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M&T Bank Stadium is one of my favorite stadiums on earth. Press boxes are on top of the stadium and sometimes even in the end zone at most new stadiums. This is the exception. The press box is at the top of the first tier of seats so you're sitting right on top of the action. Huge video screens in both end zones are a nice touch, as well.

it has stopped drizzling and it appears the sky is clearing. Balmy here. Long sleeves and/or light jackets only.

WHY I PICKED ND TO WIN 28-17.

The best answer is they made me. My bosses like me to pick a winner ever week.

I just think Notre Dame's athleticism will prevail. The Irish were too young and inexperienced to exploit the physical mismatches against Navy last year. This year, however, Golden Tate, Michael Floyd and Co. should make enough big plays to ensure a ND win. 

Could Notre Dame lose this game? Sure. If they come out flat like they did last week and allow Navy to play its game, if Jimmy Clausen forces balls into coverage and the result is turnovers, the Middies could post back-to-back wins for the first time since ... (I've got to look it up) ... 1960 and '61.

If that happens, I truly believe that coach Charlie Weis would be in serious trouble. 

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This page contains a single entry by Neil Hayes published on November 15, 2008 10:12 AM.

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