Brady on Brady crime breaks out over Notre Dame VS BYU in Vegas news

Friday’s news of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and BYU Cougars approaching a game (possibly in Las Vegas in 2022) really caused a stir on the internet. Irish fans were excited at the thought of a game in Sin City where they got the chance to go to the confessional booth with a full list, and BYU fans just want one game against ND – but still moan after a game in Provo.

As discussed many times before, the Irish owe BYU a game in Provo and have had discussions over the years about when this might possibly happen. As much as the opposing fans hate Notre Dame, just as much do they love her in their respective home stadiums. It’s a marquee game and it creates all the excitement and excitement you could want in a college football game on your home field.

One BYU alum in particular took the opportunity on Friday to discuss BYU’s 20-17 win in Provo against Tyrone Willingham-led Notre Dame team in 2004. That alum was former BYU linebacker Brady Poppinga, who played in the 2004 game, and he had a special tweet for Cougar fans.

To all the Puma nations who hope to have a matchup from @BYUfootball vs. You have PTSD from this game

– Brady Poppinga (@BradyPoppinga) July 9, 2021

“Darius Walker didn’t play in this game,” meant the first game of a 6-6 Irish campaign – a game in which both teams stormed a combined 33 yards (Darius Walker didn’t play that game) while neither won more than 285 Total yards that day.

It was also a 3-point game.

That didn’t go well with ex-Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, and he wasn’t ready to let his brother-in-law’s brother-in-law’s former teammate the Green Bay Packers get away with this weak stuff without being called out.

I think by @ BYUfootball standards a 3 point win is the shit of a team. Full disclosure, we prepared all TCs primarily for @UMichFootball. I haven’t done enough to help us win 2004 … 2005 tho lol … was fun. Should have been 7/8 TDs if @charlieweissr hadn’t pulled us

– Brady Quinn (@Brady_Quinn) July 10, 2021

That 49-23 ass scream in 2005 was the perfect answer to the 2004 disaster. Quinn set records that day alongside former Irish WR Maurice Stovall and put the previous year’s crappy performance back on track.

Poppinga immediately snapped back:

The fact that you replied to this tweet tells a different story. Remember, you only got within 3 points as your defense scored seven points for you late in the game. After this first quarter you never had the feeling that the game was in balance. And yes, we focused too much on Stanford too.

– Brady Poppinga (@BradyPoppinga) July 10, 2021

For the record … BYU lost 37-10 points to Stanford the next week and Quinn let him know.

Quinn fired another bullet, but while the mood was right, Poppinga was in the NFL in 2005.

Lol. Can’t let you lie And weren’t you there in 2005 for the story ??? How did that feel, lol

– Brady Quinn (@Brady_Quinn) July 10, 2021

And it’s all just fun.

BYU fans actually believe deep down that Notre Dame is, in a way, “scared” about playing her in Provo. The teams have played twice since that game in 2005 – both were Irish wins and both were at South Bend. And now that this Vegas game is growing ever more likely, they’re feeling pretty bitter about their true place in the college football pantheon – which is about several rungs below Notre Dame. Therefore, BYU will willingly allow what should be a game on their home field to be moved to Vegas. They want a top-notch game as an Independent because they don’t have the status of getting a schedule like Notre Dame’s to improve their national prestige.

Too bad.

Poppinga had every right to say what he said, and so did Quinn. God bless college football and the uninterrupted holy wars of this planet.

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