FOOTBALL SEASON IS ALMOST HERE - WATCH PARTIES ARE BAAACK!
This season, the Irish are fully loaded with talent and are ready to kick off the season at Florida State. Can the talented but inexperienced offensive line gel in time to put Notre Dame back in playoff contention? Can Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan pick up where Ian Book left off before heading to the New Orleans Saints? Will the new defensive coordinator inspire a renewed, faster, more aggressive defensive effort? Come watch with us as these questions will be answered!
Each week, I will be writing a bit about the upcoming game and what to watch for. Please be sure to check in each Thursday for the latest on the game, weather report, predictions, the line, where our group will be meeting at Blake Street, and tips on parking for the games. We will provide a link in our weekly e-mail.
WHERE: As we have in years past, we will be gathering at Blake Street Tavern. Last year, we were able to score the outdoor beer garden for the games. This year, we have asked to have preference for that spot, given coronavirus and the delta variant. Unfortunately, Blake Street has noted that request, but has indicated that they can’t guarantee that spot for each game. We do have it for Florida State on Sunday, September 5 at 5:30 p.m. (MDT). Blake Street has promised to tell us each Tuesday where our group will be slotted for that weekend’s game, and we will provide this information on the website (check back often) and it will be included in each Thursdays weekly email. Our preferred backup spot is in the “tailgate” area of Blake Street Tavern, which has an overhead garage door that opens, which would allow for some ventilation.
- Special note for Toledo, September 11: There will be no gamewatch for the Toledo game. It is not being televised. You can watch it on the Peacock app (membership required). Sorry; there is nothing we can do. We tried. (Anyone have a spare $4,400? If so, we can talk.)
WHEN: Game times will be as follows (be sure to bookmark here [link] for updates!)
- 9/5/21: at FSU: 5:30 p.m. MDT
- 9/11/21: TOLEDO: 12:30 p.m. MDT Peacock Only
- 9/25/21: WISCONSIN: (Soldier Field): 10:00 a.m. MDT (Brunch!)
- 10/2/21: CINCINNATI: 12:30 p.m. MDT (big game!)
- 10/9/21: at Virginia Tech: TBD
- 10/16/21: BYE (good time to clean the garage while the boys are prepping for USC)
- 10/23/21: SOUTHERN CAL (they hate being called that): 5:30 p.m. MDT (enough said)
- 10/30/21: NORTH CAROLINA: 5:30 p.m. MDT (big game!)
- 11/6/21: NAVY: 1:30 p.m. MST
- 11/13/21: at Virginia: TBD
- 11/20/21: GEORGIA TECH: 12:30 p.m. MST
- 11/27/21: at Stanford: TBD
PARKING: We will have helpful information on the website and in each Thursday’s weekly e-mail blast.
HALF TIME DRAWINGS: Each week, we will be selling drawing tickets for prizes from the ND Bookstore. Bring cash (remember that from the before times? It’s green, made of paper, and comes in denominations of 50 and 100). Bill Webb, 88, 91JD, your NDCD Camaraderie Chair for 2021/2022 firstname.lastname@example.org