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GARTH BROOKS PLAYS NOTRE DAME: A PAIRING MENU

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IT’S MIDNIGHT, CINDERELLA

2018 CMA Music Festival - Day 3
HEY GARTH HOW MANY GAMES DID NOTRE DAME OFFICIALLY WIN IN THE 2012 AND 2013 FOOTBALL SEASONS
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Garth Brooks will be the first ever artist to play a concert at Notre Dame Stadium. A disclosure will be made before we get any further: Garth Brooks was the best live show we ever saw, and probably will ever see. He climbed ladders into the lighting rigs while singing “Ain’t Going (Till The Sun Comes Up)” and didn’t miss a note. He sang “Shameless” and had women in the front row grabbing his fat kid calves — this, despite being a fat man in jeans too small for his big ass singing a song by someone who might be the opposite of sex, Billy Joel. He hit the high notes on “Callin’ Baton Rouge” and LSU scored a touchdown at that exact moment whether it was football season or not.

Did he do the secret bonus verse on “Friends in Low Places?” WITH ALL HIS BIG OL’ OKIE HEART, Y’ALL.

So: The default state of this website historically being “Notre Dame is bad, and should be mocked at every turn for merely existing,” this therefore puts us in a bind. If you’re a Notre Dame fan, stop reading here:

“It’s cool that Notre Dame is having Garth Brooks play a concert. Way to go, y’all.”

FOR EVERYONE ELSE: Let’s match some Garth songs with their moments in Notre Dame history.

“Friends in Low Places”

SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio At 2016 PGA Merchandise Show - Day 2 Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for SiriusXM

“Unanswered Prayers”

Notre Dame v Miami
BOYS, THE TIME SIGNATURE FOR THIS NUMBER IS 41/8
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

“Shameless”

Northwestern v Notre Dame
I’VE NEVER HAD THIS MUCH TO LOSE/ TO A 5-7 NORTHWESTERN TEAM THAT FINISHED FIFTH IN THE BIG TEN AND LOST TO NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND THE REGULAR ILLINOIS
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

“That Summer”

Notre Dame v Stanford
GET IT, IT’S A SONG ABOUT GETTING FUCKED ON THE FARM
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

“Why Ain’t I Running”

Oklahoma v Notre Dame Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

“Mr. Blue”

Duke v Notre Dame
THEN TURN AROUND, HEADING FOR THE LIGHTS OF TOWN
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

“Against the Grain”

Tulsa v Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 30: Cory Dorris #93 of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane hugs teammate Trent Dupy #53 after a win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Tulsa defeated Notre Dame 28-27.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

“If Tomorrow Never Comes”

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State v Notre Dame
TELL THAT DESHONE THAT YOU LOVE/JUST WHAT YOU’RE THINKING OF/IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

“Every Time That It Rains”

Notre Dame v North Carolina State
NEVER FORGET THAT BRIAN KELLY CALLED 26 PASSES IN A HURRICANE AND LOST
Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

“The Thunder Rolls”

Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama
BECAUSE IT ROLLED RIGHT AMIRITE
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

“Nobody Gets Off In This Town”

“Callin’ Baton Rouge”

Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s - LSU v Notre Dame
THEY’RE NOT ALL BAD TBH
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images