Purdue or Notre Dame on Saturday?

Submitted by jtmc33 on September 2nd, 2010 at 10:56 AM

In line with the Marshall v. Ohio State post below, who are you pulling for in the Purdue / ND game?

A)  Big 10 all the way - Go Boilers;

B)   F Notre Dame every game no matter who they play;

C)  We want a 1-0 Notre Dame in week 2;

D)  We want an 0-1 demoralized Notre Dame in week 2;

E)  Screw Purdue and/or Danny Hope;

F)  Mavre to fail and create QB chaos in W. Lafayette - weaken their team long term;

G)  Other (explain).


Huntington Wolverine

September 2nd, 2010 at 11:07 AM ^

Purdue steamrolls ND with decent run attack and special teams but Mavre fails.  Purdue's  defense pulls it out with a dominating performance including a fumble/interception return so we get to see both QBs' confidence shaken.


September 2nd, 2010 at 11:12 AM ^

I would love to see Danny Hopeless get embarrassed on national TV, and it would be great to see an arrogant ND strut into the Michigan game with a sense of entitlement.  Imagine how those writers who are currently predicting Michigan to play .500 ball this year would suddenly change their tune if Michigan defeated an overhyped and overconfident ND team in South Bend. 


September 2nd, 2010 at 11:15 AM ^

I strongly dislike D. Hope, but I hate Notre Dame even more. So I'd like to see ND lose. But, it would be a better looking start for us if we beat them at 1-0 (and a better looking loss, God forbid, but I don't want to think about that).

I do want it to be a very close game, perferably OT. I want Kelly to have to pull out all the stops and not keep any plays in his pocket--would be better for M's prep.

Ultimately, I can't want ND to win, so I'll say #B.


September 2nd, 2010 at 11:31 AM ^

B, D, and G.

@ND looks like our toughest nonconference game if Brian Kelly gets ND resembling his 2009 Cincy team at all.  I'm hoping for the "Fall of Crist" and both sides of the ball struggling with new schemes.  I'd really like for the ND game to look more like a winnable road game rather than a tossup.


September 2nd, 2010 at 12:06 PM ^

I want them to beat PU 49-0 so that the national media will be slobbering all over BK all week and pronouncing that "Notre Dame is back!"

Not to mention I dislike Danny Hope as much as I do Dantonio. They're cut from the same cloth—douchebags who've beaten us two years in a row, which makes their douchebaggery all the more irritating.


September 2nd, 2010 at 12:08 PM ^

I dislike Purdue and Danny, their hillbilly coach.  But, I don't have any long-term fear of them as a program.  Too many things stand in the way of them becoming a perennial 8/9/10-win team.

On the other hand, I fear ND at least a little bit.   There's a lot standing in the way of their return to prominence, but it's at least in the realm of reality.

Go, Purdue.


September 2nd, 2010 at 12:28 PM ^

ND. Kelly would probably have them super fired up if they lost cause he'd be looking at a 0-2 start. And Hope is an assclown. ND will shred them. Purdue's defense is awful, and they lose their RB and have an overrated QB.


September 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 PM ^

I'm gonna assume Notre Dame is the better team, so I'd prefer that they win. Makes our resume more impressive, even though we do play Purdue this season, too. Plus, Danny Hope is a dummy.

Wolverine In Exile

September 2nd, 2010 at 1:02 PM ^

Charlie Weis to return and engulf the entire stadium in blackness-- a la the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Seriously, probably Purdue since you never leave an opportunity to put your foot down on the neck of a rival with a new coach (see: Tressel's first year)


September 2nd, 2010 at 1:02 PM ^

I was thinking more like ND in seven overtimes.  Then Marve throws a pick-6 in the last OT and transfers to Delaware St.  ND moves to #1 in the polls, and gets roughed up next week, striking fear in the hearts of all of Michigan's opponents for the rest of the year.  Something like that.

Honestly, though, it is sad that there has to be a winner in a game like this.  However, we really need to win the Purdue game (Big Ten game; winnable game during a tough stretch), so I hope that the Marve thing is as overblown as I believe it to be.


September 2nd, 2010 at 1:56 PM ^

My grandpa is the biggest ND fan alive.  He's 83, he was in the battle of the bulge, he was one of the first soldiers to liberate Dachau, he's a great man, and he told us he wants to go to South Bend one more time while he can still walk to his seat.  I must say guys, you couldn't take the smile off of his face with jackhammer when we told him, it's going to be special.  Obviously I would have rather gone next week, but that ticket was tough to get.


September 2nd, 2010 at 2:27 PM ^

I'm hoping for a 6-3 game where Dane Christ can't do anything right.  Brian Kelly looks like a leprechaun and I don't know why but I can't stand him.  Probably because he coaches ND but I hated him before that because of how cocky he is. 


September 2nd, 2010 at 2:34 PM ^

game this year.  So, ND beats PU.  BUT, ND's celebration is short lived, Crist is punished and sacked 15+ times and in a massive bout with depression quits football and gets a sex change all before the UM game.