The original post is ill-founded for several reasons:
(1) I live in the midwest amongst many Notre Dame fans. They are indeed stung by the loss and are not prone to forget it soon. The headline of the Chicago Sun-Times piece was "Stink Bomb: Stench of Loss Will Linger in South Bend."
(2) Will the same Alabama team march into Notre Dame stadium next season, beat the Irish on a last second touchdown, and deny them a second opportunity at a title? No? In other words, LSU fans might justifiably be more concerned about Alabama than Notre Dame fans because we play them every f*cking year;
(3) Notre Dame was outmatched in terms of talent on the field. The stumbled and bumbled their way into that game. Christ, Pitt should have beaten them. That certainly wasn't the case with the LSU team that coursed into the Super Dome on 1/9. We had decimated the SEC, beaten the Pac 10 and Big East champions, and bested Alabama in Tuscaloosa. We weren't 21 points less talented than the Tide. We just self-destructed as a result of pitiful coaching. Much more aggravating than simply being beaten by superior talent.
This post was edited on 1/9 at 1:26 pm