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From the Mind of $crot

October 23, 2007

Well, another loss to a pretty good team. I taped the game to see if I could pinpoint what was going on. After breaking down the film, I have finally come to the conclusion that this season is a trainwreck. The Irish will finish with one victory and we’re going to have to hear about it….nuff said.

You might be wondering what this handsome gentleman to your left has to do with anything. He’s Notre Dame’s savior. We need more guys like Todd. Guys that will whoop your ass for spilling beer on their good jeans. Guys that will kick your ass, take your girlfriend and bone her right in front of you. These guys suiting up each week are soft. They don’t start pregame fights in the tunnel. How can you expect to intimidate people if you’re soft. The ghosts of the Four Horsemen don’t scare anyone anymore. Gone are guys like Zorich and Stonebreaker, whose names alone scare you. They are Todd guys.

With all due respect to the Subway Domer (becuase he allows me to write for him), I don’t want to know about anymore commitments unless they are bonafide “Todd Guys”. Over and out.

From the Mind of $crot

October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007

God damn, another loss. My liver really can’t take much more. Did Evan Sharpley look like a man on a mission, or what? I couldn’t decide if it was him or Tony Romo out there. Evan played with the kind of urgency that you would expect of a junior fighting to win a QB job. I was very impressed the way he moved when the pocket collapsed. Jimmy “Cinder Block Feet” Claussen needs to really take notice. However, Sharpley was terrible throwing the deep ball. For ND to be successful the QB’s have to be able to get the ball down field to the speed burners and let them make something happen. Remember how Quinn would just get the ball near Samardzija or Stovall and let them go get it? That’s what this team needs.

One thing that no one is talking about is the quality teams ND is suiting up against each week. The total record of their seven opponents is 35-13. That’s not even including our next three opponents USC (5-1), Navy (4-2) and Air Force (5-2). The top two teams in the BCS are playing cupcakes. Ohio State’s seven wins have come against teams with a total record of 23-25. Three of those seven wins are against a 1-AA school and two MAC schools. Don’t even get me started on South Florida, whose opponent’s records total 22-16. The BCS is a joke.

Another guy transferred? No big deal, just weeding out the sissies.

From the Mind of $crot

October 10, 2007
President Bartlett Notre Dame Alum

October 10, 2007
What a difference a win makes. It’s been hard trying to pick apart the win over UCLA so I am going to refrain from doing so. The defense played like a bunch of wild animals. That was awesome watching us bring the house and take out the UCLA quarterback. That poor bastard didn’t stand a chance. I really can’t complain about much from the game. One thing did bother me though, Claussen’s accuracy throwing the long ball. I know, I know, he’s a true freshman.
Does anyone remember the most recent true freshman to lead the Irish offense? I caught the BC game from 2003 on ESPN Classic the other day and was amazed at how Quinn ran Willingham’s infamous “Three and Out” offense. Watching that game I could see how much he improved throughout the years.
I have to give mad props to Mitch for allowing me to watch the game at his house. I’m not into the HDTV shit. Give me ESPN, SNY and West Wing reruns and I’m good.
In other news, I ran across an interesting quote from writer Pat Forde. In his weekly column titled “The Forde Yard Dash” he led off last week stating “People in New York are attributing the Mets collapse to shoddy recruiting by Ty Willingham”. I paraphrased it, but it hit home being a Mets and Irish fan.
Until next week……

From The Mind Of $crot

September 17, 2007

I welcome a new member of the Subway Domer team, $crot. He will be providing a weekly commentary of HIS thoughts, dreams, and hopes for the Football team. Here is his first excerpt which was e-mailed to me today…

From the mind of Scrot
September 17, 2007
Before the season I thought that this team might struggle a little. I thought that the lack of experience would hurt us in critical situations. I spent another preseason listening to Mark May run his mouth about us starting out the year 0-8, while he was obviously trying hard to start shit with Lou. I watched him go on and on about how bad we were going to be. I just kicked back and said to myself, “This guy’s full of shit”. The problem I am faced with now is that I half-ass believe him now.
While watching the Michigan Massacre I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! The O-Line is god awful. We are trying to groom a freshman quarterback to be the next best thing when he’s running for his life. Clausen holds on to the ball too long. The defense is playing on their heels. We made Mike “Bacca” Hart look like a top 5 NFL prospect (when he’s clearly not). Price is the only player that’s doing his job. I don’t think of myself as a football genius, but when your punter is having the best year on your team, something must be wrong.
So who gets the blame? Are the players that bad, or are they not being prepared well enough. Clausen has shown some signs that he’s going to be OK. Personally I thought he looked very frustrated with the play calling. Where are these highly rated recruits that were supposed to be one of the best classes in the country? Where’s Travis Thomas? Are the new players not mixing well with the old players, or even some of Willingham’s holdovers? Something has got to give and it has to happen this week.
Michigan State always comes ready to play in South Bend. They have a new coach and are looking for revenge from the game they gave away last year. This game is a must win for the Irish and can help set the tone for the rest of the season. Here is my one suggestion for the coaching staff: Get back to the basics! Use a power running game to set up the pass. Get Clausen out of the gun and under center. Use some 3 step drops and have him get rid of the ball. Please go back to the 4-3 defense. Sustain a drive and score a touchdown.
The fact of the matter is that ND has NEVER started a year 0-4. Not Davie, not Willingham, no one. It’s high time that Coach Weis figure out that he’s not a genius and the basics are what can win games.

Disturbing Case

September 14, 2007

This was sent to me just a few moments ago.

>> >>Columbus, OH (AP) – A seven-year old boy was at the center of a Franklin County courtroom drama yesterday when hechallenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible.The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him. After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the University of Michigan Wolverines,whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.