Experiencing sweet taste of victory in South Bend

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the Boston College bookstore for the first time was a sale of simple gray t-shirts bearing the phrase, “I root for Boston College … and whoever is playing Notre Dame.”
Growing up in a Notre Dame household – my father played freshman football with Paul Hornung during legendary coach Frank Leahy’s last season in South Bend – I never thought the day would come where I would root against the Fighting Irish. Little did I envision that the first time I would witness a college football game at Notre Dame Stadium, I would be wearing enemy colors on the opposing side of what is known as the “Holy War.” And, it would be the greatest sports experience of my life.