These next 3 hours are going to be difficult to stomach
ROLL TIDE!!! Can't deal with a year of the ND BS that will follow if they win, and I want OSU only undefeated, and I want OSU to break sec streak next year.
How Firm Thy Friendship
I completely agree. I currently live in "SEC country" and hate to hear them drone on and on, but an upcoming move to NJ will help me deal with it. Roll Damn Tide...
Chuck Norris vs Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee everytime.
If ESPN shows that puff piece on the city of Miami one more time I'm gonna hurl! It's not all that! I lived there, it's filled with Jersey Shore Douchebags and Haitian gangsters!
"Because I couldn't go for 3"
Lee corso is losing it
I think he lost it a while ago
I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face
when he left Louisville to coach Indiana?
lee corso is doing wat he's told to make the bucks!
One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.
The Orange Bowl field looks nice for a change. They must have gotten lucky with the rain (or lack thereof)?
1. not the orange bowl
2. that place is a total shit hole in the middle of nowhere. worst venue for a college national championship ever.
KGratz, totally agree. Having a hard time with rooting for Bama, but an optimistic outcome would be for us to be Dynasty and SEC breakers next year.
Any grass looks better than Jerry Dome. Probably a $100M turf that looks like a putt putt course.
Man I don't like either team but the atmosphere seems electric just watching from T.V. I was already hungry for 2013 and now it's almost unbearable!
Golden Domes vs. Trailer Homes...lets go!
Ah sorry tried to upvote you because that made me chuckle. I'll hit you on another comment!
"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes
Ahh no problem, I didn't come up with it anyway...
Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.
The Bama kid who came out for the toss, Warmack - is his first name Porkchop?
Anybody but the SEC.
Class of 2010
Anyone that has a telescope, chances of asteroid hitting the Miami Gardens area tonight?
My dream scenario: Bama wins 3-2. All points scored in the first quarter. Buckeyes named AP national champs.
My dream scenario: Bane shows up.
Yes brother - the fire rises.
"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.
Notre Dame isn't ready for this game! Tide Rolling!
Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.
Irish's defense seems a little hyped up.
who is the kitten they zoom in on?
awful drive by the ND defense
ND better knock the rust off fast or this could get ugly!
Notre Dame fans right about now:
The Redskins should have hired this stadium's ground crew
It's alot easier to grow grass in Florida in January
Irish look shell shocked. Gholston looks like he's hyperventilating.
clearly a catch
Clearly he caught the ball and it was no juggle. 1st and 10 Notre Dame!
Wasted time out!
Looks like a catch to me!
No catch there ... but this game is not over yet. ND can settle down. I am rooting for the midwestern team to end the streak. As much as I hate ND, I would like to see a cold weather, midwestern team bring one home.
What?? How was that not a catch? Bs.
looked to me at first, but then on replay it looked like he was bobblong it on his way down ... not enough to overturn no matter what ... jut my opinion.
he switched hands
lol ND completely blowing it
EDIT: Welp this game is already sickening
Zebras must have gotten a nice bama christmas bonus this year
Edit; Gift #2
no that's a pretty bad call
OMG the refs are sucking off the SEC!
Giving Alabama the game early
A few blown calls already. Unbelievable.
ND needs to take a deep breath.
Not a ND fan, but 2 crappy calls in a row with the Eiffert non catch and the catch interference. Just makes you wonder
ND getting screwed by the refs. Like Alabama needs anymore help... PI like a boss, no turnover of punt... geeez... evidently you can push a defender into your punter to ensure that you never turn the ball over on a punt. Heck, even get some yards out of it.
That was a good call says the expert in the booth who sounds like he's from the good ol' south.
I'm beyond sick of all those referee consultants. They blew the call. Face it!
Because he is from Birmingham, AL and was the SEC's coordinator of officials
Gotta love how these refs never have the balls to call out one of their own.
That hit is how a safety avoids the defenseless receiver call. Put that on the DB clinic tape.
Officiating is atrocious. Based on this, I say game over.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes
Bama's Oline is in beast mode
I would like to see Lacy in Pittsburgh
Keep trying to arm tackle Lacey.
~Because we couldn't go for three~
Lacy gets to the hole faster than anybody i've ever seen
That's what she said
theyre running wild.. i kinda feel bad for the players.. not for the fans though! 2 garbage calls... now its gettin outta hand fast
I like football
Of course, ND getting destroyed at the l-o-s. The officiating won't matter at this rate.
It's a massacre. A trainwreck! And I can't...look...away.
Looks like we all can go do something productive, like play Civilization V. :-)
so much for Notre Dame's almighty defense
Lacy = good hips and vision to follow blockers. ND is not looking good at all.
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
theyve got no pressure on passing plays at all
Well this one didn't take long
This might get ugly. ND has to put points up on this drive
Not sure ND can score 14
Tide look really, really good. Scary!
oh boy. i already hear ole miss fans getting their "S-E-C" chants warmed up
damn, at least we had leads in our games! and Bama fans (not SEC fans) aren't as bad as ND fans.
