Posts Tagged ‘Notre Dame’

I know there’s a lot of excitement and hype surrounding redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel, also known by the all-time nickname, Johnny Football, from Texas A&M. Make no mistake he is without question a great young quarterback who will garner plenty of Heisman votes. But I just don’t think he is a more important or more outstanding player than Manti Te’o.

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You’ve got to be a real hater not to appreciate what Notre Dame has done this season. Saturday night’s win over Southern Cal, punctuated by one of the all-time great goal line stands late in the fourth quarter, completed a dream season for the Fighting Irish.

They are undefeated, 12 – 0. Seriously, no one honestly saw that coming. I certainly didn’t. I’d pretty much come to expect the 4, 5 sometimes even 6 or 7 losses the Irish had started racking up in recent years.

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The truth is still the truth, but if it is served up too raw, it has a way of upsetting delicate sensibilities and ultimately backfiring on the truthsayer.

That’s what happened this week to Allen Pinkett, the former Notre Dame star running back from the 1980s and now longtime analyst on the Fighting Irish radio broadcasts.

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