Earlier this month, the Notre Dame Irish fired the first shotsin the war of words leading up to January 7th’s Nation Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. After a few days of letting the burn rub in, the Tide have answered back with a trash talk T-shirt of their own, not addressing the Catholics vs. Cousins shot, but rather exclaiming that they’d rather be good than lucky.
We still have a month until the game is actually played, and the matchup will be talked to death between now and then so expect plenty more of these creative jabs between the Irish and Tide.
The Notre Dame Irish are heading to their first title game since 1988, but the Tide have been here two of the last three years. To be honest, the Notre Dame trash talk shirts sort of underwhelmed. The school hasn’t been in a title game in over 20 years and the best they came up with was a lame you guys marry your cousins joke.
Alabama clearly gets the early victory in the trash talk battle, as the slogan is subtle and it’s likely a lot truer than the statement made by Notre Dame. It could be a preview of how the title game will go, but while Notre Dame went for the cheap laugh, Alabama went for the truth. Read into however you will, we have plenty of time to talk about it.