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January 8, 2013

Alabama romped to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all.

AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, which scored on its first three drives and cruised to the second-most lopsided BCS championship game victory Monday night.

Alabama (13-1) became the third team to win three national titles in four seasons since polls started being used to crown champions in 1936, and the first since Nebraska from 1994-97.

Tide coach Nick Saban now has won four national championships. Only Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant, with six, has more.

The Fighting Irish (12-1) didn’t score until they were down 35-0 late in the third quarter.

In a matchup of tradition-rich programs tied for the most AP national championships with eight, Notre Dame was looking for its first national championship in 24 years. The Crimson Tide got its ninth.

The Crimson Tide marched with ease on the opening drive, going 82 yards on five plays to take a 7-0 lead on Lacy’s 20-yard touchdown run up the middle with 12:03 left in the first quarter.

Notre Dame (12-0) had allowed only two rushing touchdowns in its surprising run to the championship game. The Fighting Irish were the first team to reach the BCS championship game after starting the season unranked. They were trying to become the first team to go from unranked to national champion since BYU in 1984.

Alabama quickly made the Fighting Irish look as if they were in over their heads.

Notre Dame did nothing to respond to Alabama’s opening march, and on its punt back, the Crimson Tide might have caught a break. Returner Christion Jones muffed the kick, but Notre Dame was flagged for interfering with the catch, though it was one of Jones’ teammates that made contact with him.

Lacy and the Crimson Tide went right back to work, hammering away at Notre Dame’s vaunted defense. The Irish struggled to bring down the 220-pound tailback, who even ran through Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Te’o on a screen pass.

In the second quarter, it was freshman T.J. Yeldon slipping through Te’o’s arms in the backfield on a third-down run and getting a first down.

Lacy set up Alabama’s second touchdown with another 20-yard run, this time to the Irish 2. Instead of running into a Notre Dame goal-line defense that has become known for goal-line stands, McCarron faked a handoff and found tight end Michael Williams all alone for the score and a 14-0 lead.

Alabama made it 3 for 3 on the next drive when Yeldon scored from a yard out on the first play of the second quarter.

The Alabama fans seemed outnumbered at Sun Life Stadium by Fighting Irish followers, pumped to see their team try to win its first national title in 24 years. But the folks in Crimson and houndstooth were making all the noise as the Tide rolled.

Lacy landed one more blow with 31 seconds left in the half. McCarron dumped off to Lacy, who spun off two tacklers, and went 11 yards to make it 28-0.

The Southeastern Conference, winners of the last six BCS championships, was storming toward seven in a row. Those familiar “S-E-C!” chants started early in this one.

The Fighting Irish started the third quarter with a promising drive that ended with another Alabama highlight.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/bama-starts-bang-bcs-championship-game-18156971#.UOunbG_ho3g

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Eddie Lacy

5         1 

 

what he likes being = EA = 51 = Formidable.

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12:42p.m. EST            January 7, 2013

This championship game is different.

This championship game, the ghosts seem so alive, they might have their own tailgate party.

Notre Dame wins, and Knute Rockne nods approvingly. The Irish are back where he, and presumably the college football gods, always intended. And isn’t it about time?

Alabama wins, and Bear Bryant doffs a houndstooth hat in gratitude. He, too, once had a title bout with the Irish. He lost.

This championship game, the passion runs Marianas Trench deep.

Notre Dame had applications for 107,000 tickets from donors, and only 17,000 seats to sell. It’s not good when you must say no to someone who writes you checks.

Alabama football is a state treasure, as indigenous and eternal as the cotton fields. “It means the world to our fans,” linebacker Nico Johnson was saying. “We could go to Alaska and play a football game, and they’d be there.”

This championship game, history is not just for the codgers, to rehash over coffee. For the average 20-year-old, last week is too long ago to remember and antiquity is anything pre-Twitter, but these teams feel the push of the past. They must realize the big picture, if only because of the uniforms they wear.

“We don’t play just for ourselves or the coaches. We play for all the Notre Dame players who came before us, and set the stage for us,” said Irish tight end Tyler Eifert.

“You live life to be remembered, and do great things so that you can leave a legacy here when you’re gone,” said Crimson Tide defensive lineman Damion Square.

