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Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:05 AM
 

They named their school after a fictional FRENCH cathedral from a Victor Hugo Novel, but they identify mostly as Irish. Also, their School colors are blue and gold, but their mascot wears all green.

Honestly, these guy are worse than Auburn and Ole Miss trying to please everyone with their mismatched mascots and watered down school traditions.

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Why do you hate Touchdown Jesus?

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:09 AM
 

.

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Re: Why do you hate Touchdown Jesus?

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:12 AM
 

does, "thou shalt not make unto you any graven image" not mean anything to anyone anymore?

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mine you're on bidness

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:47 AM
 



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Re: mine you're on bidness

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 12:12 PM
 

Trying to TU this but it won’t let me. Nevertheless, a very good point by our Tiger!

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Re: mine you're on bidness

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 2:09 PM
 

must be divine intervention


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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 8:40 PM
 

Stopping the fight on a TKO. The winnah and still champeen, class of 1994!


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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 1:07 PM
 

Huh?? There must be an intended point there somewhere.


I thought Trevor Lawrence was Touchdown Jesus?

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:36 AM
 

And Tua was Pineapple Jesus


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:20 AM
 

Uh, Notre Dame de Paris is a real church. I've been there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-Dame_de_Paris

Or maybe I've just missed a joke?

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:33 AM
 

;)

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And they claim to be catholic when they are really


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:38 AM
 

Muslim


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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 7:52 PM
 

jeez your a class act....

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Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 12:11 PM
 

Don't you know Wikipedia is never an acceptable reference? Until more proof is offered than this, we'll just continue to believe it's fictional!


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Posted: Dec 12, 2018 9:38 AM
 

Dang it. I've been to Paris and I missed seeing that. Awesome. Now I gotta go back. Paris has the most beautiful architecture in the universe IMO. You can walk for hours on end and be amazed on every street.


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 12, 2018 9:57 AM
 

mpercy® said:

Uh, Notre Dame de Paris is a real church. I've been there.

Or maybe I've just missed a joke?




Did you see the Hunchback?


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:24 AM
 

The cathedral of Notre Dame is much more than a Victor Hugo creation
It is one of the greatest examples of gothic architecture in the world. As I recall construction began around 1100 so it's been a reality for quite a while!


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:25 AM
 

what does this have to do with Fighting Irish?

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the reason notre dame was founded


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 8:00 PM
 



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Re: the reason notre dame was founded

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 8:19 PM
 

looks like a panther running on the top left, and maybe a baboon next to him?

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Re: the reason notre dame was founded


Posted: Dec 12, 2018 9:40 AM
 

If you rotate the picture 90 degrees, you can see Mother Mary holding the baby.


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Posted: Dec 12, 2018 9:54 AM
 

I just see a panther and a baboon.

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Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 1:08 PM
 

I've been there. It's awesome.


Speaking of watered down

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:24 AM
 

Does that fighting Irish mascot drink his whiskey on the rocks or just straight from the bottle to get completely hammered?

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Re: Speaking of watered down


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 5:59 PM
 

Irish drink whisky (not whiskey that’s the American way) neat while singing 13th century Gaelic songs. At least that’s how they’re always portrayed in movies


Re: Speaking of watered down


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 10:27 PM
 

Irish whiskey is spelled the same as bourbon whiskey. You're thinking of Scotch whisky.


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:29 AM
 

First off Notre Dame is a real cathedral. The novel is fiction. But at least you got the author right.
Secondly, they do wear Green on some occasions.
And thirdly, their traditions are no more watered down than some others I have seen.
Something I don't understand however is people who think they understand something when they know nothing about the subject they think they understand.


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:34 AM
 

So in short: They don't know what they don't know.


So the French also named a church after a fictional character


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:47 AM
 

Does the church also wear green and pretend to be irish?


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:33 AM
 

The dichotomy is funny now that you point it out. Never thought about it before. However, there is an easy explanation. As Ireland is, or was, devout Catholics, they share the tradition of honoring Jesus Christ by honoring his mother. Notre Dame means Our Lady and her colors are considered blue and gold.

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Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 10:25 PM
 

All the paintings I've seen of Our Lady show her with a light blue cape or shawl. It's more of a tarhole blue than the deep blue I've seen the domers wear.


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:35 AM
 

Plus they are arrogant beyond belief with the exception of Tim Bourret. Insert picture of Mike Golic and his tattooed #### of a son, Mike Jr.


Golic has a tattoo of his son on his d I ck?***

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:43 AM
 



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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 1:32 PM
 

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Fighting Irish nomenclature.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:48 AM
 

Quarter hunchback
Full hunchback
Line hunchbacker
Touch hunchback
Block in the hunchback
Baby got hunchback

That kinda thing.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:52 AM
 

clearly your not Catholic or Irish... if you were it would make perfect sense... just sayin...

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is this just a lame attempt to get to...

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:57 AM
 

54,000 TU's? If so, it's gonna to work!!

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I was always under the impression that the church was named for the school....

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 1:19 PM
 

And the title character of said Hugo novel was inspired by Lou Holtz....or am I thinking of that other movie called Rudy?

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Re: I was always under the impression that the church was named for the school....


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 5:52 PM
 

you are thinking of Quasimodo, who is related to holtz.

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So he was not really a “Modo”?


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 5:57 PM
 

Interesting




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Re: So he was not really a “Modo”?

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018 8:00 PM
 

It was something other teams called us to mock us in the early 1900s. Our original mascots included "Ramblers", but we rolled with the Fighting Irish that people called us. Similar to why we are not in a conference. The Big Ten, particularly Michigan/AD Fielding Yost, kept us from joining. We started scheduling nationally since Michigan State and Purdue were the only B10 teams that would play us. Hence the USC rivalry and national brand.


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 8:16 PM
 

It was real when Hugo wrote about it but was later destroyed in the French Revolution by the Irish. It's gold domes fell on top of the French aristocracy (blue bloods) hiding within, hence the colors.


Re: Something I have never understood about the Fighting Irish.


Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:11 PM
 

I don't all the history behind the various N.Dame/Fighting Irish traditions, but I do know the worst acting job ever was by Pat O'Brien as Knute Rockne in the 1940 film - "Knute Rockne, All American." Hollywood makeup was still not too sophisticated, & O'Brien's fake "Rockne nose" looked like an unbaked biscuit stuck on his face; plus, his acting was WORSE. Could be the only time Ronald Reagan's acting (playing George Gipp) was better than any other cast member.

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Wait, it's fictional? THen what's that cathedral in Paris?


Posted: Dec 12, 2018 9:24 AM
 

The one they call the "Notre Dame"

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Re: Wait, it's fictional? THen what's that cathedral in Paris?


Posted: Dec 12, 2018 9:42 AM
 

"Notre Dame" in French = "Our Lady". Lesson for the day. :)


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