"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"
"Damn I miss El Guapo"
It's official: the one and only undefeated team of the 2012 season is ...
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
well, this is not going as expected ... where is the vaunted ND "D"?
bad calls or not, they should not be getting pushed all over the field like this. Need at least a few first downs here to settle the team. not over yet, but one more score by bama before the end of the first quarter ... too much to overcome.
Jimmy Kimmel is not a fan of Jay Leno
Te'o got burned!
I am saying he was down
Fumble? wow. ND is awesome.
NOT A FUMBLE!
Reminder, Manti Te'o was 2nd in the Heisman. No way Bama runs all over ND. 14-0. What? Oh, nevermind.
Watched this again over the weekend. Eddie Lacey is hanging on the rim with no hands right now.
boy you hope they get this right for the sake of the game
Another terrible call
Thats not a fumble. Damn refs...gettin pretty ridiculous
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee
They must just take turns doing the big games because I have seen some pretty good non-B1G refs during bowl season. These dudes just plain suck.
OSU vs Miami was called a war by the players involved; This is more of a massacre.
Knee clearly looks down, this could be a game breaker if it goes Bama's way...
My lord these fucking refs
Are these replacement refs?
Are these refs employees of ESPN?
knee was down, no way they dont overturn that
These refs are terrible. This honestly makes me wonder if they were paid by Alabama.
I'm a boss ass bitch!
Anything else on TV worth watching?
The new season of the Bachelor starts tonight. Lol.
With their quality of education, maybe these refs are ND grads?
Florida grads per Family Guy last night. Video in todays Quick Bits...
worse product: Pac12 refs or Pac12 network?
haha good one. .....network tho
Musberger is a douche bag
Eh, I hated him when Michigan was good, but now... He seems kinda harmless.
How many points does bama have to win by for Saban to leave? I say 28.
Please, please let him leave.
No i want urban to beat his a$$
The refs are good
Reminder, ND big wins this year are scUM (lost in bowl game), Okla (lost in bowl game), USC (lost in bowl game) and Stanford (didn't actually win that game).
Stanford got jobbed vs ND
Brent must have taken his Cialis
Wouldn't be surprised to see him sitting in a tub right next to herbstreit
Could the announcers be any more of pervs on national tv?
At least he is not appreciating AJs brother?
Watch it. Ain't nothing wrong with that, either.
my dear lord.. hopefully they continue showing mcarrons mom and girlfriend...hot stuff X2...times a million
Mus appreciating AJs girl.
I'll take Collin Klein's wife over AJ's girl any day!
this is probably going to be 21-0 by the end of the 1st
I guess these refs have only been being fair seeing as Notre Dame wouldn't be here without them
this might get uglier than the opener at dallas against AACC
lol..that was hilarious..she is smokin though
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine
Arg.... This is reminidng me of a certain 2006 game minus Ted Ginn... Notre Dame's D is not fast enough.
I don't feel like we were as inept, wait...
Beat me to it... this is MUCH worse...
We at least had a TD in the first quarter... ND might not score this game...
Calling it now. Bama will win by 30 and Kelly will blame the refs. It will be glorious.
ND looks way too slow!
Does anyone else feel reminded of Florida/OSU NCG? Yikes, this is MUCH worse...
way worse. at least we put up points on the first play!
Great move by Amari Cooper!
I've watched a number of Alabama games this year. Trust me, their offense is usually not like this.
But we're they playing defenses the caliber of NDs? Think about it...
Oh, I 100% agree with your point. I just did not complete the full analysis.
No hate, just sarcasm over the quality of NDs defense and the love they felt.
It's all good. Go Bucks!
ND fans are confused why the announcers aren't homers. Also, why isn't this game on that one network that has all the other games?
You mean NBC? The Notre Dame broadcasting Corporation
If by random luck Alabama wins 41-14 just like they beat Michigan, I will die of laughter
Alabama's offensive line push is something that you should not see on prime time television, let alone this game.
Billy Packer says..........this game is ovah
ND is back to being respectable after this year but one good season does not prepare you to challenge for a National Championship!
Haha Kirk! Whistle blows and he thinks they are reviewing it to call a TD. Sorry bud, just the end of the 1st quarter...
I was actually leaning ND this game to stop the SEC crap... but I will be just as happpy with a ND complete beatdown to break their spirits and maybe remind a few recruits where they are going.
It's like a lose win, win.
I'm rooting for an Urban Flip all of the sudden.
I have now changed my rooting for whatever helps Urban flip recruits. ;)
ALL JAYLON SMITH EVERYTHING (would never happen)
Just hoping we're not in a James Quick situation with this game and Vonn Bell. I hope Bell gives it more thought than just this game, but if we lose him and this was a big factor... I will find a way to hate ND more.
Schools may want to begin negotiating 'BCS Embarrassment Clauses' into coaching contrats whereby the coach is docked a years salary for getting shut out or losing by more than 28 pts. in the championship game.
