Earlier this year, it was reported the new Yankee Stadium could play host to a college football game in the near future.
Orange fans salivated at the potential of an in-state matchup with Army for a “State Series Championship” (working title here).
Well, the ‘Cuse won’t have that chance, because Notre Dame is stealing SU’s spot in the game.”
This hurts in a whole lot of ways. Dr. Doom misses out on countless amounts of money to plot his takeover of, well, something; Coach Marrone loses a huge recruiting tool; Coach Marrone loses a huge recruiting tool; Coach Marrone loses a huge recruiting tool…
Listen, we here at The Fizz understand that Notre Dame is the more storied program with more tradition, more championships and more money in television contracts than Orange-land can lay claim too.
But in all honesty, we don’t care. These programs are on similar tracks. The two schools, whether or not they recruit the same players, are competing for market share in a changing eastern hierarchy of college football (See Florida, UConn, Rutgers).
And didn’t Groobers kick Weis’s ass as a lame duck anyway? Sorry, forgot that it came down to a field goal.
Did Notre Dame get pelted by their own fans with snowballs after a loss? Yes. Did they win an ESPY for best sports movie? Hell no.
The Fizz refuses to patronize a dead rivalry as a reason why the Irish and Knights should get free rights at Yankee Stadium. Quite frankly, we’re even willing to buy the “New York’s College team” lozenge being shoved down our throat, because it inspires community: something recruits need when they look at schools.
This is a bigger blow than one might realize to a program that might be in better shape right now than the Irish.
One can only hope that it’s not snowing at Yankee Stadium when they play the game.