So here we are. Notre Dame vs. Alabama for the whole damn thing. Once again, the Irish are an underdog according to both public opinion and Vegas oddsmakers -- and that's exactly how this particular team likes it.
I'm quite certain both teams were included in the intentions of countless rosaries during morning Mass. Prayers not specifically for a win, but as a diplomatic priest would say from the pulpit, "Blessings for our boys to play their best."