|Notre Dame students and football players salute Coach Kelly at the 2010 season opening rally|
(Courtesy of Allison Wagner: www.allisonwagnerphotography.com)
Sep 9, 2010
CALL TO ARMS: GREEN OUT
FIGHTING IRISH FAITHFUL:
OUR CURRENT LEPRECHAUN HAS ISSUED A CALL TO ARMS FOR ALL MEMBERS OF NOTRE DAME NATION CONCERNING THIS WEEKEND'S BATTLE AGAINST OUR MORTAL ENEMIES FROM MICHIGAN.
DO YOUR DUTY:
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AT THE RALLY ON FRIDAY & WEAR KELLY GREEN TO NOTRE DAME STADIUM ON SATURDAY.
In a letter to The Observer, The Leprechaun described what will be a unique rally on Friday:
"The band, cheerleaders and fire department will be waiting at main circle by six o’clock where we want the entire student body to congregate for a walk over. The fire department will lead the students down Notre Dame Ave. and into their own reserved section right in front of the stage for the pep rally. The walk over begins at six o’clock Friday night, so get to main circle early."
He then issued a specific request for all Fighting Irish fans entering Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, asking everyone to unite with the student section by wearing KELLY GREEN in support of our new leader:
"Also, in order to unify our stadium against Michigan this weekend all of the Irish fans should wear Kelly Green to the game. The
wolverines [skunkbears] (Irish Creed edit) will be thunderstruck when they encounter the angry sea of green facing them as they walk out of our tunnel."
You heard it, straight from the angry green man himself. It all starts Friday night, as the rally gives us one last chance to give our players an extra charge of energy before game day. Most importantly, a solid wave of green inside the house that Rock built will send a clear message to the skunkbears...
As Coach Rockne once said, "dressing a band of adopted and native Irish in their native color is akin to showing a bull a Russian flag."