Notre Dame and Yankee Stadium: Two Of The Most Historic Names In Sports

Erin McLaughlinSenior Analyst IIJuly 18, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 03:  A general view of Yankee Stadium during the playing of the National Anthem before the New York Yankees game against the Chicago Cubs at Yankee Stadium on April 3, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Today's exhibition game is the first game to played in the new Yankee Stadium.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Today both the football and baseball Gods are tuned in to the news that in 2010, Notre Dame will play Army at the New Yankee Stadium. It will be the first college football game played at the new stadium.

When you think of the biggest names in sports history, Notre Dame Football and Yankee Stadium are both up there. Can the stadium handle all this history in one place? How do the sporting Gods feel about it?

This remains to be seen. I do believe very strongly in Gods for all the sports and they do speak to us. Do you remember a few years ago when the Chicago Cubs were two outs away from the World Series and the fan interfered? That was divine intervention.

How about the New England Patriots? Their run started with something called the "Tuck rule." A few years later, they were less than a minute away from going 19-0. Eli Manning then made an inhuman play that had to have some help. Then the Patriots got the ball back and Justin "Tuck" sacked Tom Brady to end the game.

The Pats went from the Tuck rule to Justin Tuck. Tell me that isn't too coincidental.

So now two of the most historic names will be coming together. How do the Gods of both baseball and football feel about it?

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They could be happy. In a way it is history repeating itself. Rockne's famous gipper speech came in a game against Army. Notre Dame and Army have played in Yankee Stadium before. This used to be a big rivalry and Yankee Stadium could be a great place to renew it.

The baseball Gods may be a little upset that a football game will be played in Yankee Stadium. They may not want football there.

The football Gods may not like Notre Dame playing a home game away from South Bend.

I am not sure how the football and baseball Gods feel about Notre Dame and Army playing at Yankee Stadium. One thing I am sure of though is that they will let us know. The message can happen at any time and will be worth watching for. 


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