We are about 3 hours away from kickoff and I still have no idea who I’m rooting for. Normally in a game like this I’d root for the Al Queda Network. But alas I know a couple of people who will be in the stadium tonight and I actually like them. So I won’t be rooting for international terrorism, unfortunately. On one side you’ve got obnoxious, elitist assholes who love nothing more than to let people know they went to one of the most expensive private schools in the world. Probably worse is that with them you also get their legions of non-alumni fans who are just as obnoxious, if not more so, that jumped on their bandwagon during some period of prior success or who are just Catholic. On the other side is an equally successful program historically, with a seething fan base that loves to root for their black athletes on the field and then use racist rhetoric to discuss them off it. If you’d like to see these fans in action rather than taking my word for it, then go on You Tube and find the episode of The Ali G Show when the character “Bruno” manages to perform with the Alabama cheerleading squad. This is a real quandary for me personally. The SEC has become tiresome and they need to be stopped. I just never thought it would be by Notre Dame. It has the feel of Union versus Confederacy, doesn’t it? I of course would root Union if we’re looking at it that way. But the flip side is that I have to live day-to-day among Domers and they can be downright intolerable to the insufferable power. If Notre Dame wins tonight they are absolutely going to behave as though the past 2 decades of mediocrity to downright shittiness never even happened. They’ll be like Germans when you ask about 1937-1945: “Nussing happen den. Nussing. It was gay time fare ull. Nussing happen den. Less talks abote den 1870′s, ven Otto kicking der ass.”
I just don’t know who I hate more. I’m trying to be more positive in general (That should last a couple of hours) so maybe I’ll look at it this way: If Notre Dame wins it ends the SEC’s recent reign of terror; If Alabama wins I don’t have to walk around Chicago for two weeks wearing studio headphones and not making eye contact with anyone. But regardless of outcome, this time we both lose Johnny.