America, it's time to forgive the Buckeyes. OK, we did lose twice, but both times it was still a game past the first 3 freakin' minutes.
ND allowed 286.8 yards per game during the regular season. Bama at 202 after one quarter.
Wow! #1 defense in the country!
okay, so the ND defensive line is pathetic ... wtf. really, this bad? where the hell is Teo?
On the sideline sipping a Mai tai
big gulps, eh?
Well played! I've almost got enough helmet stickers to upvote that one. I'll get you next time
get chippy or something... this is embarassing!! obviously one team shouldnt be there!
Joe Bauserman is suing Everett Golson. He trademarked throwing passes out of bounds in that stadium.
anything else on tv tonight?
Just fired up Netflix. I'll check back with this thread and Twitter to see if anything interesting happens.
I thought one of my friends was being a smart-ass picking the tie-breaker score of 49-0 Bama but he might end up winning the score
again with the girl...hahahahahahhaah..good lord
I love it, a lotta life left in Brent..
2006 Florida scored point 21 one first play of the second half on 2 yard run. 2012 Alabama scores point 21 first play of the second half on two yard run. At least we had a Ginn TD return...
This already makes 2006 seem slightly less embarrassing and we just started the second quarter
Welp Kroger is open and I need some food. This is pretty much wrapped up.
If only Kerry Combs could be watching this game with some recruits or current players...
Hopefully Marrioti pulls it out in the weight room from time to time. Good motivation.
Lou Holtz is having a stroke right now!
Wonder how much it cost to run an advertisement after halftime.
Whatever it was, too much...
They might start paying people just to avoid putting up a black screen instead.
"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes
Alabama fans right now:
This is like 41-14 without the good start. Oh the humanity.
I just threw up in my mouth.
You can't just luck into a national championship and win it with a freshman QB, Notre Dame fans.
what a horrible call...
OH BOY TIME FOR 28-0
Oh boy, just going to get worse.
that was a horrible play call
4th and 5 and you throw a bomb?
man teo is showing out.......wait nvm.
stark county football
They got past the 50 though.
Going deep on fourth and five? Hmmmm......
Reminds me of Tressel's going for it on 4th down back in the day. Clear desperation, if he punts the ball it shows a lot of confidence in his defense and that would have been the right call IMO.
I hope Vonn Bell finds this boring
dude was open underneath on the 4th down play
Vonn Bell: "Running the score up is mean. I could NEVER play for that guy." Ya think?
Did Notre Dame watch the Bama/TAMU game? Confused by throwing that many jump balls out of bounds
What I am really hoping is that after a year + of coaching, our guys are better prepared for this game vs an SEC team next year.
Agreed. The way Bama is playing tonight I don't know if any team would make this competitive
You think he tanked that play just so the punter could get a chance to play? What a good teammate
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK!!
O boy davonte neal
I think the two times I've watched Neal field a punt, he's fumbled.
Either I'm bad luck for him or his fingers are butter
Lol, that was the best troll-slide I've ever seen. Just faceplants himself only to have the guy behind him blast his own teammate.
Thank God Meyer passed on Neal.
irish caught a break there. smart play to hit it out of bounds though
An urgent plea to Brent Musberger
NEVER utter the words 'Oh baby' again
At least he wasn't looking at McCarron's girlfriend when he said it
Cmon Notre Dame this is the national title game, make it entertaining at least. Please give me six.
Its times like this I'm glad OSU got sanctions. Better to be sitting at home than getting embrassed like this!
if we were eligible we would be playing notre dame!
And we would win easily!
4letter would not let that happen even if only two undefeated
That is an interesting thought.
Derp Derp I stand corrected. I still think we would get passed over by Bama though. That's my thought though.
I think we would have gotten blown out. We are just not put together just yet as a team.
I think with urban as head coach (experience in titles) and the seniors they would be ready. Also herman could proabably come up with a few tricks with all of that time. We could hang with ND
Yep! We will be the only undefeated team and amping up for a 2013 run! #BlessingInDisguise
Hey! Ice loves Coco on E! right now. Sweet!
punt = comeback, lets see this ND!!! ok... not happening... alright then...
My wife just asked me why we are watching this stupid game that is over and not the bachelor... I couldn't come up with a responce to that other than the bachelor sucks and I am not watching it.
worst show ever. my gf watches that too
Makes me want to shoot myself. I can't even make the argument that this is the NCG though because the game is almost as pathetic... not quit... but I'd like to be able to argue FOR the biggest game of the year.
Same here. The only thing worse would be watching Hoke in a lard eating contest
Wow, someone really watches that? I'd throw the tv out the window! lol
I sleep with a TV on.....I despise reality TV so much I actually look ahead on the TV guide to make sure that when I fall asleep no reality shows get my airtime.
"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."
Well we have all learned one thing already, sending the message to your team that " its okay to make mistakes" is probably not the right way to approach the sitatuion.
