well that's just, like, your opinion, man
They're playing 13 times!?
Its funny how 13 people were thinking the same thing all at once.
Ah Ah Ah
negative 1,000 for you.
Wow. Sorry was posting using the iPhone app. May have found a glitch... Negbang away!
I love a good multiple post in the morning!
I would not have chosen Oct 23. Its right in the middle of the season. Both teams will need a bye week after the game to recoup, Possibly a Thursday nighter the week before. This game would have made more sense at the beginning or end of the season.
Also I love how the article states that it will have major implications for their national champtionship hopes.
Umm Oct 23 is when they're playing this season. They're playing in Dublin on 1st Sep 2012
I remember reading that with the Iphone App you have to type in a "subject" to your reply otherwise your "Subject line" disappears (like it did in your post here)
very good then
the Irish AD heard my comments and made the right choice
Is this assumedly a "home" game for the Irish? Sounds like Navy is walking into hostile territory to me. If I were the Commandant of the USNA, I would park a few ballistic submarines off the coast of Ireland and threaten nuclear fallout if the crowd noise in support of ND exceeds a certain level.
You know who doesn't give a shit about Notre Dame football? Everybody in Ireland.
ND will have more fans, but they will all be touristy/bowl game type fans traveling from the US. The crowd will be no factor in preventing Navy from continuing their recent stretch of dominance over the Irish.
I thought this was announced a year ago? ND is also playing at Yankee Stadium this year (which I think is cooler, and more practical)
Which leads me to conclude...Michigan should play Alabama at Citi Field!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
Citi Field is typically filled with dudes from Tony's Auto Shop and Tony's Repair Store and Tony's Body Shop. But at least people aren't falling off the escalators...
a literal "lol". thanks sir
when Michigan State played Wisconsin in Japan.
This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard for a college team.
These kids are students, as well as athletes. I realize this is a business and they are merely pawns in the game trying to get to the NFL, but these kids will get taken out of school in the middle of the year and flown to Europe. They're practice schedules and game schedules will get thrown all out of wack, all for the allure of the "Fighting Irish" playing in Ireland.
Cool idea in theory. Stupid idea in actuality.
The game is September 1st. They will not get taken out of school.
If you think any player would have any issue with this, then you're insane.
Teams do this all the time. The basketball team was just in Europe. The volleyball team went to Brazil last year. The NCAA allows each D1 team to travel internationally for competition once every 4 years. It's a great opportunity for the student-athletes to see another culture and still be a part of their athletic committment.
Ah, I stand corrected. Still, a week of class early on isn't the end of the world.
The service academies start school early and always have class for a week or so in August. So Navy will be in school during this game for sure.
Classes at Notre Dame also start in August. They will miss some school. They will probably learn to live with this somehow.
Misread the date. Thought it said Oct 23 for Dublin.
I still think this is a dumb idea, but slightly less dumb since it is at the beginning of the year.
"The game will be a full NCAA regular season game and the outcome is expected to have a major effect on both teams National Championship prospects. "
Alright, call me a newb if you want, but what does the M stand for? Men's National Championship? As opposed to a women's football championship?
Stands for "Mythical," because the rationalists don't believe that a non-playoff championship is real. (I am not a rationalist.)
Ah, I see. Can't believe I never picked that up before.
"I am also comfortable with the possibility that some years simply do not have a national champion."
This is an idea I wouldn't mind seeing toyed around with some more in a variety of sports. Have some sort of title or set of criteria that teams would need to meet to earn that sport's highest honor. Could be done in conjunction with a "best team of the year" thing, too.
i chuckled as well.
They played Navy in Dublin probably 15 years ago, or something along those lines. I think it's awesome.
This game was announced years ago. But, yeah, the poor students: imagine the horror of having to spend a few days in Ireland. During school-time too! The shame and pity of it all.
Here's an idea: UK-based Wolverines should attend this game. Wearing UM shirts and Navy hats obviously.
I am thinking of doing that. Only this is that any derogatory chants toasted ND wouldn't really please the locals 'fuck the Irish!'
playing in Ireland instantly makes you relevant again!
If Notre Dame is no longer "relevant", then why does everyone that beats them act like they just won the Rose Bowl? I think ND is still relevant because I still consider them a big game (And it appears almost every other fan base does as well). When they are no longer considered a big game, then I think the relevant argument holds water.
They have that very passionate fan base and it is huge in numbers. They will definitely pull out all the stops until they get it right.
Whether or not they should have those high expectations is an issue, but it is definitely positive for that program that they do.
I'm guessing even though all the players on both teams will be "of age" there, they still won't be allowed to go drinking? What a shame it would be to be in Ireland and not get to take in a pint at the pub.
Pretty sure they played Navy in Ireland back in the 1990's, and I want to say they played Army in the 1980's in Ireland but I can't find a link.
They should take Freekbass along for a halftime rendition of "We Are ND" to give them the full-on ND experience.
Go Navy! I'm a pretty happy for the past few years of Navy football because they have been doing fairly well.
Navy will face Notre Dame in the newly constructed Aviva Stadium on Saturday 1st September 2012. The game will be a full NCAA regular season game and the outcome is expected to have a major effect on both teams National Championship prospects.
”We are all delighted that Navy has chosen Aviva Stadium for its game against Notre Dame in 2012,” said Aviva Stadium Director Martin Murphy. “We fully realize just how important this game is in the U.S. sporting calendar and we are looking forward to hosting what will undoubtedly be a fantastic event.
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Good call on that last one.
Inshallah we go 13-0 this year.