A lot of talent, a dash of luck, some leadership and a comedian — every undefeated, top-ranked, on-top-of-the-world Notre Dame team has required one “great clown,” Ara Parseghian, the former Fighting Irish coach, said recently. Then he thought: well, Lou Holtz’s 1988 championship team had three.
Comments: The print edition´s article title was "From Class Clowns to National Champions". An amusing read.
"Hate" it´s such a harsh word. No doubt, the Pope encourages these young student athletes to play their best and to enjoy the competition. Yet, were I inclined to wager, I suspect the words, "Go Irish!" may escape from the lips of his Holiness between now and late into Monday evening.
Norte Dame is #1 in football and in graduation rates of its athletes. That is a tremendous accomplishment and anyone who enjoys college football should give ND kudos for that. And I think the Pope is on ND´s side. Go Irish!
Who cares what the pope says? He who just came out against greedy capitalists and for spreading the wealth around to create a more socially just society. I say GO IRISH!!! ( even though I am still peeved about them asking Nobama to speak there years ago...ugh)
One of my brothers-in-law is a dyed-in-the-wool Illini man (Class of ´84).
His best sports rants often involves Notre Dame, and how he loathes them so.
Me, I have no dog in the hunt, but I will admit to being drawn to watching if they are on - which is often, as any college football fan knows. I´ve taken to calling NBC "Notre Dame´s Broadcasting Company".
ND is surely a love-em or hate-em scenario. I do give them all the credit due when it comes to marketing. They´ve never tried to bring the "I hate ND" crowd aboard, as it´s obvious they have enough clout and draw with their fan base.
My niece attended Alabama, so I have a slight if distant affinity for the Tide. I´ll definitely watch the game, but will be rooting for the Irish.
´Roll Tide....A Rammer Jammer coming ND´s way...Even if you weren´t a Tide fan, how could you support a Catholic university that invites lowlife zippy give a talk - twice. Here´s a pResident who is pro abortion...an idiot who is being sued by the catholic church....and he´s ND´s best buddy?
If ND is not aligned with the church´s teaching, perhaps it´s time they change their affiliation....maybe hook up with rev wright...Or found a new church of What´s Happening Now....
#8, the Catholic Church is not suing Obama: Notre Dame is suing the Obama administration over the HHS rule forcing them to provide insurance coverage for their employees for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacient drugs, without allowing an opt-out for religious or conscientious objections.
Just so...just so.... It appears that ND is part of the Catholic contingent that is sueing BO - see below. My question is still how can they can invite a pro abortion moron to speak at the university? But not to worry, ol´ zippy will show up at the next commencement...
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