Friday, December 09, 2005

Buckeyes vs. Fighting Irish


The Fiesta Bowl it is. I know. Old news to everyone. I think we buckeyes have seen this matchup coming since Michigan's tight end was frightened by a measly sideline and ran away in the waning seconds of a certain game. Woody Hayes refused to schedule Notre Dame, citing that he wanted the Catholic Buckeye fans to be cheering on his team during the game, not God's. (Some Buckeye fans would argue the two one and the same and that my previous statement made no apparent sense.)

For all of the richness of these two storied schools' football traditions, they have rarely played each other. In fact, since 1890, these programs have met only four times. The record is tied at 2-2. I was actually lucky enough to be at the 1995 drumming of the Irish. I don't remember much, but I was there.

I am going to go out on a limb and make a bold prediction. The Buckeyes will win. Call me Terry Glenn, but I am guaranteeing a victory. Ok. So maybe that is not such a bold prediction. Everyone knows it will happen. Heck, we even have the pope on our side this year!

8 comments:

Jamie said...

So any plans to come to AZ and watch the Bucks

Kristi said...

I wish. Plane tickets are outrageous! I really thought about it though.

Josh said...

Let me check with Laura. ;)

Rae Ann said...

Tennessee didn't make it to any bowl this year. They should have a Toilet Bowl for them.

Guru said...

I think that we will win, too.

God's team is definitely not Notre Dame, or they wouldn't have stunk for so many years.

Bobby said...

i am sure there is some joke involving the Pope, Catholics, and men playing football tackling each other and patting each other's butts, but I just can't seem to think of it right now.

stop by later if it hits me.....

Uncle Crappy said...

Mr. Glenn: I agree completely.

Actually, I was wondering when you'd post something about the Fiesta Bowl ... it's almost too good to be believed.

I scored a ticket to the '95 game as well, and I remember a couple things: The long Eddie George run with about 40 ND players in pursuit, and in the 3rd quarter, when the student section was so loud that Ron Powlus threw a fit because no one could hear his snap count ... and then got sacked.

A year later, The Wife and I were vacationing in Sandusky on a cold, rainy October weekend that kept us in a hotel room instead of in a tent on Kelley's Island ... all the better to watch OSU humiliate ND in South Bend.

Expect more of that Jan. 2. Notre Dame hasn't seen a defense like OSU's all year, and that includes Southern Cal's ... It's gonna be a beating...

Anonymous said...

Yeh so what the Pope in Ohio State colours! Ok ireland is majority catholic but the pope is from poland so he wouldnt support ireland! Not funny