First televised sporting event I can sort of remember.
by Fantom (2005-11-09 01:07:26)
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  In reply to: The broken link: What has ND's football tradition meant to you?  posted by Board Ops

It was 1957, Mighty Oklahoma versus Notre Dame (2-8 the year before?). My folks had rented a black/white tv, with about a 13 inch screen, to see what this "television" rage was all about. After the game, 7-0 Irish, breaking the Sooners all-time win streak, my older brother and I grabbed our football helmet (singular, we took turns wearing it, the guy running the ball got to wear it, the other guy was out of luck) and painted it solid gold. It was one of those leather ones with the crossing bars and no face mask, like on display behind the glass at ND, circa 1940. I remember the thrill and pride wearing it afterwards. Been a devoted fan ever since that day, almost 47 years ago.


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