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Nov 20, 2010, 1:20 AM EDT


Reporting live from our Midtown hotel, it’s time to go to bed… But not after spending much of the evening running into Notre Dame people that covered the city of New York.

Every place we went, we seemed to run into somebody wearing a Irish logo. Jogging Central Park this afternoon, I bobbed and weaved (while I was heaving from a long overdue cardio session) through Notre Dame fans. After leaving the park and heading to Midtown, 30 Rock and St. Patrick’s Cathedral were filled with Notre Dame fans looking for Liz Lemon or saying a quick prayer for a bowl eligibility win, most people doing both I’m guessing.

The Irish luncheon was headlined by an exuberant Regis Philbin, and tomorrow, the Notre Dame marching band will take over Time Square. Until then, you’ll have to settle for a photo of me with a few Notre Dame fans in McSorley’s Ale House, one of the oldest bars in New York City, and the one place where you can get less of a selection than the old Boat Club in South Bend.

I’m the one in the lumberjack outfit, while a few Irish fans are sporting their best blue and gold. We’ll be in Time Square tomorrow watching the band take over the city and will get as many photos as possible before heading to Yankee Stadium for the neutral site game held on a baseball field that actually thought things through first.


  1. jerseyshorendfan1 - Nov 20, 2010 at 1:49 AM

    McSorley’s is a great place…the only selection is light or dark beer (not light as in Coors Light but light as in a lager type beer) and they give it to you two mugs at a time. I actually don’t remember much of my last visit there, that’s how good it is. Keith have a couple of hot dogs at Gray’s Papaya before you leave, they are the best. Maybe breakfast at Barney Greengrass on Amsterdam Ave. Also, try the soup dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai in Chinatown, they are life changing. I actually got to shake BK’s hand after the pep rally tonight, good times.

    • Keith Arnold - Nov 20, 2010 at 11:08 AM

      Art, I’ve got a tour guide so I’m hitting up all the haunts.

  2. jerseyshorendfan1 - Nov 20, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Also, I think McSorley’s has the distinction of being the oldest bar in continuous operation in NYC (even through Prohibition). It is one of the oldest bars in the U.S. but I think there’s one in Boston that has been around longer as well as Jean Laffitte’s in the French Quarter.

    • Keith Arnold - Nov 20, 2010 at 11:11 AM

      Will definitely get one of those hot dogs though. I’ve walked by Gray’s Papaya like four times already…

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