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Old 11-28-2012, 08:53 AM
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You think so?

Did you take a look at the teams Notre Dame played this season?

It's Alabama who should be worried. Notre Dame defense is not too shabby.
Notre Dame has barely got by on all their opponents. I will admit, their defense is pretty damn good...but Notre Dame is not THAT good. Alabama is still the best in the country (awaits people to point out the BS rankings).
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Yeah... just like you thought what the Packers were going to do to the Colts.
Do you at least understand that the SEC is not like USC without Matt Barkley?
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Packers also got blown out by the Giants...a team the Bengals destroyed...So would that mean we would destroy the Colts?
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Notre Dame has barely got by on all their opponents. I will admit, their defense is pretty damn good...but Notre Dame is not THAT good. Alabama is still the best in the country (awaits people to point out the BS rankings).
They barely beat Pitt. In fact they trailed for most of the game.
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They barely beat Pitt. In fact they trailed for most of the game.
Exactly. Meh. I mean, they're good, just do not think they are THAT good. College Football was kinda meh this year, to be honest.
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Exactly. Meh. I mean, they're good, just do not think they are THAT good. College Football was kinda meh this year, to be honest.
I'm not a big college football fan anyway. I follow what the local teams are doing, but I could take it or leave it.

In fact I'd rather the NFL start a minor league and pay the kids and get the colleges out of it completely and focus on education instead. But that's just me.
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They barely beat Pitt. In fact they trailed for most of the game.
I remember that game - thank God for Ray Finkle if you're a Notre Dame fan, amIright?
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Luck is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. SI jinx ensues.

Sorry for your "luck", Coltsfan.
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So the best 2 teams in the Nation don't get to play each other in the National Championship, and Notre Dame gets to get reemed by Alabama. Yeah, way to find something to brag about.
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In my opinion, Notre Dame shouldn't be allowed to compete in the National Championship Game either. Join a conference, or GTFO. Also, I'm so happy that O$U isn't allowed in. The tears of their fans taste salty, yet great. For what it's worth, I hope Notre Dame wins the title....because the SEC can blow my balls.

I see Coltsfan is a fan of Notre Dame now that they're winning though. I'm betting he has at least two dozen other favorite teams.


I usually agree with you two guys but the Irish look pretty damn good and i think it will be a good game.

We will see but from what i have seen from the Irish and from the Tide who got tore up by Johnny football looks like a pretty promising Championship.

The Irish have a great Defense, the Tide have a great Defense. We will see who can score more.
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Notre Dame would lose to UC.
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Notre Dame would lose to UC.


Good luck backing that up since they are not playing.

Wild stuff going on here.

Notre Dame's Defense is good, if you don't know that you don't know much.
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Since you're so sure Notre Dame is going to win, why don't you go place that bet and make yourself the fortune? Oh right - because you're just like everyone else who "thinks" they know whats going to happen. Reminds me of the idiot who thought the Colts were going to stand a chance against New England or the Raiders stood a chance against the Bengals or runs and hides for 3 weeks every time the Colts lose.
You're probably feeling pretty good because the Bengals have won 3 in a row. Tell me... what happened earlier in the season after the Bengals had won 3 in a row?

You'd better hope THAT doesn't happen again in the next 5 games!

As for Notre Dame... it's their year. No one's going to beat them. Not Alabama, not Georgia - no one. As a Bengal fan, you don't know what it's like to have "feeling" of championship, but let me tell you, I have that feeling about Notre Dame this year. You'll see.
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Luck is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. SI jinx ensues.

Sorry for your "luck", Coltsfan.
Huh?

WTF are you talking about?
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We're talking football facts? Ten bucks says Coltsfan has been using google....
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Huh?

WTF are you talking about?

Come on, man....you've never heard of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx? Your boy is done this coming week. He's gonna have a season ending shoulder injury from tripping on a helmet or something.
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Huh?

WTF are you talking about?
So you're not aware that he's on the cover of the recent issue of Sports Illustrated?

