Monday, November 20, 2006

Post Mortem: Notre Dame 41, Army 9

We didn't do a preview of this past weekend's Notre Dame-Army game. Turns out to have been a smart move, because the build-up for it was equivalent to that of a bye week.

You know what I'm talking about. 2/3 of the plays ran at practice during Army week weren't for Army. At the Friday night pep rally, Leprechaun Kevin Braun extolled the Irish faithful to cheer their squad to victory late Saturday - but he wasn't talking about Army. And by the time the Irish left the field after a very successful Senior Day, the scoreboard had Notre Dame squaring off against somebody, and it wasn't Army.

The game itself was a foregone conculsion; Bobby Ross conceded as much in his postgame comments that, "Notre Dame's just a lot better than we are, and we all know that." This Notre Dame team, while not actually looking past Army, was definitely looking USC.

Full preview coming tomorrow night. On a personal note, we here at Sox-Irish are happy to proclaim that the sixth (possibly seventh - historians differ over how far back the tradition reaches) annual TurkeyGate was, in the words of Borat, "GREAT SUCCESS!!! HIGH FIVE!" Now comes the follow-up: TurkeyGate in L.A.

See you Saturday.



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