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The Blue-Gold Game Told Through Pictures

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While NDSPREAD has been busy cutting up game film for all to enjoy, I decided it was time that I got busy and put some pictures out there from the Blue-Gold Game for all to enjoy.

Here is a view of the field from our seats:

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Word is that there is some negotiations going on about giving the OFD staff some season tickets here. Not really, but you can imagine how sweet that would be--even if you have to hear "Crazy Train" a million times per game. ALL ABOARD!!! AYE-AYE-AYE

Bobby D was chatting up some recruits before warm-ups. Do Want? Not when it comes to Bobby D--it's all WILL HAVE

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Justin Tuck got a little recognition pre-game. He is an extremely large human being.

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There was a Goldrix sighting in pregame warm-ups.

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Kona Schwenke and John Goodman were chosen as game-day captains. Not sure if a wrestling match is about to break out or what...

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The first snap of the game. Things didn't get much better for Tommy Rees from here. I hate to pile it on the guy, but he really didn't do himself any favors.

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Some of the offense celebrates the first TD from TE. Something tells me this will be the first of many in 2012

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Tuitt was sporting the Justin Tuck inspired face mask. Opposing offenses, you have been warned.

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Te'o came off the field after a late-hit personal foul. Not that it had any direct impact, but his day was pretty much done after the flag.

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Te'o: Sorry about that hit bro

Golson: No problem--it's all good. Just don't let it happen again. Please?!?

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There was a werewolf sighting...

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And then another one...

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And then they were spotted together on the field, looking to infect others...

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Offense was actually winning this one at half time. Looks like the defense didn't need to burn any TOs.

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There was a rugby exhibition at halftime, featuring former RB James Aldridge. The harumphers were not pleased at this at all, as rugby is not included among the traditions of Notre Dame Stadium.

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Amir Carlisle rejoined the team after halftime. Let's hope that leg heals up nicely. Some have been wondering how he will fit into the offense with the Wood/Riddick/GAIII show. I guess we will have to wait until September to find out for sure. Also, it appears that he will be getting a different number.

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Troy Niklas with Tony Springmann and Chase Hounshell. They are also large human beings. We saw Hercules after the game signing a few autographs for little girls. To bad we couldn't talk Burger into getting into line for a photo op.

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Gunner Kiel made his appearance in the second half. He showed some flashes, but threw to mostly walk-ons. The kid has a huge upside and turned heads with his speed and toughness running the ball. If it were me, I would have just turned around and given the ball to #4 all afternoon.

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Final snap of the B-G Game.

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After the game a scrum broke out...oh, wait--that was the halftime rugby exhibition.

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All in all, the game was a success (team got some good work in, no serious injuries) and the crowd enjoyed a sunny spring afternoon in Indiana. I took a lot more photos (which can be seen here). Don't judge me for taking too many of the same player--it was hard to keep track of those already photographed.