At Last, Ned Has His Opportunity At Revenge

Sure, you can talk all you want about Michigan-Notre Dame — and the apparent curse of Bo Schembechler — but the real story this weekend is what's happening at the Orange Bowl on Saturday. That's right: It's the return of Ned!

Florida International faces The U on Saturday in a rematch of the famous "hell 2 da nah" brawl from last year. Lamar Thomas, having been fired for last year's debacle, sadly won't be there, but Ned will be ... he's actually the Golden Panthers' starting running back. (The crutches, sadly, are also gone.)

They say there's not going to be a fight this time. We can only hope and pray that they are wrong.

UM, FIU Coaches Step Up To Ensure Brawl Won't Occur Again [Orlando Sentinel]
Deadspin Hall Of Fame: Ned [Deadspin]