This championship game, the teams realize they would need as much time to count those against them, as those for them. Notre Dame carries the whiff of endless privilege, sure to antagonize a large audience. An Alabama title would only exacerbate national SEC fatigue. “Let’s face it,” center Barrett Jones said, “people are probably getting tired of us.”

This championship game, the coaches are the doorstep of their own pantheons.

On Sunday, they talked of their youth, and the lessons learned about the value of hard work. Brian Kelly mentioned washing dishes to make spending money in college. Nick Saban remembered pumping gas and washing cars at his father’s service station, dreading the navy blue sedans that would so easily show streaks.

They are now renowned men together at center stage, and if they are alike in anything, it’s how they are following the path of giants.

Notre Dame wins Monday night , and Kelly — “The most fearless coach I have ever been around,” defensive coordinator Bob Diaco called him — can shake hands with Parseghian and Holtz and Leahy and the rest. There are Irish coaches, and there are Irish championship coaches, and only one of those groups gets to be immortal.

“The charge immediately,” Kelly said of his ascension to the Golden Dome, “was to play for championships.”

Alabama wins Monday night, and Saban — “There is no question he is driven to be the greatest coach in the game,” defensive coordinator Kirby Smart said — owns four rings, three with the Tide. He would have every right to be mentioned in the same reverential tones as Bryant, no matter how much he dismisses the very idea.

“Really, there’s no one I know that I would say should even be spoken of in the same sort of circumstance at all,” Saban said of Bryant. “It’s not really about me at all. It’s all about this team, this game, this year, and none of that other stuff really matters from my standpoint.”

But it does matter.

This championship game, the new age of hyperventilating spread-out offenses – Generation TD – is on holiday. These are teams who claim to cherish traditional ways and traditional means.

“They like to keep it old school around here,” running back Eddie Lacy said of Alabama.

“It’s a little bit old-fashioned in the sense that this is about the big fellows up front,” Kelly said of Monday night.

This championship game, there is not the slightest doubt as to the mission, the aura, the reality that Monday night carries a meaning far, far beyond Sun Life Stadium. One reason these teams are here is that two coaches were able to get two locker rooms of athletes to understand the responsibility that comes with their helmets, to dream of it and work for it and make it happen.

“People expect greatness of us,” Notre Dame receiver TJ Jones said.

“It can hurt you,” Johnson said of the mantle to carry at Alabama, “or it can make you.”

This championship game, the echoes will bellow through the future, because every football memory lives on at Alabama and Notre Dame football, and that counts triple for titles won, and lost.

“If you start thinking about legacies, you just get caught up in a body of work, and this game is just not about a body of work,” Jones said. “It’s about one game, one night, and two teams.

“Your entire legacy is based on how you finished.”

So finish it, already. This championship game, Alabama wins, with defense, title game savvy, and Saban. Tide 17-10.

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/lopresti/2013/01/06/bcs-championship-game-ghosts-notre-dame-alabama/1812055/

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Nick Saban was born on October 31st, 1951 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Saban

October 31st, 1951

10 + 31 +1+9+5+1 = 57 = his life lesson = A real heartbreaker.  Don’t cry for me.

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October 31st, 1951

October 31st

10 + 31 +2+0+1+2 = 46 = his personal year (from October 31st, 2012 to October 30th, 2013) = Making history.  It’s about time.

46 year + 12 (December) = 58 = his personal month (from December 31st, 2012 to January 30th, 2013) = Time out.  Half time.  Overtime.  Give me a break.

58 month + 7 (7th of the month on Monday January 7th, 2012) = 65 = his personal day = Worldly success.  On top of the world.  Making it big time (or, blowing it big time).

King of Pentacles Tarot card

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12:42p.m. EST            January 7, 2013

This championship game is different.

This championship game, the ghosts seem so alive, they might have their own tailgate party.

Notre Dame wins, and Knute Rockne nods approvingly. The Irish are back where he, and presumably the college football gods, always intended. And isn’t it about time?

Alabama wins, and Bear Bryant doffs a houndstooth hat in gratitude. He, too, once had a title bout with the Irish. He lost.

This championship game, the passion runs Marianas Trench deep.

Notre Dame had applications for 107,000 tickets from donors, and only 17,000 seats to sell. It’s not good when you must say no to someone who writes you checks.

Alabama football is a state treasure, as indigenous and eternal as the cotton fields. “It means the world to our fans,” linebacker Nico Johnson was saying. “We could go to Alaska and play a football game, and they’d be there.”

