anyone related to OSU outside of David Boston...and probably Dantonio more now that I think about it because we beat the crap out of Boston.
However, I love chaos. And to see Notre Dame at 0-3, their fan base freaking out, ESPN talking about firing Brian Kelly, and just the scene that will be South Bend on fire...who can pass that up? It would be amazing, and I really need and want it to happen.
ALSO, if MSU keeps winning, I'd love for it to be MICHIGAN that knocks them off...not Notre Dame.
However, because I want this to happen...ND is going to win by like a FG and MSU won't be heartbroken and ND's season will be saved.
i'm torn on this one, but either way it's gonna be a win for us.
0-2 is a bad enough start to make me happy. I'd rather have MSU lose to an 0-2 ND team than have an 0-3 ND team & 3-0 MSU team.
I don't like either, especially Michael Floyd & Brian Kelly on the ND side, but a loss to an 0-2 Notre Dame team will do wonders with the perception of MSU as a "contender." My whole family, other than me obviously, are MSU fans, and have heard way too much from them the last few years.
Go Irish. Crush the Spartans.
But more importantly, Go Blue. Demolish EMU.
Yeah I want MSU to win, but I'm not going to "root" for them. Partly because I like to see the Big Ten get wins, but also because I want to have Sparty be undefeated before we defeat them.
Well said. Big Ten first, especially since they're both Michigan opponents.
I like the way you two think. Our conference has taken too many hits against its overall strength, and out of conference loses like the ones Iowa, Purdue and Indiana have suffered do little to change that type of thinking of the national public opinion. I wish more people would realize a lost for any other B1G team is not a win for UM, unless of course that team is playing UM.
Separately, on thing I need to get adjusted to is preferring that OSU beats MSU because it would be better for us in the division rankings.
Double post. Sorry. Stupid internet & stupid me.
I'm torn because at first I say I want the Irish to win, just to knock MSU fans down, since we already beat ND, I don't care who ND beats from here. I hate MSU more than ND.
But then I think, I want MSU to be undefeated (if they can get through that team in Ohio) when they play us, which would be nice for us to beat them if we're both undefeated at that time. That would be fantastic. So then I lean towards MSU.
In the end, I simply cannot root for MSU, so I'd have to say ND.
I do my best to pretend I'm rooting for MSU for my family.
In reality I'm silently pulling for ND because MSU fans are far more insufferable after they win a "big" game.
This, this, a thousand times this.
You guys didn't grow up in Indiana obviously. ND is a team I'll never root for and my recent annoyance towards MSU doesn't change it. MSU all the way.
Friendly suggestion: You could always try the patented "Profitgoblue Silent Scream" when watching MSU games like the ND game. It'll feel good to do "silent screams" if/when ND suceeds or MSU fails so that you can satisfy your animal urge to root against MSU but still be respectful of your family members.
If you'd asked me this back in 2005, I would've said msu in a heartbeat. But state fans have become so obnoxious and douchey that, as much as i dislike notre dame, I just can't do it.
Congrats state fans - you've collectively been such assholes that you've driven me to root for Notre Dame. I hope you're happy.