This looks OU not showing up against USC in the Orange Bowl
"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM
Miami is a horrible place.
BAM, that's what i'm talkin about!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does anyone else think Clinton-Dix should be from Arkansas?
Eh... OK... I gotta report to write.
Clinton - Dix FTW.
Yeah, this *hit is over. Where are all the people who doubted my criticisms of this Irish team? Tough D? More like liability.
He feared for his life at the sideline
Notre Dame is getting dominated. This is sad.
ND IS HORRIBLE!
Who was it that thought this was gonna be a good close game? Moorons.
If all else fails I can watch OSU-Wis, or OSU-TTUN on the DVR.
Might just pop in the OSU Game Time 2012 DVD I got for Christmas...
Game sucks so how about a poll; whose girlfriend is hotter; McCarin's or the Klein kid from Kansas State???
"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"
Definitely McCaron.....although it's probably not hard to win Miss Alabama....
easiest way to get upvotes right here^
lol not my intention..just proving my point!
haha i know its just usually pictures of attractive women get like 10 upvotes lol
Klein, Mccarron's gf is way too skinny.
What about mccaron's or jonny football's?
she is real hit or miss in pictures...add in the fact that she has horrible judge of character from what i've seen and stock really drops for me lol
I thought it was McCarrons mom that was hot?
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton
Luck of the irish fail...
found miss alabamas twitter.... tonight just got way better
ND's supposed strength was their front 7 on defense. Uh no. Bama's o-line is having their way with them.
ND getting absolutely carved up
I guess it won't get too out of hand. Didn't Saban slow it down in the 2nd half vs. m*ch?
Yeah, he won't go full Bert mode if they start going up by 30+
Maybe Norte dame should try to blitz mccaron instead of letting him have all day to throw
so news flash Notre Dame, this soft zone is really not working.
I love my wife....She just turned and looked at me and said, "Welp, why don't we just watch through half time to see Urban Meyer and then turn it off."
Notre Dame a year ahead of schedule??? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe 3-4
That was close
Wow. Cooper's burst at the very end there is elite.
That's the one Irish. No more luck for you today.
man that was a sure TD
WOW! Did you see Lacy throw that defender down?! Impressive!
HA!!! wtf are you thinking.
Neal. Thank you for going to ND.
ND really had no idea what they were geting into tonight.
I think the guy to watch after this game isn't Gibson, Timmons or Bell.....I think it's Saban. If Bama ends up destroying ND (which it looks to be headed that way) will Saban finally feel bored with college football? I think that will shape the landscape of these last few weeks of recruiting. The only x-factor is, how long does Saban wait until he "declares" for the NFL?
i just said the same thing about Saban...Just blow the hell out of ND (PHRASING!!!) and him get bored and say it was time to take on the nfl...again. Hello Browns!`
Saban will either leave tomorrow morning, right after NSD, or never.
I was just thinking the same thing. If he wants a challenge he will go back to Northern Ohio and try to finish what he started in the with Billy B.
What a fricken idiot; you don't catch a punt inside the five yard line; I thought ND had smart kids...
Why would you field a punt that close to the endzone? That's like rule #1 of returning punts you idiot
Maybe Brian Kelly should go back to his 'Im going to yell until my face looks like a tomato' coaching method. He needs to do something to make this entertaining.
Looks to be a good thing we passed on Davonte Neal
Need to see what is on the dvr
I think ND sniffed a little too much paint when they were painting thier helmets!
Miss Alabama must be attracted to McCarron's giant tattoo.
holy shit..the internet just said this is real when i did the search.....
yea, really fake
His tattoo is an interpretation of this title game....that's why Jesus is crying
Knew this was getting posted at some point. Lol.
I don't always catch the punt, but when I do it's at the 2 yard line.
Thank god Neal went to ND
AJ Mackeron's girlfriend Katherine Webb is hot!
definitely a 10 but too muscular for my tastes
sounds like you just need a new years resolution :p jk!
top 5 gif lol
Awesome. Didn't see this one coming.
I see what you did there
Ok, so really, score predictions if:
OSU vs. ND
OSU vs Alabama
OSU 27 ND 14
OSU 17 ALA 30
+1 for honesty
OSU vs. ND: 24-13 us.
OSU vs. Alabama: It really could go in any direction of 13-10 us...17-10 Alabama...or 56-10 Alabama.
I like your style...
OSU-14 Bama-42 lol i was gonna say 41 but im not going there
Whoever said thank god Urbz passed on Neal...+10, dude sucks. He needs to grab some wood and think about his decisions.
2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate: UFM: "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."
At least Rudy could tackle...
HE WAS OFFSIDES! LOOK AT THE REPLAYS! hahaha
Alabama has depth...no way....OVERSIGNING
She goes to Auburn! I dont care how hot a chick is if she goes to Michigan I aint touchin her!
Sorry photos of Kate Upton give me two reasons to disagree with you.
Time for Rees ?
What is he going to do? Take a sack quicker and get hit harder?
