Sunday, November 04, 2007

Football? Damn Right. Football

Charlie Weis, Super Genius, drawing up game plans for Notre Dame.

First of all, allow me to say the following: AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Notre Dame is now 1-8. The Irish lost yesterday--to Navy.

That is not a typo. The last time the Middies beat Notre Dame, John F. Kennedy was President. He must have had conflicted emotions about that game.

I watched a good portion of the Navy-ND game, and it was astonishing. Charlie Weis, the Notre Dame coach, has a reputation for being a genius play-caller. I just didn't see that. Navy repeatedly used the highly innovative strategy of running the option on offense. That's right. Charlie Weis, Super Genius, couldn't stop an option play. The Navy offense ran for 261 yards on 66 attempts. They threw the ball nine times. Again, that is not a typo. The USNA's QB chucked the ball a grand total of nine times, two of which were interceptions. Knowing that his opponent wasn't going to pass, a coach with a reputation for phenomenal play calling couldn't stop a one-dimensional offense. And this wasn't the 1967 Green Bay Packer offense, either. Oh, no. I'm sure all the ND alumni are glad that Weis is getting 40 million bucks over the next eight years. That's the kind of money you pay a coach who does things that almost no one else has. Which, come to think of it, is what Weis is doing. I mean, it's been over four decades since Notre Dame lost to Navy. You really make a name for yourself if you can pull off a feat that hasn't been accomplished since the country was still on the gold standard.

I wonder what bowl game Notre Dame will end up going to this year.

Oh, and the Badgers stunk up the joint against Ohio State. But we kind of expected that, what without a starting D-line and all.

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