Certainly, you've heard about the SI curse. It ranks right up there with the Madden cover curse. Don't believe it? Google it, punkass.

Read it and weep.

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Notable incidences

August 16, 1954: Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews is the first person to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The Braves snapped a nine-game winning streak, and a broken hand later caused Mathews to miss seven games.
January 31, 1955: Skier Jill Kinmont suffered a near-fatal crash at Alta, Utah the same week that she appeared on the cover, and was left paralyzed from the chest down.
May 28, 1956 - Indy 500 Winner Bob Sweikert was featured on the cover. Less than three weeks later he died in a sprint car crash.[4]
November 18, 1957: Oklahoma Sooner Clendon Thomas appeared on the cover, along with others on the Sooner sideline, with the headline "Why Oklahoma is Unbeatable." The next game of that season Oklahoma lost to Notre Dame, ending their NCAA Division I record 47-game winning streak,.
May 26, 1958: Race car driver Pat O'Connor appeared on the cover. He died four days later on the first lap of the Indianapolis 500.
February 13, 1961: 16-year-old Laurence Owen, the 1961 U.S. National and North American Figure Skating Champion appeared on the cover as "America's Most Exciting Girl Skater". On February 15, she and the rest of the U.S. figure skating team were killed in a plane crash near Brussels, Belgium while en route to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.
June 9, 1969: Lee Trevino appeared on the cover as part of a preview to the U.S. Open. The defending champion failed to make the cut.
June 27, 1976: Ken Norton appeared on the cover just prior to his third fight with Muhammad Ali, and lost a highly disputed decision.
December 5, 1977: Earl Campbell and the 11-0 Texas Longhorns appeared on the cover. They lost their next game, the Cotton Bowl, to Notre Dame.
June 6, 1978: Ken Norton again appeared on the cover, this time before his first title defense against Larry Holmes, who beat him in a split decision by one single point.
August 7, 1978: Pete Rose appeared on the cover the same week that his 44-game hitting streak ended.
June 7, 1982: Boxer Gerry Cooney appeared on the cover before his fight with Larry Holmes, who dispatched him in 13 rounds four days later.
September 14, 1981: Thomas Hearns was featured on the cover the week before his fight with Sugar Ray Leonard, who knocks him out in the 14th round.
July 30, 1984: Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert appeared on the cover with an interview with the headline "The Man of Steel." Lambert would miss most of the 1984 season with a turf toe injury and subsequently retired.
April 6, 1987: The Cleveland Indians, with Joe Carter and Cory Snyder, were featured in the cover with the headline "Indian Uprising", and being predicted as the best team in the American League. While both men would have a good season, the Indians themselves would have a dismal 61–101 season, the worst of any team that season.
June 20, 1988: Michael Spinks appeared on the cover before his fight with Mike Tyson with the quote, "Don't count me out". Tyson promptly knocked him out, and into retirement, in just 91 seconds.
September 26, 1988: Dwight Evans appeared on the cover and went 4-for-30 in a two-week span.
April 24, 1989: In the preview issue for the 1989 NFL Draft, football player Tony Mandarich was featured on the cover, with the label of "best offensive line prospect ever."[5] Mandarich has been widely regarded as a bust in the NFL. In fact, he would appear on the cover again three years later under the headline "Incredible Bust".[6]
May 8, 1989: Jon Peters of Brenham High School in Texas set the national high school record for games won by a pitcher, with a 51–0 record. The next game after the cover, he lost for the first (and only) time in his high school career.[7]
January 13, 1997: Mark Brunell of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kerry Collins of the Carolina Panthers appeared on the cover as their respective teams advance to the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Both teams lost.
March 3, 1997: Sugar Ray Leonard appears on the cover days before his comeback fight against Hector Camacho. Leonard would lose by TKO in the 5th round, ending his career.
