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The Anti-Preview: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Bowling Green Falcons

We’re throwing this anti-preview over the mountains, and we apologize for the overuse of this whole trope.

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Well hello friends, and welcome to another Anti-Preview! The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ranked 9th in the country and despite the opinions of others... they still have a shot to make the college football playoff.

Anti-Preview The wonderful @phillykelly

What they have in front of them is a schedule in which Notre Dame should be favored in every game. It’s also a schedule that sets up nicely as far as logistics is concerned. Basically... Notre Dame’s path to 11-1 is fairly clear — they just have to go and get it. A possible playoff berth is almost entirely out of their hands as we still have about 2/3’s of the schedule left in college football.

Up next...

Bowling Green Falcons

This isn’t your typical MAC team — it’s far, far worse. After getting off to a roaring (or is that soaring) start to the season with a 46-3 win over Morgan State, BG has been outscored 149 to 27 over the past 3 games. One of those games was a 62-20 loss to fellow MAC bro, the Kent State Golden Flashes.

One of the biggest reasons BG is so terrible is most likely because of their defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder. It’s too easy to bag on our own Uncle Rico, so OF COURSE the Anti-Preview is taking the easy route.

What should you be drinking?

In 1987, there was a popular cocktail that was making the rounds during spring break. It had its roots in 1982 (which may or may not be exactly true).

Sex on the Beach

  • 1 12 ounce vodka
  • 34 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 12 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 12 ounce orange juice

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass styrofoam cup filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Champions drink from styrofoam cups.

What should you be eating?

If you paid any attention to what a true champion eats, then you already know there is only ONE option here. It’s so plentiful — you can smoke innocent bike riders in the face with it.


What should you be wearing?

There is a theme here, and despite my desire to represent the USA on my legs as I deliver a roundhouse to your skull... we are ride or die with that theme.

White Headband


3 reasons to hate Bowling Green

  1. This will kill strength of schedule.
  2. Absolutely nothing that’s interesting outside of BVG.
  3. The beginning of Urban Meyer.

Keys to the game

I’m not going to pretend there is anything worth mentioning here other than:

  • Stay healthy.
  • No ejections in the 2nd half.
  • Go deep (down the depth chart)

At the end of the day...

This is the ultimate cupcake game, and despite suggestions that Brian Kelly will “take it easy” to try and not embarrass BVG — it really is too late. Notre Dame does pretty much anything they want while racking up over 600 yards of offense, and offering pure death on defense. Irish win 70-0.

And finally