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Notre Dame gloves feature ‘Play like a champion today’ on palms

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Notre Dame's new gloves. (via @NDFBEquipment)

School specific insignias on the palms of football gloves have gone from a novelty to commonplace over the the past few seasons and now Notre Dame's famous "Play like a champion today" sign is getting into the act.

The phrase from the sign that Notre Dame players touch in the tunnel on the way to the field from the locker room will be replicated on Fighting Irish players' gloves this season. The gloves are made by adidas. (Ryan Grooms, the man behind the NDFBEquipment Twitter account also tweeted a picture of the 27 boxes of gloves that arrived in South Bend on Tuesday.)

Will touching the sign while wearing gloves with the same phrase on them bring the Irish any extra luck this season? No word if Oklahoma and Nike will respond with "Play like a champion today" gloves of their own.

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