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Who wins tonight?

68% (706 votes)
Notre Dame
32% (335 votes)
Total Votes: 1041


slicksickle's picture

If there was a way for both teams to lose and implode right before gametime, I would be a bit more excited to watch this game...

hodge's picture


jedkat's picture


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buckeye_baker's picture

No, because then both teams will be featured in touching news stories and immortalized in their tragic greatness.
The only answer here is UC-Xavier style brawl on the field.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

gosolow2000's picture

I'm with you on that one. I can't bring myself to root for either of these teams to win, but I will watch.

bhsiba99's picture

This won't be a repeat of OSU-Miami 2002.  Alabama rolls ...

BME_Buckeye's picture

If Bama wins, I can't wait to hear what Mike Golic says. That guys loves boasting about his Alma Mater and it makes listening to anything the has to say impossible. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


hodge's picture

Used to listen to Mike & Mike all the time, couldn't handle Golic's incessant obsession with all things Notre Dame coupled with Greenberg's similar fascination with the Jets.  It's since been replaced with NPR's Morning Edition,  at least I learn something listening to that.

andyb's picture

I too partake in the morning edition!

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I go with The Dan Patrick Show.  He's from Ohio, but not is not a homer; and I find him to be hilarious.
Also, I picked Bama, but I want ND to win.

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ODEEZ330's picture

upvote love archer n screw mike n mike dan patrick all day.

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Unky Buck's picture

Being raised an Irish fan (prior to seeing the light by the age of 15), I'm inclined to cheer for the Irish and certainly will. It also doesn't hurt that I hate the SEC and Saban and don't care to see Bama win it's 3rd championship in 4 years. I also have a friend who's neighbor went to Bama and wears the SEC colored glasses. It's nice talking college football with him because he is knowledgable, but the homerism for the SEC shines through brightly so rooting against Bama is almost necessary to combat the stereotype personality.

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jestertcf's picture

Bama. I think Gene said it first. The number two always wins.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

buckeye76BHop's picture

Always remember folks...not too many (including some of our own fans) gave OSU a chance in the 2002 NC game against the mighty Miami U (who just won the BCS the year before).  I'm going with the Mid-West...I'm not a big fan of the Gold domers btw.  However, I'm Irish and assuming I should go with my heritage over the whore's from the south.  Stop the SEC talk tonight it for all of us in the North.  NO MORE SEC BSC Champions!!!!  Well...why do I keep getting the feeling that all this I  just typed was a waste of time;-)

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

BrewstersMillions's picture

I want OSU to be 2012's lone undefeated team. A wonderfull middle finger to people who rode OSU really hard over the last 18 months.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Dougger's picture

the only way i see it is if bama wins, we can beat them next year.. if notre dame wins....we get to beat them next year. i would like our team to be the ones to end the streak of the SEC, but if not, oh well

I like football

BrewstersMillions's picture

In a way, it would be poetic if OSU was the team to end the SEC reign seeing as though they started it....

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

bassplayer7770's picture

I agree, but which is worse?
The continuation of the "SEC is King" mentality from all the fanbois plus the media.
The Domers getting all high and mighty because they're "relevant" again.

BrewstersMillions's picture

I can assure the Domers already think that and one year won't undo the SEC is king thinking anyway. To be honest, and I'm trying to set aside my bias as a fan, an OSU throttling will undo the SEC domination rhetoric way more than any other team. I want Bama to win because ND fans are already insufferable, I don't think we need a title to pump them up more. Then let OSU beat the bejeezus out of whoever they end up playing next year and then we can begin talking about a power shift. Personally, I just think it has to be OSU that starts the process.
ND fans drive me insane and I'm surrounded by them. I don't know how many facebook posts\tweets\texts I've gotten from friends\acquaintances that say "ND's Baaaack!"-to which I respond "OSU never really leeeefffft!"

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Doc's picture

My sentiments exactly.  We need to shut the SEC up.  Not the Domers.

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bassplayer7770's picture

Fair enough.  Let the Buckeyes shut 'em up on January 6, 2014.

Baroclinicity's picture

Brewter's, I heard this on a sports talk show a few days ago on what would be more insufferable... ND or 'Bama winning.  Compelling arguments, but they settled on ND more because it was a national brand, and for 'Bama, it's near peak if not at peak.  ND has a potentially higher ceiling in that negative light.
But those chants of S-E-C and the Paul Finebaum radio show... the SEC needs a lesson in humility.   I don't care who does it at this point.  (As I have mentioned in the past, full disclosure, I'm a ND fan).

