How do you force a Boston College fan offsides? Show him Bob Ryan’s column in today’s Boston Globe.
In terms of benefits, this has been a one-sided affair from the start. Boston College has profited enormously from this association with Notre Dame. But Notre Dame never really needed it, and the Irish have come to need it a lot less now that BC has won the last six games and seven of the last eight, evening the all-time ledger at 9-9.
Notre Dame is Notre Dame, and BC owes that institution a debt of gratitude for playing in the first place, let alone 18 times. BC is, after all, the only other Catholic school playing seriously big-time football. Notre Dame has never had anything to gain from the BC series, which cannot even be called a rivalry. For that to happen, Notre Dame would have to concede that BC has, in fact, become a true rival, and it is not about to do that.
It seems to me that the average Notre Dame fan’s reaction to the state of affairs with BC is to pretend it doesn’t exist. It’s as if the nine BC victories have never happened. As it is, you know very well that if anyone at Notre Dame had ever believed for one second that BC would stand 9-9 after 18 games, this series would never have been allowed to take place.
AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. Even their hometown paper thinks they are second rate. BC sucks so hard. USC and Michigan have my hate, but I have only scorn for BC. How can you muster any real hate a program whose greatest moments don’t involve championships, glory, or winning anything, but rather spoiling the hopes of the teams that actually win championships? If USC and Michigan are the McPoyles, BC is Gail the Snail. Pathetic, but annoying nonetheless.
The best BC can ever really hope for is to be a spoiler for the real football schools. I am looking forward to giving them the good salting that they deserve this Saturday. -MATC