Sunday, November 25, 2007

Notre Dame “Defeats” Stanford, Awaits BCS Bowl Bid

With the help of questionable officiating and possibly the worst kicker in the nation, Notre Dame was able to hold off Stanford 21-14 to win third game of the season. Thanks to a change of rules in the BCS, they are patiently awaiting their January destination. Originally, not slated to go into effect until next year, it was instead put into use immediately upon approval. Among the more intriguing aspects was the stipulation that:
if fewer than 10 of the top 14 teams in the standings are eligible for an at-large bid, the qualifying standard will extend to the top 18, Notre Dame will have first choice if ranked in the top 119. If enough teams are still not available, the standard would be pushed back four spots until the pool is big enough to fill all the bowls.

Charlie Weis was upbeat upon hearing the news:
I’m really looking forward to spending another month coaching these players. The more time I can spend not teaching them anything and possibly making them worse the better. The soul crushing demolition that only a BCS Bowl can provide is paramount to smother the self-esteem and confidence we may have built up by beating Duke and Stanford to wrap up the regular season. You can be certain this will really pay dividends going forward into next year. It just makes sense, Notre Dame IS college football and frankly you can’t have a season without a Fighting Irish bowl loss.

What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television. I want everyone to remember, why they NEED us!

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