"Fighting Irish"=Notre Dame (1914)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 21 02:34:48 UTC 2005

At 7:14 PM -0500 11/20/05, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>I just did a re-check and was surprised to find pre-WWI citations from  1914.
>22 October 1914, INDIANAPOLIS STAR, pg. 8, col. 4:
>We are glad we will be able, figuratively speaking, to sit on the sidelines
>and not play with South Dakota when Notre Dame's Fighting Irish get even  for
>the defeat suffered last Saturday at New Haven.

Ah, those were the days!

>Notre Dame competed under the nickname "Catholics" during the 1800s and
>became more widely known as the "Ramblers" during the early 1920s in
>the days of
>the Four Horsemen.

So the "Catholics vs. Convicts" concept promoted during the
N.D.-Miami rivalry years in the '80s was a revival rather than a
complete innovation...


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