In reply to: Declan, vacated wins, battery on a coach, purple face, etc posted by airborneirish
The youngsters would say that Kelly and Jack curated the awful bowl opponent to try to infuse the program with credibility. And we still could have lost.
But Four Leaf Skinflint remembers that day fondly. He went to a bar downtown where he ordered tap waters for 4 hours and left a dollar for a tip
Johnny Lujack to pimp for a Tron. I was embarrassed for Lujack and embarrassed for Notre Dame at the time. But for Kelly, Swarbrick, and Jenkins, it was all just fine, which kind of reinforced my belief that there was no bottom to which we wouldn't sink in the manufacturing of new legends that would come to define ND Football. But who am I to complain? It did get us alternating, two shades of turf (except at the 50) to somehow represent the cutting of actual grass, which, apparently, was very important to theoretically make it look real. And it got us smoke out the tunnel! And that no-ways sanctimonious pre-game prayer broadcast on the Tron for the whole world to see just how exactly non-sanctimonious we are!!
While my optimism is buoyed regarding what the team has accomplished with Kelly gone and Freeman ideally in charge, the fact remains that Swarbrick and Jenkins are still here, so I won't be holding my breath any time soon just yet knowing there are people around who can still screw up this latest incarnation of Return to Glory.
The Pinstripe Bowl victory (now vacated) was versus Rutgers after the 2013 season.
I do recall it being a regular season game. Thanks for the correction.