The boys over at ESPN appear to be working overtime in an effort to make Notre Dame the greatest thing for football since the forward pass. The problem with this campaign is that the majority of their finer points are based on myths.
It's hard to blame ESPN for what they are doing. After all, it is their network that will air the BCS title game in which Alabama is by most oddsmakers a 10-point favorite. They have to give the unbiased and casual fan a reason to watch, don't they?
And as we have seen throughout the month of December from the experts at the four-letter network, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are clearly the better team and will cruise right by the weaker Alabama from that tiny little conference called the SEC.
Unfortunately, this is nothing more than quality and effective advertising. Before you get sucked in to the Irish cult that used to be the national media, however, let me help to debunk some of the myths that you are being spoon-fed at every turn.