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This is why we hate Notre Dame

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  1. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23
    When: Dec. 31, 1973
    Where: Sugar Bowl, New Orleans
    AP Rankings: Alabama No. 1, Notre Dame No. 3
    Key stats: Notre Dame rushed 59 times for 252 yards. ... Future NFL All-Pro tight end Dave Casper caught three passes for 75 yards for the Fighting Irish. ... UA running back Wilbur Jackson ran 11 times for 62 yards and a score.
    Quotable: "When we had them backed up like that, if I had been a betting man, I would have bet anything we were going to win." - Alabama coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant on Alabama's inability to force a punt with Notre Dame facing third-and-8 from its own 3

    Notre Dame 13, Alabama 11
    When: Jan. 1, 1975
    Where: Orange Bowl, Miami
    AP Rankings: Alabama No. 2, Notre Dame No. 9
    What you've heard: Alabama quarterback Richard Todd led a late comeback to pull Ala bama within 13-11 and drove the Crimson Tide inside the Notre Dame 40 in the final minutes for a potential game-winning field goal. Notre Dame's Reggie Barnett intercepted Todd to kill the drive and Alabama's chance of winning.
    What you might not have heard: The game marked the third time in four years that Alabama lost a bowl game with an 11-0 record and a national title at stake. ... Alabama's Mike Washington was ruled offsides after he blocked a field goal attempt, and the resulting first down led to a Fighting Irish touchdown. Tuscaloosa News reports indicate the Alabama coaching staff argued the call vehemently.
    Key stats: Notre Dame outrushed Alabama 185-62, but Alabama outpassed the Fighting Irish 223-19. ... Notre Dame's rush defense allowed less than 2 yards per carry for the game. ... Washington made eight tackles and intercepted a pass.
    Quotable: "I've been chasing that national championship diamond ring for five years, and now I'm never going to get it." - Alabama lineman John Rogers

    Notre Dame 21, Alabama 18
    When: Nov. 13, 1976
    Where: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind.
    AP Rankings: Alabama No. 10, Notre Dame No. 18
    What you've heard: Jim Browner's interception of Jeff Rutledge in the Notre Dame end zone in the closing minutes sealed a victory for the Fighting Irish. Halfback Pete Cavan slipped out of the pocket and was wide open in the flat after finding nobody to block in pass protection, but Rutledge threw elsewhere because Cavan's assignment was to block.
    What you might not have heard: Notre Dame rolled to a 21-7 halftime lead but could not score the entire second half as Alabama rallied. ... Notre Dame was led by fullback Vargas Ferguson, making his first career start as the sixth player to start at fullback for the Fighting Irish that season, led all rushers with 107 yards on 24 carries.
    Key stats: Notre Dame quarterback Rick Slager completed 15 of 23 passes for 235 yards. ... Ozzie Newzome had a game-high 156 yards from scrimmage with a touchdown, 145 receiving and 11 rushing.
    [B]Quotable: "We had them. We had them, and they knew it." - Alabama's Mike Kramer

    [B]Notre Dame 7, Alabama 0
    When: Nov. 15, 1980
    [B]Where: Legion Field, Birmingham
    [B]AP Rankings: Alabama No. 5, Notre Dame No. 6
    [B]What you've heard: Alabama quarterback Don Jacobs lost a fumble at his own 4-yard line, and Notre Dame running back Phil Carter accounted for the game's only points two plays later with a short touchdown run over left guard. Alabama defensive end E.J. Junior blocked a fourth-quarter field goal to keep Alabama within one score, but Alabama's offense turned the ball over on downs in the final minutes.
    [B]What you might not have heard: Had Alabama's Peter Kim made a 37-yard field goal in the second half, Alabama's first four games against Notre Dame would have resulted in consecutive losses by one, two, three and four points.
    [B]Key stats: Alabama attempted just 15 passes, completing six for 54 yards. ... Notre Dame's Carter rushed 31 times for 84 yards. ... Alabama converted only 10 first downs.
    [B]Quotable: "Maybe we are a little more talented than Alabama, but if so, by only a tad. If we played 10 times, I bet we would split the series down the middle." - Notre Dame defensive end Scott Zettek

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    [B]Alabama 28, Notre Dame 10
    When: Oct. 4, 1986
    [B]Where: Legion Field, Birmingham
    [B]AP Rankings: Alabama No. 2, Notre Dame unranked
    [B]What you've heard: Mike Shula threw three touchdown passes, two of which went to receiver Al Bell, and Greg Richardson added a punt return for a score as the Crimson Tide notched its first victory over the Fighting Irish. It was also the game in which Cornelius Bennett made his fabled sack of Fighting Irish quarterback Steve Beuerlein.
    [B]What you might not have heard: Alabama senior linebacker Desmond Holoman caused and recovered a fumble by Notre Dame star Tim Brown on the second-half kickoff.
    [B]Key stats: Bell caught five passes for 99 yards, while Brown managed just three receptions for 63 yards. ... Bobby Humphrey ran 17 times for 73 yards. ... The Fighting Irish outgained Alabama 324 to 318 in total offense but committed five turnovers.
    [B]Quotable: "When I got up, I saw mouths moving, but I heard no voices." - Beuerlein, to the Chicago Tribune, on Bennett's sack

