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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Twitterverse reacts to Bama's rolling of Irish

By Sarah Spain

This is the debut of Snark Attack -- a look at the funniest, smartest and snarkiest tweets posted on Twitter during a major sporting event. In this edition, the Twitterverse takes on the BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame. The Tide rolled 42-14, and although the game may not have been that entertaining, the folks on social media did their best to amuse each other.

Early-onset Rudy fatigue ...

Enough. With. The. Rudy. Jokes.

— Steve Cochran (@CochranShow) January 7, 2013

What's the over/under on the Rudy jokes were gonna have to keep reading about on twitter if ND keeps giving up points.

— Ryan Ross (@_RyanRoss) January 7, 2013

Game crew dubbed "replacement refs" after questionable calls early...

Let's get this out of the way: from all of us here in Pac12 country, sorry about the refs.

— Scott Enyeart (@ScottEnyeart)January 7, 2013

Two garbage calls. So much for the luck of the Irish. #BCS

— Paul Natonek (@TurkNorton) January 7, 2013

And who said the Pac-12 wouldn't determine this year's national champion?

— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 7, 2013

Midway through the first quarter and some were already calling it for Bama ...

Yup, this game's over. Time to go watch The Bachelor with the wife.

— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) January 7, 2013

My 5-year-old son just said, "The white team has 13 already. Someone needs to call the police!"

— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) January 7, 2013

At this rate, I'm going to have to give up the remote for Love it Or List It.

— Wayne Drehs (@espnWD) January 7, 2013

C'mon, we were all thinking it ...

#55 on Bama needs to get a longer jersey, you're playing football not belly dancing

— Dominic A. Maxie (@dominicAMaxie) January 7, 2013

A.J. McCarron's girlfriend gets a little screen time -- and a lot of attention ...

Which will be greater for the rest of this game: # of ND points, or # of cutaway shots to AJ McCarron's girlfriend?

— SportsNation (@SportsNation) January 7, 2013

Gratuitous shots of McCarron's girlfriend 3, Notre Dame 0.

— Andy Masur (@PadsCast) January 7, 2013

AJ McCarron's girlfriend @_KatherineWebb has now surpassed 100,000 followers

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 7, 2013

The rout continues and viewers got jokes ...

I can hear TV sets being clicked off in every convent in the country.

— Joe Browne (@NFLonTheHill) January 7, 2013

This is an especially gruesome episode of #CSI Miami.

— Mac Engel (@macengelprof) January 7, 2013


— Michael Rudolph (@mrudolphcomedy) January 7, 2013

Notre Dame fans' tears taste like Jameson.

— BamaHammer (@Bama_Hammer) January 7, 2013

This has to be the worst Irish performance since Tom Cruise in "Far and Away."

— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) January 7, 2013

@oc_sports ND will become the first team to start season unranked, play in title game, and end season unranked

— Tom Johnson (@tommyj01) January 7, 2013

Bama Aint Been This Good Since Forrest Gump Was Playing.

— Praise Iam Worthy (@PraiseIamWorthy) January 7, 2013

No wonder halftime took so long. #RollTide got fitted for Rings.

— Jerry Azumah (@JerryAzumah) January 7, 2013

A few celebs want in on the fun, too...

soooooooo...I lasted ten minutes watching that football game where those Irish people fall down go boom

— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) January 7, 2013

It's okay Notre Dame this happened to the Jets every week

— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) January 7, 2013

They could come back, right?

The Black Knight from Monty Python & the Holy Grail just called ND and told them to give up.

— Frank Sennett (@SennettReport) January 7, 2013

Karl Rove says Notre Dame still has a chance.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 7, 2013

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has a little fun with his followers&

Phone's off,stayed offline. DVR'd game. Ate dinner, had movie night with kids, put them to bed. Sitting down now to watch Irish win it all!

— josh sitton (@AJEllis17) January 7, 2013

RT"@Cindyluellis: @AJEllis17 lied. He's been watching the train wreck all night." Quit it wife!!! I'm trying to bring the funny!

— josh sitton (@AJEllis17) January 7, 2013

One last dig ...

Text "Irish" to the Red Cross to donate $10 to this disaster. #bcs

— gardentri (@gardenTRI) January 7 2013

If you count the redshirt ring, it's true ...

AJ McCarron now has more national championships than losses as a starter. Let that sink in.

— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) January 7, 2013

And the long wait 'til next season begins...

"Is it football season yet?" - a text message from my buddy just now, and now I am sad

— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) January 7, 2013