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On Saturday, ESPN took to Twitter and released a graphic that didn't sit well with anyone connected to the Notre Dame football program. The tweet read: "The college football bowl season starts ... NOW!" No issues so far. It's a simple fact. However, it's the attached photo that had everyone confused.

 

The College Football Playoffs include the top four teams in the country — No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Oklahoma. Featured in ESPN's graphic was Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. Naturally, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book was going to be right there among the other talented quarterbacks, right? Wrong. Instead, there wasn't anything related to Notre Dame on this picture. Instead, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was front and center on the graphic and surrounding him was UCF head coach Josh Heupel.

 

ND players and recruits tweeted right back about the disrespect!!

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Good Jersey.....Big underdog,,, not getting much respect from pundits in this game....ND is just a formality before the Real "big game".....

 

 

we should have a nice chip on our shoulders.....not that we need any more motivation but frankly its not going to hurt our focus to be seen as the early game fodder.

 

 

aloha

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Good Jersey.....Big underdog,,, not getting much respect from pundits in this game....ND is just a formality before the Real "big game".....

 

 

we should have a nice chip on our shoulders.....not that we need any more motivation but frankly its not going to hurt our focus to be seen as the early game fodder.

 

 

aloha

 

It's a good spot to be in. But we need to show up. Not for recruiting, not for legacy and programme 'credit' but to win this ****ing game.

 

There should be no fear of Clemson. We can more than hang with them.

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Who cares, its was picture about all the bowls starting up. People get fired up over the dumbest nonsense anymore.

 

I wouldnt say people are getting all fired up over it, merely people pointing out that it is obvious the poster is missing something that should be there. I could care less what is on a poster or what ESPN thinks, but it does say something. Remember, every ad is scrutinized over these days to relay the message the creators want.

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It is clear that ESPN gets attention for treating us unfairly. We know they talk about how we are irrelevant. However, anytime they have one of our games they put it on in primetime. They want the ratings $ that comes with having ND on contract. This is just another passive aggressive BS attempt to remind us that we could be "under their protection." Just at theory

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ESPN is just as much #FakeNews as the rest of them - nobody wants to take a critical look at any issue that could affect the world view they are peddling. The only time they get critical is if you stand in their way. Here's an example...

 

UCF is undefeated and whining that they should be in the playoff. All you hear from ESPN is how they get no respect and they're trying to prove themselves worthy. Not ONCE did you hear ESPN state that if the Top 15 teams played that schedule, probably 10 would have gone undefeated. Why won't they make this point? Because if they make that point, they have to dig deeper and ask why a team can go undefeated year in and year out and still not get into the playoff due to a weak schedule. Then, they would have to address that the entire system is fundamentally unfair between the Top 5 conferences and Lower 5. Without equal access to the playoff with automatic bids, the UCF's of the world can't realistically be as strong since they don't have access to the money or the opportunity. This, in turn, would **** off the big conferences and ESPN would end up biting the hand that feeds them. So, instead, they avoid the point in its entirety.

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ESPN is just as much #FakeNews as the rest of them - nobody wants to take a critical look at any issue that could affect the world view they are peddling. The only time they get critical is if you stand in their way. Here's an example...

 

UCF is undefeated and whining that they should be in the playoff. All you hear from ESPN is how they get no respect and they're trying to prove themselves worthy. Not ONCE did you hear ESPN state that if the Top 15 teams played that schedule, probably 10 would have gone undefeated. Why won't they make this point? Because if they make that point, they have to dig deeper and ask why a team can go undefeated year in and year out and still not get into the playoff due to a weak schedule. Then, they would have to address that the entire system is fundamentally unfair between the Top 5 conferences and Lower 5. Without equal access to the playoff with automatic bids, the UCF's of the world can't realistically be as strong since they don't have access to the money or the opportunity. This, in turn, would **** off the big conferences and ESPN would end up biting the hand that feeds them. So, instead, they avoid the point in its entirety.

 

Who cares what ESPN says

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As long as the team takes it as more disrespect thrown their way I’m all for it.

 

There’s no question, whoever is in charge of the website has some sort of bias against ND. Omitting is from their top 25 list after the season, this and I’m sure there are a bunch of other instances.

 

Of course our road games will be on their network, ND=$ and that makes business sense.

 

I don’t think this team needs any motivation, but if the media can keep giving us material might as well take it and run with it.

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General principle, I guess...if you call yourself news, be news - not a propaganda arm of someone else.

 

There is mostly no such thing as news on tv, the “news” is events that have already happened and retold. ESPN can tell it how they want, make predictions, or have articles that you don’t agree with it is not news, but neither is anything else on tv. It’s only news if it is news to you. Even their own espnews network just replays sportscenter all day. It’s not news, nor is news in the definition of what espn stands for. Entertainment sports programming network.

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There is mostly no such thing as news on tv, the “news” is events that have already happened and retold. ESPN can tell it how they want, make predictions, or have articles that you don’t agree with it is not news, but neither is anything else on tv. It’s only news if it is news to you. Even their own espnews network just replays sportscenter all day. It’s not news, nor is news in the definition of what espn stands for. Entertainment sports programming network.

 

 

Not sure how we are defining" news" but I think there is some solid working being done out there. However, it may be hard to find. I would highly recommend Vice News Tonight weekdays on HBO. Not your traditional format, but they provide some pretty excellent investigative journalism. ESPN may have started as sports news, but that ended a long time ago when they start getting money to broadcast specific aspects of that news. Not like a car chase with 5 choppers following. I feel they are not at all subtle with Notre Dame about where they would like them to land when that contract comes up again. Essentially they are thugs haha.

 

When does that contract come up again? (Just curious)

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There is mostly no such thing as news on tv, the “news” is events that have already happened and retold. ESPN can tell it how they want, make predictions, or have articles that you don’t agree with it is not news, but neither is anything else on tv. It’s only news if it is news to you. Even their own espnews network just replays sportscenter all day. It’s not news, nor is news in the definition of what espn stands for. Entertainment sports programming network.

 

 

BBC is just news and it's good. It's awful to watch US networks news reporting.

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