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Ran across this on You-Tube. It's an edited replay of a 1959 Notre Dame-USC game with original TV images and commentary by Harry Wismer and Irish AD Moose Krause, probably broadcast on Sunday, as they later did with Lindsay Nelson and Paul Hornung. This is from SU's Golden Year of 1959. The Trojans had been a major contender for #1, winning their first 8 games before losing to UCLA, (whom we then belted 36-8 on the same field a week later. Meanwhile the Irish were lying in wait for the Trojans in South Bend. This 5 minute clip shows a) the worst kick return of all time and b) a fan running around on the field, which they never show ow but showed with mirth back then. They somehow conclude that the fan was from New York. I guess fans don't get drunk in Indiana. Also note the tearing down of the goal posts, a tradition long since past. Anyway, it's 5 minutes in a time machine.

 
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Here's a similar, (but 15 minute) clip of ND beating Iowa, (then a big power) 20-19 the previous week.

 
Ran across this on You-Tube. It's an edited replay of a 1959 Notre Dame-USC game with original TV images and commentary by Harry Wismer and Irish AD Moose Krause, probably broadcast on Sunday, as they later did with Lindsay Nelson and Paul Hornung. This is from SU's Golden Year of 1959. The Trojans had been a major contender for #1, winning their first 8 games before losing to UCLA, (whom we then belted 36-8 on the same field a week later. Meanwhile the Irish were lying in wait for the Trojans in South Bend. This 5 minute clip shows a) the worst punt return of all time and b) a fan running around on the field, which they never show ow but showed with mirth back then. They somehow conclude that the fan was from New York. I guess fans don't get drunk in Indiana. Anyway, it's 5 minutes in a time machine.

If that guy was from NY, he would have stiff armed those lame South Bend coppers, scored a touchdown and celebrated with a mega spike of a phantom football.

That was a fat, drunk ND fan. Probably the father of Kent "Flounder" Dorfman.

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Ran across this on You-Tube. It's an edited replay of a 1959 Notre Dame-USC game with original TV images and commentary by Harry Wismer and Irish AD Moose Krause, probably broadcast on Sunday, as they later did with Lindsay Nelson and Paul Hornung. This is from SU's Golden Year of 1959. The Trojans had been a major contender for #1, winning their first 8 games before losing to UCLA, (whom we then belted 36-8 on the same field a week later. Meanwhile the Irish were lying in wait for the Trojans in South Bend. This 5 minute clip shows a) the worst punt return of all time and b) a fan running around on the field, which they never show ow but showed with mirth back then. They somehow conclude that the fan was from New York. I guess fans don't get drunk in Indiana. Anyway, it's 5 minutes in a time machine.


It was a kick return and not a punt return but you are correct that it was the worst kick return in history. He had the ball at the 20 yard line and managed to go all the way backwards to the point he got a safety. He was actually tackled at about the 2 and landed inside the goal line for a safety. IT certainly would have been down at the 2 in todays rules.
 
It was a kick return and not a punt return but you are correct that it was the worst kick return in history. He had the ball at the 20 yard line and managed to go all the way backwards to the point he got a safety. He was actually tackled at about the 2 and landed inside the goal line for a safety. IT certainly would have been down at the 2 in todays rules.


Imagine that guy going to the USC bench after that play and looking for a place to hide from the coach.
 
That was the last time ND played USC in South Bend in November. John McKay got tired of freezing there and the game in SB was moved to the 3rd weekend of October.
 
No offense intended SWC, but the last thing I want is ND footage.
 
No offense intended SWC, but the last thing I want is ND footage.

Just a portal into the past. Think of it as USC and Iowa footage. There are many old broadcast like this available on You-Tube. I love them as they bring history alive.

Here's Keith Jackson doing the 1958 Washington State - USC game as an example:


60's fans will hear the names of Willie Wood, the USC quarterback who became an all-pro safety for Lombardi's Packers and Keith Lincoln, who starred in the San Diego's Chargers only championship game win over the Patriots in 1963, who was playing, (and kicking off poorly) for state. I also heard the names of Gail Cogdill, a top end of the Lions and Angelo Coia, and end of the Bears and later the Redskins in the 60's. Keith, age 30, appears on camera at the end of the game, with that imitable voice.
 
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Wish they could "AI" Keith Jackson's voice to announce today's games.
He said, "Chryst at QB...He's the only one left in the stable."

And bring back Madden for the NFL
 

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