Champs Sports Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by Leaders And Best on December 29th, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL

ESPN 5:30pm

Watch this video to get appropriately pumped up for the game:

Yahoo's Matt Hinton (Dr. Saturday) described the video best: "There are a thousand previews of tonight's showdown between unranked Notre Dame and barely ranked Florida State, and all of them combined fail to match the insight in this 43-second acid trip from the geniuses at Catlab, who have boiled down the matchup according to its most essential elements: Burt Reynolds, demented leprechauns, coeds shotgunning beer, Regis Philbin pumping iron, Rudy sprinting through the bowels of Notre Dame Stadium and — most importantly — noted Orlando native/FSU alum Scott Stapp squaring off against Touchdown Jesus."

Comments

WolverineHistorian

December 29th, 2011 at 8:13 PM ^

Interesting stat I just looked up.  This is the 6th time in 10 years that the Noles are playing a bowl game in their own state.  Must be nice. 

Not that I'm not rooting for them.  F*ck Notre Dame. 

reshp1

December 29th, 2011 at 8:19 PM ^

I'm enjoying my guilty pleasure of lurking at irishenvy and they're all like "put Hendrix in, put Hendrix in, put Hendrix in, it's about time they put Hen.... FFFFUUUUUUU!!!!!!!"

JilesDauz

December 29th, 2011 at 8:49 PM ^

will now transfer following in the footsepts of Dayne Christ.  At least this makes the ACC good which can fight the SEC Dominance.  Also it seems like Brian Kelly has been keeping his cool despite the laughable play of his QB's.

DanRareEgg

December 29th, 2011 at 8:57 PM ^

I didn't realize ND had such a tough schedule next year, although I'm confused as to how playing in Ireland is a good idea.  I realize it's an Irish Catholic institution, but are there that many ND fans in Ireland?  I think the Irish would look at American football as rugby for pansies.

mgobleu

December 29th, 2011 at 9:08 PM ^

I was in Ireland from dec 9 to the 16th, and in a whole week, I never saw a single hat, t-shirt, bumper sticker, or any reference whatsoever to Notre Dame.

Maybe next year MSU should play a game in Sparta. Wait, wait; golden idea... The Spartans should play USC on the deck of a trireme, somewhere between Greece and Turkey.

mgobleu

December 29th, 2011 at 8:58 PM ^

Man. Michigan football has had some tough sleddin' the past few years, but damn. The constant and continuing abuse of the ND fans' soul dong is mind blowing. It's almost as if all that "returning to glory" crap was just... crap.

/s