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Bagpipe Monday: Notre Dame Already Got A Miracle And Talked Georgia Into Leaving The South

Forget the Georgia-Florida line, the Mason-Dixon line is what matters here.

NCAA Football: Temple at Notre Dame
This is the North. We have many castles.
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WELCOME to another Bagpipe Monday on One Foot Down! Friends, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-0 after stomping the Temple Owls 49-16.

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That’s all history now, because week two is an entirely different animal. (For real, an owl is not a bulldog). Yes, the Georgia Bulldogs are heading to South Bend to - WHAT IN THE HELL DID WE JUST SAY?

That's right... for the first time since 1965, the Bulldogs will travel north of the Mason-Dixon line. Back then, they traveled to Ann Arbor and beat the Michigan Wolverines.

So, what the hell took so long?

Georgia, like many SEC schools fell into the comfort of easy southern living. It's a hard thing to have to travel more than a few hours if one doesn't have to. In this world, no one was holding any of these schools accountable for being so self-centered. There have been no consequences, so why should they - right?


Would you be as excited for this game if it was in Atlanta or Jacksonville or some crap like that?

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Well, no. That's the completely wrong way to look at it. The consequences are that it just looks silly. Other schools like Georgia try to make this up by scheduling northern teams in neutral site games (which are always in the south) and in doing so, they continue to sterilize and further commercialize a sport we all love.

I thank Georgia for doing what others refuse to do, even after becoming so content with the status quo. And, I am even more thankful that Georgia didn't cave in for a Shamrock Series abomination. This game coming up on Saturday is what college football should be about. The sport has always been defined as a regional endeavor, but as time marches on, it is now and should continue to be more national.

The weekly pipes welcomes Georgia to the North. HOLLA!