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I seriously can't believe it. The defense. Wow! After years of being no more relevant than the Maginot Line's defenders after drinking too many cases of Dom Perignon, the defense is the backbone of this year's team. I can't even begin to count how many times, this season, I have said to my wife "I can't believe I am praising the D." Hats off of to all of them.
Kudos to the O, as well. EG is the most explosive QB that ND has had in my lifetime and, perhaps, the most explosive QB ND has ever had. Long gone is Jimmy Frankenclausen who couldn't run out of his own shadow. BQ was great, but EG will post MONSTER stats for ND and I LOVE monster stats!
I always appreciate the use of historical analogies.
Quite right on this account.
"Having the right to do something doesn't mean it's right to do it." -- Chief Justice Warren Burger
Maginot Line? Heck no! There is no Ardennes back door to exploit in this defense.
CMC--Chief Engineer for Carolina Recruiting Pipeline and Director of Zone Blocking.
As the offensive line goes, so the team goes!
Yeah!!! Margarine lines and Adrienne's backbone!
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Didnt have Dr Eastman I see
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I think I know what that means so I'll ask before I google it. That's the ?French? military strategy during WWII which made it easy for the Germans to defeat them right? Google here I come
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1985, the Maginot Line was a formidable network of strong points, fortresses, pill boxes, and artillery emplacements along the France-Germany frontier. The weakness of the this defensive system was the Ardennes region. This was an area of heavy forests, crude roads, and terrain that was ill-suited to mobile armored warfare. As a result of the forbidding nature of this terrain and its situation in and near neutral Belgium, the French government had left it virtually undefended. When the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe came calling in 1940 they did not butt heads with the very formidable French Army and armor or the complex Maginot Line. They instead did what many military planners thought was impossible, they moved armor spearheaded columns through the Ardennes and moved onto the flank and into the rear of the French defenses.This modification of the 1939 Blitzkrieg principles caught the French and the British off guard (especially since the western theater was known in the ranks as the sitzkrieg, or phony war, due to lack of action). In short order the French Army crumbled and surrendered, in some part due to national memory of the devastation of WWI, and the British found themselves surrounded on the beaches of Dunkirk. Hitler inexplicably ordered a three day halt to the attacks at Dunkirk while the British Navy (with help from anything that could float) evacuated the remnants of the BEF. This allowed the BEF to live to fight another day and bolstered the morale of Britain at a crucial moment in the war where they were the only nation left fighting the Nazis.
i believe you mean 1925/35.. not 1985
Yes, really. Watching Frankclausen try to move was like watching the Stay Puft Marmallow Man try to extricate himself from a griddle red from fire. It was no more fun watching Frankenclausen than it was watching the other statue extraordinaire, Drew Bledsoe, when he was under the tutelage of the Poodle. I would rather go see my dentist than watch any film of these immobile QBs. Why? See for yourself......
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Impressive. I love history.
Craig, I was responding to 19BlueAndGold85, hence the 1985 as my shorthand. So yeah those years up to 1940 would be correct. :-)
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