Notre Dame, led by a stout and hungry defense, beat the Stanford Cardinal 20-13 in a thrilling overtime win at Notre Dame Stadium. After a day that saw all of the pageantry and hype that a game at Notre Dame with ESPN's College Gameday providing even more octane, the game itself lived up to the hype.
How could it not. This was billed as a "smashmouth," "physical," and "defensive struggle" type of game, and it certainly was in fact all of those things.
There are many, many things that we can take away from this game but the biggest thing that I am taking away is that this Irish defense has still not allowed a touchdown in FOUR GAMES. That is absolutely amazing. 16 quarters + 1 overtime period have gone by and the Irish defense has defended their ground like holy warriors protecting it's sacred shrine. Death first, before the infidels can even touch the glory.
I call bullshit on the so called "controversy" on the goaline. It's called forward progress. It was stopped, and Taylor's elbow was down- AND BOO HOO... cry about it to a different fanbase that didn't suffer the Bush Push the last time Gameday was in town.
I'll have much more, and an actual Hangover post in a day or so, but until then, maybe you should just consider the fact that this Notre Dame team could very well be a team of destiny. Holy Warriors, led by Manti Te'o and everyone of them ready to lay down their life for victory. After all, victory at Notre Dame is more than just a fleeting moment, it's immortal.
Woke up this morning, started a pot of coffee, thanked God for another day, and changed my twitter profile pic to that one. It's awesome! I suffered about 4 heart attacks during the game yesterday, but when I saw our boys singing the alma matter with smiles on their faces, it was worth it.
The crybaby post game by Stanford HC was even better. That play where he claims his team heard a whistle when none of the Irish stopped playing was not even close. I re-watched it. ND sent the house. That play was over before it started.
Go Irish! Beat Cougars!
Elbow down, forward progress, only one thing matters, what did the refs call. They called him down, affirmed in the booth, Irish win. IRISH WIN.
Now we have to start facing the reality - that Golson is a liability. If Rees had been behind center they would not have left receivers open all night in single coverage. The Irish won this game in spite of Everett Golson, because of a stout @ss defense.
@TheSubwayDomer @ss My impression of Reese is that he knows where to expect the receivers to be, he is able to get the ball off much more quickly than Golson. Would he have gotten sacked a few times tonight. Maybe. He took that one sack in, what was that, his first series, like a pro, saw it coming and tucked the ball and took the hit. He's more calm then Golson, sees the field better, anticipates the routes better. And Golson, darnit, he keeps dropping the rock! Anyway, you know what I think, I'm looking forward to your story.
Maybe you can comment on this. If the NFL draft were this week, Rees would land on a team, Golson wouldn't.
Great write, like Mark May;not' said the Irish always get the calls in a close game, guess he didn't see Eg step out of bounds before the fumble, or forgot about the Bush Push, We will be making the trip up from Texas for the BYU pounding GO IRISH
That picture says it all. This Irish team will not go quietly into the night. Bring on BYU. Even into OT, I was cool as Tommy Ice, it just seemed like we were going to pull it out.
He didn't cross the goal line until well after the whistle, period. ND is 6 aND 0, and man, it feels so good.
@stogiesnbeer Yes Stog man it is GREAT, like I text other Irish followers here in Texas "The World Order is Back Inline" GO IRISH