Notre Dame-Hawaii: 'Twas the Game Before Christmas...

Matt PoloniCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2008

'Twas the game before Christmas, when all of a sudden
The Irish came charging, and Hawaii felt shut in.
Their faithful were cheering with leis 'round their necks
And boosters put back their books full of checks.

Clausen to Rudolph—the Irish went to the air.
Down in the end zone? Tate spent some time there.
But don't forget Grimes, Allen, Floyd, Robert Hughes.
With all of their help, the team could not lose.

The defense did their part and did it quite well.
It was much more than once that the quarterback fell.
The Irish kept coming. Yes, they kept on blitzin'.
"If you can't stand the heat, stay the heck out the kitchen."

Up in the booth, Tiny Tim on his crutches.
Wait...that was Weis choosing who got the touches.
Perhaps today showed that "schematic advantage."
The one, for so long, that he could not manage.

The streak finally ended. It's over and done.
The Irish forty-nine to Hawaii's twenty-one.
After the game, the team flew out of sight.
What do you think? Will it be a good flight?