More John Simpson on Alabama "I personally feel like Notre Dame was the best team that we played... I think Notre Dame was better than Alabama." Full story here https://t.co/e7vsw2Lip0— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) July 17, 2019
As a general rule of life, I don’t care very much for the conference media days. For a wide variety of reasons, I believe most of it can (and should) be thrown in the trash. The media pretends to love them — but that’s basically so they can provide newer stories for their readers. “Newer means, in this regard, as to the dateline.
This is good stuff. The thing is though — fans have to look at this with a little bit of skepticism (or a lot, I suppose). Simpson seemed pretty upset that the media was giving Alabama a free pass of sorts as it pertains to their “excuses” for getting the crap beat out of them by Clemson — instead of giving Clemson more praise for such a fantastic beatdown.
So, maybe Simpson said this out of spite — but what if he didn’t? What if, in these two cases, Notre Dame actually gave Clemson a tougher game during the 30-3 loss in the Cotton Bowl than Alabama did in their 44-16 loss in the college football playoff championship game?
WHAT IF IT’S TRUE?
I choose to believe Simpson, who is right now, an honest to god Notre Dame message board hero. I’ll mail him the cape.
Alexa, how do i inject tweets directly into my veins? https://t.co/pe30YtDBnU— Lena Steigs (@PDXIrish) July 17, 2019
And armed with this new information, dozens of sportswriters moved Michigan to #1 in their preseason rankings https://t.co/4oeSyxydiJ— Greg Flammang (@greg2126) July 17, 2019
Notre Dame’s better than Bama already. Which raises the obvious question of how generationally invincible will they be once Jon Gruden is hired. https://t.co/RHCshXyNpu— Moons (@GAMoons) July 17, 2019