Friday, November 18, 2005

This Just In

By George, Notre Dame just received some assistance from, I promise you, the absolute unlikeliest of heroes. Two of the darker aspects of the last decades' futility have been somewhat alleviated... in a sense, at least. In the backwaters of Atlanta, a report from the NCAA has been released that have great implications on Notre Dame's reclaimation of the all-time winning percentage and also the decade-plus bowl game winless streak.

You see, one of the conditions of the NCAA's reaming of Georgia Tech is a forefeit of their bowl wins from their days of debauchery. One of those bowl wins, which I'm sure most of you have all but erased from your memory, was the 1999 Gator Bowl, where the George O'Leary-led Ramblin' Wreck defeated Bob Davie's squad to the tune of 35-28. Not only does this forfeit change Notre Dame's 12 year bowl drought to a more respectable six year drought, look at what havoc it causes in the race to reclaim the all-time winning percentage.

Before
Team
Wins
Losses
Ties
Percentage

Michigan
849
278
36
.74548

Notre Dame
809
265
42
.74372

Now, if you change that Gator Bowl loss to a win, you get...

After
Team
Wins
Losses
Ties
Percentage

Michigan
849
278
36
.74548

Notre Dame
810
264
42
.74462

Now, look what voodoo happens if Michigan loses to Ohio State and Notre Dame romps over Syracuse this weekend.

OSU beats UM, ND beats Syracuse
Team
Wins
Losses
Ties
Percentage

Notre Dame
811
264
42
.7448522

Michigan
849
279
36
.7448453

Great heavenly day in the morning! Spread the word everyone.



2 Comments:

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

I updated the story, per the AJC this morning since bowl games are non-NCAA activities GT keeps all records and memoribilia from that. Joey Hamilton still beat you :p

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger fightinamish said...

damn. i wanted that trophy so badly!

 

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