OT: Stanford-ND: thoughts and/or predilections?

Submitted by SFBlue on September 24th, 2010 at 9:11 PM

My heart says Stanford, but for the sake of U-M strength of schedule (and to further legitimize Michigan's utter Denarding of ND), I feel I need to pull for Notre Dame.  I see this as a close one for the first three quarters, with Stanford wearing down the Irish in the 4th by dint of superior size and physicality. 

Predict: Stanford 31, ND 21



September 25th, 2010 at 6:14 AM ^

I took ND +4.5 today. To sum: I dont see why this wont be like their previous two games: last team with the ball wins. So, I'll take the head start. Another reason I like it is that the line a month ago was ND -1. I think, at worst, for the Irish the outcome lands between initial and current spread.



September 25th, 2010 at 7:23 AM ^

I'd love to see the Irish put a whuppin' on Jimmy Hairball, but my hunch is that the Cardinal will win comfortably. If that's combined with another miserable UM defensive performance, it will turn up the "fire RR/hire JH" whispering campaign a notch or two.


September 25th, 2010 at 7:38 AM ^

Stanford looks pretty tight to me. Their coached up pretty good.
<br>On the other hand this is a must win game for Notre Dame. Not that it matters much.
<br>Stanford by 14

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September 25th, 2010 at 9:56 AM ^

I get the feeling that a significant section of Notre Dame fans would get extra pissy after a loss to Stanford, a pissiness which would please me greatly.  Not-yet-distant history (from 1997):

Stanford University officials formally apologized to Notre Dame for what they said were "uncivil and improper" actions. The controversy began during the October 4 game's pre-game and half-time entertainment, when the Stanford marching band said the Irish's "sparse cultural heritage consisted only of fighting, then starving," enraging many Catholics.

The Stanford band has been barred from performing on Notre Dame's South Bend, Ind., campus since 1991 following a similar incident, in which a drum major dressed in a nun's habit used a cross to conduct the band. And Stanford's band is not likely to be playing at Notre Dame "anytime in the next five years," according to Notre Dame spokesperson Dennis Brown. The band has also been banned from playing at Stanford Stadium for the schools' 1999 game.

I look forward to savoring their delicious emo outrage.