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Apex

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#23 Jan 9, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>They would'nt have beaten Ohio State.....they barely beat Pitt....
You are football stupid. Who knows if they would have won or not, they didn't play. Everyone was saying they would lose at Oklahoma who they destroyed, at USC and against Stanford. As far as Pitt goes, a win is a win.
Bama Fan

Fort Myers, FL

#24 Jan 9, 2013
Apex wrote:
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What could that possibly mean? Lots of deep seeded racism in Alabama as well.
you mean theres no racism in shitcago???
Rudy

Hudsonville, MI

#25 Jan 10, 2013
Bama Fan wrote:
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you mean theres no racism in shitcago???
There's less since Obama moved to the White House.

Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#26 Jan 10, 2013
Apex wrote:
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Lots of predictions that mean nothing and make no case of ND not belonging in the championship game. As far as the Big Ten goes they have had 1 representative in the big game since the new system was put in place in 1998. The SEC on the other hand has had 5 and has 9 championships. No one outside if the Midwest sees the Big Ten as a force with the exception of Ohio State and none of their games mattered this year.
Notre Dame's performance in the game showed that they did not belong. They lost by 28 points. Three teams lost to Alabama by fewer points and one team beat them. Even Ol' Miss scored in the first half against Alabama.

I think ND is greatly overrated and as I said, if they are in the Top 10 next year will be overrated again.

Since: Oct 12

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#27 Jan 10, 2013
I'm thinking the Packers are a bit overrated too, but we are gonna see this weekend in San Francisco.....
Harry

Hudsonville, MI

#28 Jan 10, 2013
FLBeaver wrote:
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Notre Dame's performance in the game showed that they did not belong. They lost by 28 points. Three teams lost to Alabama by fewer points and one team beat them. Even Ol' Miss scored in the first half against Alabama.
I think ND is greatly overrated and as I said, if they are in the Top 10 next year will be overrated again.
I couldn't agree more. The networks are in love with Notre Dame because of their long tradition and large Catholic following.
They basically root for them to do well and favor them in their broadcsats all season long. That being said - they did run the table until Alabama, even though they had the "luck of the Irish" to win several of them.
Even though I can't stand Mr. "Show me the money" Nick Saban, I was glad to see Alabama kick Notre Dame's ass.
Canary

Hudsonville, MI

#29 Jan 10, 2013
I got a little sick of the saga of Manti Tao all year long and how he was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. He got burned more often than not against the TPT Tide.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#30 Jan 10, 2013
In S.Florida, Nick Sabin still conjurs up memorys of him as a Dolphin Headcoach telling the fan's he had no intention of leaving....then the NEXT DAY, calling a news conference to announce his accepting the job at Alabama.....in an interview, before this last game, his wife and him both admitted they had many regrets about how he left the Fins and their fans.....
St Stephen

Grand Rapids, MI

#31 Jan 10, 2013
Harry wrote:
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They basically root for them to do well and favor them in their broadcsats all season long.
How many names do you have? There can't be that many douchebags in Jenison...oh wait...nevermind...of course there could be.

You do know Notre Dame has a contract with NBC right? OF COURSE the announcers are going to root for ND!
Harry

Hudsonville, MI

#32 Jan 10, 2013
St Stephen wrote:
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How many names do you have? There can't be that many douchebags in Jenison...oh wait...nevermind...of course there could be.
You do know Notre Dame has a contract with NBC right? OF COURSE the announcers are going to root for ND!
I can think of at least one DB that doesn't live in Jenison.
Try Zeeland.

Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#33 Jan 10, 2013
Harry wrote:
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I couldn't agree more. The networks are in love with Notre Dame because of their long tradition and large Catholic following.
They basically root for them to do well and favor them in their broadcsats all season long. That being said - they did run the table until Alabama, even though they had the "luck of the Irish" to win several of them.
Even though I can't stand Mr. "Show me the money" Nick Saban, I was glad to see Alabama kick Notre Dame's ass.
I agree except I don't think the networks care about the large Catholic following. Most networks are anti-Christian. They care about the large, emphasis on large following. Put ND on TV and they get lots of people who watch and so they can charge more for the advertising. Put MSU on and a lot less people watch around the country, so less ad revenue.