This championship game, history is not just for the codgers, to rehash over coffee. For the average 20-year-old, last week is too long ago to remember and antiquity is anything pre-Twitter, but these teams feel the push of the past. They must realize the big picture, if only because of the uniforms they wear.

“We don’t play just for ourselves or the coaches. We play for all the Notre Dame players who came before us, and set the stage for us,” said Irish tight end Tyler Eifert.

“You live life to be remembered, and do great things so that you can leave a legacy here when you’re gone,” said Crimson Tide defensive lineman Damion Square.

This championship game, the teams realize they would need as much time to count those against them, as those for them. Notre Dame carries the whiff of endless privilege, sure to antagonize a large audience. An Alabama title would only exacerbate national SEC fatigue. “Let’s face it,” center Barrett Jones said, “people are probably getting tired of us.”

This championship game, the coaches are the doorstep of their own pantheons.

On Sunday, they talked of their youth, and the lessons learned about the value of hard work. Brian Kelly mentioned washing dishes to make spending money in college. Nick Saban remembered pumping gas and washing cars at his father’s service station, dreading the navy blue sedans that would so easily show streaks.

They are now renowned men together at center stage, and if they are alike in anything, it’s how they are following the path of giants.

Notre Dame wins Monday night , and Kelly — “The most fearless coach I have ever been around,” defensive coordinator Bob Diaco called him — can shake hands with Parseghian and Holtz and Leahy and the rest. There are Irish coaches, and there are Irish championship coaches, and only one of those groups gets to be immortal.

“The charge immediately,” Kelly said of his ascension to the Golden Dome, “was to play for championships.”

Alabama wins Monday night, and Saban — “There is no question he is driven to be the greatest coach in the game,” defensive coordinator Kirby Smart said — owns four rings, three with the Tide. He would have every right to be mentioned in the same reverential tones as Bryant, no matter how much he dismisses the very idea.

“Really, there’s no one I know that I would say should even be spoken of in the same sort of circumstance at all,” Saban said of Bryant. “It’s not really about me at all. It’s all about this team, this game, this year, and none of that other stuff really matters from my standpoint.”

But it does matter.

This championship game, the new age of hyperventilating spread-out offenses – Generation TD – is on holiday. These are teams who claim to cherish traditional ways and traditional means.

“They like to keep it old school around here,” running back Eddie Lacy said of Alabama.

“It’s a little bit old-fashioned in the sense that this is about the big fellows up front,” Kelly said of Monday night.

This championship game, there is not the slightest doubt as to the mission, the aura, the reality that Monday night carries a meaning far, far beyond Sun Life Stadium. One reason these teams are here is that two coaches were able to get two locker rooms of athletes to understand the responsibility that comes with their helmets, to dream of it and work for it and make it happen.

“People expect greatness of us,” Notre Dame receiver TJ Jones said.

“It can hurt you,” Johnson said of the mantle to carry at Alabama, “or it can make you.”

This championship game, the echoes will bellow through the future, because every football memory lives on at Alabama and Notre Dame football, and that counts triple for titles won, and lost.

“If you start thinking about legacies, you just get caught up in a body of work, and this game is just not about a body of work,” Jones said. “It’s about one game, one night, and two teams.

“Your entire legacy is based on how you finished.”

So finish it, already. This championship game, Alabama wins, with defense, title game savvy, and Saban. Tide 17-10.

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/lopresti/2013/01/06/bcs-championship-game-ghosts-notre-dame-alabama/1812055/

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Brian Kelly was born on October 25th, 1961 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Kelly_(American_football_coach)

October 25th, 1961

10 + 25 +1+9+6+1 = 52 = his life lesson = Keen.  Perceptive.  Astute.  Nobody’s fool.  Able to size up people and situations.  Critics.  Criticism.

Queen of Swords Tarot card

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October 25th, 1961

October 25th

10 + 25 +2+0+1+2 = 40 = his personal year (from October 25th, 2012 to October 24th, 2013) = Doing his part.  I could use some help here.

40 year + 12 (December) = 52 = his personal month (from December 25th, 2012 to January 24th, 2013) = Keen.  Perceptive.  Astute.  Nobody’s fool.  Able to size up people and situations.  Critics.  Criticism.

Queen of Swords Tarot card

[When his number (52 (his life lesson)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS month!!!]

