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Shake down the thunder

Posted by Charles P. Pierce  September 6, 2011 03:28 PM

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Sooner or later, it has to dawn on the geniuses who program our television sports that the University of Notre Dame now fields itself a second-rate major-college football team that nobody cares about any more. Be assured. Some poor sod on the Outback Bowl selection committee already has a room booked in South Bend for at least three weekends this fall.

That is the first impression This Blog had of the first weekend of college football, which is a preposterously expensive, morally bankrupt, and ludicrously inappropriate exercise for any insitution of higher learning to call its own. And This Blog is SO glad it's back. And, now, it appears, the ND coach has been caught out using language unsuited to Holy Mother Church. However, This Blog would like to state that it will align itself always with anyone who is attacked by both the National Catholic Reporter and the National Review, and that the whole kerfuffle forces it to bring out, again, Aunt Pittypat Hamilton and her fainting couch:

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Thank you.

Elsewhere, the state of Utah came dangerously close to locking up the SEC championship, what with BYU stealing one at Ole Miss and Utah State nearly beating Auburn, which played as though it were laden with exotic herbicides. (Too soon?) And LSU is just too dang good.

As always, this is for amusement only, and your mileage on all this may vary.

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