Everett Golson is no Braxton Miller
Golson.........you are not XBRAX360!
Has Te'o made a tackle yet?
Shazier > Te'o
lol I was going to wait until halftime to start my T'eo bashing
I still can't believe he was second place for the Heisman
EDIT: I will say that he's had plenty of missed tackles today!
He just dove at a ball he had no chance of catching.
but Teo catches deflections. Tackles, sacks etc dont matter bro
he almost did but just whiffed
Te'o also allowed the 2nd TD. Went for the run and Mcarron just dumped it to the tight end.
At this point not even Rocket Ismail couldn't help Notre Dame right now.
This is sad.
How soon till the Irish fans leave and give up on their $1000 tickets ?
So glad my buddy who is a Miami/ Oklahoma fan just sent me an SEC!SEC! text. I told him I was confused, and he said he can't help being an SEC fan. I responded by asking him about Oklahoma and he responded by saying he was tired of seeing them get blown out in bowl games and that Stoops sucks.
that makes absolutely no sense.
That Freshman is sick
Notre Dame's defense is suspect.
My tv needs a feature where the hi def is turned off whenever Musbuger comes on the screen. (Shudder)
RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY!
At least ND's basketball team won today, so there is that Irish fans.
I'll be straight up, this game is ALL because of Saban. I truely believe that SEC coaches know much better how to gameplan for these type of games than anyone else. Luckily, we pulled Urban whos done it as well as anyone. Saban truely may be the best college coach of all time...
What possibly could be said about Notre Dame's 1st half play that is positive? At least they're not down by 40?
Thier helmets are still shiny cuz they haven't hit anybody yet!
Where is this guy when ND needs him??
before that long throw, absolutely nothing.
after that long throw, absolutely nothing
How many flag routes have they competed now!? Get a clue ND!
Is anybody else as excited as I am to watch Brett Belima try to compete next season at Arkansas? I have a feeling it is going to look a lot like this.
This game is still one, just so I can see UFM at halftime.
I'm done here............g'nite folks
Holy crap. They going to get to 60 today?
No way we'd be losing this bad and no one could tell me other wise
thats just not fair lol
Gawd I hate the SEC. How can you explain their dominance? Is a playoff going to change anything? B1G colleges need to start poaching their coaches.
Simple, they pay their coaches more, including their assistance. I think that some of their assistance make more than Big Ten head coaches, seriously...
can somebody get an f'in clue?
Somethings gotta shift.
Yes, the Big Ten does need to try harder with its coaching hires (with the exception of Ohio St and Urban Meyer). But "SEC dominance" is a bit of a misperception. Mississippi St is not a good football team just because Alabama kicked the crap out of Notre Dame. Grantland had a pretty good article about that this fall. The whole SEC hasn't dominated college football. Urban Meyer, Les Miles, and Nick Saban have. Urban is in the Big Ten now. Now we just need the rest of the conference to follow suit and hire big time coaches instead of shooting for moderate success on a budget.
Alabama's offensive line vs. Notre Dame's defensive line:
Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaa! I didn't think ND looked that good.
I hope all those ND fans had fun paying thousands of dollars to see this live
money well spent
What is the hell can Brian Kelly say at halftime??
Win one for the Gipper!
NO MORE GIRLFRIEND SHOTS GEEZ
At least she doesn't have a half jersey like Laura Quinn
Brett meant to say " Johnny Football may have some competition for hottest girlfriend in the SEC"
Serious poll time(because this game is just ridiculously awful now)
who has the hotter girlfriend, McCaren or Johnny Football?
Im going to say McCaren.
Throw in Collin klein's as well
Manziel's girlfriend is a two face: incredibly hot in some pictures, skeletor in others...yeesh
Sarah Savage all day long!!!!!
This is like watching puppies being drowned.
Is there a mercy rule in college football?
A true craftsman definitely never blames his tools.
Brian Kelly literally has no idea what is going on.
"if this was a prize fight, they would call it off" - only smart thing I have ever heard Musberger say
"This games not over" -Saban
Has he not been watching the same game as the rest of us?
Saban translation : Notre Dame sucks and doesn't belong here. We're gonna put up 50 on them and not let them score a single point.
Brian Kelly is funny. NFL next?
blame the D, what about your offense????
How many f bombs and how red does Kelly's face get @ halftime?
Maybe we can win if Alabama doesn't come back
Max Redfield immediate buyers remorse?
He hasn't signed yet.
Time to offer him Urban.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
"I was wondering what would break first, their spirit or their body." - Saban
What happened to ND's vaunted defense? Oh yeah, they havent faced an SEC team this year yet. Personally this is embarrasing to see happen to a midwestern football team. Oh well, at least in '13 OSU gets to be the first team to break the SEC curse!
scarface is on!!
So glad the media and SEC fans are thoughtful enough to make Catholic and rosary jokes
Lol at Kelly trying to not sound dumb at halftime interview...
Never heard a coach say our only chance of winning is if the other team doesn't come out of the locker room for the second half!..............WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!
