When I began looking at colleges to attend in 1987 (dating myself, I know) my parents, who were both Syracuse grads sat me down and informed me that they would pay for me to go to any school in the country that I could get into. During the conversation, they also stated to me that should I choose to attend Penn State or Notre Dame, I was on my own.
The dislike has run deep in my family now for literally generations...
If you have any family that to went to ND you learn to hate the school.
They personify the term old money.
The arrogance of ND is off the charts.
Just because of that I would love to knock them out of the playoffs.
I bet Clemson hopes we lose so they get a de facto bye in the CFB if they drew ND.
coach lea is doing great things there as the dc. Hoping Shy has a great game and plays a lot. I remember during our visits coach lea wasn’t sold on shy when we first met. It wasn’t until he got him in the camp and started seeing him in the combine workouts and getting to coach him that he told Shafer to take him. Would love Shy to play well and show him he was right even if it’s from the other side line. Let’s hope coach lea’s guys have a bad day!
You know the scene in Rudy where the family sits around the TV watching the Irish? Well, that was my house too, and the only person in the room rooting for the domers to fumble, bumble and lose was me.
Here's hoping this happens on Saturday - I'll be rooting my azz off:
They're undefeated this year and, in fairness, should get credit for a good season just like any other team. They beat Michigan (home, first game of the season), Pitt (home) and WF on the road. Whether they're playoff-quality remains to be seen.
What bothers me is the halo mentality surrounding the program. Not only do they have their own network contract, they're the only team to have a rep' on the bowl council. These benefits - and their fans opinions of themselves - often exceed actual achievements on the field.
We'll see what happens. They're talented, especially their D front 7. But I question whether they're as good as Clemson.