Nov 15, 2011, 6:44 PM EST
It wasn’t exactly under the radar, but on the official Facebook page of Notre Dame Football, they gave away a Shamrock Series Promo Box, a limited edition collectors item that would’ve turned your opinion on last weekend’s uniforms pretty quickly.
The beautifully designed treasure chest — only eleven were made and designed by Adidas — contain the Irish’s shamrock helmet, their green jersey and gloves, and a bunch of other cool goodies like collectors pins, a gold iPod nano, and some golden noise-canceling headphones.
Notre Dame decided to give one box away to a fan that posted the best photo and explanation of why they deserved the box. Their selection of the Brooks family from Hampton, Virginia is a tough one to argue with.
Here’s the caption to accompany the above photo:
“My husband (huge ND fan) is in the military and serving a one year tour in Korea. When the game doesn’t air over there, he skype calls us and we have to turn the computer towards the tv so he can still watch the game. That’s dedication! This is our son watching the Irish with his dad…half way around the world!”
Having scrolled through about 500 of the photos, there was no shortage of true Irish fans in the running for the box. Tattooed bodies, in-home shrines, you name it, there were Irish fans deserving. But just one look at the photo lets you know that the Adidas box is going to the right home.
Great job by the group at ND Football putting together an awesome promotion. Hopefully the entire Brooks family will be able to enjoy the collection together in the very near future.