2012 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Open Thread: Yale at (4) Notre Dame

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense Matt Miller (9) trips St. Johns Red Storm attack Kevin Cernuto (33) during the second quarter at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

I still don't know how I feel about this one, but my feelings are not your concern. (You're not my therapist right? Then, yes, my feelings are not your concern.)

Notre Dame is rolling with the nastiest, stingiest, dastardly defense this side of really nasty, stingy, and dastardly things. John Kemp is a man among other men (just a bigger, more manly version, I guess) and his steady play between the pipes has helped shape a unit that has cracked only once this year. Yale, eschewing steadiness and instead preferring exponential growth, is looking to capitalize on its surprising run to the Ivy League title last weekend and throw the entire postseason bracket into chaos.

Which, of course, would be par for the course in this college lacrosse season. ESPNU and ESPN3 have your back for this one.

Here's how the game shakes out on the Fun Factor scale:

YALE AT NOTRE DAME
AWAY HOME TIME FUN FACTOR RANK
Yale Notre Dame 5:15 4.0769 5

This is your open thread for the game. Who wants to play punch-for-punch?

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