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In ’88, Irish Needed
Three ‘Knuckleheads’ to Win Title

New York Times, by Tim Rohan

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Posted By:Piercentire, 1/5/2013 9:25:42 AM

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.

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The print edition´s article title was "From Class Clowns to National Champions". An amusing read.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/5/2013 9:55:54 AM     (No. 9099979)

Even the Pope hates Notre Dame--Roll Tide

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Reply 2 - Posted by: freightdog, 1/5/2013 10:04:39 AM     (No. 9100005)

"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.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hardright, 1/5/2013 10:33:28 AM     (No. 9100075)

The only God Notre Dame worships is Football.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/5/2013 10:35:30 AM     (No. 9100079)

They ate a sandwhich that belonged to a coach? Let´ have tyhe N investigate! Of course, nothing would happen to Notre Dame. NBC woulkd have a fit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/5/2013 10:41:30 AM     (No. 9100095)

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!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Gloating, 1/5/2013 10:51:21 AM     (No. 9100126)

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)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/5/2013 11:07:49 AM     (No. 9100151)

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 1/5/2013 11:22:16 AM     (No. 9100178)

´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....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/5/2013 11:51:10 AM     (No. 9100236)

#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.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rosefenn, 1/5/2013 11:53:43 AM     (No. 9100243)

There are 2 teams I hate on college football Saturdays: Whoever is playing against Nebraska, and Notre Dame.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 1/5/2013 12:00:10 PM     (No. 9100257)

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...



Catholic Church Sues Obama Administration

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/21/catholic-church-sues-obama-administration

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 1/5/2013 2:18:50 PM     (No. 9100499)

The Pope might hate Notre Dame like #1 says, and God might be neutral because he loves all his children, but His Mother cares quite a bit about who wins Monday night!

GO IRISH!!



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