a terrible blight on our fine country
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|6 years 4 weeks ago||No Enemy of Michigan||
Long list of postings. On the analysis there were great points made on both sides. Frankly, it's too early to assess much other than, this Notre Dame team is not last year's team. This Michigan team is not last year's team. The game on Saturday is going to be like when both teams were relavant, just like the Miami / FSU game last night.
Speaking of the Cocaines and the Criminoles, Notre Dame alums and fans of my era never hated Michigan. As competitive as both schools have always been, we respected our honorable opponent. Playing Michigan was like playing a brother. You wanted to win to see how good you really were. We saved the hate for the real cheaters, FSU, MIAMI, or any other 3rd world educational institution. And I say as an ND 3rd gen alum with family ties to the Rockne and Leahy era's, Michigan is an honorable program. So "enenmies" no, not to those who understand what both schools represent. Yes, I lived in Detroit and unfortunately there are fans who love UofM because the Lions suck and tracter pulls don't come around often enough. But those who know Michigan, the University, know it's like ND, DUKE, Northwestern, Stanford. These schools require intellect and do police themselves.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||It's Not RichRod or Michigan It's the NCAA||
Folks, I am an Irish fan and ND alum. I think it's time for schools like Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Northwestern, Stanford, and other academically minded D-1 schools to circle the wagons. I attended Notre Dame in the 1980s. We never hated Michigan. In fact we liked the football rivalry because it was like playing your brother. Players at Notre Dame and Michigan played ball, but still had to attend class, mixed with the student body as one of us, and all of us were trying to achieve. At ND we hated schools that cheated like Miami. We had no respect for schools that had football for non-students, or worse, reformatory dropouts. Pitt was an example of this for about 10 years.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Interesting||