Official Root Against ND Thread

Submitted by MontuckyYooper on November 24th, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I'm so sick of the media falling all over the Irish.  I certainly would rather not hear about them every day for the next month.  

Can a freshman QB lead the Trojans to a win?  Does Marquise Lee make a Heisman statement tonight?  Does the complete sham of ND's undefeated season come to an end tonight?  Is it wrong for me to want ND's fans to feel the kind of sadness I feel after The Game today?



Red is Blue

November 24th, 2012 at 8:13 PM ^

About Borges play calling today.... (Just kidding).  Should be interesting to watch the freshman work against a pretty talented defense.  But the frosh is at home at ND is under a lot of pressure.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:20 PM ^

The Irish aren't as good as their ranking. And they've had a bunch of lucky breaks. But the Irish have survived a far more difficult schedule than OSU has. ND beat OU in Norman, for crissake. OSU and Nebraska beat nobody outside of Michigan.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:18 PM ^

... who I certainly am not watching the game with.  Used to like Notre Dame growing up until I started associating with ND fans... drove the love right out of me and turned it into hate.

Red is Blue

November 24th, 2012 at 8:40 PM ^

If ND loses, obvs the winner of SEC CG is in the NCG, but is there is still a chance Oregon could jump UF?  I think so.  A Stanford loss tonight would help because Oregon would then play in the PAC12 CG with another chance to impress the polls and computers.  But this isn't looking good right now.  

The computers had Oregon St (Oregon's victim today) ranked higher the FSU (Florida's).  Also Florida is already 2 in the computers, so after ND loss they may go to 1 in the computers, but Oregon is in the 4-7 range, so losses by ND and Alabama/Georgia + a little better win today could mean that Oregon closes the computer gap on UF.

Wouldn't UF getting jumped be awesome! 

Red is Blue

November 24th, 2012 at 9:05 PM ^

I see you're, shall i say, singularly focused.  My point was that an ND loss doesn't necessarily mean all SEC NCG.  So, it is not necessarily a heads I lose (all SEC NCG) vs. tails I lose bigger (ND in NCG).


November 24th, 2012 at 8:20 PM ^

i don't know if i can go against ND. all season long i've pulled against them and hoped for them to lose, even as recently as last week when it was basically a 3-way tie at the top. BUT, now that it's this week and if ND loses it will in all likelihood be an all SEC NC game again, i'm more so pulling against that than a ND win.

i dislike brian kelly and basically the whole ND team but as a college football fan i have gained a lot of respect for Manti Te'o as a football player and as a human this season, so in a way i rationalize it that way i guess.

Psycho AJ

November 24th, 2012 at 8:22 PM ^

It makes me sick that there is discussion of OSU winning a share of the AP National Championship at the end of the season. Would a ND win tonight and in the BCS title game prevent this from happening?

MaizeRAGE in FLA

November 24th, 2012 at 8:24 PM ^

Living in Florida and having to deal with insufferable UF fans I'm hoping the Irish win just so UF doesn't get in. I don't think ND can beat Bama or Georgia so them winning a championship isn't a fear of mine.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:24 PM ^

They'd have wins against Michigan, Stanford, at USC, at Oklahoma, at Michigan State.

The truth is that the pro-irish bias in the national media is almost nonexistent at this point. Yeah people have been talking about them all week, but they're unbeaten and No. 1 is the country, of course people are going say they're good. 

This team wasn't even ranked in the preseason top 25


November 24th, 2012 at 8:31 PM ^

I hope ND wins, then there is no one talking about how the only undefeated team (Ohio) should be in the National Championship and the Sportscenter talks about it for the next month and a half.  I hate when Ohio gets this much media attention and I would rather the media discuss how bad ND will get beat by Alabama, who made us look like children.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:49 PM ^

"Can a freshman QB lead the Trojans to a win?" - from the OP

It seemed evident from the Trojans' first drive that they might go run-heavy and challenge the ND front seven rather than try to make Wittek throw, although he did throw on a couple plays. If the Trojans do win, I have a feeling it might be on the backs of their RBs and, if Wittek can connect on some short screens, the odd WR. 

That being said, the USC pass defense is not giving me a lot of confidence that they have an effective solution for Golson and Cierre Wood and Tyler Eifert, at least not right now.