Maternal gr'parents county Mayo& Galway. I watched DLynch on TV(or am I dreaming? I was only 10) score TD when ND ended OU 47 in 57. Cried when U$C upset ND in 64. Attended close-curcuit viewing of 66 game o'century. Viewed with horror those Purdue/U$C games of late 60's-early70's. Joe Cool 'nuff said! Stabbed inthe heart by Faust failure, returned from the dead by Lou. Buried alive awaiting resuscitation since Lou left. ND should NEVER belong to a league. We are America's team regardless what the haters think. Most everything in 20thC(wins, pct, Heismans, AA, greatest coaches, most famous games). No school plays a schedule as widely varied and historically balanced as ND(U$C, UM, Army,Navy) with Tex, Mia, Okla yet to come. Let the SEC play their southern cupcakes. ND travels everywhere PAC, Big T, Big E, ACC et al. Year in and year out the toughest, fairest, greatest schedule in the land. Even Utah, Tulsa, WM, Conn get a chance. Next Wake and USF my Alma Mater! I've only been to one game in my life ND 17-0 vs Miami in early 70's. YES! I SAY IT LOUD AND PROUD, I LOVE NOTRE DAME! I'm a USMC PH VN vet.