|Hosting the Irish?
Two things everyone loves to hate -- Notre Dame football and New Yankee Stadium -- may soon come together:
The tradition of college football at Yankee Stadium could be in the embryonic stages of being revived at the new Yankee Stadium. Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame's athletic director, said the Yankees were open to having college football at the new Stadium, and he would like the Fighting Irish to be the first team to play there. Swarbrick stressed that no dates had been discussed.
I'm no Yankee or Fighting Irish fan, but I'm actually kind pleased by this. Surprised too. Surprised in that everything about the Yankees' move to the new stadium has given off the "there is nothing more important in the world than Yankees' baseball" vibe, so I would have assumed that the team wouldn't allow anything non-pinstripe related to sully their hallowed ground. Pleased because, as many noted as the old joint was closing last year, Old Yankee Stadium played host to a lot of other big time sporting events over the years. Big boxing matches. Maybe the most important football game ever played. All kinds of stuff. The tradition should continue.
So I'm all for football in the House that Jetes built. And maybe after they get the shakedown games out of the way with Notre Dame they can invite a real college football program in to give the place the fine product it deserves.