If anybody really thinks that no bowl game on Earth would take a Notre Dame squad with a winning record… well, I’m still sitting on some very attractive oceanfront property in Hahira. We need to talk.
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Notre Dame could name their bowl if they have 7 wins. Its part of the reason I hate them so much. The AJC Hater actually did a good job mocking this article by the way.
Don’t hate ND for getting a better bowl game than they deserve every year, learn to embrace it. While some more deserving team does get stiffed out of a bowl, we get to see ND get their ass handed to them almost every year.
Since 1995 ND is an amazing 2-11 in bowl games. Their 2 wins during that time…the Sun Bowl and the Hawaii Bowl. I’m not sure but this may be the worst bowl record since 1995 of any team with 13 or more appearances. Makes me all fuzzy inside just thinking about it.
On second thought, go ahead and hate ND for getting better bowl games than they deserve… you can still relish the inevitable ass-thrashing.
I like your solution…hate ’em for the preferential treatment they receive and then relish the inevitable ass-whippin’.
Notre Dame alums who were live and in person for the Alabama backyard beatdown say they had a great time until opening kickoff
You can also look at it this way: in years where we’ve won 6 games and really weren’t a “bowl” team, we go to bowls that the CUSA champion dreams about.
The concepts of “deserving” and “justice” are not part of the bowl system.
What makes them so special? There are teams that get screwed year in an year out and get no sympathy, yet we’re to wring our hands over the possibility that ND may not get into a bowl with six wins. They had no business being in a BCS game, esp the NC game last year, but because of their over hyped status, they got to play for all the marbles. Let them play a football conference schedule and earn a BCS spot.
Need to read that more carefully. The suggestion is that if ND doesn’t make a BCS bowl, it won’t make any bowl. They’re not talking about a 6-6 team staying home for the holidays – more like an 8-4 squad.
I’m no bigger fan of ND than you are, but to suggest that’s gonna happen is ludicrous. The Irish have too big a national following for some mid-level bowl to ignore in order to welcome, say, Georgia Tech.
I’ve been up now for four hours so I may be hitting my mid-morning slump, but I’m a little confused. Are they saying that ALL the bowls are contractually obligated to conferences (this year only) such that a non-BCS bound ND would HAVE TO be neglected? I understand the last minute ‘renegotiating’ the article referred to but is that really necessary? And why would a conference negotiate that and then leave out one of its own elibible teams?
I can only hope this scenario will actually happen. It would be beautiful!
Oh, and property next door to mine is yours?
“elibible” = eligible Bible schools? Fixed in context. :)
You’re suggesting that a schedule of @Michigan St, Michigan, Miami, Stanford, @Oklahoma, BYU, and @USC is not a real football schedule?
Look, I’m sure that Notre Dame has had some overhypted teams through the years, but last year wasn’t one of them. They earned it on the field. They beat upper-tier teams of the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and Pac 12. They got lucky to do it, but they did it.
They earned the spot on the field against Alabama, just like Florida earned their spot in the BCS. Getting drubbed doesn’t change that for either of them.
So I guess Pat Dye didn’t have an article anywhere today.
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Shhhh, Senator. You’re going to wreck the idyllic atmosphere in Hahira Bay by tipping the masses to its existence. I hear Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney love to sneak in and soak up the unique marine ambiance.
Ummm…’cuse me…you’re using words too big fer us
Yer messin up the mood at da wader, don’t be a tellin everyone, I’s don’t like it whens my john boat bangs gainst another, heck…Jimmy and that queer guy might not come back fer da fun, wait, now’dat I thinks bout it, that ain’t half bad
ok, fixed it
You misspelled “dat” after your penultimate “it”.
That peaceful easy feeling reminds me of a song…
Nibblin’ on Funyuns ®
Watching the sun bake
All of those tourists and youngins
Slathered in Panama Jack 20W-50 oil
North of Remerton
Strummin’ my six-string
On where a front porch used to have a swing
Smell those Hahira Bay shrimp
They’re beginning to boil.
Wasted away again in Hahiraville
Searching for my Zatarain ®
And lost block of salt
Some people claim
There’s a diminutive Kenny Chesney to blame
But I know it’s nobody’s fault
His tour buses don’t even stop here
Not that there’s anything wrong with that
Even with our fine marine ambience
At least Kenny’s got a Trace Atkins-sized hat
Now I think
Heck, it could be my fault
But nothing ever is because
It’s Hector’s, Kenny’s costume director
Got the music to that? Which Kenny song?
Do you have one called “Hyped Beyond Belief” by the ESPN Pundits and dedicated to ND and continuing reporting on their overhyped CFB USC QB (Barfley) and ND LB (Te’o, Te-Te-Te’o) since they are in the NFL. I’ve never seen so much excuse-making explanations of their hype on anyone. They seem to be saying, “No, no, we are never wrong and we eventually will convince you of that as we plug away at our soon-to-be NFL washouts.” .
To the very last Trojan, every one of them would say that Matty Barkley’s Four X the man Manti was because Matty wasn’t get laid by an imaginary girlfriend
Nope, this isn’t the dumbest thing read today. Take a look at Mr SEC, item #20 (NCAA section). GT has a recruiting slogan from a fan on migration. It’s an attempt to lure players from the cold NE to sunny Atl.
Paul can’t recruit from his surrounding player-rich environment so he goes to the Weather Bureau for help. The only problem here is that the “Migration” theme doesn’t state whether it’s immigration to Atl or emigration away from Tech. Guess “Migration” was the best they could do in the negative political environment concerning immigration, but may have tipped their hand as to how poor their recruiting has become.
Anyway, it looks like GT is reaching out to immigrants to come to their school. How many other countries play American-style football? He already has plucked the best from Australia. I mean that’s a whole continent! No aborigines yet, but would expect them to be the SEC of Australia anyway and we know how Paul fares against the SEC.
You thought the avatars from FU were funny? Check this “Migration” theme out.
I cannot afford Hahira Bay, but Twin Lakes is nice this time of year.
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