Skip to content breaks down the top plays from 2012

Dec 29, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT

Our friends at and Fighting Irish Digital Media broke down the top plays of the year in their 50th edition of ICONN. It’s a nice look back at a fun regular season.

A very nice six minutes.


  1. North of Denver - Dec 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    The camera perspective of that goal line stance against Stanford was awesome.

    In retrospect, the run by Wood during the Oklahoma game was the season changer.

  2. whodabigdog - Dec 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    I think that the play of the year was the rees 2 goodman pass in the pee u game. Sorry nudie but without that great play we all would be bitching about being 7-5 and going to the Blubonnet-Astro bowl instead of complaining about paying 2000 #&**%# dollors for a NCG ticket

    • nudeman - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM

      I concede it was a good and important (and preposterously lucky) play. I don’t have a top 10 plays but if I did I’m pretty sure this one would be on the cutting room floor.
      I haven’t yet watched/read Keith’s list but off the top of my head and in no particular order:
      Wood td run vs OK
      Golson deep ball to Brown vs OK
      Golson td run from 10 yds out or so vs Pitt
      Final stop vs Stanf on goal line
      T’eo clothesline sack on Landry Jones
      Rees audible to Eifert to seal UM win
      Golson td pass to Goodie vs MSU
      Russell breaking up pass in end zone vs USC that was NOT interferrnce
      Rees pass to Toma vs Purdue
      T’eo INT vs OK

      • whodabigdog - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:47 AM

        I agree that it was a very lucky play. one they pulled out of their behind, But my point was that without that play they could have imploded like they have several times in the last 20+ years. How many times have we needed one play to win or ice a game and not made it? It seems that after that play that I knew that we could make plays when ever we needed to. But I still am bitching about paying over 2 g’s for a game ticket!

      • bernhtp - Dec 30, 2012 at 8:13 AM

        Give Goodie a lot of credit there. He came back and made a big athletic play on a long wobbly pass. It was huge.

  3. nudeman - Dec 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    I can’t effing believe I have 2 Tommy Rees plays on there
    Someone shoot me

    • jerseyshorendfan1 - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:07 AM

      Nude, just say a prayer that Golson is on time for every team meeting and practice between now and the big game. I’d hate to see Kelly have to go Holtz on his ass. That would leave us with your paperboy behind center.

      • nudeman - Dec 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM

        If it was up to me, Golson could get caught with a meth pipe, 2 southern belles, and a shetland pony at 4 a.m. in a Miami hotel the night before the game and I’d STILL start him.

        A Tommy Rees led offense will NOT score against Bama

      • whodabigdog - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

        @nudie, If that happens to Golson it is probably because he was hanging with Dickassman

    • papadec - Dec 31, 2012 at 3:52 AM

      whoda thought it? The nudeman is sub-consciously a TR fan. Sooner, or later, the truth comes out.

  4. nudeman - Dec 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Unrelated to topic at hand … sue me.
    Still cleaning out the “attic” on 2012 and other things American

    5 guys I never want to see coach ND
    – Lindsey Graham – Just me, or is he a little “feathery”? I can imagine the first practice: “OK men, we’re gonna work on our goal line drive. Huh? Oh sorry, goal line DIVE. And yes, I know the ball is at the 40.” Maybe a after your 10 minute practice is over a couple of them will have time for you to teach them how to “shower like a Southern Gentleman”

    – Tuberville – By comparison, Lindsey Graham is a more likely choice. Ditched a bunch of recruits at a restaurant and never explained “Taking another job; have to step out for 10 years; be right back”. Worse yet … left an untouched steak on his plate. Didn’t pick up the check either. Makes Kiffin look classy. Not easy.

    – Vince Vaughn – I guess he’s a huge ND fan, but to me he’ll always be the guy who got blown at dinner in Wedding Crashers. Makes my top 10 in category of “Most Hilarious Moments That Don’t Involve Ty Willingham Coaching A Football Team”. Actually, there was nothing funny about Ty. There really wasn’t. Wonder what course he’s playing today? Hope he starts out bogey/bogey/triple bogey/quadruple bogey … then plays the race card against the course owner.

    – Most Interesting Man In The World – With all due respect to Knute, Frank, Ara, Lou, Dan and BK he’s WAY too co-o-o-o-l to be coaching in South Bend. “Mosquitos don’t bite him out of respect”. Love that guy.

    – John McCain – “OK boys, I won’t actually be here for any games this year. Saturdays are for prepping for my Sunday Morning TV shows where I advocate invading Afgh, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Egypt and Massachussetts.” On the other hand, maybe … just MAYBE … he’d appoint Sarah as head cheerleader? If so, as Bill Maher would say: “New Rule: No undies on game day”

    • papadec - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      Got my morning fix of nudeman humor – now off to the Seahawks game!

      • nudeman - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        Like the ‘Hawks, like Wilson, LOVE Golden
        But my distaste for Coach Double Rainbow negates all that.
        Sorry papa … hope they lose.

  5. sullyp18 - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    I dont know how any of you left off the missed FG by PITT in your top ten, without that I dont know where we would be.

    • nudeman - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      Well how can you call a shanked FG by the other team a top play?

      Yes, the consequences were top 10. But I sort of think the focus should be on plays ND makes, not lucky acts of divine intervention.

      So sorry … judges say NO.

  6. papadec - Dec 31, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    nude – PC is my big obstacle to being a Seahawks fan – even when they had Carlson, & now Tate – who had a big game, today. Tate is just plain & simple a big play guy for the Hawks. It was a cold day, even for Seattle – but a great time with my son.

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