Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/18/12
Like Emperor Palpatine said to Skywalker, “I feel your anger, give in to your hate.” Especially if you’re a Michigan, USC, Michigan State, Purdue, Boston College, Miami or just plain college football fan. The most polarizing team in the land, Notre Dame, the college gridiron version of Rush Limbaugh (lots of fans, lots of haters) is the only remaining unbeaten, #1 in both polls. Within hours they’ll assume the #1 spot in the BCS, when it’s officially announced. The last time they were #1 was 1993, Lou mush mouth Holtz was their coach, Kevin McDougal was their QB. Again, as then, they’re led by a black quarterback, something that a large part of their fan base covertly dislikes. So, the Irish are just a win over a very overrated, underachieving USC team away from playing for the national title. Much to the chagrin of many college football fans. What’s funny though is how likeable the Irish are in college basketball. Seriously Mike Brey is awesome, as is his program. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.
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