Let’s Have Some More Notre Dame-Stanford Drama, Shall We?

October 6, 2008 – 12:17 am by TheRiot

It’s pretty funny that there’s so much dislike between these two schools. But hey, if there’s drama to be had we’re all about exploiting it for more traffic on our blog talking about it some more.

You may remember a certain offensive lineman who had some very unkind words about the University of Notre Dame before Stanford made its way to South Bend this past weekend for yet another Irish win. For those unfamiliar with the quote, let’s have it again:

”I hate it, playing up there,” Marinelli told cardinalreport.com after practice Wednesday, referring to Notre Dame . ”The field, excuse my language, the field sucks. The stadium sucks. I think the area sucks. I grew up with a bunch of Irish and Italian Catholic people back home,” said the 6-7, 297-pound senior from Braintree, Mass. ”And all the Irish Catholic people, all they talk about is Notre Dame this, Notre Dame that. And they’ve never even been there, you know. So I hate those guys, I hate that school. We are going out there to mash them up, and that’s all there is to it.”

Fantastic stuff. Too bad he then apologized for said remarks.

Either way, it stoked the fire of the Notre Dame players. Just after the final seconds ticked off the clock the two teams even got into some pushing and shoving on the field. Who knew these two schools were even capable of otherwise normal SEC behavior.

Then came the clincher. When ND quarterback Jimmy Clausen tracked Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh down after the fracas to shake his hand and say “good game” Harbaugh walked right past him without extending said courtesy. A total brush off.

Harbaugh claimed to have never seen Clausen, but that claim seems a little dubious to us. Maybe Jim has never liked Notre Dame (he did go to Michigan). Maybe the way the game went down had him pissed off (he did complain about some penalty calls).

You be the judge.

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  1. 5 Responses to “Let’s Have Some More Notre Dame-Stanford Drama, Shall We?”

  2. To be fair, I’m from central MA (Worcester area) and I can back the guy up on what he said about the “ND fans” there…

    By MA to ASU on Oct 6, 2008

  3. MA to ASU,
    can’t that also be said about any town of good fans who aren’t a bunch of “fairweathers”? That is where the term “fan” came from… “fanatic”. It doesn’t give this clown the right to stereotype and hate, however.

    By Steve on Oct 7, 2008

  4. Stanford football fans are upset with ND either because their band is ‘persona non grata’ at ND stadium or are still smarting from ND’s recruiting their illustrious coach, Ty Willingham.

    By peter on Oct 7, 2008

  5. This guy has some serious issues. Its a game, relax and play the game. As for the hate issues, I am sure Stanford has some people on campus that can work this out for you!
    Good Luck

    By Vincent on Oct 7, 2008

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