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Notre Dame Football: What We Really Learned About the Irish This Weekend
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Notre dame tossed Navy around all game.

I am on the record as saying I enjoyed the 2012 Irish opener. As a slug of whiskey in my morning coffee warmed my stomach, the 50-10 Irish shellacking of the Midshipmen warmed my heart.

There were no postgame arrests. Although we’re still not sure when or where my mom and the case of Irish Mist ran off to, or what the police blotter will say when we find her.

More importantly, no one is busy in the Irish training room worried about a high ankle sprain, mulling over a concussion or waiting for an MRI to discover why you never want an MRI.

I’d say overall Irish Nation had a pretty good day.

But what does it all mean in the existential world of unreasonable Irish expectations? How does this win fit into the Notre Dame cosmos and the omniscient plan to become BCS-worthy before we all die?

What exactly did we learn about the team?

The short answer is everything.  

And nothing.

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