SportsCrack Blog

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Reminds me of this one time when I...oh fuck it...I can't even dunk a 7 foot goal, I'm not going to lie.


The guys over at Blue-Gray Sky have an interesting piece on Notre Dame's future football schedule. From it's beginning roots when Knute Rockne used to take his underdog Irish on the road to places like Southern Cal and Army, the "Fighting" Irish were always known to schedule the toughest teams no matter what.

All that has changed unfortunately in my mind. Now the Irish are avoiding matchups with teams such as Alabama and Georgia and instead scheduling cupcakes like Duke and Baylor. I'm all for putting some easy games on the schedule hear and there but why in the hell do the Irish frontload their schedule with difficult games and then backload it with easy games?

I'm not going to rip apart the Irish and their scheduling quite yet but if they are indeed an Independent as they claim they need to stop with this bull shit agreement to play 3 Big East teams a year in the near future. Put some heavyweights on it.

They have a chance to play basically any team out of the Big 12 at Dallas in 2009 and instead of scheduling a Texas, Oklahoma, shit even a decent Texas Tech team, they instead put the dreadful Baylor Bears on the schedule. Sounds like a Sally move to me and no Notre Dame fan is going to get pumped up for the "Baylor weekend."

Now I would understand if these heavyweights were avoiding the Irish but they are not. Georgia athletic officials have been very open to scheduling Notre Dame but yet nothing has come about because either the Irish don't want to play in Athens because of the home-and-home agreement or could it be...NBC contract! The corporate giant known as NBC wants more Notre Dame home games because they have the television rights.

Anyways, I want to see the Irish take on either a SEC or Big 12 powerhouse every year. I love it when Notre Dame plays Tennessee in Knoxville or goes to Austin to take on the Longhorns. Those are games in which both fan bases are so pumped you can feel the electicity before the game. The Irish should play Alabama or Georgia every once in a while when they don't have any other SEC teams on their schedule. This was the reason why they remained an independent right? Or is it all about keeping the money to themselves and not sharing it if they joined a conference?

Okay, I'm done ranting on the Irish schedule, it's time for some Saturday night shenanigans.