It’s often said there’s no place like Notre Dame. There’s also no place like Facebook and Twitter after a Notre Dame victory.
I love the raw emotion, the hundreds of posts appearing just one second, three seconds, two minutes after the win. I love the rapid flurry of “love thee NDs,” quotes from legendary coaches, excessive hashtagging and sheer excitement. I even love the spelling errors.
Because this isn’t a time to think.
This is a time to be Irish.
I created the above graphic using the most-used words and phrases from my Facebook and Twitter feeds last night. Listed below are my favorite posts from last night. And the excitement’s only beginning. One fellow alum posted today a “public apology to any college football fan who doesn’t support ND” because she “will be insufferable until January 7.”
She won’t be the only one.
“To those who know NotreDame, no explanation is necessary. To those who don’t, no explanation will suffice.” -Lou Holtz
Irish in Miami? We should 12-0 more often. Let’s go!!!
Relevant yet, Rick? #12and0#LoveTheeNotreDame
Love thee Notre Dame! REDEMPTION
Mr. Smith, could I get your reaction to ND’s first undefeated regular season since the 1988 season? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSmKuVSocN8
UNDEFEATED! UNDEFEATED!! UNDEFEATED!!!!!!!!!!!
I find myself unable to post anything, because nothing would be enough. #ND
Love thee NotreDame!!!
Ticket to Miami BOOKED
How many @NotreDame tweets is too many Notre Dame tweets? Probably approaching that limit. #dontcare#12and0
How to make friends fast: wear a Notre Dame sweatshirt to the airport.#NDsolutions
As a member of the losingest class in Notre Dame history, this is pretty cool.
It’s 6:39 am, and I haven’t slept a single minute. I don’t even care.#12and0
I just love everything about Notre Dame
What a great day to be Irish! BCS bound 2013!!!
LETS GO IRISH!!!! Miami here we come!!! 12-0 and Manti for Heisman! Most amazing season ever. I love my alma mater
We goin to the SHIPPPPPP!!!!!!! –>Manti T’eo