Notre Dame: Have you no shame?

I was okay with Obama. But now the Fighting Irish are in talks to be the first to play college football in the new Death Star, er, Yankee Stadium:

Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame‘s athletic director, [told the New York Times that] the Yankees were open to having college football at the new Stadium, and he would like the Fighting Irish to be the first team to play there. Swarbrick stressed that no dates had been discussed.


“We’ve been in contact with Yankee Stadium and asked and inquired,” Swarbrick said. “We will be discussing games with them, but we haven’t entered into any substantive discussions.”

Well, quick, start the petitions. Where do I sign? Where are the bishops?! Two travesties in one year is too much…


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posted May 21, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Well, if you knew anything about sports (or religion) you would know that the former Yankee stadium hosted three papal masses, many famous boxing matches and was the former home of the New York Giants football team, so it is completely fitting that the Notre Dame football team, so rich with history itself, should play in the new Yankee stadium. Yes, I know that this post was offered tongue-in-cheek with the sense of arrogance and insecurity characteristic of a Red Sox fan so I will forgive you.

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posted May 22, 2009 at 5:06 am

Way too much fun going on here in the Catholic Blogging of Pontifications. Between Benedict’s hat and the Yankee Stadium you are skating on thin ice, Mister!

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Karen Whitaker

posted May 22, 2009 at 9:02 am

Playing at the new Yankee Stadium is a horrible idea. According to a documentary I saw the other day, an open area is exactly the kind of place Pope Benedict’s camerlengo could use to ignite antimatter in order have himself proclaimed the Pontiff. Sometimes defeating terrorism is just a matter of common sense.

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David Gibson

posted May 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

Cindy, you are right…back to seriousness!
So Karen, you paid to see that movie? What did you think?
Your Name: Actually, the post was offered with the insecurity and paranoia of a Mets fan, the struggling younger sibling (as I am) who never measures up. Oh boy, explains a lot…

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posted May 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm

You are all too young to remember ND vs Army in the late 40s.. biggest game in the USA .. Was played in Yankee stadium as I remmeber.

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