Notre Dame and the University of Michigan will once again do battle in South Bend, Ind., this afternoon.
This is a rivalry that first took place back in 1887 and has carried on for 36 more games since then, with Michigan winning 21 of 37 matchups—including one tie, which came back in 1997.
The Wolverines have won three of the last four, outscoring the Irish 123-90 in those four combined games.
While this is a game that we're all used to seeing, kind of like Navy and Army at the end of the year, we always seem to tune in and watch this rivalry.
Want to know why? I'm glad you asked. Here are 10 reasons why we still care about this matchup.