September 11, 2000: Painted in gold, gymnast Ivan Ivankov was on the cover of the Olympic preview issue with the caption, "The World's Best Gymnast." He won no medals in Sydney, finishing an unlucky fourth in the all-around contest.
February 12, 2001: The XFL was featured on the cover, with the headline "Cheap Thrills: Will sleazy gimmicks and low-rent football work for the XFL?" The league's popularity dramatically declined after that point, and the XFL failed after its first season.
March 5, 2001: Nomar Garciaparra appeared on the cover and his off-season conditioning was detailed in the issue. The week after the issue hit newsstands, he would break his wrist, ruining his season and changing the trajectory of his career.
August 13, 2001: Oregon State Beavers featuring Kenny Simonton were listed as the #1 team in the nation. The Beavers went on to have a 5-6 record with a less than stellar performance from one time Heisman candidate Simonton.
September 15, 2003: Buffalo Bills DT Sam Adams was pictured running back a fumble for a touchdown against the New England Patriots. The Bills did not beat the Patriots again until 2011.
September 2003: The Oregon Ducks were placed on the cover after starting 4–0 and upsetting Michigan. They lost their next three games.[8]
October 11, 2003: In the midst of each league's respective League Championship Series, both the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox were featured on dual covers to that week's issue. Both teams would go on to suffer great collapses, as the Florida Marlins beat the Cubs and the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox; allowing both teams to advance to the World Series.
November 17, 2003: The Kansas City Chiefs appeared on the cover after starting the season 9-0, but would lose the following game in Cincinnati to the Bengals. Kansas City finished the regular season 4-3, losing home field advantage to the New England Patriots, followed by losing the divisional playoff against Indianapolis.
January 26, 2004: Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad appeared on the cover after the Panthers beat the Eagles 14-3 to lead them to the Super Bowl. The next game after appearing on the cover they lost to the New England Patriots 32-29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
January 17, 2005: Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison appeared on the cover after a win versus the Denver Broncos. Next weekend they face the New England Patriots but lost in the divisional playoff round.
In November 2007, Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Kerry Meier appeared on the cover, which stated "Dream Season (So Far)" after the Jayhawks were 11-0. In their next game they lost to their archrivals, the Missouri Tigers, 36-28, ending their perfect season.
In September 2008 Michael Phelps appeared on the cover following his Olympic triumphs. In February 2009, publication of a photograph of Phelps using a water pipe, a device used for smoking tobacco or marijuana, surfaced on a British newspaper resulting in the loss of Kellogg as a sponsor, as well as a three-month suspension from USA Swimming.[9]
In September 2008, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeared on the cover of the NFL season preview issue. Brady tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee minutes into the season opening game to the Kansas City Chiefs.
In September 2009, Pre-season Top 10 teams Oklahoma State and Ole Miss both lost after being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
November 9, 2009: Iowa's Derrell Johnson-Koulianos appeared on the front cover with the words "Still Perfect." The Hawkeyes lost to Northwestern two days before the issue date, ending the longest winning streak in school history.
November 16, 2009: The Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning appeared on the cover "Inside the Helmet of the League's Most Cerebral Quarterback" - the Colts ultimately lost to the New Orleans Saints 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.
January 11, 2010: Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys was on the cover; Dallas lost the Divisional Playoff Game to the Minnesota Vikings.
In January 2010, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was on the cover with the headline "Favre on Fire" before the NFC Championship Game and lost. New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez was on the cover in the Northeast and lost the AFC Championship Game.[10]

