Fordtraktr, I love that saying
Had not heard that but will spread it around my "Irish" family
Originally Posted by scheherazadetbmare
With all due respect to a formidable adversary:
Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send the volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky,
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching Onward to Victory
ND here. My father graduated in '29 - was in the marching band when Knute Rockne was coach. Every fall weekend of my life we were required to sit in front of the tube watching "the game".
I've had a passing interest until this year. Which changed because the rest of our family has a very renewed interest. We have the same surname as one of their players, so some think we are suddenly related. My brother and SIL even went out to South Bend for one of the games.
So I'm guessing my dad is helping to orchestrate things from up above. And it's nice to see them in the BCS game. Will definitely be watching.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes
Growing up Methodist in Georgia I was always a big Notre Dame fan. Having lived the last 20-something years in Alabama, I am hoping Notre Dame will win this one. I myself am an Auburn fan (and alumna) so that is another reason I want Notre Dame to win. The last time I know of that Alabama played Notre Dame, the Sugar Bowl of 197?, one of the bookstores in Auburn sold orange and blue bumper stickers with a green and white insert (why not gold and blue, I don't know) that said "I'm an IRISH War Eagle."
Well, so I am. Episcopalian these days, and back home in Georgia, but still hoping Notre Dame will win.
CVPeg, you sound about my vintage. My father graduated from Auburn only a few years after yours graduated from ND.
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I live in a mixed marriage, which as of today has lasted 32 years .
I went to Auburn, as per my screen name, and my DH graduated from the U of A's Law School.
For the first 10 years of our marriage, we could not watch the Auburn/AL game in the same house. We eventually progressed to different rooms in the same house, until today, when we can watch in the same room.
Because of my age, I have mellowed. I want the trophy to stay in the state of AL. If Bama does pull off the win, then the trophy will have stayed in state for four years! Yes. I do count the 2010 Auburn Victory.
This year, my team was down in the dumpster. Because of this, I pulled for Alabama to beat Georgia. I will pull for them against Notre Dame, too.
It still kind of bugs me that I cannot find anyone, who went to Bama, who can sing all of the words to their fight song. Anybody?
While the coaches and players for Alabama and Notre Dame have maintained a respectful tone in the buildup to the BCS National Championship Game, fans of the two sides have engaged in plenty of trash-talk. But I still hope that it would be Alabama at the end to Win the Title.
As a non-Catholic who gets her health care on ND's plan and is actually affected by what carol is talking about, it's far from a secret BC isn't covered well before anyone decides to take a job/attend/etc. So while I fully support access to BC for everyone, I can't see what all the fuss is about. If it bothers you so much, work for (or attend) a non-Catholic institution.
Anyway, back to the football. I agree that the Irish are underdogs but hey, what's the fun in winning if you are a sure thing?