Sure enough, the inept Irish allowed Northwestern to hang around, and the Wildcats scored a touchdown with 4:10 left in the game to cut ND's lead to 40-37.
But the Irish were still up by three, and I was more concerned about the point spread than the unlikely prospect of an outright loss.
Betting line is #NotreDame -17.5. Anyone who put money on the Irish just threw a Dundie at his TV.When Northwestern got called for defensive pass interference to give the Irish a first down with less than two minutes remaining, it looked like my alma mater would escape with a win. And I'd only be kinda pissed.
— Frantweet (@frantweet12) November 16, 2014
Most sports fans know what happened next. Irish running back Cam McDaniel fumbled, Northwestern recovered, and the Wildcats kicked a field goal to force overtime. In the extra period, Notre Dame missed a field goal, Northwestern made one, and I actually did throw a Dundie through my TV screen.
My question: Do I have to keep my word and boycott Notre Dame broadcasts for the rest of the year? Sure, the Irish vomited the game away in one of the most frustrating ways possible. But I feel like my fandom requires me to stick by the team despite my short-sighted utterance. So as pissed off as I was then and am now, I don't really want to keep my word. Which brings us to Mike Golic...
On the Mike and Mike show on Friday, Golic said that in the unlikely event of a Notre Dame loss, he'd recreate Kim Kardashian's ridiculous Paper magazine cover.
Soon after the game on Saturday, we heard from Golic and his co-host Mike Greenberg:
There is no way that just happened, I can't even fathom how much oil I will need to cover my body
— Mike Golic (@espngolic) November 16, 2014
Let's Break The Internet. #GolicButtPhotoI didn't listen to Mike and Mike today, but apparently Golic will soon keep his word. From what I can glean from the Internet, he's going to have his wife oil him up before he bares it all.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) November 16, 2014
I was feeling a little guilty about swearing off Notre Dame for the rest of the season, but Golic's vow dwarfs mine. Next time, he should just threaten to boycott the team. It would save him a lot of money on baby oil.
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