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Did heaven help Notre Dame on wild BCS night?

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10:14 AM ET 11.18 | OK, God, this is only going to add to the certainty of Notre Dame fans that you have conferred most favored university status on their school. First, the undefeated Fighting Irish require less than a half of a football game to wipe out overwhelmed Wake Forest. Then, USC loses to UCLA, which means undefeated Notre Dame will face a depressed Trojans team in its regular-season finale. If that's not enough, USC loses quarterback Matt Barkley to what is believed to be a shoulder injury. Finally -- and this is where the divine intervention talk will move into flat-out silliness -- Baylor upsets BCS No. 1 Kansas State by the ridiculous score of 52-24, and No. 2 Oregon loses to Stanford 17-14 in overtime. When the next rankings come out, Notre Dame will be No. 1 in the country, with a clear path to the national championship game. Don't you think that's a little much for one Saturday, Big Guy? I mean, at least you spread creation over six days.

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November 18, 2012  10:18 AM ET

We prepaid for it with the Jabba the Hutt years.

November 18, 2012  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

We prepaid for it with the Jabba the Hutt years.

And the Willingham years.

November 18, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And the Willingham years.

And the Davies years.

November 18, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And the Davies years.

Yesterday was a tad bizarre.

November 18, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yesterday was a tad bizarre.

And there are beasties lurking in the shadows.

November 18, 2012  10:22 AM ET

this article made me chuckle. It is ridiculous when you think of everything that happened yesterday. Im a bit surprised by Oregon, but to me it seemed obvious that a proper D would really upset what we thought we knew about them. Balor beating K State, and by such a huge margin...never in a million years would I have thought. Barkley getting hurt sucks for the kid, but from a football perspective it really hurts USCs chances next week.

My goodness, Notre Dame v Alabama has all the makings for highest tv ratings of all time.

November 18, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Baylor

November 18, 2012  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And there are beasties lurking in the shadows.

But no matter what comes, yesterday was quite a ride.

November 18, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yesterday was a tad bizarre.

So are you saying in those "eras" THE people roamed in the desert for 40 years and have now been delivered to the Promised Land?

November 18, 2012  10:31 AM ET

Hey, fellas, how about that Notre Dame football team?

Hahahaha! I'm lovin' it!

November 18, 2012  10:32 AM ET

Yeah, but ND can't get too excited until they beat USC. I have been around a long time and have seen quite a few "bizarre" USC/ND games. I still say that all the pressure is on ND in Los Angeles this coming weekend, as USC has nothing, absolutely nothing to lose. The Notre Dame game is USC's season!!!!

November 18, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So are you saying in those "eras" THE people roamed in the desert for 40 years and have now been delivered to the Promised Land?

The only place we need to be is the Coliseum - Westwood is as close as that gets to the Promised Land!

November 18, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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Yeah, but ND can't get too excited until they beat USC. I have been around a long time and have seen quite a few "bizarre" USC/ND games. I still say that all the pressure is on ND in Los Angeles this coming weekend, as USC has nothing, absolutely nothing to lose. The Notre Dame game is USC's season!!!!

Nothing worse than dealing with wounded adversaries.

November 18, 2012  10:41 AM ET

We're number 1, We're number 1 and I really mean it this time!! DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?!!!
DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?!!

November 18, 2012  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Yeah, but ND can't get too excited until they beat USC. I have been around a long time and have seen quite a few "bizarre" USC/ND games. I still say that all the pressure is on ND in Los Angeles this coming weekend, as USC has nothing, absolutely nothing to lose. The Notre Dame game is USC's season!!!!

OT, other than the historical games you reference, what leads you to believe than the Trojans could beat the Irish this year? Especially if Barkley doesn't play.

November 18, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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OT, other than the historical games you reference, what leads you to believe than the Trojans could beat the Irish this year? Especially if Barkley doesn't play.

that the Trojans...sorry

November 18, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

We're number 1, We're number 1 and I really mean it this time!! DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?!!!DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?!!

Yes you are Van.

November 18, 2012  10:44 AM ET

Fighting Irish #1 quad

November 18, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

this article made me chuckle. It is ridiculous when you think of everything that happened yesterday. Im a bit surprised by Oregon, but to me it seemed obvious that a proper D would really upset what we thought we knew about them. Balor beating K State, and by such a huge margin...never in a million years would I have thought. Barkley getting hurt sucks for the kid, but from a football perspective it really hurts USCs chances next week. My goodness, Notre Dame v Alabama has all the makings for highest tv ratings of all time.

I sure don't want to watch a ND/Bama NCG. Now ND/Georgia might be good. Quite a few people are counting Georgia out and there will probably be 5/6 teams with one loss. What makes most people think that Bama is a "shoo-in"????

 
November 18, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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I sure don't want to watch a ND/Bama NCG. Now ND/Georgia might be good. Quite a few people are counting Georgia out and there will probably be 5/6 teams with one loss. What makes most people think that Bama is a "shoo-in"????

because IM predicting that Bama will win the sec championship game. Its called prognosticating...

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