That was shocking.
Michigan put up a better fight than this! Lol!
Like I said to people here: ND scraped by scUM, Stanford and Pitt, should've lost to Pitt and Stanford, and USC would've won with Barkley (even with Kiffin).
I really feel bad for the nuns and Priests at church right now.
Safe to say not even touchdown Jesus can help then now!
Will TOSU be ranked higher than ND if this keeps up?
I'm pretty sure ND falls pretty far...
Probably finish AP at #2.
Love it, I hope so...
I don't see how we don't finish #2...especially with Florida's loss.
Looks like someone's not "playing like a champion" today
ESPN's frontpage has a picture of Alabama with headline, "playing like a champion."
C'mon Jaylon Smith! Join the undefeated team!
Urban live at halftime-right now.
Feel bad for my buddy at work, he's a huge ND fan and took his dad to the game. Suprisingly hes very level headed about college football and never trash talks OSU so I definitely feel for him watching this. Tough, tough tough game so far for ND they are absolutely getting destroyed off the line on both sides of the ball.
Same for my brother in law, but I am not sure that makes up for the hundreds of other yahoos.
ND fans were trash talking me in Tempe after Troy and crew destroyed them in the Fiesta Bowl.
Notre Dame's new slogan.............Play Like A Chump!
Oh don't even spew the layoff BS
Thoughts after the first half:
Urban, recruit, recruit and keep recruiting.
Touchdown Jesus is crying right now!
ND is just completely outmatched in this game.
If this win helps my Buckeyes get Jaylon Smith and Max Redfield, I will love Bama for 14 seconds.
Touchdown Jesus can't bear to watch the Second Half.
Why is he wearing a sombraro?
They can't wake up the echoes cuz they are in a coma!
I noticed how Desmond is always second to talk when urban Meyer is around....damn straight!
if we make it next year, i have vowed to myself to make the trip. I'll jump out of my $500 top shelf seats and onto asphalt if it is like this.
Quit with the commercials damnit I want to hear Urban's analysis!
The Ohio State University is going to finish as the ONLY undefeated team in the nation
Hey, remember guys, we've been here before ... not quite this bad, but it felt that bad to me.
I just wanted the SEC streak to end and especially to a midwestern team, not happening. on the plus side, the ND is back talk is done. Still not elite - for twentieth straight year
for those talking about jaylon smith, theres no way urban would reach out to him right?
Depends on who is in the final class. With Quick out, why not test the waters?
I'd laugh so hard to find out he's texting recruits during commercial breaks during the halftime broadcast.
Notre Dame should have had a V8
With all due respect to fine undefeated '12 Buckeye team...
You guys did not want to play this Alabama team.
We almost beat Notre Dame in their stadium.
We lost a chaotic game at Nebraska when Denard was injured and the coaches failed to have a Plan B.
And we were outplayed in Columbus by a very good Ohio State team.
But nobody -- nobody -- put the hurt on us like Bama.
We lost 41-14. I am hoping Bama beats Notre Dame 41-0. It might be worse than that.
Agreed M man, no way we play with this team this year. We'll take our undefeated season and recruit
You guys did not want to play this Alabama team
your coach sweats grease and has Fred Flinstone feet.
I like M Man>>>>good dude. But this^^^^^^ was funny.
Meyer + Braxton>>>Kelly and Golson
Absolutely. Agreed. Setting aside Alabama; Ohio State could be the best team we faced. Although nobody had a player like Clowney. Taylor Lewan did well to minimize Clowney as much as he did.
I am not ashamed to admit I am glad we are not playing Bama right now.
I completely disagree about not wanting to play this Alabama team. We would have loved to be playing in a bowl game this year, even if it was against Alabama. Our team consistently found ways to overcome each obstacle in front of us.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to be in the NCG, but not to lose to another SEC team. I know it is better to have loved and lost, but....
of course we would love to have played in a bowl game this year. But, yeah, we could not legitimately compete with this bama team. It would have been worse for us than not playing. Now, I recionize and respect that many in our fan base would not have cared getting obliterated in a title game again, but some of us (me included) prefer to get there when we have an actual chance to compete. I'm happy we are not playing bama this year. next year and the years after, with Meyer, let's have at it. Just not this year.
Notre Dame struggled to beat 2 of the same teams we did and blasted Michigan State who we struggled against. Now, I know the D came around SOME in the 2nd half, but I wouldn't like our D's chances against this Bama O-Line. We may put up a better fight simply because of how good Braxton is, but Urban didn't have the talent or speed in the trenches to hang with Bama this year. I would like our chances next year and probably around 2014 where our skill players will be elite and we'll have so many nasty defensive players flying around, but 2012 Buckeyes woudln't beat this Bama group. Notre Dame isn't that much different than Ohio State. They may not have been as good as us offensively, but they were superior on D this season.
I don't think we, Ohio State, had the depth that Bama has either....yet. It seemed like we were one good injured player away from losing a game this year. Would Bama have had to move a full back to the starting MLB position? Doubt it.
