Notre Dame Football: 10 Reasons Why "We" Love and "They" Hate the Fighting Irish

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Notre Dame Football: 10 Reasons Why
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As all Notre Dame fans (or any college football fan for that matter) know, there's really no middle of the road when talking about the Irish; either you love 'em or you hate 'em. Notre Dame is synonymous with college football, and it has earned the Irish a lot of praise and criticism over the years.

Once again, ND has gained some praise (ranked 18th in the USA Today coaches poll) and received some predictions for what should be a great year for the Irish (BCS, anyone?). Heck, even Mark May said—in a very cloaked manner of course—that Notre Dame is up and coming.

But with praise comes criticism, as you can't find any sports website without an article about how the Irish are "overrated"...again.

So to celebrate all the HATE that Irish fans LOVE to see, here are 10 reasons why "we" love and "they" hate Notre Dame. 

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