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GUEST,Texas Guest Fight songs, anyone? (21) RE: Fight songs, anyone? 27 Dec 07


Well, there's only ONE fight song lads - the one that came out of
Notre Dame, Indiana - period, end of discussion. Yep, "Hail To The
Victors" is most excellent, too, but it isn't the Notre Dame Fight Song.

Poppa Gator: my understanding is that ND had the very first marching band in college football. Also, ND had a rivalry with Michigan but
it was not so much on the football field as it was off. Too long and complicated here to get into it but there is a wonderful book out there on the shelves titled, "Shake Down The Thunder: The Story Of The Creation Of Notre Dame Football."

The book was written by one Murray Spurber (the professor who was responsible for the removal of Bobby Knight from Indiana) who asked
himself the question: how did a tiny little Catholic school, founded on a coin and a prayer in the middle of nowhere in the 1800's grow
to become the epitome of college football? Well, the book is not only the story of the founding of Notre Dame football but the growth of college football itself. You'll learn all about the Michigan rivalry, gambling, Rockne and why we didn't join a conference and still are not in one today - and probably won't be during our lifetimes. Go and fetch it - great stuff. Cheers and a Happy New Year to you. See you in Jackson?


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