That depth is coming though, with Urban's excellent recruiting.
You're right, but I would gladly go up against this undefeated ND team.
I wanted to play them. I bet there's 80 odd kids in Columbus that wanted to play them. To be the best you gotta play (and beat) the best.
Close M Man. 42-14. It's almost as if that is the score that Saban wanted.
At the half:
Southern Baptist Jesus - 28
Catholic Jesus - 0
Urban Meyer knows a thing or two about missed tackles - see 2012 season
What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.
Who said the bowl ban would prevent Buckeye exposure?!?!?! Urban representing. I love that he touched on missed tackles....hopefully see a D loaded with a bunch of Venus Fly Traps....only mobile ones.
Funny. Urban giving Desmond the "You little prick, I know exactly what you said about how my football team cheats and yours is perfect. I'll slap that dumb look right off your face" look.
Back to back national champ game shout outs for Bama lookiing like a real possibility.
So far Brian Kelly teams have been outscored 48-7 in BCS game. It's 99-31 if you include the BCS game against Florida.
Wikepedia does....it also count the loss to the Hokies the year before.
but he is an offensive genius.
And now holds the longest bowl losing streak in the nation. Congrats to Northwestern for shedding that monkey off of its back.
SEC commercial about SEC academics......................FUNNIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN ON TV!
My wife even said something about that commercial! "Other than Vanderbilt, who goes to an SEC school for academics? I thought it was for sports or parties!"
You gotta give it to them for creating a Superbowl style comedic comercial.
In all fairness Texas A&M and Florida are good schools. Florida and OSU are on the same notch. Other then that the others are bad!
Georgia isn't bad either. It really doesn't matter though, if you get an undergrad degree at UK or Ohio State you have about the same chance of getting a job. I know people who went to great schools who weren't able to get jobs with their degrees and people who went to NKU that are making a really nice living right now.
I would say that Kentucky is honestly not that bad of a school either.
Teams can't go toe to toe with Bama with all the talent they have. To beat them you have to out scheme them and have a little luck. That's what A&M did
Urban gave a comment on what ND should do in the second half to stop bama. Desmond Howard corrected him telling him that Urban's plan would not work. Give me a break. Desmond giving the best coach in college football pointers. GTFO Desmond.
Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL
Well that is a Michigan education for ya...delusional...
Urban should bitch slap Desmond so he may talk and be understood.
Nah its OK Brent shared some of his pregame cialis with Desmond he's just a little excited...
UPVOTE, since I could and now I can't now till I get 40 some stickers!!!
What the Torg said!
ND's beating is right on schedule. I am confused about some comments. The refs are a problem? I think it is ND is a second or maybe third tier team in the problem.
It's been quite a while since anyone complained about the refs man. And at the beginning of the game....they were a huge problem.
After what happened with James Quick, do you guys think this influences Bell??
care to elaborate?
Pretty sure Bell has had his mind made up awhile ago. He is waiting just to give a fair shake to his childhood favorite team just incase he really likes the new staff there.
Alabama is saying S-E-C ya later Notre Dame.
I can't wait to see Mark May's look in studio with "Dr Lou". And I don't even like Mark May. Notre Dame is relevant again? Good one....
I have zero interest in anything mark may will say about this game
I have zero interest in anything mark may says EVER!
I'd love to see a clip or two with Mark May and Urban Meyer on the set together....better yet. I'd like to hear May interview Meyer and Meyer annihilate May wtih references to OSU's trucking of Pitt.
Didn't Pitt just gett beat down in their irrelevant bowl game?
that interception will suck the life right out of you
I hope qb's try to challenge roby like that next year
Manti Teo draft stock is plummeting as the clock in this game continues to run...
Serious question, Alabama Offense or Alabama Defense?
And (not serious question), would the NCAA let ND use BAMA second teamers for one game?
By the way they keep throwing at Milner it makes me think Brian Kelly put his life savings on Alabama!
Manti Teo quickly showing the country why he is the most over hyped player in the nation
My main question is: Does Saban want to coach in the NFL?. If he does, Bell becomes a Buckeye
Saban will not go to the NFL, they have very strict limits on how many players you can sign
Class of 2008
Notre Dame proving every criticism about them and then some. What a pathetic showing. They'd be better off having just lost to Pitt or Stanford.
Class of 2010.
I think Oregon would have been a much more interesting match up.
Yep. ND was by far the least-scary team that beat us this year. We beat ourselves that night. Six turnovers and it was 13-6 at the end.
Oregon would have been a better game. And no doubt that OSU could roll ND in a bowl game.
I will stay with my Oregon and Alabama 1 and 2 in my fan poll. Some of the things that were wrong in October were USC and Wisconsin, for me anyway.
D-linemen dropping like flies on ND....they need some Marriotti conditioning. This game is getting really really embarrassing.
Painful to watch...
When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Is Te'o even playing, haven't heard his name once this game...
Alllllll day to throw......
