Whether is be Major League Baseball, the NFL or college football, there are few traditions better than opening day. No matter how bad or good the season’s outlook is for your team, there is always hope for a successful season on opening day.
One thing every Notre Dame football fan should experience before they die is opening day at Notre Dame Stadium. As someone who has attended 15 of the last 16 opening days, I can say there are few games that generates as much of excitement than opening day. Everyone is all charged up for the season to start. Everyone is excited to see the new players. Everyone is just happy their Irish are back in action. Opening day marks the end of summer and the beginning of an exciting fall of Irish football.
The 2011 opening day withstanding, another reason why going to opening day is a must is the weather. Since it is usually around Labor Day, we are still experiencing the effects of the warm summer weather.
One of the most intriguing opening days in recent memory was last year’s game against Texas. It was intriguing not because of the final score (the Irish won 38-3), but because the Irish were finally playing one of the sport’s most historic programs in Texas. The game was also featured in primetime, which is something we had not seen on opening day in quite some time.
The Irish will open up the home slate this season in a week two matchup with the Nevada Wolfpack.