Happy Friday everyone! I have access to thousands and thousands of Notre Dame Fighting Irish photos, and will never use a small fraction of those on this site. The thing is though — I want to, and I’m going to give it a solid shot as a way to bless the beginning of the weekend throughout the season.
Notre Dame is unique in the power five world. The Irish have a strong history of playing football against the military academies over the last century — so let’s take a look.
Notre Dame is widely famous thanks to its games against West Point, and an argument can be made that without those games against the Army Black Knights way back when — the Notre Dame football program wouldn’t be where they are today. Makes you wonder why Notre Dame doesn’t feel the obligation to play the troops every year. While the Irish made the Four Horsemen popular worldwide, Army’s mule did twice the grunt work.
Air Force is the only academy that flexes hard enough to force Notre Dame to play on THEIR home turf. You can’t put a F22 Raptor in neutral, and you can’t make this game be played in Chicago, or San Antonio, or San Diego, or wherever. That’s power.
The Notre Dame / Army game was so popular that they were doing Goodyear blimp photos before there was even a Goodyear blimp.
Outlined against a green out
It’s not really an old picture — but it’s just so pretty that I’d thought I’d share.
Aim high — fly higher with irony
Check out Corey Robinson outjumping Airman McHenry here. I bet Corey’s father is proud — whoever he may be.