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We're talking football facts? Ten bucks says Coltsfan has been using google....
LOL. It took google for him to realize that Notre Dame was in South Bend, Ind.

Notice how he hasn't said one thing about ND the whole year until now?
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In January 2010, Kentucky point guard John Wall appeared on the cover under the headline "The Great Wall." The next week undefeated Kentucky was upset on the road by 11-8 South Carolina in a game where Wall was outplayed by Gamecocks' point guard Devan Downey.
In February 2010, American alpine skier and Olympic gold medal hopeful Lindsey Vonn injured her leg the same week as she appeared on the cover. Vonn suffered a severe bruise on her right shin following a crash during training February 2. She caught a break when poor weather caused the alpine events at the Olympics to be delayed, enabling her to recover enough to win gold in her first event, the downhill. However, the "jinx" would apparently catch up with her in her other four events. First, she crashed out in the slalom portion of the super-combined after finishing first in the downhill portion. In the super-G, she admittedly skied the last part of the course too conservatively, ending up with a bronze medal. Vonn then crashed out of the giant slalom, and was disqualified for straddling a gate in the slalom.
Also in February 2010, Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic posed for the magazine, in the middle of a period in which she won just twelve professional matches between January and July 2010 inclusive. Shortly after her appearance in the magazine, the Serb dropped out of the WTA's Top 50 as her on-court form and confidence got worse. However, she has since climbed back into the World's Top 20 and regained her old form.
In March 2010, Gonzaga Bulldogs star Matt Bouldin, who appeared on the cover of the SI issue on March Madness that month, suffered a poor performance in a heavy loss to the Syracuse Orange in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The next week, Ali Farokhmanesh, whose three-pointer in the last minute clinched Northern Iowa's epic upset of #1 Kansas and placed him on the cover, had a poor performance of his own after being featured. He went 2-9 and missed 3 free throws as the Panthers fell 5952 to Michigan State.
In April 2010, the "Core Four" of the New York Yankees (Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada) appeared on the cover, and within one week, all but Jeter suffered injuries. However, Jeter went on to have the worst offensive season of his career.
In June 2010, Stephen Strasburg was featured and later that week earned his first MLB loss, and then was injured and was put on the disabled list. On August 28, 2010 it was confirmed that Strasburg would need Tommy John surgery and will likely be out for 12 to 18 months.
On July 19, 2010, Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all appeared on the cover introduced as the Miami Heat's Big Three. At the time Bosh and James signed with the Heat during free agency, and the team was heavily favored as a championship contender. The Heat would represent the Eastern Conference in the 2011 NBA Finals, but ultimately lost to the Dallas Mavericks. LeBron also saw a significant drop in stats during the six games in the Finals, and was heavily criticized and questioned for his performance in late-season and clutch situations.
In August 2010, three University of Texas football players were featured on a regional cover of SI noting a defense worthy of "winning it all." Starting the season ranked fifth, the Longhorns would finish the season 5-7, making them ineligible for the college football postseason. Five of those losses came at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, their home field.
October 11, 2010: David Price was shown blowing a bubble on the cover of the magazine's Major League Baseball playoff issue, the Tampa Bay Rays pitcher had a poor outing in the first game of the 2010 American League Division Series, allowing 4 earned runs on nine hits, including two homeruns, in a 5-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. Price would go on to pitch in Game 5 of the series and lose by the same score of 5-1 to end the Rays playoff run and season.[11]
November 29, 2010: Michael Vick appeared on the cover after a comeback win over the New York Giants. The next week against Chicago, he threw an interception and the Eagles go on to lose to the Bears.
January 10, 2011 Vince Wilfork appeared on the cover after the win versus Miami in Week 17. In his next game, his team (Patriots) lost to the Jets in the divisional playoff game.
January 19, 2011: Jay Cutler appeared on the cover. He injured his knee as the Bears went on to lose to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game.
January 19, 2011: Calvin Pace appeared on the cover after a win vs New England in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. In the next game, the Jets lost to Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game.
March 24, 2011: The BYU Cougars player Jimmer Fredette appeared on the cover after the Cougars beat Gonzaga to take them to their first Sweet 16 since 1981. In the next game, Jimmer only hit 11 of 29 shots in a loss to the Florida Gators .[12]
On April 19, 2011, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls appears on the cover prior to the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls had a good stretch in the postseason, but eventually lost in the Conference Finals to the Miami Heat. The Heat would go on to the Finals but then lose to the Mavericks.
September 29, 2011: The Buffalo Bills (specifically, cornerback Drayton Florence returning an interception for a touchdown) were featured on a regional cover after breaking their 15-game losing streak to the New England Patriots, their first appearance on an SI cover since the last time they defeated New England (see above). They went on to lose the next week to the Cincinnati Bengals, breaking a winning streak the Bills had against the Bengals that dated to the 1980s.[13] Florence, in turn, would be cut from the roster during the offseason.
