Life's difficult for Notre Dame fans right now. Perhaps it would be instructive and therapeutic to hop back in time a year, and remember when their opponent this week, Michigan State, was in just as dire of straits. Yes, it's been almost a year since Spartans broadcaster Mike Valenti's explosion after MSU lost to Notre Dame, commemorated by the above video. It can get worse, Notre Dame fans: It always can. After all, after Michigan State lost to Notre Dame last year and Valenti took off on this rant ... the Spartans lost at home to Illinois. You're not that bad ... yet.