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November 16, 2007

Duke Super Bowl: In-depth analysis of tomorrow's clash of 1-9 college football titans. Mostly sophomoric, but humor us Duke fans on our one chance for football glory...

posted by tieguy to football at 10:04 AM - 16 comments

Very, very funny. It's funny, as much as I don't care for Duke on the hardwood, I really have no animosity towards the Blue Devils in any other sport. (Familiarity and success breed contempt, I suppose.) For Notre Dame, it's the same -- I dislike the football team but have no issue with the other teams. So go Duke, I guess!

posted by holden at 11:14 AM on November 16

I'll take Duke in this match up. The Cameron Crazies will be the difference.

posted by dbt302 at 11:21 AM on November 16

Oh man. I'll be in a cabin in the woods all weekend. Usually I schedule around a much-awaited, epic clash of the titans like this one. NBC is actually televising it, right?

posted by mbd1 at 12:58 PM on November 16

NBC is indeed televising it. I believe this will be my first chance to see Duke football in glorious HD, in fact.

posted by tieguy at 01:29 PM on November 16

Great link tieguy. I found it quite hilarious. However, if I am to watch the game it will be with the sound on mute. I cannot stand listening to NBC's announcers during Notre Dame games.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:36 PM on November 16

Someone from deadspin points out that this may, in fact, be the worst nationally televised football game ever.

posted by tieguy at 04:54 PM on November 16

I'm glad it doesn't clash with the Michigan - Ohio State game (much). Hate to miss a rivalry game like that . . .

posted by B-2 Spirit at 05:45 PM on November 16

Someone in the Duke section needs a sign reading: Notre Dame makes us wish we could Break this damn Contract.

posted by etagloh at 02:38 AM on November 17

Awesome sign etagloh! I live only 35 minutes from ND Stadium and puke in my cereal every time I am forced to watch the South Bend news talk about the "Fighting" Irish. This game will definately be a highlight real for the placekickers, because of obvious lack of defense by either team. Hopefully the Dukies can go in there and waltz out with their second win of the season. Notre Dame cannot seem to figure out the big picture: We do not have a chance of national recognition until we JOIN A CONFERENCE. Notre Dame Football, Returning To Glory Since 1993...

posted by Marko2020 at 05:37 AM on November 17

I think Notre Dame has plenty of national recognition already.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:47 AM on November 17

We do not have a chance of national recognition until we JOIN A CONFERENCE. But then the Irish would have to share bowl revenues. Think about how much their payout would have been diluted for their totally undeserved BCS appearance last year. They would also have to play a real schedule, on a home and home basis. Wins against cupcakes like the service academies and Stanford would likely be replaced by losses by visiting places like Camp Randall, Columbus, and Champaign on a regular basis. Nope, Notre Dame will never join a conference. The Irish will try to rebuild and live on the program's tradition to keep television and bowl revenues all to themselves.

posted by jm_mosier at 07:04 AM on November 17

They would also have to play a real schedule ND may suck this year, but I wouldn't exactly call their yearly schedule easy. It looks down this year, but last year they played two teams who were #3 at the time and the year before, they played the 1, 3, and 4 at different times in the season when they played in both Columbus and the Big House.

posted by jmd82 at 10:23 AM on November 17

Sagarin has ND's schedule strength as #3 this year. Surprised me, honestly.

posted by tieguy at 11:17 AM on November 17

But then the Irish would have to share bowl revenues. Sharing is better than getting none at all.

posted by dbt302 at 01:48 PM on November 17

We do not have a chance of national recognition until we JOIN A CONFERENCE. Yeah, just think how cool it would be if Notre Dame got some national recognition, maybe popped up on TV once in a while? That would be frickin' sweet!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:49 PM on November 17

ND may suck this year, but I wouldn't exactly call their yearly schedule easy. It looks down this year, but last year they played two teams who were #3 at the time and the year before, they played the 1, 3, and 4 at different times in the season when they played in both Columbus and the Big House. I don't disagree with your point, but to clarify, the Domers haven't visited Columbus since 1995.

posted by bender at 09:31 PM on November 17

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