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Navy-Notre Dame game in Ireland to be broadcast on CBS

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For those of you who do follow Notre Dame or Navy, you’ll have to set your alarms a bit earlier for the 2012 season opener.

Navy announced in a release that CBS will broadcast the Sept. 1 game between the Midshipmen and Fighting Irish live from Dublin, Ireland, at Aviva Stadium. The game will be played 9:00 AM, ET/2:00 PM Local Time. Verne LundquistGary Danielson and reporter Tracy Wolfson will get the call.

Don’t know about you all, but the idea of two teams playing overseas like this is, at the very least, intriguing. Not that we’ll be able to tell from our living rooms, but I’ll be especially interested in the atmosphere of the game.

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19 Responses to “Navy-Notre Dame game in Ireland to be broadcast on CBS”
  1. takingbovadasmoney says: Apr 16, 2012 6:32 PM

    YAWN! The only reason to watch this game is to see if Brian Kelly will have a stroke or go Woody Hayes on Rees.

  2. wabbitslayer says: Apr 16, 2012 6:56 PM

    Very happy about this, b/c it means that Lundquist and Danielson won’t be the broadcast crew for at least one SEC game on CBS this fall.

  3. jumbossportsblog says: Apr 16, 2012 7:03 PM

    Reblogged this on jumbossportsblog.

  4. blueglaze says: Apr 16, 2012 7:20 PM

    Let’s put Norte dame vs navy for Ireland eh?…. They just want the “Irish” to beat the US Navy in Ireland…. Wish it was a better match up…. Kind of want Irish to lose and riots to break out….

  5. lottsmissingfinger says: Apr 16, 2012 8:08 PM

    Yet another way we all get beaten over the head with ND coverage despite the fact they haven’t been relevant in college football for 20 years.

  6. mgm36 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:19 PM

    notre who? what do you call a homosexual irishman? A gaelic!

  7. irishdodger says: Apr 16, 2012 8:41 PM

    This game is a horrible idea. What good does it do? They played there at the end of Holtz’s tenure & at least it was broadcast in the afternoon. Nobody but ND & Navy fans will watch this. And then they have to travel home & be ready to go in less that a week for their home opener. You know some of these kids will be suffering jet lag setting them up to be upset by Purdue. Idiotic move by the University.

  8. whitdog23 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:16 PM

    poor wabbit. there’s only one SEC game that weekend and it”s FRIDAY night. Berne and Gary won’t miss a game. A TRUE SEC fan would’ve known her team’s schedule and not made a flippant comment

  9. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Apr 16, 2012 9:17 PM

    I like the idea. It’s a little on the early side for me so I’ll catch it on ESPNU at a later time. Erin Go Braugh! That’s “Ireland Forever!” for those of you unfortunate enough not to be Irish.

  10. whitdog23 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:29 PM

    it won’t be on espnu EVER…even if its a 4 OT thriller. do you people understand tv rights? it would be on CBS college sports if it was ever replayed

  11. porklift says: Apr 16, 2012 11:03 PM

    CBS generally doesn’t start covering SEC until Tenn/Fla anyway…

  12. sweepthleg says: Apr 17, 2012 12:46 AM

    I guess it’s a nice novelty, but I still don’t get why Goodell, and now University Presidents think it’s a good idea to moved football games over seas? Nobody likes football except Americans at least not in large quantities. Quit moving our games over seas to be watched by uninterested people who are just there to gawk at our sport.

    Except for expenses to get there it would be a cheap game to go too because they will probably be handing out tickets to get in in front of the stadium.

    And I suppose it would be interesting to hear the Irish TV announcers explaining College football and why this game is completely irrelevant to crowning a national champion. And sitting next to an Irishman just trying to comprehend the BCS and Bowl system in general.

  13. verytalldad says: Apr 17, 2012 3:26 AM

    Erin Go Braugh?

    More like Erin Andrews Go Braugh-less!!!

  14. norcalirish says: Apr 17, 2012 6:26 AM

    Notre Dame is so irrelevant that we pretty much instantly (~2 hrs) sold out 55,000 tickets for a game thousands of miles away from America.

    Most of your teams can’t even sell out their own home games.

    Thanks for your time. 8:)

  15. brownsfrown says: Apr 17, 2012 6:29 AM

    In related news, the USC Trojans will play the UCLA Bruins this year in the now-Turkish province of Troy.

    A large wooden structure resembling a horse has been confirmed under construction in an obscure UCLA campus location.

    Experts predict Lane Kiffin won’t be surprised by the wooden horse ruse, and will win handily, but will again find themselves the target of NCAA violations for, well…just for being USC.

  16. mhalt99 says: Apr 17, 2012 10:29 AM

    why would a basketball school from Indiana be playing a football game in Ireland????????????

    oh yeah….they have a football team too. they used to beat harvard, yale and army every few years for a natl champ.

    this is cute but you would probably get better attendance for a soccer game out there.

  17. drexelvol says: Apr 19, 2012 12:03 PM

    @norcalirish – Your irrelevant institution wouldn’t even exist today if the US Navy didn’t bail your sorry asses out during WWII.

    That’s one bad move I wish the Navy didn’t do. This way we wouldn’t have you hear from the idiot notre damn fans today.

  18. 11jlacy says: Apr 23, 2012 6:02 PM

    If god spare my life gota watch navy take it to notre dame 8yr navy vet n im out.

  19. garyasher says: May 10, 2012 8:54 AM

    Someone define relevant.

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