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Dr. House's picture

why is there is no option for I DON'T CARE. i'll be watching raw

cplunk's picture

"Rooting" for ND to win in that I am not actively rooting for ND to lose.
I want the SEC talk to end, but the two non-SEC teams I really don't like are ND and TSUN. Well, and PSU and Wisky.
I guess I've hit the point where my disgust with the rampant SEC talk over-rides everything else. The taste of ND winning would be like the taste of green nyquil, but if its effective in treating the malady then you do what you have to do, I guess.

cplunk's picture

Oh, and for the record, I voted Bama. I want ND to win, but if I had to lay money it would be on Bama.

Bucksfan's picture

If ND wins, then 3 out of the 5 Week-15 top-10 SEC teams will have lost their bowl games in which they were favored.
So, I am rooting for that.  I don't hate the Irish as much as so many others.  I hate them, but not nearly as badly as I hate how an entire conference gets credit for what a few teams do.  In that sense, Notre Dame is the complete anti-SEC.  ND's success is strictly on ND's own shoulders.  They can't coattail on anyone.

onetwentyeight's picture

Do I like ND? No. Do I want to cheer for them? No. Do I hate Bama/the SEC way way more? Yes. 
Lest we forget, FDR had to ally himself with Stalin in order to defeat Hitler by waging war on the western and eastern fronts. 
So yes, I am rooting for the f*cking NOTRE DAME FIIIIGHTING IRISH to win tonight. Sometimes MORALITY takes a backseat when there are greater forces at work here. The SEC MUST BE STOPPED AT ALL COSTS. 

LadyBuck's picture

As much as I hate the SEC, I want US To be the first ones to beat them. ROLL TIDE (puked in my mouth a little).

ATLBuckeye09's picture

I totally agree. I am watching and can't root for either team. When it comes to scUM I ALWAYS ROOT AGAINST THEM! In my lifetime there have been less than 5 times where I didn't root against them because it helped tOSU which is as far as I can go to not root against them. So I find myself in the same situation. I can't root for either team but I find myself NOT rooting against Bama because I KNOW it's going to be tOSU that ends this abomination of SEC dominance.

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Where's the I don't care option?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Work tonight will be my personal hell.

Massive power failure. One time.

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ODEEZ330's picture

nd is my 3rd fav team behind the buckeyes huge lead and fla st. My fam is ib tallahasee n have a prominent construction company that re did fsus stadium. I visited ny family during this time n got to meet bobby bowden n loved him I was always a fan prior vec my fam loved him than I met him n got a pic n autograph in me noles jerz n I fell in love. I know there is a lot of fsu haters on here lol. I like nd bec my friends family were huge nd people gpa was retired equipment mgr. I was lucky enough for him n his fam to take me to a game in south bend bec they knew I loved football n I fell in love with the tradition n paegentry their from that day forward I always had a soft spot: in my heart for nd. I got bama tonight though. Funny thing is I hated nd before ggoing to a game their

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lamplighter's picture

I voted ND, but my real hope is for the giant sinkhole or meteor

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I want Notre Dame to win because I'm sick of the SEC owning college football. Anyone else???  IMO college football is better when tOSU, Michigan, and Notre Dame are all very good. 
I can hear it now.... another year of SEC SEC SEC chants from the sissy country club sons of the confederate wasteland that is the southeast.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

ATLBuckeye09's picture

Try being a Buckeye fan living in the Southeast. I hear sooooooo much of it! And I can't even talk about a win vs. Arkansas anymore. The kings of cheating this whole bloody conference and they call tOSU cheaters. I feel like when I was growing up in The State Up North a Buckeye fan during the Cooper era. It was HELL! But just like when we turned it around with Tressel NOW we will turn it around for NC's with UFM at the helm!

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987

CincyOSU's picture

I'm rooting for an outbreak of Cholera...

ATLBuckeye09's picture

Or an asteroid to hit the stadium.

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987

faux_maestro's picture

One more year of $EC! $EC! $EC! Then next year, the team that it could be argued got the $EC dominance started (tOSU) is the one that stops it.

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ATLBuckeye09's picture

Exactly that's what I call JUSTICE!!! The Defense will have a lot of work to do get to that point but with out schedule it will allow us the opportunity to get on a roll. I believing this time next year I will be at my 3rd BCS Championship and this time I see a win for my Buckeyes! Championships aren't won in the off season but they surly can be lost so no messing around boys! Go UFM! Go Bucks and beat scUM!

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987