Touche', DP. And thanks for the well wishes. Mom and baby are doing great...we're having as much fun as sleep deprivation allows. I'm in Big's tent RE Notre Dame...nothing but respect but always got tired hearing about them. Sort of like Ted Turner's Atlanta Braves on TBS as a kid....always pre-empting my Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island and Flintstones reruns...not cool. I actually just read that Notre Dame is the first team to be ranked #1 while also being #1 in graduation rate...cheers to the Golden Dome on that achievement. But to make myself feel better, all the 'experts' on ESPN/CBS/Fox, etc., made us believe that ND would be lucky to hit .500 this year. Always nice to see them proven wrong. Myopia aside, I think Bama and GA, even Florida provide a tough match-up for Notre Dame. We see it every year in the BCS title game. Teams just get worn out dealing with the weight/power on the O and D lines and then there's the speed factor. I keep hoping a non-SEC team can break through but I'd be shocked if Notre Dame beats the SEC champ. As I said before, I'm really pulling for my ACC this weekend. Clemson and FSU have good shots, GA Tech not so much. Happy Thanksgiving DP and all in this thread! And may God have his hand on the ACC in the coming months...and not on that unholy alliance of Big 10/Fox/NewsCorp.