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Bagpipe Monday: Should Notre Dame stop scheduling Navy?

Absolutely, but the poll and pipes works for you. HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!

Retrospective - American Football in Ireland
Lyron Cobbins, Kinnon Tatum, and Kory Minor in Ireland
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Welcome to another Bagpipe Monday on One Foot Down! Friends, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-2 and ranked #16 in the country. With three games left, Notre Dame needs quite a bit of help to put themselves in position to be selected for the Cotton Bowl. First up on the schedule are the #21 Navy Midshipmen and their family-friendly triple option offense.

You already know my stance/views about Notre Dame scheduling Navy. Today’s exercise is to try and get a more accurate count of how the readers feel about the series. A few things before the comment section blows up:

  • I really do enjoy watching Navy — as well as the Army Black Knights and Air Force Falcons. If Notre Dame stopped playing football tomorrow, one of those three schools would have a pretty good shot at my allegiance.
  • I know the history so please save your history lesson. Actually, most people’s “history” of why this game is schedule lacks proper context and intent. So... I probably know the history better than you because my view isn’t narrowed by just the Notre Dame perspective.
  • I’m genuinely excited for the 2020 matchup. Not because of the Ireland trip (which I am against) but because it will get a fresh broadcast on ESPN as opposed to CBS or NBC. It could go poorly, but I’m optimistic.
  • Notre Dame will never drop the series, so most of this is nonsense talk anyways.

So place your vote in the poll and say whatever you like in the comments. This is America after all — and it’s America because of institutions like the Naval Academy.


What should Notre Dame do about the Navy series?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Drop it
    (129 votes)
  • 55%
    Keep it forever
    (534 votes)
  • 15%
    1 game every 4 years
    (153 votes)
  • 15%
    Play every other year
    (151 votes)
967 votes total Vote Now

Thanks and Happy Veteran’s Day to all of you that served! Enjoy the pipes: