Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, September 19, 2012

Michigan Banner

How about that? We?re still days away from the Michigan-Notre Dame game, and Wolverine fans already have hit up Notre Dame Stadium. Thanks to @stephenjnesbitt, we have visual proof of it. Evidently, Michigan fans placed a blue ?Beat the Irish? banner on the stadium, facing Touchdown Jesus.

As expected, the banner didn't last long. A Notre Dame official said it was removed in the early-morning hours Wednesday.

I'm sure Notre Dame loved the act. But hey, it's a heated rivalry and there are far worse things an opposing team can do. And winners of three consecutive in the series, you know Michigan fans are confident and ready to instigate.

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