I know it’s been rough for the last couple of weeks, but all bets are off now. It’s Notre Dame/Southern Cal. 7-4 vs 7-4. Two teams looking to put one final notch in their belt to head into bowl season with all kinds of a pride and momentum.
The Subway Domer put up a great post in the early morning. It included the best scene from the worst football movie, Any Given Sunday. So yeah, Al Pacino and Subway have me pumped as hell and I haven’t even had a sip of Trojan Blood yet.
So let’s get to this. As always, the form to enter can be found via this handy Google form. Click that link, get your picks in, and I’ll handle the rest.
Let’s get to my favorite prediction notes from the week, which include some HLS staff that got in a little late:
Tulsa : Utah :: Northwestern : Louisville (?) Doubtful
Just what Golson and ND needs after that humiliating defeat last week, a defense that feasts on turnovers. Unless the secondary and linebackers can take off their roller skates, the dumpster fire will worsen. – egvvnd
My favorite part of this is that the note is 100% accurate, yet you still picked ND to squeak out the game. One bonus point for putting into words that you knew better.
*grabs all papers on desk, flings them up into the air with complete disdain* – SuperManTDJesus
Most accurate description of everything. Point to you.
Do you remember the beginning of Cinderella Man where the fight is really crappy, they call it halfway, and Russell Crowe loses his boxing license as a result? I imagine this game looking like that. Don’t know why I still am picking the Irish other than blind loyalty. Let’s say we win but the way we play throughout still leaves a bitter taste in our mouths. – NDClock
Let’s say we lose and have an even more bitter taste in our mouths.
What do today’s game and the Golic butt photo have in common? They’re both ugly, and the cracks will be visible. Some fans will get their wish as Golson will get benched after 2 turnovers (again, gah!). Zaire will come in but have his own struggles. The man who will get his redemption is Kyle Brindza as a field goal will be the difference. – IrishMoonJ
Oh man, both the Zaire and Brindza comments were sooooooooo far off dear sir AND you had the score reversed:
Whiskey. And hoping to wash away last weeks debacle. Nd run game pulls through. – IrishMoonJ
Well, the running game prediction was right. As was the need for whiskey. Ah, hell, I’ll give my fellow Otter a bonus point for that accuracy. /drinks
After the loss to Northwestern, NDtex wondered whether it was a rock-bottom moment. I say that it was not: the rock-bottom moment came on Friday, with the release of the #GolicButtPhoto from one of ND’s most well-known alumni.
Much like Mike Golic’s greased naked butt, this Irish team has a glaring, obvious crack we have tried not to show the world, with the loss of so many important players on defense. And we hid this crack by putting a bow on it in the form of exotic, pretty BVG blitz packages, but sooner or later the world was going to see it.
The amount of coincidences that led to the loss to Northwestern is staggering when you think about it. They simply can’t all happen again to Louisville. I don’t know if this is optimism or the kind of delusion that people who haven’t hit rock-bottom yet feel. Either way, there is a significant chance that several ND fans make sad technological history after the game by successfully hanging themselves with their own tweets.
#TurnoverTheInternet – irishmikecomedy
Man, what is it with y’all and Golic’s ass? Still though, this whole thing is incredibly accurate on all counts. Point to you.
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The troll kitty, Gulliver, is at it again. In this little experiment, he is now 4-7 straight up and a very impressive 8-3 against the spread. Let’s see what he does this week.
Just look at that son of a bitch. Went right for ND then served away. Screw you, Gulliver, NOT PICKING THE TROJANS. I REFUSE.
Go Irish. Beat Trojans. DRINK ALL THE TROJAN BLOOD!
Texan by birth, Irish by choice.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Tex is a first-generation Domer and a former student manager. After graduation, he left the cold winters of South Bend behind and returned back to his home state with a computer engineering degree in tow. Missing the daily grind of working football practices and talking football with fellow Irish fans every day, he took to blogging, a path which eventually led him to Her Loyal Sons. Continuously diving into stats and game film, Tex strives to break down every aspect of Fighting Irish football--even though it's determined to kill him.