OT: Are you rooting for Notre Dame?

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on January 3rd, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Naturally, Michigan fans are born with a disdain for Notre Dame. Recent years, however, have given us a more than sufficient dislike of any and all things SEC. That being said, who will you be rooting for in the NC game?


For me, my hatred of the SEC will win out here and I'll be rooting for the Irish. 




January 3rd, 2013 at 1:39 PM ^

Yes, no question.  My step-dad is an alum, and I've got good friends that went there as well.  My biggest problem with ND fans is that they act as if ND has unparalleled tradition.  So that's what holds me back... but we're not just rooting against Alabama... we're rooting against the SEC.  The SEC has been riding the coat tails of Alabama, LSU (and i guess Florida, but Urban's gone.)

BOX House

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:42 PM ^

I think I might root for Notre Dame if the national championship was between ND and Ohio State. But that is just about the only scenario in which I would root for them. 

I put 35 confidence points on Bama. Not because I am that confident in Bama, but because I don't even want to picture the media reaction should Notre Dame win.


January 3rd, 2013 at 1:44 PM ^

As much as it does the HYPE and the 1 month build up of the NC game. In this sense ND already has the recruiting benefit whether they win or not. They have been near the top of the polls for 3 mths now.

They will get the recurting bump no matter what. What matters is the polls and league perceptions. ND to many is considered a northern B1G like school. Then beating the SEC does more for Michigan and has te potential to lower the rankings of pre season SEC teams next year then Bama winning and another summer of SEC media hype.

Perception is also key heading into the 4 team playoff in a couple years.


January 3rd, 2013 at 1:47 PM ^

So I'll just watch. I seldom get to watch an inteResting game withOut having a bias toward a particuLar team for some reason.

...I wiLl have a smile come To my face If ND gEts blown out, though.

the Glove

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:50 PM ^

Not a chance! I hope the Tide destroy them.
I'm really happy that Ohio had they're sanctions this season so I don't have to see those 2 play each other in the title game. I'm pretty sure I would have felt obligated to put a gun barrel in my mouth if that would have happened.

The Geek

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:51 PM ^

Both head coaches are head cases.

The ESS EEE SEE has already proven itself vulnerable this bowl season, so I can't root against Alabama on that basis...

I truly despise the Irish and their fans' arrogance more than I despise Alabama fans and their lack of intellect.

Hoping for an Alabama BLOWOUT of Neuter Dame.

His Dudeness

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:51 PM ^

Are you fucking kidding? No.

Just because people don't understand the idea of oversigning and don't understand that oversigning is a major reason for the recent success of Bama Football doesn't mean I have to root for the insufferable traditionalist garbage spewers in South Bend.

I hate Bama just as I hated USC , Miami, etc. but I have always hated Notre Dame. Evene when they were a flaming pile of fat shit i still hated them. I will always hate them. Too cool for the party, eh? Too much tradition, huh? Rudy? Fuck off.

Section 1

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:51 PM ^

Threads like this always seem to be started by somebody who is sheepishly looking for approval to cheer, cheer for ol' Not-rah Dame.

Look elsewhere.

Q.  "Are you rooting for Notre Dame?"

A.  "No.  Thank you for asking and have a nice day."


January 3rd, 2013 at 1:54 PM ^

I can't believe any michigan fan would even consider rooting for nd in this game! I mean does it really matter if the sec wins another title??? Who cares! We don't have any rivals in the sec and hardly play against them. If notre dame wins u don't think the media would love them like they do the sec right now? Of course they would and it might be worse considering the fact that they'll wanna believe nd is "back". No brainer who to root for

Hardware Sushi

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:55 PM ^

I hate Alabama winning the NC more than Notre Dame, unfortunately. I can't get past oversigning.

If Alabama gets to take 5 players for every 4 we take, then we might as well get 5 downs to get a first.

His Dudeness

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:59 PM ^

I hate it too, but it is within the rules. Just as when we (Michigan) had no limit to  scholorships because we had seemingly endless funding from donors. We just did it first and it wasn't fair, but it was within the rules. I don't like it either and am proud that the B1G won't allow it, but those are the rules. NCAA! Woo!

One Inch Woody…

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:01 PM ^

The Irish.

It's time for this insufferable SEC talk to end. Notre Dame will be silenced when we play them at home next year, but if Alabama wins, there will NEVER EVER be an end to this "ESS EEE SEE" talk. UGHHHH.


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:08 PM ^

Alabama losing won't even move the needle, one loss isn't going to change the narrative. SEC hype isn't going to end until they stop oversigning. Until then, they will have the recruiting advantage they need to stay atop the pile.

Instead it'll be how great ND is because they managed to beat an SEC team, not that the SEC team wasn't that good.

One Inch Woody…

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:28 PM ^

Nah, most of the SEC hype comes from the fact that they have won the national title for the last 4 or 5 years. With Florida getting smashed Louisville and SEC teams struggling with lower Big 10 teams this year, analysts have been saying that until the SEC loses a national championship game, they will always be considered the best conference, but the gap between the SEC and other conferences isn't as wide as previously thought.


January 3rd, 2013 at 3:25 PM ^

If you think a loss next season is going to stop the Notre Dame won a national championship talk. It may take another 20 years to end.

And if the SEC loses the game, they'll have won 6 of 7. You think that's going to stop the talk? So, when the SEC is finally beat, the best conference will be the team that dethroned them....oh, wait, Notre Dame isn't in a conference. So the other team in the national title game is from....the SEC.

Ben from SF

January 3rd, 2013 at 4:31 PM ^

Must be a West Coast thing...

Hate Chart:

1. Ohio

2. Spoilt Children


4. Lil Bro / ND*

5. everyone else...

*ND improves to 4.5 if ole purple face departs.  They were so much more lovable with Willingham and Davie...