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3 Things From Notre Dame’s Cheeseburger Bye Week #2

We enjoyed those cheeseburgers again

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Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Yet again, because this is the way the schedule fell, the Irish had their second of 2 bye weeks. It was a little weird having both in the first half of the season, and the Irish will now play 6 weeks in a row. Even though the Notre Dame Fighting Irish did not play last weekend, I still have some other Bye Week thoughts.

3 Bye Week Thoughts from the Mind of Matty G

I do declare again that cheeseburgers are just an excellent food item.

I was able to have a couple of absolutely bomb cheeseburgers last week, so I celebrated the week correctly. It was funny how the week came full circle from the initial quote because even though the Irish did not play, Florida has more wins, so they jumped us (again) in the rankings. Again, a big thank you to Chuck Weis for this quote. His decided schematic advantage was actually making us eat a delicious food during bye weeks.

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Winning is hard.

I love this saying, because it truly is challenging to win most/all of your games. Georgia went down to an unranked team 2 weekends ago. Last weekend, Wisconsin lost to an even worse unranked team in Illinois. College football is a weird sport, but that is why we love it. Winning is a hard thing to do, even with a lot of talent. The mental fortitutde combined with execution and skill are sometimes not all connecting at once. It was a nice bye week to remember that winning is tough, so don’t complain about wins. I’m not here for that.

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I laugh when Michigan loses.

Going back to college football being a weird sport, I’m still a bit nervous for the game on Saturday because anything can happen. I feel like the Irish are objectively better than Michigan, but you gotta play the game to find out for sure. I have continued with the confidence going into Saturday because Michigan has been struggling, and it has been funny. I reiterate, too: I won’t root for Michigan. Ever. That includes even if it might “be better for the schedule.” I don’t care. I don’t want them to succeed. If the Irish can win while beating Michigan, that is just an absolutely perfect scenario. I hope to see that on Saturday night. Go Irish. Beat Michigan.