Thursday, August 30, 2012

Irish Football

Though I can’t say that I am all together pleased that summer is ending, there is one good thing about it; the return of football.

Although the NFL season doesn’t officially start up until next Wednesday, college action begins this weekend with a storied rivalry being played in Ireland. On Saturday, Navy and Notre Dame will face each other in Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

A good number of US football fans will be making the trip across the pond to catch the game. That’s a good thing. I suspect Irish football fans find our version of the game slightly boring. Their own unique version of football moves a bit faster.

And though the Navy - Notre Dame game is grabbing the spotlight, the Irish gridiron action actually begins tomorrow when my own alma mater, John Carroll University takes on the St. Norbert College Green Knights at Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin.

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