Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz (you know, as opposed to Sacremento-based performance artist Lou Holtz) is fielding a team of Notre Dame alumni to play against the Japanese national team in football. That’s American football, not this futbol shit that some emo soccer player feels obligated to explain every time he hears a conversation not about the World Cup.
Holtz said that over 100 former Notre Dame players volunteered to make the trip, so he and his coaching staff will hold tryouts to narrow the team down for the trip. The final roster will be announced in April. Holtz listed several players who were sure to make the team, including quarterback Tony Rice, running back Travis Thomas and center Tim Ruddy.
Wow, I’m blinded by the gleam coming off those names. How did they get Travis Thomas on such short notice? Did “Nothing” grant him a leave of absence? Anyway, the Notre Dame Japan Bowl will be played at Tokyo Dome July 25th, after which Holtz’s squad will morph into the “South Bend Golden Foreskins” franchise of the UFL. See a spethial methage from Coach Holtz after the jump.