It's a clash that could only be contested on a field in purgatory. The two true fortresses of all that is evil in college athletics collide in a match up of the #95 and #103 ranked teams in the Sagarin ratings.
ND comes in ranked below such illustrious football powers (of the 19th century) as Yale. While, Duke, with one victory this year is actually considering the season a rousing success.
Certainly, those that follow this blog understand the dilemma this match up presents.
Who to root for?
Do we favor Hitler or Stalin? John Wayne Gacy or Jeffrey Dahmer? Pure, unrepentant evil or unrepentant, pure evil? Alan Jackson or George Strait?
Essentially, this comes down to deciding which is the lesser of two evils. And we don't mean that figuratively in any way.
ND comes into the contest led by what can only be described as a failed coach. A man who promised that his team would have the benefit of never being 'out schemed'. Unfortunately, Coach Weis' best schemes have not been so much for use against opposing football defenses, but have been reserved for how to attack the buffet line.
The Subway Alums have rallied round the round man and have all been convinced that none of this is Weis' fault. That everything is Brother Ty Willingham's responsibility. That Weis (despite two consecutive seasons of BCS bowls in which he was more than willing to wrap himself in a genius banner) was left a tattered and torn program for which his horrible, lazy and shiftless Negro predecessor couldn't be so much as bothered to make a recruiting phone call to support. Yes, the shortcomings of the great White Hope of Touchdown Jesus - which are so utterly apparent to anyone that finds a red-bearded mascot to be somewhat nauseating - have all been overlooked. Reasoned away. Chained to the ankle of the Negro to burden as he was banished from the Cathedral/plantation.
Down in the realm of purgatory known as Dukedom, victories have been few and far between since the devil unchained and released his protege in the late '80's. Spurrier left to take his visor and huffy disposition to Gainesville. And the devils in charge decided that all resources, energy and care would be invested in serving the throne occupied by the dictator of K-ville.
Certainly the timing of an important preseason basketball event this season, which was scheduled during a Duke football game, is an indication that coach KKK holds no respect, interest or concern for the football program.
Football means nothing to Duke.
And that is why we must ask that all our readers, believers and followers concentrate all positive energy and send it to the devil's bowels in Durham.
Duke must win this game for the very reason we stated. Football means nothing to them.
It means everything to the Irish.
A loss to Duke would be an indication that ND football has finally been defeated. It will be a sign to NBC that they better seriously rethink re-newing that deal. It would provide the torture necessary to bring righteousness to the souls damned in their worship of Touchdown Jesus.
And, as an added bonus, it would bring a completely empty joy to Duke. A victory over ND won by Duke would normally be something for the devil to rejoice. But victory over this ND team? 2007? Led by the inept and always famished Weis? Meaningless. Empty. A victory for evil. But not a victory over righteousness.
Essentially, there would be no winner.
Therefore, good friends, we ask that all unite in support of Duke.
For Saturday, and Saturday only:
WE ARE ALL BLUE DEVILS.