I'm pretty sure it's now safe to say that this game was over on Dec. 1, 2012...
If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?
Anybody else surprised the line was only 10 or so in this game?
Could they put a camera on the Bama flag girls or cheerleaders and do a little picture in picture of the game... I'd have a reason to watch at least.
Do you think Kelly wishes there was a freak hurricane to stop this game? I don't know I could stand there an take it. ND has zero defense. Just pathetic.
This is embarrassing...
For the first time in BCS history they had to call in the second string Bama BAND members after the first stringers were just too winded to play the fight song after another Bama TD!
Quite possibly my favorite quote of the evening (next to Kelly saying he could win if Alabama doesn't come out of the locker room after the half).
How bad does this game hurt Te'o's draft stock?
Not as much as it hurts his feelings
just one game!
Why am I still watching this "game"?
because your roommate is a ND fan like mine?
Haha! I'm watching the game with my dog. The wife is gone and could care less.
bama began the year destroying aacc, and ends it destroying the golden domers. and TOSU went undefeated. cant ask for much more than that. GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ND is wishing that the Mayans had been right.
We've got a ball game... Oh wait, nevermind
Saban is gonna be so pissed they didn't get a shut-out. I bet he won't even smile now when they hand him the trophy after the game.
How cute. Saban allowed a pity touchdown...
I really enjoy the AT&T commercials with the kids and the guy in the suit. They make me chuckle everytime
If it weren't for all the commercials the game would be over.
Notre Dame in the BCS:
2001 lost to Oregon State 41-9
2006 lost to Ohio State 34-20
2007 lost to LSU 41-14
It's like Bill Murray's "Ground Hog Day" for them!!!
alright im done. goodnight everybody. we all know the ending anyway.
only undefeated team in college football!! happy for our kids! jaylon come play with yo brothaaaaaaaaa
Nix is too big to wear #9 it just dont look right!
Bama backs are throwing the domers around like rag dolls
Thank you Nick Saban (cringe) for running the clock out by running the ball.
i wanted nick to hang 60 on these iu basketball fans errrr notre dame fans
ND defense is worn out, 4th quarter is gonna be UGLY!
Bye, bye Bell. This may work out for us in the long run, though. Who would ever want to don the blue and gold again?
Way to sweep the leg, Nick!
You need to change the graphic on this post. Kelly should have a pillow and Saban should have a rocket launcher.
How red is beet face? Sorry I'm at work.
I haven't seen him look upset. More resigned...
Forrest Gump > Rudy
lol at the Zyzz gif... did not expect to see that on here.
Gotta love the top 5 talk for next year: Bama TAMU Oregon
I can see ESPiNS top five as: Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia and Florida
"But I'm tryin' Ringo. I'm tryin', real hard, to be the shepherd"
The internets have entertained me tonight.
Thank God for that. There sure as hell wasn't anything entertaining on TV.
I'm not sure which is funnier - watching Notre Dame get the ever living shit kicked out of them or watch Desmond humiliate himself while Urban drills it out of the park!
The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced
So is it funny if a Bama fan puts his nuts on a Notre Dame fan tonight?
sec the "goodest" confernce in college "goodest" used by Richardson from there last year who was there for 3 years
also bama qb girlfriend hot but you know dude is gonna bang all of sorority row when he gets back to campus
Never seen a QB and a center fighting before!
The center should just let a D-lineman through next time instead of pushing his QB.
Yeah, that made this game worth watching
I live musberger calling it "a lover's quarrel"
That was the hardest McCarron (sp?) has been hit all night.
Wow. There's a point where you may be taking yourself way too seriously, McCarron and Saban
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
I have to say I love the infighting between the douchebags of alabama. Contrasts greatly with the 'family' atmosphere at OSU. Take note vonn bell and ask yourself which team you will really feel a brotherhood with.
Holy crap Nick Saban smiled.
Hard to argue that Bama could be in the middle of the Dynasty not the end, but how much longer will Saban be this effective? He's 61 now, and I just can't imagine he'll have the same edge for much longer. At some point he's just going to lose that edge. Is it next season, 2 years? Hard to say really. I don't know that he'll get to the Bear Bryant 6 titles.
I dunno, Paterno did mighty well after age 61, albeit in a figurehead role much of that time. Bowden had his best seasons in his sixties. It's a matter of how long he wants to keep doing it, really.
That's kind of what I mean, he's got a few good seasons left, but it's not like he'll be at Bama for 25 years and dominating college football that long. It's conceivable, IF he wants to, in 15 years Urbs could still be here coaching.
Exactly. Urban is quite young at 48. Forty-freaking-eight and he has two titles to Saban's four at 61.
I wonder how LSU fans feel about Bama's success with their former coach? Because it's the eSEC, i think they still love him.
But watch the hatred for Urban Meyer next year, because he left the SEC.
I have a number of LSU friends. They hate Saban.
42-14 is worse than 41-14 at least!
you sir have won yourself one million internetz
Just another SEC infomercial.