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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Echoes Are Awake!

Trying times test character, resolve and unity of purpose. The hallowed Cathedral of College Football known as Notre Dame was currently in the midst of having their personal faith in their Catholic beliefs tested by the most hellish football season ever experienced in Northern Indiana.

Their coach was having his intelligence, competency and body fat ratio constantly questioned. Fans wondered if this season's ineptitude was some sort of payback for bad mouthing the fine character of their previous coach.

Players quit and transferred. Fans looked to the heavens for guidance, lost in the disbelief of multiple losses to service academies. The administration debated the move of giving Weis a contract, that based on his weight and fitness might end up being a life time contract. And Weis continued to test the strength of his belt.

But on Saturday past, all questions were answered. All prayers responded to.

The thunder of the Echoes was so loud that the world of sports had to stop and listen:

NOTRE DAME BEAT DUKE!

Most shook their heads in disbelief. How could this squad of non-athletic, non-blocking, unmotivated, poorly trained and completely heartless group of pseudo-blue chippers possibly have pulled off the upset of the season?

App. State beating Michigan? Ha. That isn't anything. South Florida offing West Virginia? We all saw that coming.

But ND beating Duke?

Certainly, most that saw this score on college game day quickly got online to double check that they heard it correctly.

Touchdown Jesus. The Golden Dome. Rockne. The Four Horsemen. The Gipper. Paul Hornung. Joe Montana. Add one more:

11-17-07

The most unexpected and glorious victory in ND's storied history.

Fans were so stunned and shocked that the Irish pulled off this greatest upset of them all, that in the moment of delirious disbelief...they forgot to charge the field and tear down the goal posts.

Yes, it's been so long that the Irish pulled off a win of this magnitude that the fans forgot how to celebrate.

Rejoice, all! Under the raised arms and watchful eyes of Touchdown Jesus:

Notre Dame 'Football' has been redeemed.


Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send a 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.


Yes indeed. 11-17-07.

The day the prayers of the Irish were finally answered.

12 comments:

Kevin Hayward said...

Yep, they got the W, but keep in mind that Duke is 1-10, including 0-7 in the ACC. If Notre Dame is the Jets of college football, Duke is the Dolphins.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Yep, they got the W, but keep in mind that Duke is 1-10, including 0-7 in the ACC. If Notre Dame is the Jets of college football, Duke is the Dolphins."

Sir,try as you might, you slanderous attempt to discredit the validity of the Irish's triumph of triumph's will surely fall on deaf ears.

This victory certainly will stir talk of expanding ND already special deal with the BCS....

Foxxy Brown said...

"Touchdown Jesus."

i thought Brady went to Michigan.

***

Dear NOIS,

Please leave me out of this. Thanks.

Best,

Joe Montana

Burnsy said...

Sir, Charlie Weis' ass is so fat that when he backs up it goes "Beep, beep, beep." Sir, Charlie Weis' ass is so fat that he jumped and got stuck. Sir, Charlie Weis' ass is so fat that when he sits around the house he really sits around the house.

Sportsbruh said...

Man, Duke aint poot!

I was rooting for them for the first time EVER!

Sebastian said...

NOIS,

"Sir,try as you might, you slanderous attempt to discredit the validity of the Irish's triumph of triumph's will surely fall on deaf ears."

OK, keep calm. You've drunk the Kool-Aid. We can save you. Have your Mom go get some Ipecac. It's to induce vomiting. You've got about 3 hours to do this, otherwise you'll be an ND fan–even if you are cynical.

You should read the label next time. There's a warning "Not for ND haters. Accidental ingestion may cause lifelong attraction to team."

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"OK, keep calm."

Sir, how can anyone keep calm?

Charlie Weis just led ND to victory over DUKE!!!

Ty never did that!

ADD 10 MORE YEARS TO THE CONTRACT!

Post haste!

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Man, Duke aint poot!"

Sir, we must raise a voice of dissent.

Duke surely is poot.

Sebastian said...

Oh Allah, it's too late. NOIS is obsessed with Jesus and the Fat Man.

Five Pound Bag said...

NOW the question becomes can Cheeseburger Charlie lead the Irish on a winning streak and end the season with a .250 winning percentage, nearly half his weight?

Max A Million said...

I pray fat boy goes down hard (along with all the other ND fan boys).

NOI rules!!1 said...

nois... your thoughts?

http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/articles/?p=23850