It doesn't get much better than this for long-suffering Notre Dame fans. Notre Dame extended it's nation's long 13-game winning streak and handed Clemson their first regular season loss since 2017 with an epic 47-40 victory.
With the win Notre Dame has moved up to #2 in both polls, it's highest since 2012 when they were #1. Knocking off #1 Clemson brought back memories of 1993 when Notre Dame beat another top ranked ACC opponent that day in FSU. And just like in 1993 ND will need to refocus all of their energy on Boston College the following week.
With the win Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has now compiled a 40-6 record the last 3.5 seasons. Notre Dame QB Ian Book played a terrific game and is now 27-3 as the starter. Most importantly Book and Kelly shut up the naysayers who said they couldn't win the big game as an underdog.
Hats off to ND RB Kyren Williams who was outstanding from his first carry to his last resulting in touchdowns on both while running for over 140 yards. The Notre Dame lines beat the shit out of Clemson on both sides. The offensive line opened up holes and pushed around a very talented Clemson front. Likewise on the defensive side the ND defensive line sacked Clemson freshman QB D.J. Uiagalelie (who was sensational in only his 2nd career start) twice in the 2OT and held RB Travis Etienne to only 28 yards rushing on 18 carries.
From start to finish this was a classic nail-biter. Hopefully in about a month we can get a rematch in Charlotte for the ACC Championship if ND and Clemson both win out.
"Contact Tracing" claims another "victim" as ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit will no longer travel to announce this week's Miami vs FSU game
Hey guys-wanted to update you on this weekend. I came in contact with the virus this week while in Nashville, so because of that, I’ll be on @CollegeGameDay and calling FSU-Miami from home. Tested negative, trying to be as safe as possible. See you tomorrow-let’s enjoy some CFB! pic.twitter.com/bXuhpwjaMj— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 25, 2020
What in the actual fuck are we doing now with Covid and this bull shit "contact tracing" now?
Notre Dame Football earlier this week had to shut things down and postpone their game vs Wake Forest because players who tested negative for Covid might have come in contact with somebody who tested positive for it. This shit is getting beyond ridiculous and now we have Herbie here cancelling his travel plans because he tested negative twice since maybe coming into contact with somebody who tested positive. What? What the fuck are we doing with these goal posts that constantly move for Covid?
Honestly I'm kinda surprised Herbie didn't come out and say he couldn't announce because of the Breonna Taylor decision. I don't know exactly what's happened to Herbie but it's getting clear ESPN and this whole woke movement is ruining a once great man. Get better Herbie. We miss you.
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Well that sucks. It looks like Covid has thrown another wrench into the 2020 football season by postponing this week's Notre Dame vs Wake Forest game.
Both programs have bye weeks next weekend so they could conceivably play on October 3rd.
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If Michigan decides not to play football this fall are they the biggest villain organization in sports?
DP on B1G: "The Presidents and Chancellors will vote today. Mich. probably not going to play, Mich. St. not going to play, Maryland's probably [won't] play. But you're going to get Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Ohio St. Wisconsin wants to play but may not be able to." pic.twitter.com/6QiusRB5t1— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) September 14, 2020
It's hard to believe we are sitting here in the middle of September and a "Blue Blood" program in Michigan (I use the term blue blood very loosely here since Michigan hasn't won anything worth a shit in decades) doesn't want to play fall football. Besides the excuse of being just a bunch of pussies (Ann Arbor is a Whore after all) I'm completely flabbergasted that Michigan would decide not to play football.
I don't want to hear about Covid when the Lions are playing NFL football and high school football is being played all across the midwest. There is something much more about this and it's not the obvious political angle.
Michigan wants to completely fuck over their rival in Ohio State. The Buckeyes have been pounding the shit out of the Skunkbears for so long they can't even think straight. The Buckeyes are the odds-on favorite to win the Big Ten again because they own Michigan and the rest of their shitty ass conference. But they also have enough talent to win it all this year. Yes, even the Natty.
So if you are Michigan you know you are gonna get your brains beat in again so what do you do instead? You quit. You blame Covid even though it doesn't kill athletes or young people. Talk about playing the role of villain and Michigan is playing it to perfection. Ohio State needs Michigan to play ball this fall. Don't even entertain the thought of spring football. It's not happening. But if Michigan doesn't play football then Sparty won't play, Rutgers will back out and Maryland will not play because of political pressure. And we all know Northwestern ain't gonna play till they get "unionized" or whatever the fuck they want.
So that would basically leave 8 teams in the conference to play. It ain't enough. And thus Michigan has completely fucked over their rival in Ohio State. Even if Ohio State plays 8 games they aren't gonna qualify over the ACC, Big 12 and SEC conferences candidates who play a minimum of 10 games plus a conference championship game. The Buckeyes have already lost two of their best players, CB Shaun Wade and OL Wyatt Davis, who decided to opt out and prepare for the NFL Draft instead of waiting on Michigan to decide on a Big Ten season.
