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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

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    I cried in the 1975 Orange Bowl when Richard Todd threw a last second interception to seal the loss to Notre Dame 13-11....
    Unfortunately, Richard threw two, and we couldn't stop the dive play. The Sugar Bowl still may be the best football game I've ever seen, and by far the bitterest loss. Torment. It took the campus weeks to recover.

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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    It was the 1973 Sugar Bowl played on December 31, 1973; after the 1973 season. My math says it was 39 years ago; not 40.

    Nevertheless, I remember ther pain very well. Actually, both the '73 Sugar and '74 Orange.

    Let's get by Auburn and Georgia and have some redemption.

    I will say, Notre Dame's current coach has a lot more to like and shows more class than Ara P.
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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    Quote Originally Posted by bamamoss2 View Post
    It was the 1973 Sugar Bowl played on December 31, 1973; after the 1973 season. My math says it was 39 years ago; not 40.

    Nevertheless, I remember ther pain very well. Actually, both the '73 Sugar and '74 Orange.

    Let's get by Auburn and Georgia and have some redemption.

    I will say, Notre Dame's current coach has a lot more to like and shows more class than Ara P.
    In rainy Tulane Stadium, New Years Eve, rough night, up, down, up, down, then Clements to that dam_ receiver at the 38 on third down...still stuck in my crawl...RTR
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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Tom View Post
    It's just out from Naples and the West Palm Beach of the west coast, lots of eagle nests, very expensive. Hotel rooms around $1200 a night.

    My main beef with Ara is his comments as a analysis for ABC, the Most bias announcer ever worst than Holtz.

    Its the arragonce that gets them.
    That's where I worked up an unhealthy hate for him, not when he was coaching them. They kept assigning him to our games and he'd spend the whole game dissing us and slipping in digs. Yeah, I got to know a good bit about the island while doing that little project...
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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    I remember that game very well, I couldn't sleep for two days.

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    Re: 39 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    Holtz will be insufferable.

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    39 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

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    Holtz will be insufferable after Bama crushes the domers in Miami.
    FIFY.

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    Re: 39 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    In my mind, the 86 game redeemed us for 1966...we still have yet to redeem the 1973, Orange Bowl game and all the times they have gotten favor over us. I still cannot watch the 73 game. When I think of it, other games I have not been able to watch over the years include the 1972 AU game and the 1980 game against MSU. Still hurts too much to even see the footage. The arrogance and the attitude of most of the Irish nation still rankles me. I respect them and their tradition but it is a little much.

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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    That game was the seminal moment of my rapidly-intensifying dislike for the who's, and it raised my already white-hot dislike for the domers to a new level (and me being a Catholic!). I have waited for this for many, many years...only wish I could find a way to be watching it in whoville. I probably would be in the obits the day after...

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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    Really enjoying hearing the stories of some of you who remember these games! Sharing of stories among generations has always been one of the things I love about being a Bama fan. Most teams would love to have as much stuff that's worth remembering from the old days!
    Discipline.
    Commitment.
    Effort.
    Toughness.
    Pride.
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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    Quote Originally Posted by tidegrandpa View Post
    In rainy Tulane Stadium, New Years Eve, rough night, up, down, up, down, then Clements to that dam_ receiver at the 38 on third down...still stuck in my crawl...RTR
    Mike Dubose was the one beaten on the route, wasn't he?

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    Re: 39 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    I was nine then and it's been a long wait for a chance to pay them back. 1986 was just a down payment. We still owe them for the two bowl games and for jumping over us to #1 after the bowls in the '77 season.

    As school kids in the 70s, we despised ND more than anyone. AU and UT were just minor threats that we usually beat up on every year. Later as a student at UA during the Perkins years, it always made my blood boil every time I saw any of the stop signs on campus that had "Notre Dame" stencilled on them in light green paint. I don't know if that was done in the 70s or 80s, but surely they are all long gone by now.

    For those who haven't seen it, here's a 70s album cover from Aerosmith that references the rivalry. (thanks to member BamaSlama)

    Alabama has beaten Auburn! Van Tiffin has kicked a 52 yard field goal and the state of Alabama is crimson! - Paul Kennedy, 1985

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    Re: 40 Years Ago Notre Dame and Alabama played for it All

    Quote Originally Posted by lafella View Post
    I can not imagine a sweater NCCG than Bama and Notre Dame it's old school redemption time!
    If we both make it to that game it will be a financial bonanza to everybody with an economic interest in college football. The two biggest names with two of the biggest fan bases would be a gold mine.

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