Before I begin to shred the Shamrocks, I want to make it clear that I think Notre Dame will win this game. As I mentioned to the other Smackdown Friday writers earlier this week, you don’t have to pick against the team you’re smacking.
Unfortunately, I don’t think the Michigan State Spartans have what it takes to win this game. That doesn’t mean I won’t be rooting for them.
It damn sure doesn’t mean I’ll be pulling for Notre Dame in any way. I could never.
There are so many ways to do this. Where should I begin? I’ll start with a couple easy ones.
Charlie Weis. That’s it. That’s the joke.
If it weren’t for Bob Davie’s leftovers winning 10 games in 2002, Willingham would’ve been a total failure at Notre Dame, instead of just a failure.
On second thought, Kent Baer does count. This way I can bring up George O’Leary, the man who resigned five days after being hired because it turned out he had falsified his resume years ago and just never made the corrections.
I’m actually not even hating, here. First of all, shoutout to ol’ Georgy boy for pulling a savage move in a cutthroat business and getting away with it for so many years.
Secondly, if you’re Notre Dame, you can’t be expected to look into all that stuff. At that point, O’Leary’s resume had been read over and approved by so many people that it would never have occurred to you that he’d fabricated a part of it.
How about a happier time?
I will forever cherish the vivid memory of watching the Irish get Denarded in the first ever game under the lights at the Big House.
Denard Robinson was nothing short of magical that night, confounding the Irish defense with his unparalleled athleticism.
This performance transformed Robinson’s career. As we found out, though, Robinson wasn’t really even that good. Notre Dame’s defense was simply atrocious that night.
Let me put it to you overzealous golden domers like this:
The last time you played for a championship, you got steamrolled by the Tide while your star player became the poster boy for an awful online hidden identity show on MTV.
One of your best receivers in recent memory was so fed up after playing for your program that he switched to baseball. Can anyone spell Samardzjia without looking, by the way?
From 1994 to the 2006-07 season, you played in nine bowl games. All of them were loses.
Go ahead and win this one for the Gipper because if you don’t, your season might as well be over.
So, yeah I’m picking Notre Dame to win the game and hoping I’m wrong.
Go Green. Go White. Kick that Irish ass this weekend.
Oh, and Rudy sucks.
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