 

52 month + 7 (7th of the month on Monday January 7th, 2012) = 59 = his personal day = Forcible swallowing of pride.

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OCTOBER 28, 2012             10:20 AM EST

Notre Dame passed its biggest test of the season Saturday night in Norman as Brian Kelly’s squad scored a decisive 30-13 win over Oklahoma to remain undefeated.

The Fighting Irish run defense held the Sooners to 15 yards on 24 carries, and Manti Te’o bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy with a late interception.

Notre Dame now sits at 8-0 with just four games remaining: home against Pittsburgh, at Boston College, home against Wake Forest and at USC. While crazy things happen every week in college football, it’s not a stretch to think that the Irish will enter the game against the Trojans unbeaten. And the way that ‘SC has played this season and the way the Irish played against a pass-happy Sooners squad, a 12-0 mark at the end of the regular season doesn’t look too far-fetched for ND.

Who would have predicted that in the preseason?

And a 12-0 mark, no matter if Oregon or Kansas State remains unbeaten, will get the Irish a date in Miami for the BCS title game. The computers already love the Irish, and the human pollsters will certainly now give more praise to Kelly’s squad after the win Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Alabama kept rolling this weekend with a 38-7 victory over previously unbeaten Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa. And while the Crimson Tide still have a road test at LSU and a hypothetical SEC title game remaining, it’s hard to see any team beating Nick Saban’s squad right now. The Tide can both run and pass efficiently, the defense is flat-out dominant and the special teams are solid.

If the BCS title game matches up the Irish and Tide, it would arguably be the most highly anticipated title game of the BCS era.

And if Oregon and Kansas State remain undefeated, it would be BCS armageddon because the Tide and Irish are likely to sit at Nos. 1 and 2 in the final BCS standings if they finish unbeaten.

from:  http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Stars-aligned-for-an-AlabamaNotre-Dame-title-game.html

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Tommy Rees was born on May 22nd, 1992 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Rees_(quarterback)

May 22nd, 1992

May 22nd

5 + 22 +2+0+1+2 = 32 = his personal year (from May 22nd, 2012 to May 21st, 2013) = Winning.  Victory.  Championship.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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http://numerologybasics.com/

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OCTOBER 28, 2012             10:20 AM EST

Notre Dame passed its biggest test of the season Saturday night in Norman as Brian Kelly’s squad scored a decisive 30-13 win over Oklahoma to remain undefeated.

The Fighting Irish run defense held the Sooners to 15 yards on 24 carries, and Manti Te’o bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy with a late interception.

Notre Dame now sits at 8-0 with just four games remaining: home against Pittsburgh, at Boston College, home against Wake Forest and at USC. While crazy things happen every week in college football, it’s not a stretch to think that the Irish will enter the game against the Trojans unbeaten. And the way that ‘SC has played this season and the way the Irish played against a pass-happy Sooners squad, a 12-0 mark at the end of the regular season doesn’t look too far-fetched for ND.

Who would have predicted that in the preseason?

And a 12-0 mark, no matter if Oregon or Kansas State remains unbeaten, will get the Irish a date in Miami for the BCS title game. The computers already love the Irish, and the human pollsters will certainly now give more praise to Kelly’s squad after the win Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Alabama kept rolling this weekend with a 38-7 victory over previously unbeaten Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa. And while the Crimson Tide still have a road test at LSU and a hypothetical SEC title game remaining, it’s hard to see any team beating Nick Saban’s squad right now. The Tide can both run and pass efficiently, the defense is flat-out dominant and the special teams are solid.

If the BCS title game matches up the Irish and Tide, it would arguably be the most highly anticipated title game of the BCS era.

And if Oregon and Kansas State remain undefeated, it would be BCS armageddon because the Tide and Irish are likely to sit at Nos. 1 and 2 in the final BCS standings if they finish unbeaten.

from:  http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Stars-aligned-for-an-AlabamaNotre-Dame-title-game.html

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Manti Te’o was born on January 26th, 1991 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manti_Te%27o

January 26th, 1991

1 + 26 +1+9+9+1 = 47 = his life lesson = Famous.  Internationally known.  Hall of Fame.

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January 26th, 1991

January 26th

1 + 26 +2+0+1+2 = 32 = his personal year (from January 26th, 2012 to January 25th, 2013) = Winning the Heisman trophy.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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discover some of your own numerology for FREE at:

http://numerologybasics.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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