GT-BC open thread (7:30AM EST Kickoff!)

Submitted by crg on September 3rd, 2016 at 6:05 AM
Yes - I woke up at 5:30am this morning to make sure to catch a 7:30am kickoff of two mediocre power conference teams playing in Ireland. I am not ashamed. Or tired. Today is GAME DAY and fully intend to enjoy every moment of it. Happy Labor day weekend everyone. Let's watch some football.

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901 P

September 3rd, 2016 at 6:19 AM ^

Does it take two hours to get ready to watch the game? Or was it because you had wander around town looking for a place to watch it? Next time just start a new thread and theMGoCommunity can help you out!

JonnyHintz

September 3rd, 2016 at 6:53 AM ^

Why the service academies?

Boston (rich Irish history) is home of Boston College (Catholic school; Catholicism strong in Ireland) so it seems BC is just as good of a fit to play in Ireland as anybody. Aside from the "fighting Irish" nickname, I'd say they're more of a fit than ND.

I don't see how the service academies tie in though.

LSAClassOf2000

September 3rd, 2016 at 7:18 AM ^

As I recall, the land granted as the site for Notre Dame in the 1840s was granted by the Bishop Of Vincennes, who was a French-born cleric in a then young Indiana, to a French missionary, so there wasn't much that was Irish about it at least in the beginning. To me, that's part of why the Fighting Irish - in Ireland in these games - never made a lot of sense aside from the nickname.

DrewForBlue

September 3rd, 2016 at 8:18 AM ^

It's just their mascot.  This is like saying only Florida State would make sense to play on an Indian reservation.

Boston College makes MORE sense than Notre Dame.  Does ND have some irish connections due to Catholic roots?  Sure a little, but no more than any other school in the midwest. 

And you would be surprised about Georgia Tech and their Irish connections.  I was born in Ireland, and went to GT undergrad.

Carcajou

September 3rd, 2016 at 6:54 AM ^

Over here in Asia, it's the one game of the year that is in prime time. A bunch of ex-pats are getting together to watch it at a friend's bar. I have another function to go to, unfortunately..

I made it very clear that however the evening unfolds, I must be back home and conscious in time for you-know-what.