August 21, 2011 - Nebraska defensive lineman Jared Crick was featured front and center on the college preview cover. He did not finish his senior year because of a torn pectoral muscle.[citation needed]
October 15, 2011 - Jimmie Johnson had an accident at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Bank of America 500, jeopardizing his chance of a sixth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Johnson would finish 6th in the points, his worst finish since joning the Sprint Cup series full time.
October 24, 2011 - Outfielder Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the 2011 World Series began. The Rangers would go on to lose the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in 7 games despite being one strike away from winning the Series twice during Game 6.
December 14, 2011: The Denver Broncos (specifically Tim Tebow) appear on the cover after a six game win streak. They would go on to lose the next three games of the regular season and ultimately the playoffs.
January 8, 2012: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Sports Illustrated cover as the 2011-2012 NFL playoffs began. The Packers lost at home to the New York Giants 37-20 and became the first NFL team with a 15-1 regular season record to lose their opening playoff game.
January 22, 2012 - The San Francisco 49ers were featured on the January 23, 2012 Sports Illustrated cover just prior to the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers subsequently lost the game in overtime to the New York Giants 20-17.
February 5, 2012 - Following the AFC and NFC Championship Games on January 22, 2012, won by the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, the Patriots appeared on both Sports Illustrated covers leading up to Super Bowl XLVI. The January 30 cover featured quarterback Tom Brady and the February 6 cover featured team owner Robert Kraft. The Patriots went on to lose the Super Bowl to the Giants 21-17. The Giants became the first team with a 9-7 regular season record to win the Super Bowl. The Patriots, who had an AFC-best 13-3 regular season record, had already lost to the Giants in week 9 of the regular season and in week 4 of the preseason. The Patriots had also lost to the Giants in their one previous Super Bowl match-up in Super Bowl XLII.
On February 17, 2012, with point guard Jeremy Lin featured on the Sports Illustrated cover, the New York Knicks snapped a seven-game winning streak by losing at home 89-85 to the New Orleans Hornets, the team with the second-worst record in the NBA.
On February 23, 2012, when featured on a second consecutive Sports Illustrated cover, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin went 1 for 11 as the Knicks lost to the Miami Heat 102-88. In March, Lin tore a meniscus in his left knee and subsequently underwent season-ending knee surgery.
March 26, 2012: Albert Pujols was featured on the Sports Illustrated baseball preview cover. Next to the cover photo was the caption, "The game's greatest slugger starts over with the Angels". Pujols did not hit a home run with the Angels until May 6, 2012, in his 28th game and 111th at-bat of the season. Dating back to 2011, his regular season homerless streak lasted 33 games and 139 at-bats.[14] Prior to 2012, Pujols had hit 445 career home runs, 32+ home runs in each of his 11 MLB seasons (including 37 in 2011), and 3 home runs off 3 different Texas Rangers pitchers in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series,[15] tying Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for the most home runs in a World Series game.
April 16, 2012: New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was pictured on the Sports Illustrated NHL playoff preview cover. The top-seeded Rangers lost to the sixth-seeded New Jersey Devils in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Devils ended up losing to the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals.
May 23, 2012: The Los Angeles Dodgers (specifically Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson) appear on the cover. They held the best record in baseball (30-13) at the time and looked poised to sweep the 19-25 Arizona Diamondbacks who had been struck by injuries. They went on to lose to the Diamondbacks the same night in an 11-4 blowout. Ted Lilly received his first loss of the season. Clayton Kershaw lost to the Astros the following night. The Dodgers were then swept by the Milwaukee Brewers and then lost a series with the Rockies. They lost 8 of the next 11 games. Matt Kemp's seemingly minor injury became much more serious and the team is expected to be without him for at least four weeks.
June 11, 2012: Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was featured on the Sports Illustrated cover. On June 15, Hamilton is hospitalized because of an intestinal virus.[16]
August 20, 2012: Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson is featured on the cover. The Wolverines lose their first game of the 2012 season with a 41-14 loss against Alabama.
September 24, 2012: Oregon Ducks running back DeAnthony Thomas is featured on the cover. The top-ranked Ducks lose their first game of the season to PAC-12 rival Stanford 17-14 in overtime on November 17, 2012.
October 29, 2012: Detroit Tigers hitter Miguel Cabrera was featured on the cover and subsequently got swept in the world series while going 3 for 13.
November 13, 2012: Kansas State University quarterback Collin Klein is featured on the cover, the week after Kansas State reached #1 in the BCS standings for the first time in school history. At the time, the team was a serious contender to play in the national title game, and Klein himself was a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy. The following Saturday, Kansas State put up its worst game of the year, getting blown out at Baylor, 52-24.
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You're probably feeling pretty good because the Bengals have won 3 in a row. Tell me... what happened earlier in the season after the Bengals had won 3 in a row?

