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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    I could watch that clip an hundred times and not got tired of it !!!

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan54 View Post
    When you're smaller, weaker, and less talented than your opponent, staring doesn't help.

    Did anyone notice how much earlier the Notre Dame team arrived at the Stadium than the Bama team? Seemed like they had been there for awhile when they showed the Bama buses arriving.
    I did notice this. I think it was for Coach Kelly to talk and get his photo taken with ex-ND greats like Theisman and other celebrities. I saw Kelly doing this and I was thinking to myself could you imagine coach Saban doing this before any game. I guess if your coach is star-struck and wide eyed your team will be too.

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    #88 sure looked like he was getting ready for some fun as he passed ND's players.
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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Al A Bama View Post
    #88 sure looked like he was getting ready for some fun as he passed ND's players.
    I thought the same thing.

    Something that is really cool to me is that our former head coach here is now an assistant something-or-the-other for Bama. Anyway, I saw him leaving the tunnel just after Josh Dickerson (#55) passes the camera.
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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    It may be my bad eyes or just my imagination, but at the :58 mark does the notre dame player closest to the camera give the old knuckle pop with his fist move? The international symbol for I'm going to punch you is what I would call it.

    Also, I don't know how to find the video, but does anyone else remember just before kick off the camera zooming in on CNS while someone was telling him something? He had a look of disappointment or frustration come across his face. I wonder if he was being told the status on Bell or something. Whatever it was it didn't make him happy at all.

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    Not saying it wasn't, but it never occurred to me that ND arrived at the tunnel intersection early to attempt a stare-down moment. Since both teams had to enter the stadium via the same tunnel, I figured there would be coordinators to ensure the teams came through the tunnel at the appropriate time to avoid interfering with each other. When ND was standing there waiting for Bama, I just figured Bama delayed a minute or so in leaving the locker room so they could march out onto the field while ND stands and watches. I saw it as one-upmanship by Bama... This impression was buttressed by the fact the Bama team seemed dribble out of the locker room, taking a fair amount of time while the ND players stood by to let 'em pass.

    Stare-down... Heh. Never thought of it...

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    All I know is that by the end of the first quarter they had pretty much a blank stare on their face, wondering did anyone get the number of that truck that just ran over us. Krymsonman

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    I think watching the teams enter the tunnel at halftime would be fun.

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaFossil View Post
    Not saying it wasn't, but it never occurred to me that ND arrived at the tunnel intersection early to attempt a stare-down moment. Since both teams had to enter the stadium via the same tunnel, I figured there would be coordinators to ensure the teams came through the tunnel at the appropriate time to avoid interfering with each other. When ND was standing there waiting for Bama, I just figured Bama delayed a minute or so in leaving the locker room so they could march out onto the field while ND stands and watches. I saw it as one-upmanship by Bama... This impression was buttressed by the fact the Bama team seemed dribble out of the locker room, taking a fair amount of time while the ND players stood by to let 'em pass.

    Stare-down... Heh. Never thought of it...
    I wouldn't be surprised. In any case, our guys made the absolute most of it...
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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    I just wish Jesse was wearing his war paint when he went past them!

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by gwilliams View Post
    Don't most stadiums have different place that the players enter (different tunnels)? If so, then that stare thing must be something they do at home and the few places with one tunnel.
    They do it at every home game.

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    I thought you weren't suppose to see the face of your executioner?

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    Re: The "Stare Down" Was A Huge ND Pre-Game Mistake In My Opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by bamafaninOhiO View Post
    thats all it was, we entered first and they were waiting in the tunnel so they could enter....not a staged 'stare down' or anything.
    Notre Dame does that at every home game they play and have forever. It's part of their tradition.

    I posted a clip from Rudy earlier. I know it was a movie but the part where they line up and stare down their opponent as they exit their locker room is identical to Monday night.

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