As the Big Ten expansion tempest rages around us, life moves on for the Fighting Irish. Want another reason why being independent is a great thing? It allows the flexibility for games like this to happen: the Chicago Tribune reports that Notre Dame and Miami are in serious talks to play a game at Soldier Field in 2012.
The 2012 schedule now starts with a trip to Dublin to play Navy, a home date with Michigan, a road game against Oklahoma, the reincarnation of Catholics vs Convicts at Soldier Field, and our annual affair with Southern Cal in LA. Someone hit me with a hose. The Swarbrick doubters have to at least be coming around at this point.
To whet the appetite, let's throw up a couple videos.
First, the end of the '88 game.
Check out the spontaneous Overture of 1812 at the 6:45 mark and the fact that PLAYERS are doing the "LOU" as well. Just awesome.
Next, the Rocket buries the 'Canes in the last game of the series in 1990. They said they didn't fear Rocket. That was a mistake. As Jim Nantz says, "LOOK OUT!"
Better waking up to this than all this Big 10 talk, eh?
BRING ON THE CONVICTS.