Mark May promised that if the Irish went 12-0, he'd don the leprechaun suit--and last night, he did just that on national television as legendary Notre Dame coach, Lou Holtz, looked on. He didn't do it with much enthusiasm, but you've got to give May credit for keeping his word.
It's been a long time since the Irish have been national champs--since 1988, to be exact, under Holtz--and Notre Dame fans across the US are jubilant, to put it mildly. Last night after the game, our youngest son sent us a text that read, "Destination: Miami; ETA: January 7." I guess, since he has a January birthday anyway, we know what we'll be getting him for a gift this year. And my husband and I have decided to give each other the same gift for Christmas as well. I think a whole lot of Pearls are busy reserving blocks of hotel rooms and putting in their ticket orders, so things are going to be hopping down there at Sun Life Stadium!
I don't know what else I can say about the amazing season this "team of destiny" has had, except, "WE ARE ND!" And "WE'RE NUMBER 1!" And "WE'RE GOIN' TO THE 'SHIP!"
And for all those college football talking heads who've been asking for years, "Is Notre Dame relevant anymore?"...I think now they've got their answer!