This past weekend, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame took over the city of New York when their football team played the first ever football game in the new Yankee Stadium on Saturday. They took on the team from West Point and celebrated a 27 – 3 victory. And while New York is known for a lot of things, a football town is not one of them. However, Notre Dame changed that.
The weekend started with a performance by the Notre Dame band, where else, but in the middle of Time Square.
The celebration was taken out of Manhattan and into the Bronx as thousands of fans filled Yankee Stadium. The field was transformed from a baseball diamond into a football grid iron for the occation.
The game ball was delivered by members of the special ops as they parachuted out of a plane and into the stadium. One carried the ball, another an American flag and a third, the flag of Notre Dame.
The half time show, performed by the band, was incredible. Unfortunately, I can’t find a good video that captures just how impressive the show was; you will have to take my word for it.
The only thing that can top this game will be the Notre Dame vs. Navy game in 2012 held in Dublin, Ireland.