Jun 2, 2007

Everybody Else Is Doing It...Part Deux







Welcome back to Subway Domer's "Why The Hell Not, 2007 Predictions" This is the 2nd part of the 5 part epic.





ND (2-1) VS. Sparty (3-0) 44-17 IRISH

The Irish haven't beaten Sparty in South Bend, since 1993. WOW. I knew the streak has been a long one (Thanks TY...Thanks Boobs), but what a drought. That , however, ended very suddenly and very powerfully. The Irish came out to destroy their opponent and did just that with 383 rushing yards. From start to finish, Notre Dame used ALL of its running backs in a stampede of ass-kicking. Travis Thomas led the backs with 132 yards on the ground with just 15 carries. Allen had 52, Aldridge had 101,Hughes rushed for 55 yards and Jabbie snuck in 43. It was like dating a USC song girl... everyone got a shot and everyone scored. Clausen only threw the ball 11 times but hit 9 of the throws for 145 yards. One was a 22 yard post to a wide open Duval Kamara for his first TD of his career. Anthony Vernaglia also got in on the action with a safety on QB Brian Hoyer for the Spartans. He was too busy admiring his new jersey and was almost crippled. Don't ask me how Sparty scored, I really think that they were mercy points the new MAC officials gave them. (The MAC, always trying to catch up to Big Integer). The Sports Inferno melts down...AGAIN. Better go watch another showing of 300.

MVP- Anthony Vernaglia 17 tackles(8FL); 2 forced fumbles; Safety; INT

ND (3-1) @ Purdue (3-1) 42-0 IRISH

Another game at Ross-Ade and the weather is of coarse, RAIN,RAIn, RAin, Rain, and more...rain. This became an advantage to Weis and the Fighting Irish as they have been pounding the ball with ease. Tiller thought that having his players wear speedos would put fear in the hearts of the Irish. Instead, the Irish seemed to have put in an extra gear, as to not be touched by these fairy princesses. The defense and special teams was lights out and did HALF of the scoring. McNeil took a pick 61 yards to the house, as did Tommy Zbikowski for 37 yards return to the house. Tommy Z also took a punt 84 yards for a score. James Aldridge scored 2 TDs and led all rushers with 116 yards on 22 carries. Travis Thomas saw limited action due to an ankle injury suffered during practice. (Should be 100% for the Bruins). The remaining TD was a 17 yard reverse by George West on a 3rd and 15 play. Tiller blamed bloggers everywhere for the loss.

MVP- Tommy Z 12 tackles, 2 sacks, INT for TD, 84 yrd PR for TD and a forced fumble.

ND (4-1) @ UCLA (5-0) 17-14 Bruins

The land of roses was not so rosy for the Lads of Notre Dame. The offense struggled in the first half. ND only earned one first down and that was during the first series on a QB scramble by Clausen. The Bruins did not do so hot themselves, but a blocked punt and a long punt return set them up for 2 easy scores from within the 10 yard line. It was 14-0 at the half. The Irish put themselves back in the game with 2 long scoring drives that in its totality took over 32 plays and 18 minutes. Both TDs were the Clausen to Carlson variety (12,9). The defense did what it needed and got the ball back from the Bruins with 3:03 remaining in the game. On the very first play with the ball back, Bruce Davis blindsided Clausen and forced a fumble that was took down to the ND 23 yard line by Dragovic. The bruins managed to secure one first down and wound the clock down to 0:43 seconds before Kai Forbath came in and knocked down the 25 yard chipshot. ND got the ball back with decent field position (ND 42) and Clausen threw 2 quick strikes to David Grimes to get the Irish to the UCLA 27 yard line. After ND called a timeout they had 4 seconds remaining to tie the game with a field goal. Once again the Irish kicking game let them down and sophomore Ryan Burkhart missed the 44 yard kick as it ricocheted off the right post. DAMN!

MVP- Carlson 8 rec. for 104 yards and 2 TDs.

Next Up: Fredo, Condoms, and Seamen

Ranking: 15 A.P. / 19 Coaches

8 comments:

Sir John said...

Now this was funny you outdid yourself Subway

Ryan said...

That's some funny stuff. How do you come up with this? My favorite line:

It was like dating a USC song girl... everyone got a shot and everyone scored.

Sir John said...

Sub if you want put your site in DD's Announcements. Again funny.I'd have to beep the article at DD tho. Ahahahahahahahahah Kidding.

OC Domer said...

Damned funny Subway! I totally cracked up at (1) the Song Girls line (you ought to be ashamed of yourself), (2) Vernaglia's stat line against Sparty (I am very publicly on record as skeptical about Anthony, though I hope he proves me wrong), and (3) the speedos and shoulder pads photo. Where did that picture come from?! Nice job.

And we better not lose to the Bruins.

Sir John said...

Ahh you finally did it at DD. I told you (grins) Now keep up a great blog as always. (I'll give you one bleep pass) Ahahahahaha kidding

XSir john said...

OC you can do announcements too at DD, I hope it helps traffic my friend,I read your blog too.

Wood Domer said...

Looks good so far, 6-Cat! I really hope the UCLA prediction doesn't happen, but, like always, you're probably right.

Tha Wood Domer

SubwayDomer26 said...

It is about time you showed up to the party $crot!