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This is a question I always get asked (and by complete strangers) if i have anything with an ND logo on my body.

 

Does anyone else run across this?

 

General Irish or football gear? No, cuz I guess they're too common around here, but if I'm wearing my ND baseball shorts, lacrosse or soccer tees, then the intriguing looks come, along with the occasional question of whether or not I played that sport there.

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I do and I meet a lot of alumni that way. I live in western NY where there is a pretty good alumni base.

I just met a guy this weekend and my daughter's basketball game.

It used to be easy to tell what was actual bookstore stuff. Now it is much more difficult with all the bazillion brands they have.

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I always comment upon anyone wearing Irish gear. I typically say, Go Irish and give a thumbs up.

 

Down here there's a lot of hatred towards ND so I do very much the same. When folks ask why I'm a fan, instead of going on a long diatribe, I say, "My family's been fans for generations."

 

As they say, some will never understand ND> :tea:

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I get the question a lot because no one can figure out why anyone who is living in SoCal and is not an alum would be an ND fan. People who know me accept that I am insane, everyone else I just explain that I am Irish and even though that makes no sense, it usually mollifies them.

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I do get asked. I am not an alum. I was prepared by my farm family to be a farmer or work at a blue collar job. That means I missed a lot of high school because of farm needs. But I fooled them all and ran as fast as I could to college and graduated as an Engineer. I am Irish because I am from Indiana, I am Catholic and am very proud of our great school and am hoping one of my daughters choose ND. Crazy thing, my high school was in a conference full of very small schools and we didn't have football. I really didn't follow football until I went to school in Chicago and fell in love with the 85 Bears and Notre Dame.

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One thing I have learned about ND is they look out for their own. I live in Ohio but I often cross over to Indiana and when I do I sport my ND gear. In many cases you will get hooked up with a deal. Some restaurant will give you free dessert and I have gotten some sweet deals from stores looking out for a fellow fan as well.

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One thing I have learned about ND is they look out for their own. I live in Ohio but I often cross over to Indiana and when I do I sport my ND gear. In many cases you will get hooked up with a deal. Some restaurant will give you free dessert and I have gotten some sweet deals from stores looking out for a fellow fan as well.

 

I have actually never gotten that kind of treatment from fellow fans...however, ironically, I was gifted a couple free beers from OPPOSING fans. It was '91 and I had just moved to Waynesboro, PA for a radio job. Went to a local bar to watch the ND/Penn St. game (in full Irish gear), and before I knew it, I had some good-natured old codgers at the bar buying me beers, since my team was getting their arses kicked and they felt sorry for the new guy in town.

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I kept getting the comment that I was a Notre Dame soccer player for some reason. Here in Tennessee, there are a lot of mixed feelings regarding Notre Dame, so I get a lot of boos or light-hearted banter every now and then. But I think I have been mistaken for a ND soccer player a couple times now. Once for a PG, but the girl was pretty weird, so I am not sure I could brag about that. :p

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Never been given anything. Never went there. Only heckled a few times with my gear on. Not really even been asked why(that I can remember) root for ND. Born and raised in South Bend. Lived a stones throw away from the stadium. Moved away to a couple of different spots but kept right on rooting for the Irish.

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