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    ND to not play bowl game?

    Apparently, the Notre Dame players are voting whether or not to play in their bowl game, pending Weis' future.

    Either these guys are a bunch of babies who don't want to play in a worse bowl game than they expected earlier in the season, or they are protesting Weis' potential termination. Either way, I think they need to sack up and play. A lot of teams would love the oppurtunity to play in a bowl game.

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish players to vote on bowl game - ESPN



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    So wait a second, the University is going to let the players vote on if they play or not? Aren't they on scholarship from Notre Dame? If Notre Dame is selected to a bowl the playes should have zero influence on if they play or not, it should be the universities decision.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    I think they are protesting Weis' termination. I don't think it's a bad thing for the kids to stand up for their coach. It's going to hit the AD where it hurts the most, their wallet.

    I think just because it's Notre Dame we classify these kids as being "babies".



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    I wouldn't want to lose to Central Michigan in the Little Caesar's Bowl either...



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    why would you not go to a bowl?! I would think the university would make them since ya know... they would get a pretty nice chunk of change. i mean not much, but still worth packing the bags up and going to detroit. notre dame must be doing well in the current economy?



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    I think that it would be wise to listen to the players though. If they chose to back up their coach and the school makes them go to a bowl game and they protest by do something ELSE stupid, it would look really bad for ND.

    That being said, the player should WANT to play the game. It would be silly to not want to play the bowl game, but if that is their wish, it could be a real bad thing to force the players to go. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make em drink kinda thing.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    A lot of teams would love the oppurtunity to play in a bowl game.

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish players to vote on bowl game - ESPN
    well, let them be babies and then let the other teams who want to play play. them not playing means another team who really wants to play can.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    [QUOTE=acrozier22;1385078]I think they are protesting Weis' termination. I don't think it's a bad thing for the kids to stand up for their coach. It's going to hit the AD where it hurts the most, their wallet.

    I think just because it's Notre Dame we classify these kids as being "babies".[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, the 19-22 year olds on this team, who are having their tuition paid for at a top tier private university aren't being babies at all. It's men who vote to take their ball and go home.


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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    As far as financial incentives go, have we been paid yet by the Houston Bowl?

    Also, I'm guessing that Notre Dame fans would not travel well to a 3rd tier bowl.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    [quote=weR138;1385101]
    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    I think they are protesting Weis' termination. I don't think it's a bad thing for the kids to stand up for their coach. It's going to hit the AD where it hurts the most, their wallet.

    I think just because it's Notre Dame we classify these kids as being "babies".[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, the 19-22 year olds on this team, who are having their tuition paid for at a top tier private university aren't being babies at all. It's men who vote to take their ball and go home.
    That's not what I'm saying. I think for some posters there is a double standard here just because it's "Notre Dame".

    I think it's actually refreshing to see the players stick up for their coach after he has been chewed up and spit out by the ND alumni and media.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    I think you guys are missing this line from the story...

    Athletic director Jack Swarbrick has said he will consider the players' wishes in deciding on a bowl trip.


    I removed it.

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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    But I think the BIG point is, if the players don't want to play in a bowl (say they vote no), they'll get spanked in any bowl game.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    I remember back in the day when Notre Dame would refuse to go to a lesser bowl game, because it would be beneath the mighty Notre Dame to go a game like that.



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    Re: ND to not play bowl game?

    The notre dame haters are loving this thread!!!! If the Irish want to stay home let'em some other deserving team will take their place at the whatever bowl..



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