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 offseason.
The most exciting thing going on right now is quite possibly the Big New Saturday next week from Homefield Apparel. There’s this thing called “Homefield Magic” and I don’t know, maybe the magic resides in the sorcerers themselves — the mascots.
To that end... this is what we dedicate today to.
One of the things many people fail to realize, is that when Notre Dame takes on one of the service academies, it just isn’t our smart and brave citizens on the field — they’re essentially federal agents, and the government has been known to overreach at times. I believe that this proof of cadets trying to kidnap a leprechaun without a proper warrant, constitutes an overreach.
Have you ever seen a leprechaun in the wild? Have you ever seen a leprechaun use their magical powers? Have you ever seen a leprechaun at all? THEN HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS SORCERY IS REAL? Well... look at this floating bastard.
THE ACT OF SUCCESSION
Here we have the leprechaun caught red-handed in stealing his power and authority from the rightful mascot of Notre Dame — Clashmore Mike.
In 1999, Mike Brown made history by being the first Black leprechaun for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He performed his duties for two seasons (1999 & 2000).
BACK IN THE DAY
Before the Notre Dame Stadium ushers became part of some type of SIT DOWN special forces unit, they were the original mascot hype men / shaman.