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 2:02 PM ^

I want ND to get embarrassed. I think they deserve to be in the game, but I don't think they belong there. They've had a ridiculous amount of luck and favorable match ups. Hopefully Bama wins and Saban goes back to the NFL. I think that is the best case scenario.


January 3rd, 2013 at 5:09 PM ^

Sanctimonious hypocrisy is the most abhorrent of character traits. The SEC has many faults, but that is not one of them. SEC schools unabashedly run their programs as football factories that happen to have universities attached to them. They don't brag about their graduation rates or "winning with class" while their coaches are out killing student managers or ignoring rape accusations against their players.

Also, if Notre Dame turns out to be the school that snaps the SEC's streak, we'll never hear the end of it from their annoying fans. I want the SEC's streak to end, but not at the hands of Notre Dame.  

So to answer your question, NO. Roll Tide (or whatever). 


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:17 PM ^

(1) At the game in S. Bend this year I sat near some fans who were intolerable frat boy type idiots.  Racial slurs about Denard when they weren't calling us white trash. 

(2) The way the ending the serids

(3) Brian Kelly

Always like ND-- almost went there but chose Meeeecheeegan instead.

I hope they lose 65-0 


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:29 PM ^


Unless they are playing OSU or MSU, I am not rooting for Ol' Notre Dame.  Not even if they are playing Satan (Oops, I mean Saban) himself.


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:41 PM ^

After torturing them recently minus this years fiasco. ND is a great visiting stadium to attend with a respectful fan base. Of the 3 rivals its more of a respect thing than hate. They also have that leather looking, spitting, mascot over at ESPN


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:42 PM ^

I now hate this school with a passion. I will cover my hands with my face in disgust if they win. To be honest, I think shit will hit the fan in 5 years or so because I have personal friends who witnessed the ND players commit the actions they were accused of by multiple news sources (see news sources on previous board posts). This season will be wiped and ND will fall off the map from that incident as PSU has. 
Rolllllll Damn Tide 

SF Wolverine

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:43 PM ^

Living in Chicago, the Domers just recently stopped crowing about their 1988 championship.  And, if you think Lou Holtz has slobbered the pat several years over marginally relevant ND teams, try thinking about how unbearable the next decade would be if they win this year.

Yes, I will throw up a bit in my mouth when I say it, but ...


Go 'Bama -- Roll Tide!


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:44 PM ^

There's three teams I will always root agains in their bowl games.  Our three rivals.  Roll Tide, but after you roll, please come up with a new derivative of "Roll Tide" because the lack of variety to your cheers is maddening.


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:45 PM ^

How is this even a question? Bama wins, it's status quo. ND winning a title would be a fate worse than death. Nbc is already simply impossible to watch from all the ball washing as it is. Plus I know way too many little leprechauns that run their damn mouths way too much already. It'd be like freakbass playing in my ears constantly for a decade. You'd better pray that Alabama wins.

Glen Masons Hot Wife

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:47 PM ^

I have a good feeling about this... nd loses title game, kelly shows his true colors yet again and bounces for the bigs.... and the trend continues... spikes of success, perpetual mediocrity.

If it happens i demand brian bring back the nd returning to glory shirt

Darth Wolverine

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:47 PM ^

ND's winning the title directly affects M (recruiting wise that is). I don't hate the SEC like so many others do. I do, however, hate ND. Alabama needs to win this game, plain and simple.

Dutch Ferbert

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:51 PM ^

But I am not planning on watching the game because I cannot bring myself to pull for Alabama either.

I hope to see a score of 45-13 Bama when I wake up the following morning. In the end, I prefer Bama because one more SEC national championship will be a lot less painful than ND fans gloating for the next 25 years about their one year of glory in the last 25 years.

Plus, we recruit head to head with ND too much and they were classless in the way they cancelled the UM/ND series. To hell with Notre Dame.


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:55 PM ^

I think it will be close, as Alabama's strength on offense (running) plays into ND's strength on D, but I definitely will not be rooting for ND, even though I also dislike Saban.

To help solve this, I likely won't even watch the game except perhaps the end if it is close. I object to the BCS anyway (I'm an 8-team playoff guy), and don't think it will be a particularly exciting game, so why torture myself with two teams I dislike to boot? Life is too short.


January 3rd, 2013 at 2:58 PM ^

Yup. Sure will. I don't like it, but as I've said before (there was a similar thread before) everyone in south Florida who doesn't root for Miami/FSU/UF seems to root for either Bama or ohio. I'm not even sick of the SEC. I'm sick of them and their made up championships and their bandwagon fans. Sick and tired. Go Irish.


January 3rd, 2013 at 3:01 PM ^

Dead kids > conference bullshit.

Plus, the SEC has had an awful bowl season and if JT Floyd could hold off celebrating his graduation for two weeks, it would be even worse.

Rufus X

January 3rd, 2013 at 3:11 PM ^

1.  Meteor.  Obviously

2. Tide Blowout - Mostly for selfish reasons to confirm what I've been telling my ND alumni friends - that their season thus far has been essentially a 7-win season with some incredibly lucky breaks that have gone their way to make them undefeated.

3.  ND narrow win - Giving the SEC a losing record and at least slightly tempering their god-aweful arrogance. 




100.  ND blowout - This would be the worst scenario because I'd have to listen to said ND alumni friends rant about how they're back, even though they are clearly not.


January 3rd, 2013 at 3:12 PM ^

No. That whole SEC elitism thing has already been watered down by the losses and close games against what were suppose to be inferior opponents. Even if it weren't ND, it'd be hard to root for any team to win the NC after such a bullshit season.


January 3rd, 2013 at 3:15 PM ^

ND is a competitive rivalry, so normally I'd root against them, but Bama's blatant disregard for the overall well-being of all the athletes on their roster (oversigning) is something I can't support.  I will hold my nose and root for the Irish.