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Notre Dame

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by hillclimber1, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member
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    Anyone know why ND football is constantly televised? Especially this year.
     
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    I believe that NBC has a contract with them to televise all of their games. I guess their ratings are really down this year.:laugh:
     
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    It's amazing how the talent level dropped after the seniors graduated and others left. They did not have the players to step up and feel in.
     
  4. StefanM

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    I love it, though. Notre Dame is the most overrated team in the history of college sports. Just because your program had a lot of success in the past doesn't mean that you are any good right now.

    There is a reason they haven't won a bowl game since the early nineties--they get invited to higher-tiered bowls than they deserve.
     
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    ND has a long-term contract with a major network. Historically, they have had highly ranked teams going to major bowls. This, plus their national audience created a good deal for the network. It was definitely a good deal for ND, and their ability to keep all of their TV revenue has been a major reason for them to remain independent. Perhaps the networks will reconsider the next time the contract comes around.
     
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    It's a contract that goes back to the 90's when ND actually could attract football players and a viewing audience.
     
  7. StefanM

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    The players and the audience aren't the problem. It's the coach.
     
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    Which is probably why they can no longer attract players or viewers.
     
  9. rbell

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    why are they televised?????


    Come on!!!!

    If they can overcome the Mighty Duke Blue Devils, they are a shoo-in at 2-10 for their 1,262nd national championship!

    I am absolutely eating up the monumental collapse of the most preferentially treated, catered-to, overcompensated, underpunished program in the NCAA. I hope the Notredame Broadcasting Company loses their shirts.

    (can you tell I'm still sore about Notre Dame's "national championship" given to them in 1977?)
     
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    Note to self: Make rbell's ladder extra tall.

    :D
     
  11. StefanM

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    Weis's recruiting is still top-notch. His problem is that he does less with more. WAAAAY less.
     
  12. bobbyd

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    OH, how sad would it be for that program if they were to lose to the Dukies.
     
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    I hear the NCAA was so angry about Notre Dame's violations a few years ago, that they penalized Ball State for 3 more years.
     
  14. hillclimber1

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    :laugh: :laugh: I almost need a new keyboard.
     
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