Well done. Whoever that was.
Well done. Whoever that was.
I've never been to ND stadium, but can someone tell me if that really is their scoreboard above the entrance please? If so, that thing is about the same size as my 60'' TV.
It is. In fact, it's a brand new scoreboard that they put up like 2 years ago.
I'm pretty sure they bought that scoreboard on Black Friday for $899.
Looks like it is held up by tent poles.
It's small and crappy and has advertising on it! The ND AD knocked that one out of the park.
Hey, that kinda looks like our scoreboards. No, not the ones we have now. The ones we had before. I mean... not the ones we had before the ones we have now. The ones we had before THAT. Looks like those.
This was you doing this prank, right BiSB? And if by some chance it wasn't, are you sad it wasn't you as you are right there?
It's very exposed and out in the open, and while ND students aren't exactly Sparties or Buckeyes, it still took some cojones to pull that off.
Amen to that. I used to think about various things like that that I might try while I was a student there, but never had the courage to pull one off. Campus is pretty open and ND police cars patrol the whole thing day and night. Lots of respect for these guys!
Love it. Simple, classic, not vandalism. A+.
Yes, very nicely done. I agree with you, not vandalism. It is a nicely done piece of football rivalry.
Maybe not vandalism but probably does qualify as trespass (if not criminal, definitely civil). Regardless, tremendous idea and execution!
New screensaver perhaps?
real or fake?
+1, would prank again.
Anyone have a higher resolution picture?
The stadium itself vis-a-vis the banner is too small.
How do you know how big the banner is?
Remember, that's not Michigan Stadium. It's ND Stadium, which is smaller (capacity 80,000).
Also, Dr. Saturday believes it's legit (see the link in the OP).
It's real. A notre dame official confirmed it was removed early this morning.
You would have thought someone burned their houses down or something by the way they're talking. I hope for another heartbreaking ND loss this year. Denard left too much time on the clock last time.
Someone in the comments section referred to us as "ring less hand followers" . . . WTF does that even mean??
It's a knock on Bo.
They do realize we have won a national title more recently than they have, right?
"At the end of the game, when we embarrass them worse than we did UM, I want to see a pic of the ND team standing around it, pointing at it, and laughing their asses off." - from DomerDomain
Somebody is having fond memories of 1989...or maybe 1998. It's one of these (or 13 other games in college football history) certainly.
I feel sorry for DR after this stunt. They are going to be out for blood on this one. I would love to see the video of BK talking to the guys before/halftime/after the game about this. This does tell me that the scUM are scared coming into this game and that they need to take a shot to feel better about themselves. Good luck with that."
It's not even like the sign itself is insulting. "Beat the Irish" is as generic as it gets.
ND fans are so cute. They get beat year after year, but then come back for more thinking that nw they're bad ass.
One of the comments compares us to the USF Bulls. I feel like ND fans are struggling with that team right now given its Holtz connection. USF isn't just another team it's their little brother. Some ND fans pull for USF b/c Skip Holtz coaches at the school. For how long? Who knows, but I will say Skip is a better guy than Todd Graham
just our stadium in miniature anyway?
How can someone get so upset about a sign being placed somewhere? Anything defaced or vandalized? No. Some real deep ingrained anger issues over there.
Based on the way we've lost the last three meetings, I'm convinced that we were slapping that banner, rather than the "Play Like A Champion Today" sign, on our way out of the locker room.
Michigan Daily article has additional details: Group of University students pulls fast one at Notre Dame Stadium
One member said eight students made the trip to South Bend and another two were involved in planning. The person claimed the group had little difficulty scaling the gate, and once inside, they used zip ties to secure the banner.
“The ironic part is that there were some Notre Dame students camped out on the other side of the stadium to protect it, but we came through the campus rather than from the road, so they didn’t see us coming,” one member said in a separate email. “The hardest part was making sure there was no one around … when we went to put up the banner, because there was absolutely no cover to hide behind as we hung it, and it is directly across from one of the main campus libraries.”
I hate to be "that guy" but, I think you meant either "owned" or "pawned". Not sure which.
You're either dating yourself or terribly unhip. Don't be "that guy" if you're not sure.
Wish I could take the credit
I would advise all UM students with nothing to do during the "dark hours", to stand guard at The Big House. ND are tricky little leprechauns and are quick to anger. It is your duty to stand guard. Turn them around and beat them back to South Bend with their own shillelaghs like you're St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland! Hell put ROTC out there..
I love this week of the season. It's a big rivalry game but not as stressful as the other two because it's nonconference. It's a good week for fun pranks like this.
According to the ND Message Board:
My dad works in landscaping at ND and he said all of the statues outside of the stadium had Michigan t-shirts on this morning too.
I would LOVE to see some photos of that.
Please don't let a few butthole ND fans speak for all of us. When my buddy text me this morning about this, and asked what I thought, I said, "I like it....well done."
Like you guys said, no vandalism, no profanitiy. It's gonna be a great atomsphere. Can't wait.
P.S. I was at Spartan Stadium last week, god I fucking hate that place. The Big house shits all over it.