Mele Kalikimaka, Notre Dame Fans

Notre Dame has officially accepted a bid to the Hawaii Bowl to take on the Warriors of Hawaii.  The game will take place on Christmas Eve at 8pm ET which should fit in nicely between Christmas Eve dinner and midnight mass.

The University has an official release with quotes from head coach Charlie Weis.

The Fighting Irish (6-6) will face Hawai’i (7-6) in the seventh annual Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl on Dec. 24, the NCAA announced Sunday evening.

“We’re very excited about heading out west to play in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl,” head coach Charlie Weis said. “This is a great opportunity for our team to face a quality opponent in their backyard and we’ll need to be ready.

“I know the extra practices this month will really benefit our team and we look forward to ending this season on a good note.”

So in the words of Bing Crosby, Mele Kalikimaka Notre Dame fans.  (I would have included the youtube clip of the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation featuring Bing’s classic Christmas tune, but it’s not completely safe for the kiddies).

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23 comments

  1. dan 11 years ago

    I miss lou

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  2. Warrior Nation 11 years ago

    I look forward to a great game come Christmas Eve. I hope that a lot of ND fans are able to make it out for the game. Weather should be nice, sunny in the upper 70’s and lows in the upper 60’s. Sure beats the snow and 20-30 degrees that you are going through now.

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  3. JC 11 years ago

    I agree, aleast until we find a good fit with the right credentials.

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  4. David 11 years ago

    Oh yeah, i know he left a long time ago. But lets say he stayed even another 3 years. I think the program would be better off because of it.

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  5. Castine 11 years ago

    I’ll never forget the on-field interview with Chris Zorich minutes after ND lost to Colorado in ’89…and the infamous ‘Rocket’ run back. He was very upset and crying but still managed a ‘yes sir, no sir, during the interview. Despite the loss, you were extremely proud of the players. Zorro was intense.

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  6. jaldana 11 years ago

    If N.D losses to hawaii, i can only hope that all sharp objects have been locked and put away.

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  7. JC 11 years ago

    Another thing, have you ever noticed how Chris Zorich gets fired up at the pep rally?

    I think yet today he would scare college lineman halfway down the field. Oh, and guess who his coach was?

    I bet yet today, I could muster up a 5.5 – 40 with him chasing me.

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  8. JC 11 years ago

    Good Point David, it doesn’t seem like it but he has been gone over 15+ years.

    I truely believe if he would have stayed for just another 10, he would have broken every ND head coaching record known to man. I think that was part of the problem. Now, look what we have gotten in years since he’s been gone. Bitter, you bet, they owe him more than a statue.

    It’s too bad our ego’s at ND won’t allow him to come back and straighten out this mess.

    Oh well, it’s not my call, but definately a multitude of golden windows on many fronts are being passed on for the moment.

    C-DOG Correct me if I am wrong.

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