You'd better hope THAT doesn't happen again in the next 5 games!

As for Notre Dame... it's their year. No one's going to beat them. Not Alabama, not Georgia - no one. As a Bengal fan, you don't know what it's like to have "feeling" of championship, but let me tell you, I have that feeling about Notre Dame this year. You'll see.
Dude, did you even read the post? You got nothing and you know it. I'm not feeling anything about the Bengals winning streak - they beat teams they were supposed to beat. I'll worry about how they finish when they finish.

Which reminds me - how did the Colts do the last time they played a defending Conference champion? That's right - they got demolished worse than the Bengals did in week 1.

Notre Dame is screwed and you know it - you're just afraid to admit it because it'd mean another one of your teams failed when it mattered.

Drew Brees sends his regards.
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LOL. It took google for him to realize that Notre Dame was in South Bend, Ind.

Notice how he hasn't said one thing about ND the whole year until now?
It's hard to talk trash when your team is squeaking by the likes of Pittsburgh.
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And you've proven you're ignorant of the politics of college ball.

Notre Dame is an independent and doesn't belong to any conference. They were always a long shot because of that one fact. Folks in the conferences will always vote for their own. It had to take a lot of unlikely things to happen in order for Notre Dame to end up where they ended up! Even if Notre Dame had an undefeated season, the best they might have been ranked would have been 3 or 4 - had not Oregon and Alabama both... LOST!

Alabama is over-rated. For some reason, sports writers and the media love the SEC. But I'm glad it's determined on the field, because then the nation will see just how good this Notre Dame team really is. I've been watching them all year. Teams who think they're pushovers get a rude awakening.
Have you watched SEC teams? The reason they love them is because they are dominant. I like ND. my uncle coached there during a rather forgettable period, but I went to a lot of games, but the fact of the matter is the SEC is dominant right now.
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Alabama is over-rated. For some reason, sports writers and the media love the SEC
Are you ruhtarded? Lets compare the number of players drafted by Bama and Notre Dame in April. Theres a reason why the SEC is so popular, because its a factory for NFL talent. Unlike Notre Dame...


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Are you ruhtarded? Lets compare the number of players drafted by Bama and Notre Dame in April. Theres a reason why the SEC is so popular, because its a factory for NFL talent. Unlike Notre Dame...


Hows your boy Jeff Samardzija doing?
6 straight national titles doesnt hurt either.
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You think so?

Did you take a look at the teams Notre Dame played this season?

It's Alabama who should be worried. Notre Dame defense is not too shabby.
UK could beat noter dame
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Beating Samford and Kent State has given you some extra confidence, huh?
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