Sorry Buckeyes but the Michigan administration completely fucked you guys over. No National Championship season. No Heisman Trophy season for QB Justin Fields. No annual ass stomping of your heated rival. You get a big fat nothing because Michigan said "fuck it" and decided to go home to play video games instead of getting schooled on the playground again.
It's so diabolical and evil on Michigan's part you gotta kind of tip your hat. Michigan is the ultimate villain in sports now. They have destroyed livelihoods all across the nation. Cities that rely on football in the fall can no longer stay open. Bars and restaurants and shops from Columbus to Lincoln will no longer get that extra traffic of football fans this fall will be pressured to make difficult cuts. Life altering cuts. All because Michigan decided to take their football with their heads tucked in between their vaginas and go home.
It's finally happening. Yes Braves fans you can take a deep sigh of relief. The long awaited debut of top pitching prospect Ian Anderson is in fact happening tonight. And to top it all off the Braves have activated Ronald Acuna Jr off the injured list.
The #Braves today selected RHP Ian Anderson to the major league roster and reinstated OF Ronald Acuña Jr. from the 10-day injured list. Anderson will wear No. 48 and is scheduled to start tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/gcG5Sr0L7i— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 25, 2020
Let's fucking go! Acuna back in the lineup is reason enough to celebrate. But now you add Anderson on the bump tonight and I'm full fledged torqued.
The only problem is the other guy on the mound is pretty good tonight. You may have heard of him. It's Yankees ace Gerritt Cole. Yeah the same guy who just signed for a bijillion dollars and comes in with a 20-game win streak. It's just the 3rd longest streak in MLB history.
No big deal. The Braves and Ian Anderson got this. No pressure kid. Just need you to out pitch arguable the best pitcher in the game right now.
With Acuna back in the leadoff spot it's time for coach Brian Snitker to pull the plug on the Ender Game. Inciarte isn't hitting his weight right now and last week the Braves promoted another uber prospect in Christian Pache aka Andruw Jones 2.0 to help fill the void. Snitker needs to roll an outfield of Adam Duvall in left, Pache in center, and Acuna in right for the next two weeks minimum to see what we got. All three are above average defensively and one of them (Pache) might be the best fielding CF since Andruw was covering the earth 20-some years ago. If they struggle then go with Nick Markakis some when he comes back. But I don't wanna see Ender anymore. Love the guy but he can't hit and his fielding isn't what it used to be.
Who else is excited to see Anderson make his debut tonight?
Not bad but I liked her better in the First season of True Detective when she had to take off the itchy shirt for Woody's woody.
That was too fast. Let's slow it down a tit...nip...I mean bit...
And since we were checking out her amazing set of eyes let's present some more slow motion gifs of Alexandra...
Welcome to the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world.@amazon, #NHLSeattle & @oakviewgroup are excited to announce a partnership to name our future home Climate Pledge Arena & use our platform to take action against climate change → https://t.co/BrbV4rDOOO pic.twitter.com/I6FBf1euIK— NHL Seattle (@NHLSeattle_) June 25, 2020
The new Seattle NHL franchise still doesn't have an actual team name but they have a name for their brand new playing facilities: Climate Pledge Arena.
As part of the agreement with Amazon, OVG and NHL Seattle will make annual contributions to Amazon's The Climate Pledge initiative to motivate companies to reach zero-carbon emissions across all businesses by 2040 or 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement was signed by 195 nations in 2016. The three parties will form a climate advisory committee to encourage and monitor continuous improvement of best practices, while also organizing annual sustainability events at the new arena.
"Seattle is a place that values our incredible outdoor resources in the Pacific Northwest," said Tod Leiweke, CEO of NHL Seattle. "Right here in our hometown, a company made a challenge, and it was The Climate Pledge. Could we by 2040 change the world and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint? We're so proud to step forward with other leaders to say, yes we can."
I know what you are thinking and yes I completely agree with you. Thank God they made an arena dedicated to climate change or else it would be under water within 10 years. Not only is Amazon saving the world with the help of the Paris Agreement and Seattle but they are strictly in it for climate change.
Don't even think Amazon is a for profit business solely looking to get your money into their hands. They wanna save the world one giant arena at a time. Just ignore Jeff Bezos and Amazon putting forth their carbon footprint pledge a few years ago to shrink it when in fact it still grows every day despite being a trillion dollar corporation. We will also ignore Bezos 29,000 square foot house and his 8,000 square foot house. It may seem excessive for one guy but you can't put a price on chopping down a bunch of trees to build those palaces.
Also we should probably ignore Bezos $400 million dollar yacht for himself. I doubt there is much of a carbon footprint if any with it.
As you can see Amazon and the city of Seattle are all about making the world a better place one arena at a time. I'm sure there were no tax funded kickbacks for the climate friendly arena. Nope.