The Anti-Preview: Michigan. September 22, 2012

notre dame michigan

Welcome to your Anti-Preview for yet another battle against the vile and satanic Skunkbears of Michigan. Friends, the Fighting Irish are riding high- like Rick James prancing around in Columbia. After last weeks ASS RAPING of Sparty, Notre Dame is now ranked #11 in the AP poll and 3-0 for the first time since 2002.

Priming up for a big season, but first…


I'm tired of Michigan. Not like tired because we just can't seem to put these fuckers away, but more like tired from GIVING THESE ASSHOLES THE GAME FOR 3 YEARS STRAIGHT. 

Normally, this is the place where I talk about Dernerd and crew. Fuck that. Fuck Michigan. I'm going to place a few of my favorite haikus from this weeks IBG instead:


  • Denard lost in Maize
  • Disruption is but a Prince
  • Tuitt will seek blood


  • South Bend: lei city.
  • Golson to Brown – long touch down!
  • skunkbears wail, gnash teeth.


  • We love number five
  • Irish will destroy skunkbears
  • Four and O bitches!!!!!!!

What Should You Be Drinking? 

It's quite simple. Put away those 12 oz. cans and bottles of beer and don't even think of cracking open that bottle of fine liquor from the cabinet. It's FUCK MICHIGAN WEEK and that means it's FUCK MICHIGAN FORTIES WEEK. So don't be a motherfucking beotch and grab yourself a tall cold 40 of something more like St. Ides, Colt .45, Magnum, King Cobra, or my personal favorite…

chiliWhat Should You Be Eating?

This game is in PRIME TIME, so you are going to need something that lasts all day and then some. 

World's Greatest Cheap Chili

  • 1-1.5 pounds of ground round
  • 1 medium sweet onion,chopped
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 celerey stalks chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1 package McCormick's Chili seasoning

Start to brown the ground round. Once about half the pink is gone, stir in onions, celery, and geen peppers. Saute for 10 minutes.

Mix in beans, tomatoes, and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes covered. 

Serve with some big ass pieces of cornbread with a big ass slab of butter.

Irish Stew

Sentences that don't begin with "fuck" and end with "Michigan" are hard to come by this week. We just need to go with that:


cierre woodOffensive MVP

Cierre Wood. We didn't need Wood versus Navy because well… it was Navy and we ran all over them with Cam McDaniel. Then, as confident as we have ever been in our running game, we watch in horror as the Irish struggled to run the ball against Purdue. 

Enter Sparty. Although Wood only got 10 carries against Michigan State in his season debut, he gained 56 yards against a stout run defense. A big chunk of those yards came during Notre Dame's drive in the fourth quarter to ice the game. 

It's safe to say that Wood is our best running back and Saturday we go up against a weak run defense… Wood goes over the century mark with a couple of TD's. I think the Irish are going to ride him like the thoroughbred that he is, and physically manhandle the Skunkbears. headbutting everything.

prince shemboDefensive MVP

Prince Shembo. I know the sentimental favorite would be for me to choose Manti Te'o right here, and that would be a very wise choice, but something in my bubling guts (thanks Mickey's!) tells me that Prince Shembo will pick up right where he left off against Michigan State and be an unholy terror against the Skunkbears. 

One of the keys to slowing down Denard is by slowing him down. You do this by making him change direction. Shembo has the speed and power to make sure that Denard flows away from him and into the arms of a guy like Tuitt or Manti. 

Although I am unsure if Shembo's stat line will be as impressive as it was against Sparty, I think his contribution will be just as valuable. STOP DENARD. KILL DENARD.

Something Else To Watch For

Notre Dame is back in PRIME TIME at home after a disasterous return to home night games when they played USC last year. There were a lot of "gimmicks" pulled out for that game, and it backfired on ND because of the loss. Against Michigan Saturday, there are no gimmicks, but there is something even more powerful: Love.

I'm not sure exactly how it started, but there has been a grassroots movement pushed hard by TNNDN & Her Loyal Sons and many, many, many others to honor and support our loyal son, Manti Te'o. "Plei Like A Champion." We (the royal we, meaning everyone supporting this) are asking that everyone in attendance Saturday wear a lei to show Manti our love, respect, and appeciation during this time of severe grief he is enduring. 

Wear a lei. Show the world and most importantly Manti, that he is our brother and loyal son of Notre Dame. 
manti te'o

image via NDMSPAINT

At The End Of The Night

Notre Dame is in prime position to begin to cement itself in the top 10 heading into October with a win over Michigan. For the past 3 years, the Irish have basically said, "Here you go Michigan… you can have this win." Idon't know about y'all, but I feel a change in the wind. Outside of Denard, Muchigan lacks playmakers on both sides  ball and both lines are suspect. Diaco will have the gameplan to shutdown and suffocate Denard while the Irish offense exerts it's will upon Michigan as it rams the ball down their fucking throats. IRISH 38-17

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