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Notre Dame vs. Michigan Football 2018: The Twitter Recap

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Did you read the #HLSRecap in years past? This is like that.

Michigan v Notre Dame Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

PROLOGUE

I had a love/hate relationship with the Her Loyal Sons recap.

As a fan of the site, I enjoyed its carefully curated collection of real-time reaction from Twitter. It was a perfect encapsulation of our fanbase: a mixture of funny, poignant and purely insane.

By the time I started contributing there, we had added a scoring element to it. Before the tabulation, regular readers had a general sense of which Twitter users were producing the best content. Now we were producing a Top 25 of accounts that tended to be “must follows” for gameday.

That was cool — but it was also a lot of work.

Elvis, the progenitor of the recap*, spent countless hours dutifully assembling the tick-tock of each game. Eventually, it became a recap-by-committee — myself included. Ryan Ritter, the site’s managing editor, and George Bashura, then a writer, did most of the final year, with Elvis offering an Citrus Bowl eulogy before an every-decent-tweet-and-the-kitchen-sink sendoff that was lost when the Storify hamster wheel stopped spinning.

* The HLS Recap, upon its inception, drew inspiration from The Subway Domer’s own Twittermania, although the aims of each were ultimately different.

And while the #HLSRecap is dead, I’m convinced a Twitter recap is something worth having somewhere. So I’m going to publish it here for the 2018 season, and I hope you enjoy it as you did the past six years at its birth site.

These are my favorite tweets from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s 24-17 win Saturday over the Michigan Wolverines (with the exception of the Michigan tweets I inserted for context). Add your favorites in the comments section if you wish.

The tweets are chronological, except in instances where it better served the reader to jumble them.

PRE-GAME

FIRST QUARTER

SECOND QUARTER

HALFTIME!

THIRD QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

And finally...you know what really grinds my gears?