Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Green Men Invade Yankee Stadium

AP Photo/Darron Cummings

Fresh off of a surprising victory over the now reeling Utah Utes' the Notre Dame football team will confidently march into Yankee Stadium next weekend for a primetime game donning green jerseys.

Head Coach Brian Kelly confirmed in his afternoon press conference that the Irish will in fact wear green this weekend. By all accounts, the jerseys will closely resemble this replica as seen on the University's athletic site.

Army and Notre Dame have an extensive history of playing at Yankee Stadium, albeit the 'old' Yankee Stadium. For an in depth run down of the history check out this article from the NY Times.

This will mark only the second time the Irish have worn green in the past five years. For the 2006 home finale against none other than Army Brady Quinn and other Irish seniors begged then Coach Charlie Weis to let them wear green. Weis obliged and the Irish dominated, ending string of losses in green.

Let's hope the matchup this weekend turns out like that Army game, rather than last time when the Irish paid homage to the '77 Green Machine team and was blown out by the Trojans.

Speaking of the '77 team here's a classic video of the infamous game against USC, complete with Trojan Horse.

My only further hope is that the Irish will this time follow through with the echoes of "Beat 'SC" that rang through Notre Dame stadium after the 41-9 victory over Army in 2006.

1 comment:

Cheese said...

I hope those echoes of "Beat SC" are actually backed up on the field Thanksgiving weekend. I don't recall anyone not named Brady Quinn bothering to show up in LA in '06.


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