Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 35
  1. #1
    Walk On
    Points: 10,483, Level: 30
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 67
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    New Haven
    Posts
    136
    Points
    10,483
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Notre Dame, no big deal.

    I am at Notre Dame this week for a class and I was really excited to come here and be wowed by the campus. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I have to say it is quite underwhelming. South bend itself was a dump (at least the way I came into town) and the campus is nothing special. It is actually kind of a cookie cutter campus. I did run into a couple from Ames and they thought the same thing. Other than their dining room looking like it came from a Harry Potter movie, nothing special about the campus. Went on a tour and they took us inside of the stadium, again nothing special. The campus itself was nicer than UNI, but at least 1/2 of the big 12 and any of the big 10 with central campus are more impressive. Guess I expected more. I can see why we stand a chance if we get recruits to visit.


    Dogs look up to you, cats look down at you, give me a pig. They just look you in the eyes and treat you as an equal - churchill

  2. #2
    Rookie
    Points: 4,945, Level: 20
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 105
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    JSmoove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    2611 Helser, Louden
    Posts
    411
    Points
    4,945
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 66
    Given: 122

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    While I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there, my general feelings are about the same as yours. I think I was more disappointed in South Bend. I don't know what I expected but it wasn't that.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 52,704, Level: 71
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 1,346
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Niceville, FL
    Posts
    2,293
    Points
    52,704
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 19

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    South Bend is a dump, Touchdown Jesus and The Grotto were cool to see though.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 232,799, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 62.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    16,983
    Points
    232,799
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,110
    Given: 117

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    My dad went to notre dame and hasn't been back since 1984, says he doesn't get the hype they get.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 31,738, Level: 54
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 212
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,907
    Points
    31,738
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 27
    Given: 3

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    South Bend is a dump, but I really like the campus. There are less than 10,000 undergrads, so campus isn't all that big. You can't judge the stadium without it being on a gameday.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 99,675, Level: 98
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 1,375
    Overall activity: 38.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CarlHungus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    4,924
    Points
    99,675
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,409
    Given: 844

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    I think people expect South Bend to be nice since that is where Notre Dame is located. It's a pretty crappy place though



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 134,373, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CysRage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    7,122
    Points
    134,373
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 963
    Given: 844

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by 06_CY View Post
    South Bend is a dump, but I really like the campus. There are less than 10,000 undergrads, so campus isn't all that big. You can't judge the stadium without it being on a gameday.
    This. The entire campus is covered in blue and gold on gameday and it is breathtaking. I would love to have a gameday atmosphere like theirs but our tailgating tradition is what makes us Iowa State!


    "The greatest risk in life is not taking one"

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 108,465, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    7,224
    Points
    108,465
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,012
    Given: 389

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    South Bend on both sides of the interstate is a dump.
    Some parts of the campus look pretty but ISU's is just as nice if not better.
    The sports complexes are nice and all bunched together.



  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 87,122, Level: 91
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 328
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Pitt_Clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    4,215
    Points
    87,122
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 359
    Given: 153

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    Notre Dame on game day was a pretty special experience. Especially since I went with someone who grew up there and knew all the cool traditions to go around and see leading up to the game.



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 60,046, Level: 75
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 4
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    4,054
    Points
    60,046
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 259
    Given: 480

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    They seriously need to join a conference or they will be toast in a a decade. One more swoon in football will clobber them and I think it's coming soon, regardless of the mirage that happened last year.



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 203,101, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CyFan61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    11,143
    Points
    203,101
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,833
    Given: 709

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    They seriously need to join a conference or they will be toast in a a decade. One more swoon in football will clobber them and I think it's coming soon, regardless of the mirage that happened last year.
    I thought NBC was desperate for sports inventory. They will keep giving ND money.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 60,046, Level: 75
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 4
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    4,054
    Points
    60,046
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 259
    Given: 480

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    I thought NBC was desperate for sports inventory. They will keep giving ND money.
    Probably, but sad.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 134,373, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CysRage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    7,122
    Points
    134,373
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 963
    Given: 844

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    They seriously need to join a conference or they will be toast in a a decade. One more swoon in football will clobber them and I think it's coming soon, regardless of the mirage that happened last year.
    The ACC bent its back just to get them to be an Olympic sports member. Notre Dame says they want in, the ACC would take them in a heartbeat as well as any conference in the country.


    "The greatest risk in life is not taking one"

  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 40,757, Level: 62
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 893
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Jambalaya's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,464
    Points
    40,757
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 209
    Given: 28

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    A few of us attended the 1988 final home game vs Penn St. I sat in the first row/field level behinds the bricks in one end zone

    QB Tony Rice threw a bomb to freshman phenom Raghib Ismail for a TD right at me.....as Ismail ran out of room 5 feet from me after making the catch. It was a misty November day and ND finished 12-0 and won a national title in Jan. Went to church service after the game....gameday in that season was pretty special. ND was loaded

    Since Holtz left I haven't really liked them, and loathe Brian Kelly



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 271,423, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    16,918
    Points
    271,423
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,346
    Given: 1,135

    Re: Notre Dame, no big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    A few of us attended the 1988 final home game vs Penn St. I sat in the first row/field level behinds the bricks in one end zone

    QB Tony Rice threw a bomb to freshman phenom Raghib Ismail for a TD right at me.....as Ismail ran out of room 5 feet from me after making the catch. It was a misty November day and ND finished 12-0 and won a national title in Jan. Went to church service after the game....gameday in that season was pretty special. ND was loaded

    Since Holtz left I haven't really liked them, and loathe Brian Kelly
    You liked Lou Holtz? We always called him "The Devil".



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM