Welcome to another Bagpipe Monday on One Foot Down. Friends, it’s another late publish this week, but with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish heading up to Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines in prime time... it fits the theme (and also because my schedule got thrown into a virtual hurricane). The Irish, however, are right on time.
Notre Dame had its second bye week of the season, and have their midterms in the books. After defeating the USC Trojans for the third year in a row and ranked inside the top 10... they should be feeling pretty good right now. So their mental health is good, and they just got a whole lot physically healthier — the Irish should be primed for prime time.
And yet... NONE OF THAT MATTERS RIGHT NOW.
It’s Monday and we will all get into the nitty gritty of this game 10 times over this week, so today’s real question is — how much does Michigan suck? It’s not IF Michigan sucks, but to what degree they suck. Life is all about degrees, and the meaning of something can change drastically from one degree or another.
It’s a very important scientific study, so do your best.
How much does Michigan suck?
This poll is closed
The Great Depression
Neighbor cats continually shitting in your yard
A car wreck on 80/90
Other suckitude that I will tell you in the comments
This is it folks. There are no more Michigan games on the Notre Dame schedule for the foreseeable future. Now is the time to get your, “this is why Michigan sucks” takes put on the record and filed away at OFDHQ.
In lieu of bagpipes for this weeks “pipes,” I offer you two — THAT’S RIGHT TWO — highlight videos of Notre Dame vs Michigan.
The first is last season’s 24-17 win inside Notre Dame Stadium to start the season (and did indeed count). It might be my favorite Notre Dame win over Michigan ever. It was the first time I covered this particular game from the press box, and Notre Dame was overwhelmingly picked to lose that game via everyone outside of the Notre Dame media.
The second, is from 2005 (which is the last time Notre Dame won inside Michigan Stadium). The highlight video grew into a legend because that’s what the internet was in 2005.