    [B]Notre Dame 37, Alabama 6
    When: Nov. 14, 1987
    [B]Where: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind.
    [B]AP Rankings: Alabama No. 11, Notre Dame No. 7.
    [B]What you've heard: Three consecutive scoring drives for 17 points in the first half put the game away early for Notre Dame, led by quarterback Tony Rice and running back Mark Green. Rice scored on a 12-yard run and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to future NFL tight end Andy Heck.
    [B]What you might not have heard: The Crimson Tide actually held a brief lead in the blowout loss on a 34-yard field goal by Philip Doyle to open the scoring. ... Notre Dame freshman Ricky Watters, who would later go on to attain seven 1,000-yard seasons in a 10-year NFL career, broke a 75-yard touchdown to complete the scoring.
    [B]Key stats: The Fighting Irish tallied 465 yards in total offense. ... Green (18 carries, 149 yards) outpaced UA's Bobby Humphrey (14 carries, 94 yards) on the ground. ... Alabama managed just 50 passing yards.
    [B]Quotable: "There is only one thing to say about a loss like that. We were whipped by a vastly superior team." - UA coach Bill Curry[/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  2. CanadianDuck

    CanadianDuck Well-Known Member

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    So based on this history you have shown this game is going to be low scoring and boring as hell.... Thanks for the heads up!
     
  3. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    So why do we hate them?
     
  4. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    I know the western take on SEC football is 'bad quarterback play' which I think is pig latin for 'our defense sucks'. You should probably watch your TIVOed Dance with the Stars episodes if you think this is going to be 'boring'.
     
  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    So you are saying that if ND wanted to join the SEC most Bama fans would vote no?
     
  6. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    It is the humility that makes the SEC so darn lovable.....
     
  7. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    No not at all. We would put them in the West and beat their ass on a regular basis. I don't remember voting for TAMU and Mizzou so I don't think we get to vote.
     
  8. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    The humility on this board always overwhelms me.
     
  9. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I'll be rooting for Bama tonight, not only because I cannot stand the Domers, but I was also born in Alabama. They are one of the teams I enjoy rooting for aside from the Buffs. But I have seen the SEC from the inside and out. The SEC is the best CFB. On the outside looking in, all but the most silly recognize the fact. Why the need to rub everybody's nose in it? Not trying to be a jerk, I am on your side. Bama is the best team in the country, believe me we get it.
     
  10. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    This is in response to your humble posts Charlie - Go Irish!!!
     
  11. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    All this is nice Charlie but you still haven't given your prediction on the outcome of the game. Who wins??
     
  12. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    When I first showed up here and Alabama sucked I was well liked. When Alabama started winning and I said 'Roll Tide' the rank and file here starting calling me redneck and asking me if I had ****ed my sister today. It is hard to have a real football conversation here (you have only about 10 good posters on this site) so I might bring a little bit of gump with me these days.
     
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  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    BC is kind of a tool. also, I think Johnny Football proved that it was bad quarterback play, not "our defense sucks"
     
  14. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    The old timers will remember my 'mudhole' call when UF played OSU. This will be a different game. The score will be much closer than the game will be. CNS plays a conservative NFL game and UA rarely puts up all the points they can. I see a 35-13 game with late scores by Bama over a very tired ND defense. It will be within two scores in the 4th quarter.
     
  15. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I do hate Notre Dame but you just gave about 5 reasons we should love them.
     
  16. CanadianDuck

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    While I never watch Dancing with the Stars at least that show has a possibility of something interesting happening. Well there is also the positive of fairly good looking women wearing very little which is always a positive. I don't hate the SEC as much as Notre Dame, but the SEC fans are so ****ing arrogant that I am hope Notre Dame wins.
     
  17. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Old timer here and I recall it well.
    I see the Tide by ten
    Lets just say 27 - 17
     
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  18. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Hell, I started a Roll Tide thread a few days ago. Most on here are jerks...that is the culture, don't take it so seriously. If I may be so bold as to suggest, some of the acrimony might be driven by the fact that Bamma's return to prominence coincided with the Buffs journey to the ****ter. Since that divergence happened right after the teams squared off in the '07 Indy bowl, you might be getting more crap than you would usually. Just a thought.
     
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  19. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    I don't think I can root for either side. I have a pure hatred of ND (not cornshucker level, but close) but I'm tired of the SEC dominance in the title games. I hope it's a good game to watch but I think ND gets rolled tonight.
     
  20. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    I am hope English is not your first language.
     
  21. CanadianDuck

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    I am going to use 8 hours of sleep in 4 days and the rum flowing through my system as my excuse for not forming proper sentences.
     
  22. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    I meet a dozen or so of you guys at that game and had a blast.
     
  23. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Great! This thread has deteriorated into a discussion about proper English between a Canadian and a guy from Alabama!
     
  24. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    #RollTide
     
  25. CanadianDuck

    CanadianDuck Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this will make up for taking this thread off topic (although this topic sucked to begin with).

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  26. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I was born in California, lived in Chicago as a kid, and now live in Florida.
     
  27. InTheBuff

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    I hate both teams so I'll be watching something else.
     
  28. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    Just turn in your man card.
     
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  29. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    At least it will be better than last year's game.
     
  30. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    **** like this is why we make fun of you. You went from a decent fan into a raging pompous douche
     

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