Grantland Rice famously once wrote, “Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and Famine. But those are aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Crowley, Miller and Layden.”
Notre Dame, once again, will play in the New York area under a blue-gray New York area sky in October, but this time, the orange of the opponent serves as a reminder that the sun may be setting on the season if the Notre Dame Fighting Irish fail to get a victory.
The forecast as predicted by Accuweather on Saturday calls for a gloomy day.
For fans of the Syracuse Orange, this is a “home game” and yet they have no protection of a domed stadium. Never fear fans of the Orange and Fighting Irish, there appears to be a time frame that will allow football to be played without the sprinklers of the heavens to come crashing down among the crowd.
So, while the morning of tailgating around MetLife Stadium will probably be wet and miserable (according to tailgating standards of a noon kickoff and a 1-3 record), the rain will give way in time for the game to start and it should remain clear until the game is over.
The winner of this game will no doubt have their parade rained on.