August 31, 2012

Navy vs. Notre Dame–What’s Not to Like?

It’s the perfect match up every year–two of America’s favorite teams, one fueled by a legacy of winning and the other by a passion for victory. Even though the historic scorecard is heavily balanced toward ND, the Irish always show up with their A game.

And sometimes Navy wins–much to everyone’s surprise.

This year, the storied match-up–billed as the Emerald Isle Classic–is the season opener, being played in Ireland: September 1st, 2012, 6am in the morning if you’re on the West Coast like I am. Doesn’t matter a wit to fans. They have alarms set, reservations at their favorite bar in place, and a slew of friends to make it a once-in-a-decade experience. About 35,000 fans are making the trek to Dublin Ireland to be there in person. If you’re one of those adventurous soles and are planning to get your ticket ‘at the door’, be prepared to spend between $400 and $1200 per ticket to do that. It’s sold out–no surprise to Navy and ND fans.

So what’s the problem over there in Ireland? Why are they threatening to cancel the game? Read this:

Academy at odds with Irish football group – Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Navy Times.

For more on the game, click Navy-ND Football Game To Be One of the Most Widely Distributed Games

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Jacqui Murray wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger,IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.