Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly gave his thoughts on the rivalry between the Irish and the Michigan Wolverines, which could see its end for quite some time on Saturday night.
To him, he doesn’t see it as a big rivalry that places like ESPN try to make people believe so they get more ratings on their network.
“I really haven’t seen it as one of those historic, traditional Notre Dame rivalries,” Kelly said on a conference call, according to the Chicago Tribune. “I’ve seen it as just one of those great football games that Notre Dame has played.
Of course, earlier on Monday ESPN analyst Lou Holtz gives a rant about Kelly needing to look at the history books. What’s even more barbaric is what Mark May said during the halftime show of the Florida State-Pittsburgh game on Monday night.
According to Sandlapper Spike (what a name), a sports blogger for the Citadel who was later retweeted by multiple sports personalities, May said that he grew up watching the Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry.
One problem with that…
Mark May just said he watched Notre Dame-Michigan growing up. May was born in 1959. ND and UM did not play between 1943 and 1978.
— Sandlapper Spike (@SandlapperSpike) September 3, 2013
That means that May considers that he was still growing up when he was either 19 or 20 years old.