Tuesday, November 15, 2005

What the Hell, Let's Make it Color Week!

Yesterday's post opened up a lot of exploration into colors, and while we're on the subject, we might as well take it to its logical extreme.



An intrepid commentator noted that a scenario is developing where the Irish could play not one, not two, but three consecutive games against opponents with color-themed mascots, should they be paired up with the Crimson Tide of Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl. This would not only be a great time, but it would also set a precedent in Notre Dame's storied history. In fact, rare are the occasions that the Irish have faced two schools with colors in their name in a row.

Year
Color Opponents
Outcome
2003
Stanford Cardinal, Syracuse Orange
1-1
1980
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Alabama Crimson Tide
1-0-1
1976
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Alabama Crimson Tide
1-1
Last Game 1973 - First Game 1974
Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
2-0
1958
Army Black Knights, Duke Blue Devils
1-1
1945
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Dartmouth Big Green
2-0
1944
Tulane Green Wave, Dartmouth Big Green
2-0


We'll keep you posted on developments. We couldn't go back any further than the 40's, as we don't have mascot information for the likes of Carnegie Tech or Great Lakes. Additionally, there might be inaccuracies in when nicknames were acquired. Anyone have an exact year when Georgia Tech ceased to be the Ramblin' Wreck?



1 Comments:

At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Aristotle2002 said...

The ramblin' wreck has existed in actuality since 1961; the yellow jacket theme since 1891.

http://www.collegefootballhistory.com/georgia_tech/history.htm

 

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