Notre Dame in the National Championship.

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Titanup1982, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    I don't blame them for being indep... I mean, they have a Nat'l television deal already (thanks to NBC). They get to chose who they want to play, and can play anyone. Why would they want to join a conference?
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  2. Finnegan2win

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    That's why we hate them.. they think they are above everyone else, no conference championship/division standings, no scheduling restraints etc.

    Texas has their own station and they are still in a conference.. so that point is irrelevant.

    Oh well, they'll get exposed here soon enough.
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  3. xpmar9x

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    I don't see how them being an independent makes them "above everyone else". Just because they're a good football team, and don't want to be locked up in a conference doesn't bug me? BTW, i'm not a Notre Dame nut-swinnger, I do like Te'o though lol.. I'm an University of Illinois sports guy, and we flat out suck.

    I see it as harder for Notre Dame to get a BCS game (expect if they were in the SEC)..
    As an independent, Notre Dame must earn it alone. Major conferences generate a degree of market control. The financial benefits of membership in a large conference, however, include a chance at a BCS bowl, a collection of secondary bowls for three-quarters of its teams, an eight-game conference schedule, share in a lucrative conference championship, and a division of all the bowl monies. This independence has greater risk and more challenges in assuming duties conferences handle, but also has greater rewards and more freedom. ND gets to play all conferences, USC, Stanford, Pitt, Mich, Mich St, Purdue, BC, Navy... but yet people say they still had an easy schedule? Obviously it's not an SEC schedule, but still impressive to go undefeated. They have rivaleries and play these teams yearly, if they joined the B1G they'd lose out of there Pac-12 rivalies and BC, Navy, Pitt as well.

    Again, I'm not a ND nut-swinnger, just saying. I think everyone hates them because they have a great history and get hyped up due to the media. Just like everyone hates Tebow, Lin, Rex Ryan.. because ESPN doesn't stop talking about them.

    If the NCAA would just get an 8 team playoff and get rid of this terrible BCS crap, we wouldn't have to worry about this debate!
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  4. World Peace

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    I'm no SEC homer but this is an AWFUL ND team that has played name brand teams that have had a down year. Please remember that this is the team that almost was beaten by a Big East bottom feeder.

    If it is ND vs Alabama and the spread is anything below 7 points... Go get you an online sports betting account, take out a mortgage against your home and thank me for my tip... because you will be able to pay off both mortgages and have a free house is the line makers get this one wrong. In all reality, ND should be ATLEAST a 10.5 or more underdog vs Bama. There is no way they should even come close. ND being at number 1 is joke. This team couldn't beat Boise State's squad this year!
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  5. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

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  6. The Hammer

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    This terrible and annoying movie did not help. Only made the hate worse :gaah:

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  7. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    YESSIR

    January 7th I'll be in MIAMI!!!
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  8. The Playmaker

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    Bama wins by 3 touchdowns, Georgia wins by 2. Florida, Texas A&M, South Carolina, and Oregon would beat Notre Dame too.
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  9. jdog

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    If the Irish make 1 TD they should call it a victory and celebrate.
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  10. jplusip

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    Man... so everyone assumes Bama will beat Georgia eh?

    I mean, I love the Crimson Tide, but even I think the SEC Championship game will be a fight.
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