Notre Dame went to the LA Coliseum and beat USC 22-13 in a game where the Irish led the entire time, but with the stakes being as high as they were, it was high drama throughout. In the end, the Fighting Irish won the game, take home the Jeweled Shillelagh, finish the season undefeated, finish the season ranked #1, and punched their ticket to the BCS Championship game in Miami on January 7, 2013.
I'll dive more into the meat of the game in the Hangover, but for right now, I am sitting here in awe of what has happened this season. Notre Dame is indeed back, and all talk of Notre Dame's supposed irrelevance is, well... irrelevant. Even with the championship game looming in over 40 days, we can all officially say that Notre Dame is back to the elite in the college football world.
Friends, savor this night. Savor every last fucking drop of this night. It was AMAZING. This entire year has been AMAZING. I'm going to celebrate the shit out of this, but before I do, I'm going to leave you with a whole lot of awesome at the end of this post.
Notre Dame is #1 and will be playing for the National Championship. SO FUCKING AWESOME RIGHT NOW YOU GUYS!!!!
Go Irish #1 Mark May this is for you! lockerz.com/s/264079497— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) November 25, 2012
Get these boys some fucking oranges!!! I was there man, I savored every last fucking second there, relished every $C fan that walked past me to the exit with 9 minutes left in the game, and walked out with a huge smile on my face and #1 held high in the air. This team is incredible. 12 aND 0. That's it.
@stogiesnbThat's awesome man. Must have been one hell of an atmosphere- for us! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
@TheSubwayDomer Seriously. There were a ton of Irish fans there, the whole time, I was thinking how embarrassing it must have been for them to have been infiltrated by so many Irish fans! It was pretty rad reaching over $C fans to high five other Irish fans, and the "Let's go Irish" chants seriously drowned out their band with that stupid song.
Side note: my 6 year old daughter asked why the $C fans kept holding up the two fingers, "for victory." I told her that it was because they were used to being second best, and that ND fans only held up the #1. The rest of the game, when they were doing whatever the hell it is they do with the two fingers, my daughter just held her index finger high. It was fucking awesome.