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A Compelling Argument

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Over at Gunslingers, LD is at it again, riling up the masses. Today he offers this thought, and it's an interesting point. Notre Dame, Charlie Weis, and Brady Quinn are everyone's darling it seems, but LD is spot on:

A comment sure to piss off people. I offer this: there is no reason why Notre Dame should be ranked ahead of Fresno State. The Bulldogs played USC just as tough, and at USC instead of at home (on a waterbed to slow down the Trojans). Fresno State's other loss was by 3 at Top 10 Oregon, not a 5-6 team at home. Fresno State hasn't had a single other close game. Other than Michigan, the rest of ND's schedule isn't that great. If ND gets ranked high because of their loss to USC, Fresno State deserves the same. Of course, ND is assumed to be in the BCS, while Fresno State will be lucky to stay in the Top 25.

I have to agree with this. On Saturday night, I was out at a bar watching USC and Fresno play when some twitty Notre Dame fan started talking shit about the Horns. I turned to him and asked him, who, precisely, Notre Dame had beaten?

Syracuse? Navy? 7-4 Michigan? The mighty Volunteers of Tennessee? The powerful Huskies of Washington?

Sure, they played USC tough, but a loss at home to Michigan State? Gross.

Flame away, Irish fans.

--PB--