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Alabama leads Auburn by 11 and a half games...40-29-1..double dumb ass. It will most likely go to 12 and a half after this weekend.
Clemson leads South Carolina by 22. 61-39-4
You just confirmed what I thought, you are a blinder wearing Alabama fan who thinks college football consists of Alabama and whoever they are playing that game.
There have been several great posts here trying to open your eyes but I'm afraid they were in vain.
I do like the "most people in LA don't care about USC let alone ND" Just because all 91,605 people in college town Tuscaloosa bleed Crimson it doesn't stand to reason that all 10 million people in greater Los Angeles would care about USC. I'd say at least 35% of the population has an interest in the outcome of the game one way or another.
Do the math.
Looks like another perfect day.
It's not clear who you are talking to.
So a rivalry cannot be handled with respect?
ND/USC rivalry is full of competitive emotion and gloating to the losing team - but just because ND/USC fans do not upper deck each others toilets or poison trees does not discount it as a rivalry.
We handle it in a civilized manner.
To be fair - I did read that the southern brain only has the capacity to handle football an breathing.
Yeah it was supposed to quote from the last page.
I got interrupted mid post stared over and screwed it up.
Leppy I have always been very well received at Notre Dame and going to games there is always a special occasion for my family and I.
Good luck and a good game for all of us Saturday.
Haha its cool, I thought you were thinking I was a Bama fan.
ND fans encounter a lot of Mich fans and Mich St fans but that does not mean they are bigger rivalries.
BTW, ND fans are all over the nation...not just in and around South Bend.
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
The two fanbases just don't encounter/interact with one another on a daily basis. This banter is an essential part of a rivalry.
Explain Celtics/Lakers then.
I have been to the Coliseum 3 times and have been treated with respect and great hospitality.
Biggest challenge of the year for ND for sure - looking forward to a great battle. Everyone keeps talking about the QB - I am more worried about USC's backfield.
It will be the highest rated game of the year
Pro sports are different and by nature are more nationally followed. I know dozens of Lakers and Celtics fans in South Carolina. I know exactly 1 So Cal fan and 2 Notre Dame fans.
Question for the Notre Dame fans on the board. How many So Cal fans do you interact with regularly? If you were to lose this Saturday, how much crap will you get about it from your coworkers/Facebook friends for the next couple of weeks? Vice versa for the So Cal fans on the board.
Why do so many people hate ND if they do not know any fans?
You really don't get it..do you? Do you think that every damn rivalry has to mimmick what you think it should be??? Oh, this rivalry is heated, competitive...and maybe something you have no clue about....respectful. That is why it means so much..no other win is more meaningful to each of us.
As stated in this thread..a rivalry is as important, as valuable as the participants feel it is, and no one can judge or understand how relevant, strong and enduring except the rivals themselves.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
For me, my dad went to SC and I was born a Trojan fan.
Most older Bama fans it has more to do with 1966 and 1977.
Not sure why anyone under 25 or 30 would really care.
Right...and the TV deals Notre Dame has earned all on their own, is because there are no fans out there watching the Irish play....dumb ass NBC, ND is their charity case.
Leave it to the Catholics to abuse the "non-profit" status clause.
I know 6 die hard SC fans and have some old military buddies who reside on the left coast who root for SC.
The 6 I know have already congratulated me on the Irish's season. They all want to win bad - not to embarrass ND, but to get some respect back for this season and get a good bowl game as they have not been to one in a couple of years.
The razzing is great, but never personal. I know their wives and their kids. All great dudes - but if ND loses - I buy the rounds. An they have bragging rights for the year.
Ohhhh I see why you're salty.
Clemson scar didn't get gameday :(
Yeah, you live in South Carolina I'm guessing? Do you know how many ND grads live in LA?
I live in Honolulu and have 3 ND grads that I work with.
If anyone were to call the intensity of the rivalry, it would be us, as we have UCLA a few miles away, and consider ND just as big of a rivalry.
That rivalry is more the USC-ucla rivalry being in the same city. The USC-ND rivalry is less about giving each other crap than having the satisfaction of knowing you were the better team that year. It's intense on and off the field but it is perhaps the most gentlemanly rivalry outside the service academies.
Obviously you don't know shit about life outside of Alabama, sorry. ND has one of the largest alumni bases in LA I do believe..
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