Friday, September 08, 2006

the Snow Bowl | by Pat

This video has been posted multiple times this week on various ND message boards and blogs, but I just wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to watch Nevin's lastest highlight video of the 1992 Notre Dame - Penn State "Snow Bowl" in order to get ready for the game tomorrow. also has a Snow Bowl retrospective up that includes an illuminating interview with Reggie Brooks. It's interesting to hear Brooks explain that Lou Holtz drew up the final 2-point conversion play on the spot after the Irish used their normal 2-point conversion play the play earlier when Mirer found Bettis for touchdown. Also, Brooks explains that his rep for having poor hands came from the fact that he never wore his contacts in practice. But he had them in for the game and was able to make the catch.

And of course, no mention of the Snow Bowl can be complete without the photo of the play that would be turned into the famous "Irish Impact" poster that soon became a near mandatory presence in all Notre Dame dorm rooms. (ed note: Actually, the Irish Impact poster was taken from the sideline. This is another vantage point of the same play, but is a pretty sweet photo in its own right.)