November 18, 2010
The Northwestern-Illinois match in Wrigley Field has captured most of the attention this week, what with "GameDay" on hand and the very minor chance someone will be maimed in the east end zone. But Yankee Stadium got a gridiron makeover, too, for Notre Dame's game with Army, the first major college football game in the Bronx since the Fighting Irish and Black Knights hooked up in the old Yankee Stadium in 1969. The music in this clip was probably composed around the same time:
As for the game itself, Army is already bowl eligible for the first time in 14 years, and Notre Dame is trying to get there – mainly because it really, really needs the extra practice. It's a 7 p.m. kickoff, so it's going to be cold. As long as it's not a reprise of the disaster that was the 1962 Gotham Bowl, everything ought to work out fine.
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