I don't get why the sportwriters, who vote in the polls keep putting ND up top. I get the networks but not the writers.
Run 4 ist

Grand Rapids, MI

#34 Jan 10, 2013
FLBeaver wrote:
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I agree except I don't think the networks care about the large Catholic following. Most networks are anti-Christian. They care about the large, emphasis on large following. Put ND on TV and they get lots of people who watch and so they can charge more for the advertising. Put MSU on and a lot less people watch around the country, so less ad revenue.
I don't get why the sportwriters, who vote in the polls keep putting ND up top. I get the networks but not the writers.
It's called tradition. That is why they have such a following around the country. They were rated so high because they were undefeated. They had a bad night, it happens in sports. No one on that team had been there before, including the coach. Alabama has and as a former div 1 athlete I can tell you that means a lot. Where were you people when Ohio State lost by almost the same score a few years ago in the BCS championship? It happens. If ND recruited the same way as Alabama does they would have destroyed the league this year, but that's where integrity comes in. ND athletes are students first and athletes second. The emphasis on education and grade requirements means that their pool of potential players is much smaller than some schools like Alabama.

Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#35 Jan 10, 2013
Run 4 ist wrote:
<quoted text>It's called tradition. That is why they have such a following around the country. They were rated so high because they were undefeated. They had a bad night, it happens in sports. No one on that team had been there before, including the coach. Alabama has and as a former div 1 athlete I can tell you that means a lot. Where were you people when Ohio State lost by almost the same score a few years ago in the BCS championship? It happens. If ND recruited the same way as Alabama does they would have destroyed the league this year, but that's where integrity comes in. ND athletes are students first and athletes second. The emphasis on education and grade requirements means that their pool of potential players is much smaller than some schools like Alabama.
I was cheering when they lost to Texas and crying when they beat Oregon.

And if you believe that ND recruits football players any differently than any other big time school, you really have been fooled.

Since: Oct 12

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#36 Jan 10, 2013
FLBeaver wrote:
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I was cheering when they lost to Texas and crying when they beat Oregon.
And if you believe that ND recruits football players any differently than any other big time school, you really have been fooled.
I understand what he means about the educational standards being different between the schools...had several friends recruited around the midwest...Notre Dame's educational standards are quite a bit higher than many schools, and it inhibit's not the manner in which they recruit, but the pool of candidates available.....I would bet anything, that several of the largest linemen on Alabama or LSU, could'nt pass the standards at say, Notre Dame, Michigan or Stanford.....
Run 4 ist

United States

#37 Jan 10, 2013
FLBeaver wrote:
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I was cheering when they lost to Texas and crying when they beat Oregon.
And if you believe that ND recruits football players any differently than any other big time school, you really have been fooled.
Notre Dame does recruit differently. I am not being fooled.
Really

Grand Rapids, MI

#38 Jan 11, 2013
Run 4 ist wrote:
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It's called tradition. That is why they have such a following around the country. They were rated so high because they were undefeated. They had a bad night, it happens in sports. No one on that team had been there before, including the coach. Alabama has and as a former div 1 athlete I can tell you that means a lot. Where were you people when Ohio State lost by almost the same score a few years ago in the BCS championship? It happens. If ND recruited the same way as Alabama does they would have destroyed the league this year, but that's where integrity comes in. ND athletes are students first and athletes second. The emphasis on education and grade requirements means that their pool of potential players is much smaller than some schools like Alabama.
You are selling Alabama short from some bias, I think. But, you are entitled to your opinion.
Rudy

Hudsonville, MI

#39 Jan 11, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I understand what he means about the educational standards being different between the schools...had several friends recruited around the midwest...Notre Dame's educational standards are quite a bit higher than many schools, and it inhibit's not the manner in which they recruit, but the pool of candidates available.....I would bet anything, that several of the largest linemen on Alabama or LSU, could'nt pass the standards at say, Notre Dame, Michigan or Stanford.....
I hear you! I applied to go to Alabama but they rejected me because my GPA was too high, even though I was one heck of a intramural flag football player!

Since: Oct 12

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#40 Jan 11, 2013
Rudy wrote:
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I hear you! I applied to go to Alabama but they rejected me because my GPA was too high, even though I was one heck of a intramural flag football player!
...LOL....Well you never know where the next Heisman winner come's from.....Went to a big highschool in Chicago....one friend got a fullride to Purdue and a new gold Camaro....one went to Illinois, then played 10 years for the Packers....he even does the sports for the local news show in Green Bay....my cousin was an All-American at Michigan and played linebacker for the Bills for a coupla years, before his knee gave out.....
magic

Grand Rapids, MI

#41 Jan 12, 2013
Mitt wrote:
Ok so I don't spell Samoan names well. Its Manti Te'o I believe.
By the way, whatyear did you drop out of Cornerstone?
Don't be modest, you don't spell a lot of words well.

It's "you're right" not "your write" - most of us learned that in 3rd grade.
Mitt

Hudsonville, MI

#42 Jan 15, 2013
magic wrote:
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Don't be modest, you don't spell a lot of words well.
It's "you're right" not "your write" - most of us learned that in 3rd grade.
Thats just downwrite rood! Next time I'll use my smell chek.

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