NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH: Have a Nice Day
Read Psalm 34.
“Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies” (vv. 12-13). Notre Dame’s first full-time football coach was hoping his team wouldn’t get waxed too badly. He wound up with one of the best days in Irish football history, one that changed college football.
In the spring of 1913, coach Jesse Harper pondered how to put Irish football on the national map. To that end, he wrote West Point officials about a game. To his surprise, they replied they had an open date on Nov. 1 and would guarantee the school $1,000.
Finances were so tight that Harper took only eighteen players and fourteen sets of cleats on the 718-mile train trip to New York. Most folks agreed it was a fool’s errand, this notion of an upstart program like Notre Dame taking on Army. . . . To Continue>http://die-hardfans.com/causonfa1.html
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